GERARD HOWLIN: George HW Bush has died and with him the ‘American century’

What Bush, the 41st US president, lived long enough to see is the end of the post-Second World War era, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: McDonald’s Sinn Féin stands at a complicated crossroads

For Sinn Féin, the terrain is far more complicated. Its identity is at stake as it seeks to adjust and expand, writes Gerard Howlin.

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GERARD HOWLIN: As wary Martin dithers, Fine Gael and Varadkar can make luck count

As lucky generals go, Leo Varadkar is lucky out.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Sanitation of time and memorial — this is Hell reinvented as Disney

LAST Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the war to end all wars, our news was full of quasi-religious, militaristic memorialising, writes Gerard Howlin. ...

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