Irish Examiner View: No easy answers post-Covid-19, so patience is essential

Irish Examiner View: No easy answers post-Covid-19, so patience is essential

A defining characteristic of crisis is uncertainty. Crisis can mean not knowing what might or could happen next and this, naturally, intensifies frustration and ...

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Irish Examiner View: Minister promises M20 motorway will be delivered

Irish Examiner View: Minister promises M20 motorway will be delivered

The M20 — a motorway connecting Limerick and Cork — has assumed mythical, almost holy grail status. Everyone knows it might some day come to pass but ...

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Irish Examiner View: Thoughts and best wishes with Dr Holohan and his wife

Irish Examiner View: Thoughts and best wishes with Dr Holohan and his wife

Underlining that fate is indeed blind, Dr Holohan has had to step back from his role as chief medical officer to care for his wife Dr Emer Feely who has multiple ...

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Irish Examiner View: Just as empires come and go, democracy may not last forever

Irish Examiner View: Just as empires come and go, democracy may not last forever

Events in China, Russia, and beyond suggest that we can't take our democratic institutions for granted

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Irish Examiner View: Appointment of junior ministers - goalposts have been moved

Irish Examiner View: Appointment of junior ministers - goalposts have been moved

Willie O’Dea, the venerable Fianna Fáil TD from Limerick, yesterday became the latest of that party’s senior figures to attack Taoiseach Micheál ...

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Irish Examiner view: Coronavirus requires us to stay focused

Irish Examiner view: Coronavirus requires us to stay focused

Even if it is a glass-half-empty view of humanity, it is hard not to be disappointed, even if unsurprised, that less than half of those who, on arrival in the country, ...

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Irish Examiner view: Is Sinn Féin on the wrong path?

Irish Examiner view: Is Sinn Féin on the wrong path?

IT was Harold Wilson, the late British Labour Party prime minister, who declared that a week is a long time in politics. Make that three days.

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Irish Examiner View: Taoiseach's initiative for 'consensus on a shared island' is respectful of all traditions

Irish Examiner View: Taoiseach's initiative for 'consensus on a shared island' is respectful of all traditions

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has accused the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin of “ignoring the people of the north” ...

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Irish Examiner View: Stephen Donnelly must act to make health system fit for purpose

Irish Examiner View: Stephen Donnelly must act to make health system fit for purpose

An elderly woman with a suspected broken hip being forced to wait for three hours in an ambulance outside Cork University Hospital’s emergency department is ...

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Irish Examiner view: Cahirciveen is just the latest example - we’ve dodged public accountability for too long

Irish Examiner view: Cahirciveen is just the latest example - we’ve dodged public accountability for too long

The most important discussions are sometimes the most difficult to have.

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Irish Examiner view: Consumers need better protection

Irish Examiner view: Consumers need better protection

Covid-19 has changed our world. The changes are dramatic, sobering, and humbling — they remind us emphatically of our vulnerability, of our dust-to-dust inevitability. ...

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Irish Examiner view: Ireland needs a new kind of opposition

Irish Examiner view: Ireland needs a new kind of opposition

Success might encourage a happy union, failure might make a marriage the shotgun option of last resort

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Irish Examiner view: Local culture and arts under digital fire

Irish Examiner view: Local culture and arts under digital fire

The Covid-19 lockdown brought that reality home in a hard way for many professional artists.

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Irish Examiner View: Forever young

Irish Examiner View: Forever young

Bob Dylan’s 39th album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, topped the charts, while Neil Young’s Homegrown landed at number two.

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Irish Examiner View: Be careful out there

Irish Examiner View: Be careful out there

Good governance is an aspiration, but unless Covid-19’s grip is broken, this government will be limited in its effectiveness.

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Irish Examiner View: A morning for modest optimism

Irish Examiner View: A morning for modest optimism

Optimism is a fickle, mercurial thing. It can be misplaced, ultimately bruising, it involves risk.

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Irish Examiner View: A Government facing massive challenges

Irish Examiner View: A Government facing massive challenges

The penultimate hurdle to a new administration has been, after almost a five-month interregnum, negotiated.

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Irish Examiner View: Confront perjury to save court credibility

Irish Examiner View: Confront perjury to save court credibility

We will, one way or another, have a new minister for justice before long.

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Irish Examiner view: Truth commission - Time alone will not settle Ireland's bitter past

Irish Examiner view: Truth commission - Time alone will not settle Ireland's bitter past

The Democratic Republic of the Congo will, on Tuesday, mark the 60th anniversary of its independence from Belgium.

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Irish Examiner view: Controlling child abuse and asking what is abusers' motivation?

Irish Examiner view: Controlling child abuse and asking what is abusers' motivation?

Questions about how the internet is changing our world have become so general, so amorphous that the issues, especially those that cast a darkening shadow are not ...

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Irish Examiner view: Will schoolchildren need masks?

Irish Examiner view: Will schoolchildren need masks?

The WHO yesterday reported a Covid-19 surge since lockdown disciplines were relaxed.

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Irish Examiner view: Scottish split would mean a lot for us politically

Irish Examiner view: Scottish split would mean a lot for us politically

Whatever government emerges in the coming weeks, our political leaders will have a lot to grapple with: Steering us fully out of lockdown; rebuilding a decimated ...

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Irish Examiner view: Court ruling a blow to workers on low wages

Irish Examiner view: Court ruling a blow to workers on low wages

Legislation that allows for the setting of legally enforceable pay and conditions for thousands of workers has been ruled unconstitutional by the High Court.

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Irish Examiner view: Safety comes first when it comes to lifting travel restrictions

Irish Examiner view: Safety comes first when it comes to lifting travel restrictions

The chief executive of Ryanair DAC, Eddie Wilson, has criticised the Government for “fudging around” with plans for air bridges between Ireland and other ...

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Irish Examiner view: Government formation - Time to be pragmatic and positive

Irish Examiner view: Government formation - Time to be pragmatic and positive

It is not necessary to be one of those self-contained souls happy to wallow in the calm that lockdown offered to wonder why anyone enters politics.

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Irish Examiner view: Good decision on prison visits

Irish Examiner view: Good decision on prison visits

If there was any doubt that we lived in a strange old world before coronavirus united the world almost in an unprecedented way, it can be dismissed, as we certainly ...

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Irish Examiner view: Student parties provoke fear

Irish Examiner view: Student parties provoke fear

There is, in almost every country, a tradition of the old decrying the young.

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Irish Examiner view: Climate collapse means we need to work together

Irish Examiner view: Climate collapse means we need to work together

The Green Party might have forced Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to take environmental matters more seriously than they otherwise would have, but it remains to ...

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Irish Examiner view: €1.8bn aid would be one hearty way to feed recovery

Irish Examiner view: €1.8bn aid would be one hearty way to feed recovery

Ireland never had, at least outside of the main urban centres, an enduring, celebratory restaurant culture comparable to other European countries.

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Irish Examiner view: Internet must work to benefit all

Irish Examiner view: Internet must work to benefit all

It is unlikely that any Kremlin decision-makers — if there are more than one — will filter their work through what might be called The Lenin Perspective. ...

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Irish Examiner view: Colm Horkan - Society speaks with one voice

Irish Examiner view: Colm Horkan - Society speaks with one voice

Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who was shot dead as he patrolled Castlerea, Co Roscommon, alone last week, was buried yesterday.

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Irish Examiner view: Proposal of 20 junior ministers trying to sop to bruised egos

Irish Examiner view: Proposal of 20 junior ministers trying to sop to bruised egos

This is a small country, physically and in terms of population.

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Irish Examiner view: Trump offers a pertinent warning

Irish Examiner view: Trump offers a pertinent warning

Language has a flexibility that can, even if with glaring implausibility, present events in a way that serves causes other than probity or the common good.

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Irish Examiner View: Refugee crisis will change our world

Irish Examiner View: Refugee crisis will change our world

Should the weather gods celebrate today’s summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by bestowing the gift of clear, blue skies and a few hours of restorative ...

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Irish Examiner View: Use our city centres or they will fade away

Irish Examiner View: Use our city centres or they will fade away

Anyone who campaigned to save a rural school, post office, or bus service has run into the use-it-or-lose ultimatum.

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Irish Examiner View: Irish Defence Forces undermanned

Irish Examiner View: Irish Defence Forces undermanned

This week, Ireland won a seat on the 15-member United Nations Security Council, when we secured the 128 votes needed to win a two-year, non-permanent seat.

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Irish Examiner View: Falling short - sentences reduced

Irish Examiner View: Falling short - sentences reduced

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin, speaking at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, expressed a frustration shared by many of his fellow citizens when ...

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Irish Examiner View: A real force in NI peace deal talks - Jean Kennedy Smith

Irish Examiner View: A real force in NI peace deal talks - Jean Kennedy Smith

Jean Kennedy Smith, who has died aged 92, served as America’s ambassador to Ireland for the five years that preceded the 1998 Belfast peace agreement.

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Irish Examiner View: Tragedy shows our core values - Det Garda Colm Horkan

Irish Examiner View: Tragedy shows our core values - Det Garda Colm Horkan

How a society reacts to an outrage, or even how a society judges an event an outrage, is revealing.

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Irish Examiner View: Statue to former slave Douglass?

Irish Examiner View: Statue to former slave Douglass?

PEOPLE Before Profit wants local authorities here to remove monuments which the party claims glorify slavery and racism.

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Irish Examiner View: Winning is not an end in itself

Irish Examiner View: Winning is not an end in itself

TWO years of face-to-face lobbying of world leaders, concerts, promotional videos and celebrity endorsements appear to have paid off in Ireland's bid to win a two-year ...

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Irish Examiner View: Recognition of joy

Irish Examiner View: Recognition of joy

THE announcement this week of extra funding for the arts is a welcome recognition by government that cultural endeavours are an essential part of Irish life and ...

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Irish Examiner view: Social media has become a conduit for dishonesty and hate

Irish Examiner view: Social media has become a conduit for dishonesty and hate

Two weeks ago, when Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg told US President Donald Trump that he could say whatever he liked on the platform, Mr Zuckerberg assumed a role ...

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Irish Examiner view: Kerry Greenway budget fiasco a wild wasting of your money

Irish Examiner view: Kerry Greenway budget fiasco a wild wasting of your money

There are many groupings in this society but two are distinct.

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Irish Examiner view: How bill for fighting poverty hit €4.5bn is a cruel mystery

Irish Examiner view: How bill for fighting poverty hit €4.5bn is a cruel mystery

Every now and then a series of events reminds us of some of the life-altering consequences of institutionalised disadvantage and poverty.

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Irish Examiner View: Tedium not an option on Covid-19

Irish Examiner View: Tedium not an option on Covid-19

If we have not reached the tedium stage of how we view and work together against the Covid-19 pandemic, we seem to be on the very cusp of that moment.

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Irish Examiner View: Compromise will be vital to government success

Irish Examiner View: Compromise will be vital to government success

Yet today those parties are hand-in-hand, more than halfway across a Rubicon their predecessors imagined uncrossable. This is a seismic moment in this Republic, ...

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Irish Examiner View: Vacant sites levy not good enough

Irish Examiner View: Vacant sites levy not good enough

Are these laws just another example of legislative virtue signalling?

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Irish Examiner View: Put money on a cashless future

Irish Examiner View: Put money on a cashless future

Consumers are switching from cash to electronic payments at a dramatic and accelerating rate to try to insulate themselves from that great, metaphorical and actual, ...

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Irish Examiner View: A daunting to-do list for government

Irish Examiner View: A daunting to-do list for government

Ironically, should a government come from current talks, then Sinn Féin will face the greatest challenge of all.

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