COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Le Pen mightier than the sword as Marine transforms French psyche

Le Pen has transformed the face of politics in France, writes Christine Ockrent

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Germany needs to face up to a new age-old problem

The country’s proposals to water down previously implemented pension reforms are negligent, writes Michael Heise

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Trump’s military action creating more tension than it relieves

In its first 100 days, the Trump White House has done better than many expected in handling some crises and the strategic signals it projects to the world, says Peter Apps

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Maternity hospital row: ‘I did try to warn you’ - Texts row spills over

Last Sunday, shortly after lunchtime, Peter Boylan, the eminent ex-master of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles St, picked up his phone to send a text.

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Chernobyl disaster isn’t over, it’s a forever event

Advocate Adi Roche says the UN’s Chernobyl Remembrance Day today attests to the worst nuclear disaster which is just a millisecond into the life of the pollution it unleashed    

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Malaria remains serious threat to millions of Africans

Progress has been made but malaria remains a serious threat to the wellbeing of millions of Africans, write Julie Essiam and Joy Phumaphi. 

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The US must embrace its role as the world’s chief diplomat

America’s global re-engagement should be welcomed, but not through a military lens. Diplomacy, not fighting, brings peace, says Carl Bildt.

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Health of the nation remains a local issue

Special Correspondent Michael Clifford says that all Portlaoise Hospital needed to get preferential treatment was to have been to be located in the Taoiseach’s constituency.

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The end of cash: The cost of a cashless society

India has withdrawn 86% of its paper money in a bid to eradicate tax evasion, but a world that follows suit may not be very democratic, writes John Hearne.

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Citizens’ Assembly shows the way on abortion

The Oireachtas no longer has the excuse of saying it does not know the way forward on abortion after the Citizens’ Assembly delivered its judgments, writes Alison O’Connor.

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