COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

‘I did not know what was going to happen to Ireland,’ admits head of taskforce

Seán Hogan tells Joyce Fegan how the emergency taskforce managed the crisis of Ophelia.

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Clodagh Finn: I’m not scared to embrace the traditions of Halloween

Some might say that October 31 has lost its soul, poisoned by commercialism and plastic tat. I couldn’t disagree more, writes Clodagh Finn.

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How fake news turned a small town upside down

When a young girl was filmed in a sex act with two boys in a town in Idaho, an anti-immigrant movement co-opted the community’s outrage to their cause, writes Caitlin Dickerson

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Neighbours show good nature in battle against Ophelia

The weather thrown at us by the latest ‘big storm’ may not have set records but the help of neighbours was still very heartening, writes Margaret Hickey.

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Provide state support to protect journalism

The essential work of the print media is no less important than decades ago. But for that work to continue, newspapers must be given a chance to survive, writes TP O’Mahony.

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Money will divide European Union after Britain leaves

While getting Britain to pay as big a divorce bill as possible is uniting EU leaders at the moment, money is what will divide them once Britain leaves, writes Paul Wallace.

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Wind farm forced to take the long road

The King’s Highway issue has been raised in a legal case that is a shining example of the problems between developers and opponents of wind farms, writes Michael Clifford.

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China best-placed to take lead in reducing global poverty

With the US and Europe rolling back their foreign aid commitments,only China can fill the vacuum, say Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

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Staying off the record on access to archives

Both religious orders and the State are failing to make any serious attempt to centralise, digitise and open up access to records of institutions, writes Conall Ó Fátharta. 

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