COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Effective and enforceable responses needed to rapidly rising rents

The problems caused by rapidly rising rents are well documented through endless stories of personal hardship.

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Bannon has learned he was not indispensable

Most US administrations have had an aide who deemed himself crucial to the president. Steve Bannon was Donald Trump’s, until he had his wings clipped says Elizabeth Drew

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Steve Bannon was hated, but was often a good influence on Donald Trump

The ousted White House chief strategist was anti US military intervention abroad (including in North Korea) and was clamping down on China’s unethical trade practices, says Josh Cohen.

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Symbolic step of Ireland recognising Palestine would mean so much

It is time for Ireland to stop procrastinating, show some real vision, and summon up the courage to formally recognise the state of Palestine, writes TP O’Mahony.

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The most famous Irish people you’ve probably never heard of

What do the inventors of the submarine and the ejector seat, the surgeon who carried out the world’s first C-section and the first All-Black rugby captain have in common? They’re all Irish. With the help of the Epic — the Irish Emigration Centre — we profile 20 of our most famous 

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A forbidding city where people are just cogs

The dimensions of Beijing and its minimalist architecture are alienating, and murals of China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, at odds with Prada stores, says Margaret Hickey.           

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Europe’s liberal order threatened from the east and the west

The continent, and not just the EU, prizes rules and co-operation, but the US and China favour a bullying approach that benefits themselves alone, says Ana Palacio.

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Casting reason (and boring books) aside

“Sure there’s a catch, Doc Daneeka replied. “Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn’t really crazy.” — Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Toppling statues won’t rid us of racism or hatred

If you remove the vestige and emblems of the past, do you erase the memory of what they represented too? asks Clodagh Finn

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Slaughter of the innocents by gangs and gun crime

Antoinette Corbally is the latest bystander caught in the crossfire, says Caroline O'Doherty.

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