COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Paying for sex is wrong and everyone must see the light

A culture shift is needed to make the very idea of paying for sexual access to another person’s body unthinkable and will require strong leadership from Government down, writes Liz Kelly

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What has come between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin?

The downturn in the US-Russian relationship, at odds with the warmth of the US presidential election campaign, could drive Russia into China’s arms, writes Josh Cohen

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Time will tell if Garda stones were turned over — and if any were thrown

Garda bosses talked up data but not all of it was to hand at the Policing Authority meeting, writes Michael Clifford.

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Simon Coveney says a lot but will he be there to see policy through?

It was a big deal, we were told in advance, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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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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