COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Brexit among dominant issues as Dáil resumes

This week, the Dáil returns for the third term of this weak minority Government with severe challenges facing it during 2017.

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Still yearning for loved ones lost to the sea

Ten years ago this month, two boats sank off the south-east coast. Conor Kane and Stephen Rogers recall the tragedies that resulted in the loss of seven lives and united communities in grief

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Chill winds blow as old tensions rise in North

Arlene Foster has long been disliked by Sinn Féin, but the breakdown in government brings an election that could be the most bitter in many years, writes Brian Murphy

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Donald Trump’s behaviour as president-elect does not bode well

He has encroached on Barack Obama’s presidency, meddled in foreign policy, and his scattershot tweeting worries even Republicans, says Elizabeth Drew

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Just who is in charge of hospitals in this health crisis?

The health minister wants heads on plates over the emergency department crisis, but the labyrinthine management structures in the health services may make his targets hard to choose. Caroline O’Doherty tries to untangle a very messy bureaucratic web.

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Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, but we need experts

Unforeseen social events, such as the global economic crisis of 2008, the election of Donald Trump in the US, Brexit in the UK, and fake news have undermined our faith in what is true, but some opinions are better-informed than others, writes Clodagh Finn

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Icy reception for health minister Simon Harris at ribbon cutting

Parents have harsh words for health minister at unit opening in Mallow, reports Catherine Shanahan

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Ictu fears a race to the bottom

There are fears over the knock-on effect of the dilution of labour laws in the aftermath of Brexit, writes Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe

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Eddie Hobbs: Only structural political change will solve our housing crisis

Rent control alone is not enough. We need a multi-faceted approach unhindered by the chronic short-termism of clientilism, says Eddie Hobbs.

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