FERGUS FINLAY: Main parties support Higgins to save costs on running a candidate

So we’re going to have an election for the office of the presidency. That’s very good news. As of now, it’s likely to be a two-candidate race, with a strong possibility of a third (maybe even a fourth) comingthrough the local authority route. That’s better.

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TERRY PRONE: Older people should be prized in this day and age of skills shortages

Where were the organisations that get state money to promote the interests of older people? writes Terry Prone

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COLM O'REGAN: 'This is the first England team I would not have been dreading going on a stag with'

I felt it slightly. Did you? Maybe not happiness when they were winning. But definitely disappointment when they lost.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Thai rescue response highlights our hypocrisy

How we love a story of heroism, guts, sacrifice, and endurance. Already, before the mud has dried on those twelve Thai kids, a film of their rescue has been announced, writes Suzanne Harrington

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Time is running out for a UK Brexit solution

Just 98 days and counting.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Cave rescue an antidote to uncaring world

It didn’t take long for the Irish to get in on the act. 

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JIM POWER: Theresa May’s battle against her Brexiteers is far from won

We generally tend to be very critical of the Irish political system and frequently criticise our very diluted form of democracy, writes Jim Power.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: What is it about me that you hate so much?

IT WAS the start of June, really, that it became glaringly apparent to me that I was at my edge, says Louise O’Neill.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Digging ourselves a dangerous hole with peat extraction policy

Our cherished identity is blown to the four winds if we remain wedded to the fossil fuel industry, writes Victoria White.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Brexit could be the makings of a Corbyn primed to lead nation

It is an extraordinary comment on the Conservative Party that they have made Jeremy Corbyn electable.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Leo kicked off the silly season, but serious politics are back with a bang

How do you know when the silly season has begun? When the pages of the newspapers are full of a spat between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the entire journalistic corps. 

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