COLUMNISTS

DANIEL MCCONNELL: Which Leo Varadkar would we see as leader?

Varadkar is being uncharacteristically cautious which begs the question would he maintain this
stance as leader or return to his fearless and maverick ways, writes Daniel McConnell.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Dublin's refugees living outside society’s lines

There is something incongruous about people living in tents in this affluent enclave, en route to nowhere, as life passes by on a city-bound train, writes Michael Clifford.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I believed that if only I was more beautiful, that somehow my life would be easier

It made me reaffirm, once again, that I am more than my body, and that I deserve to be loved regardless of how attractive society deems me to be.

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AIDA AUSTIN: "Stay out of my f***ing bed,” and, “don’t go near my bloody Acqua di Parma”

11. 30. I’ve just arrived in England, where I’m staying with my sister for three nights.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Fine Gael leadership race could hinge on sexual orientation issue

A result where holy Catholic Ireland has elected a gay prime minister would make international news, writes Alison O’Connor.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Simon Coveney can lead Fine Gael to become a party for social justice

Simon Coveney has shown that his is prepared to risk his political neck in order to do the right thing, writes Victoria White.

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GERARD HOWLIN: It is not enough to be a safe haven for a once-in-a-generation storm

Fine Gael today has no sense of how to become competitive outside its own comfort zone, writes Gerard Howlin.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Despite recent controversy, we can rely on Tusla to protect our children

There aren’t enough social workers, and sometimes that means that children aren’t reached quickly enough, says Fergus Finlay.

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TERRY PRONE: Trump’s empty adjectives mean we should be very, very worried

Occasionally, Trump loses the run of himself and allows his paired adverbs to breed like rabbits, writes Terry Prone.

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COLM O'REGAN: It sounds obvious but even in the least contentious of wills there’s a hell of a lot of death

Colm O’Regan reckons if you have any kind of assets worth more than a fiddler’s fart, get your will done.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: I used to be a woman, now I’ve become a host

Quote of the week: “I understand that they feel like that is their body. I feel like it is a separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host’.”

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