COLUMNISTS

ALISON O'CONNOR: Could Enda Kenny be staring down at us from posters at the next election?

The leadership contest has effectively been going on for over a year, points out Alison O’Connor.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Martin McGuinness was a product of the hostile environment he grew up in

McGuinness worked out a united Ireland was not going to be achieved by IRA violence, writes Victoria White

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GERARD HOWLIN: We enter a period where the scale of change is going to outpace events

Grand-coalition would be a selfeating ebola, and leave its advocates more discomforted than ever, writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda must leave now or he will tarnish his reputation forever

If he tries for a long goodbye, or even no goodbye at all, he puts himself at the mercy of the next crisis, writes Fergus Finlay

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Is moronic social media making us crackers?

Ever wonder if all that scrolling through your social media feeds is turning you into a ’moron’? Suzanne Harrington is questioning herself on that same aspect of smartphone life this week.

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COLM O'REGAN: The reality of movies isn't reality at all

Colm O’Regan is expressing his issues with the accuracy of movies this week ... or rather the lack of real life accuracy.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Time for Enda Kenny to play trump card and quit

Enda Kenny’s visit to the White House was necessary - his invitation to Donald Trump to visit this country wasn’t, writes Michael Clifford.

 

 

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Impartial Public Accounts Committee badly damaged by partisanship of the worst kind

POLITICS the world over is full of guff. Full of bluster, self-serving statements, can-kicking, lies, and murky hypocrisy. Our Irish brand of politics is no different.

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AIDA AUSTIN: You can’t cancel a precious reunion like this because of extreme agony

London. 4 pm. I’m on my way to meet James, the man I lived with before I met my husband.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Powerful men, accused of crimes against women, should fail at the box office

Supposedly sexually harassing women in the work place and going on to win an Academy Award for best actor are perfect examples of rape culture, says Louise O’Neill.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Politicians and public bury their heads in the sand on alcohol abuse

Our streets host fabulous parades by day, but scenes of vomiting, urinating, and fighting by night, writes Alison O’Connor.

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