TERRY PRONE: Polls skewed hope for no side in an inevitable win for yes campaign

A few weeks before the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment kicked off, I was invited to address a faith group about it. 

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COLM O'REGAN: Most humbling thing? Eating your words.

“Truly humbling,” say some award-winners on receiving their gong. I call bullshit, writes Colm O’Regan.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Avoiding high heels and misogynist idiots

You’re probably up to the eyeballs with abortion by now, so let’s look at another fun topic instead: The latest proclamation from right-wing internet intellectual Jordan Peterson, who says that — and I’m quoting the New York Times here, so it ain’t fake — “socially enforced monogamous conventions decrease male violence”.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Still room for shocks in trying tribunal

As a member of An Garda Síochána, Maurice McCabe was entitled to know he was being accused of these offences, writes Michael Clifford

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Forces of change always meet with resistance

Shane Ross’s Judicial Appointments Bill and bid to reform the way in which ‘unaccountable’ judges are appointed is meeting strong resistance from the opposition benches but also from within the Fine Gael ranks, writes Daniel McConnell

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JIM POWER: Time to worry about rising fuel prices again

The price of a barrel of oil has now increased by over 76% since the middle of June last year, writes Jim Power

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LOUISE O'NEILL: The subculture came to prominence after a self-proclaimed ‘incel’ ploughed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 and wounding 14

I was browsing an Irish website that sells sex toys (ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies, my friends) and I came across something that has haunted me ever since.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Referendum has moved Sinn Féin ever closer to the centre of power

Unless it’s squeaky tight, and it may be, we’ll know by lunch time on Saturday how Friday’s referendum went.

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FERGUS FINLAY: State should be obliged to tell the truth as core democratic principle

In the early 1990s, Bridget McCole contracted Hepatitis C from an infected blood transfusion, writes Fergus Finlay.  

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TERRY PRONE: We must learn more about Judaism to keep anti-Semitic hysteria at bay

Defenders of racism and political incorrectness go for hysteria and witch hunting analogies to cover mild protest, writes Terry Prone

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COLM O'REGAN: The fact that I’m wistful for the days when adults could physically assault children with impunity would suggest I am a natural fit for my new age group, the 40s

“WHAT are you going to do about it?” He had a point. The no doubt necessary rebalancing of rights, between adults and children, means there’s very little I can do about a couple of small boys squirting water at me in a park.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Forget foetus frenzy and focus on actual children

SO, Ireland. This is it. This is the week where the present cleaves from the past, like those bits of rocket that fall away as the rocket gathers momentum. That rocket is the voice of Irish women.

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