ALISON O'CONNOR: We must take full ownership of what it is we’re voting for

YOU know when you put something away carefully and you did such a good job of it that you can’t find it? Well that happened to me this week. It drove me nut, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Sympathy? Redemption? What now for Jackson and Olding?

Should these two men, found not guilty by a jury, be consigned to the fringes of society, unable to get work for the rest of their lives asks Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: It’s time to end the litany of horrors imposed upon women in Ireland

Can we name any medical/social scandal that has affected only the male gender?

 

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Government deserves kudos for dealing with Brexit fallout nonsense

Institutional memory such as this, which carries the wisdom of reflection, is not valued as much as it should be in politics, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Yes campaigners find positivity on the doorsteps but doubts too

Even an experienced postman would be fearful of this dog. He was big, black and barking loudly. But despite her fright the canvasser stayed put until the door was opened.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Government’s only policy on media diversity is to avoid having a policy

There was a time when, as a journalist, you were almost afraid to say Denis O’Brien’s name out loud given his penchant for taking people to court, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Schools must deliver good and realistic sex education to children

The best way to help our girls and boys is to develop their sexuality in a healthy manner, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Fianna Fáil TDs say we should not trust the Oireachtas to legislate

Tolerance for listening to someone who holds the opposite view to your own on abortion depends, I find, on the day, the hour and the speaker, writes Alison O'Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Mary McAleese’s challenge to Vatican is a cause for female celebration

It’s an unlikely pairing, I know, but my mind has been drifting between former president Mary McAleese and former footballer Jamie Carragher.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Sending our plastic to China on a container ship no longer an option

A politician I know told me the other day he gave up smoking following a concerted campaign from his seven-year-old daughter, writes Alison O'Connor.

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