ALISON O'CONNOR: Brian Hayes’ early retirement shows how brain drain is undermining politics

It can bore the pants off many but for a considerable number of people politics is an addiction, says Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Media needs to change as old rules fail to keep up with different times

The media, in certain instances, need to accept that ‘both sidism’ is simply a broken concept when dealing with someone like Trump who will lie and spread false facts like soft butter, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Horrific tales of domestic violence being told across the country

Sometimes you have to write it down in a type of list format to make the point, even to yourself. 

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