FERGUS FINLAY: It shouldn’t be hats off to the Pope in August, but a cautious welcome

It’s not clear whether Pope Francis intends to meet survivors of abuse. It’s the least he must do, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Donald Trump the wrecker making world less stable, fair and dangerous

Donald Trump has a slightly odd way of going about world peace... He’s just spent the weekend turning all of America’s friends into enemies, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ shows Britain’s got respect for disabled people

A cynical talent show made room for two talented people, both with life-defining disabilities, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: This was also a passionate demand for removal of scourge of misogyny

A couple of weeks ago I wrote here that the public policy system in Ireland has always been misogynistic, writes Fergus Finlay

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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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FERGUS FINLAY: Why HSE must mean health serves everyone... we must start again

Now is the time for fundamental reform. Now is the time for a massive shake-up of our health system, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Even when Tony O’Brien has quit, nothing will change in the HSE

Who will appoint the next CEO of the HSE? To whom will that person report? What will be different?

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FERGUS FINLAY: Accountability demands the truth, not our State’s culture of evasion

We made terrible mistakes. We never put a system in place to make sure that you were told what you needed to know when you needed it.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Women’s voices must be heard to stop normalisation of abusive behaviour

I’VE written several times now about sex. About sex abuse, misogyny, the way men feel they can treat women, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: As well as sex education we must teach our children about empathy

This is, and remains, a man’s world, a world built on privilege for some and deep injustice for others, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Government seem powerless to tackle acknowledged housing crisis

TWENTY thousand people marched through Dublin on Saturday. A small number of them were people in crisis housing situations, but the vast majority were people marching in solidarity. That’s six people marching for each homeless child in Ireland, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Irish Catholicism is a ‘northern white rhino’ about to go extinct

Irish Catholicism is visibly dying ... its decline is, in my opinion, irreversible, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Only one man stands between us and an unravelling Donald Trump

It’s said Trump wants to be his own chief of staff... that can only happen if he gets rid of John Kelly, writes Fergus Finlay

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