FERGUS FINLAY: Billions need to see fight against oppression grow — me too

Haven’t we come a long way from the Kerry Babies to the Me Too movement? And yet, have we gone nearly far enough?

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FERGUS FINLAY: High time State fostered a new attitude to its Mollys and mums

Until we face revisit some of the worst legislation ever passed in Ireland, Molly and her foster mum, and all the other Mollys who need our support, will never get the justice to which they
are entitled, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Public patients shouldn’t be forced to wait while private beds are empty

At the end of the day the needs of people who are in pain have to trump vested interests, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: What I remember most from the 1980s is Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy

They publish the state papers of 30 years ago around this time every year.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Almost time to smell the roses ... and stand up and fight like hell

Fergus Finlay take some to reflect and looks forward to what could be an exciting year ... on the rugby field at least!     

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FERGUS FINLAY: It’s the secrecy, not the sources, of campaigns we should be policing

Policy makers don’t really like advocacy, it puts them under pressure. That’s why they make it difficult to fund, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Hoping the magic of Christmas brings out the best in everyone

I know I’ve written a column like this before, but if there’s ever a time of year to forgive a fat old guy with good intentions, this is it, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Leo stuck to the bottom line on Brexit and delivered at his end

The British, it is said, are a pragmatic people, the Irish a nation of dreamers. The British think (and govern) in prose, the Irish in poetry. The British are interested in concrete results, the Irish concentrate on process writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: A general election nobody wants puts our Brexit negotiations at risk

I don't believe Frances Fitzgerald was, or could have been, part of the conspiracy against Maurice McCabe, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sorting truth from contradictions of Adams may take generations

While intensive and daily negotiations about peace were going on, the IRA planned and executed a terrible atrocity. Adams honoured the bomber, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We’ve put their rights into law but are not taking childhood seriously

Every child born here on November 10, 2012, was born full of potential but about 30 of them will an entire lifetime where discrimination will be the thing they’re guaranteed, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: First anniversary of day when the world turned dark and rich profited

Powerful interests that stand with Trump believe in one thing - the ability to bend the free market to their purposes, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Both sides, men and women, need to recognise what a creep is

I didn’t know, to my shame, that the experience of women being degraded at the hands of men was so universal, writes Fergus Finlay

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