FERGUS FINLAY: O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald have both been victims of rough justice

I can only imagine what a bittersweet weekend it must have been for Frances Fitzgerald and Nóirín O’Sullivan.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Hard to get excited about a sliced pan budget in the week that was

FORGET Paschal Donohoe. There’s much more important news about Toby, says Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Tax avoidance laws for the rich yet outrage still reserved for the poor and 'undeserving'

We can get so angry about people we see as undeserving, and be so sanguine about people who are living really, really well, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: British are past masters at trying it on, except on Brexit it didn’t work

If Britain can leave with a better deal than it had when it was a member, that’s the end of the EU, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Astute, talented, Howlin deserves to be supported not sniped at

I joined the Labour Party as an ordinary member in my early 20s, and I’ve been a member now for not far short of half a century.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Best ‘rainy day fund’ we can invest in is development of our children

This is a week I always look forward to. On Friday, we’re having our national collection — Barnardos, that is. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: The uninvited US president would love a protest, so let’s ignore him

Trump will dismiss any opposition as petty spite, and tell the world that the true Irish loved him, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: As it is for Church, State’s actions must speak louder than words

Leo Varadkar’s speech on Saturday was a powerful affirmation of what a modern Ireland must look like, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Instead of cheering Pope in Phoenix Park we should stand with Peggy

Shame was the base and the root of the Church’s power. But not their shame... but of their victims, writes Fergus Finlay

 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Focusing resentment on homeless shouldn’t be name of blame game

The housing crisis is the result of 20 years of bad politics... bad political choices and bad ideology, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Counting costs of constitutional right to a free primary education

Suppose you went to the garage, worried about some strange noise your car was making. It was still trundling along, but you’d convinced yourself it was going to die any minute.

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FERGUS FINLAY: ESB and Bord Gáis can provide answers to broadband issues

I love the west coast of Ireland. I’ve written here before about the south-west and all the things that capture me every time I go there. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Government has chickened out when it comes to online safety

There are times when exasperation isn’t enough. Times when it’s almost necessary, for the sake of mental health, to curse and swear aloud. 

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