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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FERGUS FINLAY: Main parties support Higgins to save costs on running a candidate

So we’re going to have an election for the office of the presidency. That’s very good news. As of now, it’s likely to be a two-candidate race, with a strong possibility of a third (maybe even a fourth) comingthrough the local authority route. That’s better.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Leo kicked off the silly season, but serious politics are back with a bang

How do you know when the silly season has begun? When the pages of the newspapers are full of a spat between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the entire journalistic corps. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Institutional Ireland

Archbishop Martin, the GAA, An Garda Síochána, the HSE, and Donald Trump. There’s a bunch that have nothing in common, you’d be thinking. Except maybe one thing — an inability to say sorry.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Support from business community helps charities to make a difference

Danone has directly touched the lives of 60,000 children and has made an impact on them all, writes Fergus Finlay

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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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