FERGUS FINLAY: My friend was sexually abused in childhood by a priest. I never knew

“I am 8 years old
My cassock and surplice
Unfolded in my Quinnsworth bag
Swing by my side.
The handles twisted tight
Turning my fingers blue

I am waiting for him to come.
I am waiting for him to collect me.”

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FERGUS FINLAY: Howlin may well have planted the first seeds of Labour’s recovery

ALWAYS watch party leaders’ speeches, with a bit of a knot in my stomach. It’s the memories that cause it.

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FERGUS FINLAY: An evening that proved far more inspiring than presidential election

There was only one positive thing about the presidential election we’ve all endured for the last month or so: It had the right result, writes, Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Eric is Irish but faces an unintended consequence of public policy

Eris Zhi Ying Xue and I have a couple of things in common, it transpires. 

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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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