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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FERGUS FINLAY: Grand Slam, snow jam, and a prayer that always catches me

Sometimes when you have to cope with the first world problems we deal with these days, you forget how lucky we are. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Mary McAleese has become, more and more, a champion for equality

Her public persona was charming, but behind the scenes she radiated a cold determination to win, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Whatever way you slice it we can get through it with dynamic duo

In the 1982 snow Garret FitzGerald had gone for a break to Tenerife and was stuck in the sun, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: No mention of the word poverty in €116bn national development plan

When tens of thousands of children are lost, there doesn’t seem to be any problem at all, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Irish-language dispute is just an excuse not to talk to the other side

A tribe derives its identity not just from its own culture, but from opposing the culture of the other, writes Fergus Finlay 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Brainwave: This mental health workforce experiment is the job

I’ve never met Orla Tinsley, for example, but my admiration for her is boundless, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Figures show things are on the up for the few, but not for everyone

Why is my birthday so unpopular? It’s only the 314th ranked birthday in the country, according to the CSO.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Our children are in peril on the internet and nobody’s policing it

Parents are to blame. Children are to blame. Government, as usual, is to blame. The perpetrators, of course, are to blame, writes Fergus Finlay. 

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

Power has always been used to oppress - but it has also been used to cover up oppression, writes Fergus Finlay

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