MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Ian Bailey — still looking over shoulder

What if Mr Bailey woke up one day on the beaches of Normandy...? writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Culture of hero worship has a dark side

A few weeks ago, a soccer club in which I have an interest was invited to an under-10 tournament in Kilkenny, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Homeless are simply not a priority here

In the summer they swim in the lake in the centre of Geneva. Even at this time of year, the water is crystal clear, reflecting the brick and stone of towering centuries-old buildings along its shores, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: What did social media users expect?

What did you expect? You tell the world about your lifestyle, your habits, your likes and dislikes, your hopes, dreams and fears. And then you discover that the world is not offering a sympathetic ear, but instead milking you for all you’re worth?

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: The politician who can fix health service

There is a politician who could fix the health service. She does not currently hold public office, but maybe she will someday, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Plight of the Garda whistleblowers

Last Wednesday, two technical specialists in An Garda Síochána told an Oireachtas committee how they had uncovered dangerous practice in the force.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Powerful case for reform of libel laws

There was a shootout before Nicky Kehoe was arrested. It all happened at the home of wealthy businessman Galan Weston in Co Wicklow on August 7, 1983.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Church needs an education in humility

The approach of the Catholic Church to its responsibilities and aspirations can be baffling, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Gerry Adams: Stepping back into the long shadows

The long arc of Gerry Adams’ career suggests this was a move based entirely on strategy, rather than guided by any moral compass, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Plight of precariat must be addressed

Nearly 160,000 people have significant variations in their hours of work, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Building oversight simply common sense

Levon Dmitriev needs some money to save his home. Mr Dmitriev is of Russian origin, but has been living here for nearly 20 years and is a naturalised Irish citizen.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Disclosures Tribunal: Another apology given for another misunderstanding, another error

There was another apology for Maurice McCabe yesterday for another misunderstanding, another error which cast him in a nefarious light.

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