MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Corrupt, but time to kick that to touch

It is a triumph to either the human spirit or man’s capacity for self-delusion that the tournament continues to be the repository of dreams...tune in, tun on and drop out, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Ross determined to have ‘day in court’

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants to reform the system of judicial appointments and has threatened to block the naming of new judges, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Still room for shocks in trying tribunal

As a member of An Garda Síochána, Maurice McCabe was entitled to know he was being accused of these offences, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Stones between rock and a hard place

This column is in confessional mode today. After a trend, I wish to confess in public to having endured a traumatic experience in my past, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Abortion should be covered by legislation

With less than two weeks to go to the vote on the Eighth Amendment, it’s been a relatively sane campaign. A few interventions, however, have been noteworthy.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: This is a country that always looks away

Two years ago, there was an attempt at a legal catch-up on a scandal that dated from the early 1990s.

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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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