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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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Timely tribute to the living legends

I can’t remember the first time I heard Bob Dylan or Van Morrison or even Lightnin’ Hopkins, but I remember the first time I heard Dolores O’Riordan, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Housing: Less emotion more emergency

A 71-year-old man known as Frank was interviewed onRTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland recently. He was due to enter emergency accommodation the following week because his landlord was selling the flat in which he lived.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Campaign calls for case for compassion

The committee on the Eighth Amendment went much further than some of its members or most
observers would ever have thought possible, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Donald ducks the difficult questions

When lies, errors and mistakes are pointed out, Trump never acknowledges he is wrong. He knows his supporters will just believe it as he calls it because he drips authenticity, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: When the festive cheer is not so near

Are you all set for the Christmas? There are just two sleeps left. Two sleeps and it will all be over, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Bob Geldof action shows Dublin City Council's pettiness

Bob Geldof uses his celebrity as a battering ram, but he usually gets results, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Bringing delusional Brexiteers to senses

Colm Tóibín is an awful man for getting inside your head, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Oversight bodies making contribution

How much oversight is too much? One thing that has emerged from the shenanigans of the last week or so is that the gardaí and the Department of Justice could do with plenty of oversight.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Election Crisis: Only three brave TDs backed Maurice McCabe

Everybody is rushing to stand at McCabe’s shoulder. There is no risk now, writes Michael Clifford

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