MICHAEL CLIFFORD: From Dragon fire to (almost) the farce

He lugs his sense of injustice around like a piece of election literature, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Muzzling news media is not the answer

Reporting the Taylor/McCabe disclosures was in the public interest, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Hard to find sympathy for The Dunner

This is the man once reputed to have installed a Bass tap in his home bar to facilitate the favoured tipple of Bertie Ahern, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: €3.2m isn’t too taxing for mega-rich JP

Only the little people pay taxes.” — Leona Helmsley

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Court costs are doing justice an injury

TWO lawyers, John and Paul, meet in the foyer of the Four Courts. Or maybe they are in Cork City courthouse, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: History shows that coming down hard on people highlighting social injustice is a mistake

Masked policemen facilitating men in balaclavas envokes authoritarianism, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: In truth, what has Gemma O’Doherty exposed?

When questioned last Monday by RTÉ over her startling claim about Ms Guerin, Gemma refused to elaborate, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Short-term trumps long-term every time

Rural communities are in mourning this weekend.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: We failed to shrug off past bad habits

What with the week that’s in it, there has been a lot of talk about how much things have changed since 1979. And there has been huge change, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: I hereby withdraw from the Áras race

Good morning. I would like to take the opportunity of this column to announce that I will not be running for the office of the presidency.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Compelling case for compulsory voting

Is it time to ask whether the people have any right not to be arsed about democracy, such is the low turnouts in western democracy, asks Michael Clifford

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