IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Save our blanket bogs: A better option?

‘Rewilding’ is one of the flavour-of-the-month tags used to cover efforts to save or rejuvenate nature or wildlife struggling to cope with humanity’s destructive and relentless impact.

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Transport strike: Time to make concessions

It has been apparent for some time that a transport strike is inevitable. Bus Éireann is on the cusp of bankruptcy. 

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Gardaí face two more scandals: Credibility, resources squandered

The disturbing revelation that An Garda Síochána carried out just half of the drink-driving breath tests that the force’s records suggested it had completed between 2012 and 2016 is another body blow to what remains of the force’s tattered credibility.

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Westminster attack: We cannot become complacent

IN the fullness of time, the motivation behind yesterday’s attack on London will become clearer. What is already clear, however, is that the democracy and freedoms we often take for granted are fragile flowers that require nurturing.

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Physical activity crisis: Getting our children moving

DR JOHANN Issartel of Dublin City University’s School of Health and Human Performance is not given to hyperbole. 

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RTÉ licence fee: The big picture

WHEN Dee Forbes took on the role of director general of RTÉ last year it was evident she would bring not just international broadcasting experience to the job but also commercial nous.

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Martin McGuinness - A double life ended as a peacemaker

MARTIN McGUINNESS, who died yesterday after a short illness aged 66, was one of the most significant figures in recent Irish history.

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We’re top of drinking league - What’s the real cause of this?

WE have as many well-intentioned measures to curtail drinking as there are artisan craft beers, but one report after another shows how determined we are to indulge. 

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Numbers soar - 6,000 rescued in Mediterranean

THE report from the International Organisation for Migration yesterday that something around 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea, the stretch of water between North Africa and Italy, in the last few days, is another reminder of the scale of the humanitarian crisis facing Africa and the scale of the impact it will have in Europe. 

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The European Union at 60: EU needs to recover its legitimacy

THIS Friday, Europe’s leaders come together in Italy to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, agreements that laid the foundations for today’s European Union. 

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