IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

We must try to stop manmade famine

AS our political discourse frets judicial appointments, as it tosses and turns about Brexit, as it tries to keep up with revelations about more unearthed Garda accounts and wallows in angst provoked by the gender balance of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s cabinet, 20m people in four East African countries face starvation. 

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New hospital wards to close over fire risk

LIKE every disaster of its kind, the Grenfell catastrophe has provoked a re-examination of the safety standards which, had they been applied and acted on when they should have been, might have averted tragedy.

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The awful way it was

EVERY now and then the past intrudes on our today. Sometimes it brings a smile, maybe the glow of a happy memory.

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Perjury laws: Let’s tackle all forms of dishonesty

THE compo culture so alive in this country reflects poorly on us all. 

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Proposals on fisheries legislation: Best to wait to finalise new law

ONE of the unfortunate consequences of joining the European Union was the negative impact on the commercial fishing industry. 

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Lions’ captain, Peter O’Mahony: One in a hundred

THE ancient Greeks had an appreciation, maybe sharper than ours, of how raw life could be. 

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Brexit negotiations: Deal must be a success for EU’s youth

AT the opening of parliament in London yesterday, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth set out her government’s legislative plans which focus largely on Brexit. 

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Retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis: World’s best actor bows out

WALTER Matthau, Peter Finch, Gary Oldman, and John Malkovich. 

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No kidding ... Extinction risk for Old Irish goat

Any remark about “old goats” will conjure up images of cranky old men with beards. 

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Rising exploitation: The meek will always wake up

FOR centuries those who were certain that they knew best comforted the struggling, the doubtful, the poor and the not-so-poor with the promise that the meek shall inherit the earth. 

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