IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Impact of pollution felt around the world

HERE’S the dilemma faced by finance ministers in Asia and Africa: They want to see their economies developing swiftly so that more people can be lifted by employment out of poverty, leading to the higher tax revenues that will pay for the improved public services that result in better health and living standards.

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Cork’s jazz legacy: Play on, rain or shine

CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival; they have planned it for a weekend — October 27-30 — when the 10-day weather forecasts promise mere clouds and only a moderate risk of rain... the weather, then, as normal in our part of the world.

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Mobile users warned

WITH the latest communications advances comes a problem along with the gains. 

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Brexit negotiations - Point scoring serves no good

If Ireland is to secure as much as it can during negotiations on Brexit it is essential that the Taoiseach and our European commissioner Phil Hogan are singing from the same hymn sheet.

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Abortion law - Early vote undermines work to date

The all-party Oireachtas committee examining Ireland’s abortion law took many people by surprise when it voted overwhelmingly against retaining the Eighth Amendment
to the Constitution in its present form while still having five weeks of debate on the issue to run.

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Inability to track sex crimes - Shame on us

For many years the Rape Crisis Network Ireland has provided sterling service to survivors of sexual violence, offering support, counselling and advice to thousands.

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Man Booker Prize - Who dares wins

Sometimes it pays to take chances, experiment and venture outside traditional comfort zones. 

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Tracker mortgage scandal - Hit the banks where it hurts

There is only one way to deal with wayward banks — hit them where it hurts. 

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Court of Appeal backlog - ‘To delay justice is injustice’

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is a legal maxim which states that legal redress that is not delivered on time is the same as no redress. 

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Lessons of Ophelia - Time to heed global warning

If Storm Ophelia proves anything it is that once-in-a-lifetime extreme weathers events are no longer that.

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