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'Catastrophe' as plastic fibres from building works on Dun Laoghaire pier pollute beach Grainne Grehan, left, and Harriet Donnelly with her daughter Flossie (11) collect hundreds of the sharp plastic slivers from the beach in Sandycove. Photo: Damien Eagers It was to be the jewel in the crown of the redeveloped seafront with €10m being spent rejuvenating the iconic Dun Laoghaire...
Rallying the troops: Trump's midterm battle Trump bids to turn back 'blue wave' as Democrats fight to take control of Congress, writes Ben Riley-Smith in West Virginia Supporters hold up signs as Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southport High School in Indiana. Photo: Nicholas Kamm The first thing you see in the room is Donald Trump. Thumbs up, white...
Career mobster James Whitey Bulger's surprising advice to three schoolgirls Police mugshots of James Whitey Bulger In the years leading up to his death in jail last week, notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger wrote about his regrets in life. Bulger, imprisoned for life for his role in 11 murders, wrote a letter to three teenage girls in 2015, telling them...
Letters to the Editor: 'Repeating the mistakes of 2008' 'The announced departure of Angela Merkel is another stern warning of just how fragile and inadequate economic policy within the EU, and indeed the whole world, is.' Photo: Reuters Sir - Consternation and worry generated by the announced departure of Angela Merkel is another stern warning of just how fragile and inadequate...
Karl Deeter: 'Intergenerational inequality gap cuts both ways' The older generation are deluded if they think their lot is worse than it was for those of the same age 50 years ago, says Karl Deeter Stock image There is an idea I often write about called 'intergenerational inequality'. You can see it as a problem, or a natural phenomenon. The basic concept...
Gene Kerrigan: 'It's time to fight this hideous development' How to wag your finger, and how to spin the truth - Gene Kerrigan on why modern journalism is losing out to spin On one side, there are the people. They want to know what's going on. The quality of their lives, and the decisions they make - their jobs, their homes,...
Eoghan Harris: 'Angela Merkel will be sorely missed by the European Union' Harris cartoon Nov 4 Like all great leaders, Angela Merkel will not be missed until she has left the stage and we see the pygmies in her place. Hearing the news she was stepping down, I thought of what a man in the crowd said watching the cortege of Frederick...
Brendan O'Connor: 'Minister Zappone, what if now is a dark chapter?' It would make for fewer easy wins and it would take courage for the minister to do more about the current dark chapters, writes Brendan O'Connor Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins It's probably unfair, but don't you find yourself innately suspicious of people who are always picking up awards...
Eilis O'Hanlon: 'The bright shiny facade of liberalism can hide a multitude of old-style sins' Last week's walkout by staff drew long overdue attention to how Google handles sexual harassment allegations, writes Eilis O'Hanlon Staff at the Google offices in Dublin following their walkout protest. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire If there's one thing that connects many recent controversies around male sexual misbehaviour,...
Liam Weeks: 'No country for old men as FF enters the grey area' All momentum now stalled, Fianna Fail lags behind the party it keeps in government, writes Liam Weeks Crossroads: Peter Casey and his wife Helen. Photo: Gerry Mooney. Next month is the centenary of what was perhaps the most significant election in Irish history. In the December 1918 House of Commons...

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