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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...
Peter Casey: 'My vision for Fianna Fail' The party has gone astray and needs a change of leadership, writes presidential runner-up Peter Casey, who says he is the man for the job Peter Casey wants to be the next Taoiseach. Photo: Damien Eagers / INM I want to be the next Taoiseach. So I owe everyone an honest proclamation of what I...
Mary O'Rourke: 'An open letter to Peter Casey, from a veteran survivor' Former Fianna Fail minister Mary O'Rourke thinks that the defeated presidential candidate must now take stock Presidential runner-up Peter Casey. Photo: Gerry Mooney Dear Peter, I don't know you and you don't know me, but I am writing you this open letter. I met you briefly in Virgin Media One after...
Howlin plans left-leaning alliance to enter coalition talks after an election Labour leader asks supporters to give second preference vote to Green Party or Social Democrats, writes Philip Ryan Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photo: Frank McGrath Brendan Howlin has a plan to get the Labour Party out of the political doldrums and back to the top table. After the devastation of the 2016...
Obituary: Mighty Shadow Calypso singer who tackled political and social issues and did a 'skipping-rope' dance MAN IN BLACK: Calypso singer Mighty Shadow in 2011 Mighty Shadow, who has died aged 77, was one of the greatest musicians to have come out of Trinidad and Tobago, the home of calypso. Dressed all in black, with a wide-brimmed hat and often a cape,...
Varoufakis: A Greek bearing a gift to challenge EU politics Greece's former finance minister has launched a new campaign for the 2019 Euro-elections, writes Paddy Agnew Yanis Varoufakis’s DiEM25 party aims to field candidates across Europe next year. Photo: Simela Pantzartzi/EP In February 2015, at the height of Greece's economic meltdown, the then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis went to the Federal Ministry...

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