How America’s darkest deed in Vietnam was eventually revealed

In Saturday’s ‘Irish Examiner’, historian Ryle Dwyer described his university education in Texas during the period of the Kennedy assassination ...

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Bessborough children were buried in unmarked graves as late as 1990

The Tuam babies scandal recalled a more callous Ireland we thought we had left far behind, but as late as 1990 children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home ...

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Cape Town’s water crisis is a warning for us all

In the age of 24/7 news, our appetite for shock and awe has become insatiable, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Ghosts of the killing fields: The My Lai massacre 50 years later

The My Lai massacre — the worst American atrocity of the Vietnam War — took place 50 years ago next month on March 16, 1968, although US citizens did ...

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Ireland 2040: Sun, moon, and stars promised to the country

Ireland, as a whole, has won the lotto and can look forward to endless funding for transport, housing, and hospital dream schemes for the next decade. This was the ...

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Ticket touting legislation  - Core value ban?

INCONSISTENCY in principle, practice, or legislation can be mystifying. Without consistency, uncertainty prevails. Without consistency, especially in how laws are ...

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Ocean pollution getting worse - Urgent need to cut plastic usage

BACK in the day when everyone had an Uncle Dan with a farm, Dan and his peers’ working lives were changed utterly by dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane — ...

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Teaching religion in schools - A small step towards our new reality

NEW rules on the place of religion in more than 300 multi- denominational second-level schools come into force this morning, but it may be autumn before class timetables ...

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Readers Blog: Restrictions of Educate Together enrolments

Back in much darker days, when education was a rarity, we were blessed with visionaries who established schools for the downtrodden. Catherine McAuley, Ignatius ...

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Reader's Blog: Sinn Féin should just go into Westminster

Sinn Féin’s failure to put Ireland’s future ahead of its own past, by taking a pragmatic stance on pressuring the UK government’s fragile ...

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