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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Roadmaps have habit of veering off course

In its last hurrah the Citizens’ Assembly will examine fixed-term parliaments, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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Ireland 2040: Glitzy display but content hardly jaw-dropping

Perhaps in their efforts to unveil an overarching, big-picture plan of what Ireland will be like in 20 years time, Government simply overlooked the finer points ...

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US seems stuck in Syria without a mission

Holding the terrain the US occupies with the Kurdish SDF is achievable, but may require further reinforcements in the face of Syrian and Turkish pressure, writes ...

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Working together to prevent nuclear conflict in Europe

Reducing and eliminating nuclear risks is an existential interest that all countries share, write Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S Ivanov, and Sam Nunn

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Michael Clifford: Nobody has total recall despite the high stakes

A remarkable feature of the Disclosures Tribunal is the number of people who fail to remember conversations or communications that occurred, says Michael Clifford.

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Michael Ring: Government intends to redistribute investment to rural areas

Project Ireland 2040 will make villages and towns more attractive places to live, in expectation of substantial population growth, says Michael Ring.

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Michael Clifford: A series of unfortunate events on the part of Tusla

If history is just one damn thing after another, then perhaps the alleged smearing of Sergeant Maurice McCabe was just one damn error after another, writes Michael ...

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What Donald Trump gets so wrong about Mexico

Mexico is a largely positive story — and arguably a major US policy win — but it is portrayed inaccurately as a disaster by a president who refuses to ...

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Implications of drug resistance strategies must be considered

Any effort to restrict the consumption of antibiotics or regulate the food and drug industry will need complex ethical analysis, writes Christian Munthe.

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Breaking silence of repressive regimes

The universal struggle for justice is provoked by an individual’s sense of self worth, writes John Lloyd.

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One doctor reveals why she will be voting 'No' on proposed changes to law on abortion

GPs are not equipped to cope with what’s proposed on abortion, writes Dr Máire Neasta Nic Gearailt.

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Donald Trump’s spats with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un can mushroom into nuclear warfare

Donald Trump’s spats with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un about the size of their nuclear buttons are reckless, while his desire to expand his nuclear arsenal ...

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How fire that destroyed the Stardust in 1981 devastated lives for decades

Wednesday is the 37th anniversary of a tragedy that killed 48 people. The 1986 tribunal revealed the searing anguish of survivors, says Caroline O’Doherty.

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Cork events centre: Developers break silence in long-running saga

Funding deal agreed and construction of events centre could start before end of 2018, writes Eoin English.

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‘I will never forgive my son’s killers’ - How James Bulger's mother found a way to let go of the despair

As the 25th anniversary of the murder of James Bulger approaches, his mother Denise Fergus talks to Hannah Stephenson about how she has found a way to let go of ...

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Gerry Adams: Final draft of history likely to be kinder than the first

The first draft of history has been unable to achieve any clear consensus on Gerry Adams and what his legacy will be. As Mr Adams steps down as Sinn Fein president, ...

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Donald Trump parade may be more than fire and fury

A military parade in the US capital would further divide the nation, but many worry that such an event would also herald involvement in a future war, writes Carole ...

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Some traffic-control policies more roadworthy than others

Traffic congestion need not be a crippling aspect of urbanisation, not even in the developing world’s mega-cities, says Rema Hanna.

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Michael Clifford: ‘It was a mistake, judge, nothing more’

How a document falsely accusing Maurice McCabe of blackmail came to be written is the question currently at the centre of the Charleton inquiry, writes Michael Clifford. ...

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Ireland’s best-known suffragette: Munster woman Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Ireland’s best-known suffragette, was a Munster woman, although most of her adult life was lived in Dublin, writes Margaret Ward.

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Recriminations flow as taps dry in Cape Town

The way Cape Town has neared disaster has lessons for an era in which catastrophic climatic events are more frequent and long-term planning less so, says William ...

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Identifying problems with mooted Public Services Card

The Oireachtas Committee will be meeting this Thursday regarding the concerns attached to Ireland’s Public Services Card including its National Biometric Database, ...

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Bullying claims return as SF awaits new leader

At least 15 elected representatives have been expelled, suspended, or resigned from Sinn Féin in recent years. The issue can’t be dodged forever, writes ...

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Poland faces threat of isolation after adopting Holocaust law

Poland is leaving itself vulnerable to Putin’s revanchist Russia after adopting a law meant to combat the ‘Polish death camp’, writes Sławomir ...

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Shutters come down on way of life

A Tipperary family’s collection of photos offers a glimpse into life a century ago, writes John G Dwyer.

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Boarded-up, idle, and used to walk the dog: Shame of empty IDA sites

Undeveloped, underused and untenanted — the country is littered with vacant IDA sites seeking to attract foreign direct investment. The situation is particulary ...

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IDA has clear vision for the road ahead

There were 237 investments into Ireland in 2017 — 99 were in regional locations outside of Dublin.

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Contested Russia memo not ‘treasonous’ or ‘worse than Watergate’

No fair reading of the memo would compel anyone to argue that the probe into Russian interference in the US election is discredited, writes Eli Lake.

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Chinese Whispers: Whistleblower Guo Wengui lifts the lid on China's elite

Spies, corrupt business deals, and sex scandals. Exiled billionaire whistleblower Guo Wengui lifts the lid on China's elite. But is he telling the truth? Lauren ...

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Clodagh Finn: Why we must never stop the printing presses

The printed word may yet prove to be one of the most effective weapons in our fight against fake news, writes Clodagh Finn

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What if and if only: Dysfunction in Garda management has been laid bare

John Barrett has claimed he was told of a Garda strategy to ‘go after’ Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins commission, but his allegations have been ...

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Time for schools to face up to the change in Irish society

Parents are simply asking for equal access to local schools for their children, who are more concerned with ‘Paw Patrol’ than the ‘secularisation ...

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Ben Bradlee of the ‘Post’: The benchmark set for editors

As the Charleton Tribunal looks forward to its modules dealing with the work of journalists ALLAN PROSSER recalls the editor whose decision-making influenced newsrooms ...

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Michael Clifford: Ex-tánaiste’s moment stolen by Barrett claim

A senior figure in Garda management claims that is what he was told by a colleague in the days before the O’Higgins commission began hearings in May, writes ...

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Circle of fear over Russia's Arctic ambitions

The jostling for influence at the top of the world is intensifying, and a hardening of attitudes, by Russia in particular, has Washington and others worried, writes ...

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State of the Union: Donald Trump takes credit but the facts tell otherwise

During his first State of the Union address to Congress, US President Donald Trump made some bold claims that he is the reason the US is thriving. Julie Pace takes ...

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Files, commissions, and ‘political dynamite’

Frances Fitzgerald’s appearance before the Disclosures Tribunal was delayed yesterday due to some more disclosures, writes Michael Clifford.

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Examining what has been decided on Eighth Amendment

The Department of Health has summarised the attorney general’s advice on the proposed referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, writes ...

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Davos man’s embrace of Trumpism carries deep risks

The world elite’s betrayal of the values that underpinned the liberal order will hurt all of us, writes Ana Palacio

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The importance of setting standards on tour

Jason Derulo may not be to blame for what happens on his tour bus, but he can set the tone for others, writes Caroline O’Doherty.

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Further problems ahead is US can’t alter Pakistan’s behaviour

The US must punish Pakistan for its duplicity as it claims to be an ally of America while harbouring terrorists at the same time, writes Brahma Chellaney.

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Q&A with Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Downs concerns and claims are misleading

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued information which it says will provide “factual background” to the debate around the proposal ...

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With influence must come responsibilty and blogging should be no different

The blogging world in Ireland has been turned on its head since the beginning of 2018 as the credibility and social responsibility of those in the business has been ...

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We are failing to protect our children from digital dangers

Governments are failing a generation of children by allowing them to be exposed to inappropriate content online, says Minister of State Jim Daly

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Digging into the past reveals Cork settled much earlier than thought

Wooden floors uncovered by excavation work on South Main Street suggests urban planning arrived in Cork earlier than we thought, writes Niall Murray.

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