TERRY PRONE: Good communications advice is all about common sense, not spin

Oxfam admitted it made ‘a serious error” by hiring a man who previously been dismissed over sexual misconduct allegations, writes Terry Prone

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Time really is up for these predators

Rose McGowan, presented as everything from a difficult woman to an unhinged harpy, has burned through such shaming, shouting her anger from the rooftops, writes Suzanne Harrington

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COLM O'REGAN: The snow of 1987 has been followed by nothing but disappointment

The 1987 snow ruined me. Because it raised expectations that there would be similar snow every year. But most snows since then have been, quite frankly, crap, writes Colm O’Regan

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LOUISE O'NEILL: People who create art for a living have to be prepared that people won’t like their work

I have been thinking a lot about criticism recently.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Church needs an education in humility

The approach of the Catholic Church to its responsibilities and aspirations can be baffling, writes Michael Clifford.

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JIM POWER: Housing mess set to wipe any Brexit benefit

The recently-published analysis on the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, which was commissioned from Copenhagen Economics by the Government, makes for sober, but not surprising, reading.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Varadkar must surely be tempted to call a snap general election

Alison O’Connor believes he showed belated wisdom in not going to the country back in December. But all he needs at the moment is a valid, or valid enough, reason to throw us all into a general election campaign.

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VICTORIA WHITE: National Planning Framework should seek to end a legacy of poor development

It is the essence of idiocy to say that strong regional cities will impact negatively on rural Ireland, writes Victoria White.

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GERARD HOWLIN: A return to the noughties, when enough was never enough

Motorways are ramparts from which surrounding pastures can be pillaged for votes writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Brainwave: This mental health workforce experiment is the job

I’ve never met Orla Tinsley, for example, but my admiration for her is boundless, writes Fergus Finlay

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TERRY PRONE: Male historical figures have got the pedestal positions carved up

We might consider placing that greatly under-rated force in Irish theatre, Lady Gregory. on a plinth in Dublin, writes Terry Prone.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Unequal, judged, stale... give me a crunchy Dorito

In the interests of brevity, I’ll paraphrase: women would love to eat Doritos like men but are afraid of being judged as geezer-birds. Cue Lady Doritos

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COLM O'REGAN: I’m sad about Liam Ruiséal’s because I played a part in its downfall

Liam Ruiséals: I’m sad it’s going. It was the school books that got me in and then the exam papers. Round about September, the booklets of past Junior Cert and Leaving Cert papers would take over a section in the corner, says Colm O’Regan

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