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TUAIRIM: Thig leis an chriticeoir istigh a bheith gránna, géar

An oíche sular ordaíodh do ghnónna sna 26 chontae druidim síos ar mhaithe lena gcustaiméirí agus a bhfostaithe a choinneáil slán ón choróinvíreas, d’ordaigh mé leabhar ó Kennys i nGaillimh, gnólacht teaghlaigh atá ceithre scór bliain ar an fhód i mbliana. Bhí mé díreach rómhall le go gcuirfí mo leabhar nua isteach leis an bheart […]

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EDITORIAL: Murder of Kieran Wylie illustrates bankruptcy at heart of violent strategy

THE savage murder of 57-year-old Kieran Wylie in Lenadoon is perhaps the most stark illustration yet – and we have had plenty – of the moral bankruptcy at the heart of violent dissident republicanism. While the community faces a health crisis the like of which we’ve never seen before, while the heroes  of our Health […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: Peace roses will bloom again

WHERE I lived growing up in Dublin was pretty diverse. It had been a thriving Jewish area, with a synagogue, a Kosher butchers and bakery and a Jewish school, which I attended. Around the corner lived Miss Bernstein, who lived in a gorgeous little house, first with her companion, and then on her own. Miss […]

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OPINION – LIAM MURPHY: I’m optimistic that an Irishman’s team will create a Covid-19 vaccine (and I’ll be getting it)

THERE are over 100 organisations working on the creation of a vaccine to combat Covid-19. In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the frontrunning laboratory is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to start with small clinical trials of a few hundred participants to demonstrate safety. But scientists at […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: My advice to parents worried about their children’s homeschooling: Chill

SO – how’s your lockdown going? Assuming you’re not one of those brave men and women who are out there working as shop assistants, check-out people, food-supply drivers, health workers of all kinds. The rest of us are at home, on our own or with our partner or with our family. And it has been […]

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Care homes did not have to be ripped apart by Covid-19: Dr Michael Donnelly spells out what should have happened to protect the most vulnerable

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.” Tia Walker The Covid-19 disaster in our care homes could have been averted. It wasn’t inevitable that the virus would rip through our care homes, leaving hundreds of our most vulnerable dead in its wake. Pandemic control should have begun on […]

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