COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Gavin Duffy presides over the first Fine Gael leadership hustings between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney last night. Picture: Stephen Collins

Simon Coveney wins the Clap-o-Meter test as candidates sweat it out

Just as well Leo Varadkar provided water — and no charges, says Lise Hand.

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From ancient Rome to Washington, DC: Lessons for Donald Trump

The creed that freedom and the rule of law are inextricable has formed the backbone of democratic theory at least since the time of Cicero, writes Vittorio Bufacchi.

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Is a mix of humanity with technology desirable or ethical?

A new business aims to integrate computer technology into our brains. But is this mix of humanity with technology desirable or ethical, ask Agata Sagan and Peter Singer.

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Stroll in the park for Leo Varadkar, but kissing babies is off the agenda

Despite sunshine, a few storm clouds rolled in from the south for Leo, writes Lise Hand.

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Kathleen O’Toole wants to ‘press the reset button’ on An Garda Síochána

In her first appearance as chief drafter of Ireland’s policing blueprint, Kathleen O’Toole came across as the kind of person you might want to be holding the pen.

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Shambles throws up valuable lessons

Potential conflicts of interest and incompetencies evident in the prosecution of Sean FitzPatrick speak volumes about our attitudes to white-collar crime, writes Michael Clifford.

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Tackling white-collar crime in Ireland poses many challenges

It is important that we commit to law reform and allocate resources to ensure effective investigation and prosecution, says Shane Kilcommins.

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Don’t let terror attacks crush the dreams of our children

We cannot address the physical impact of such an act of terror but we can manage the psychological impacts, writes Paul Gilligan.

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Only so much can be done to tackle terror

In relation to Ireland, the threat level from international terrorism is constantly under review and that remains the case after the Manchester bombing, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.

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State has plenty of questions left to answer over Air Corps

Health and safety issues in the Air Corps have not gone away. Why is an investigation not underway, Joe Leogue wants to know

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