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Measured approach needed to commemorations

The way in what should have been a straightforward debate on the role of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police a century ago has suddenly developed into an angry political row has been instructive.

War with Iran a frightening prospect

Both the United States and Iran are insisting they do not want a war but the wider world will be watching the unfolding crisis in the Middle East with considerable apprehension.

Retrospective attempt to justify imperial might over right

Finally bowing to public opinion the minister for justice Mr Charlie Flanagan, has deferred the planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), who were killed in action during the period of the Irish War of Independence.

Mental health crisis must be tackled

The beginning of the New Year has witnessed a series of desperately sad deaths among children and young people, tragedies that have shaken local communities and brought an outpouring of grief.

Pipe bombers must be apprehended

Stephen Oreilly
LITTLE is known about the partial detonation of a pipe bomb in the garden of a family home in on Saturday.