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Hugh O'Connell: 'FG appears to exceed all others when it comes to self-harm'

Hugh O'Connell: 'FG appears to exceed all others when it comes to self-harm'

It is rather idiotic of a party approaching a leadership contest to be carrying on like this

John Looby: 'A soft centre and the telling of hard truths'

John Looby: 'A soft centre and the telling of hard truths'

Centrist politicians have been recklessly poor at challenging the narrative of their alleged impotence

Mary Regan: 'Handling of garda controversies will be a lasting legacy for Kenny'

Mary Regan: 'Handling of garda controversies will be a lasting legacy for Kenny'

While the coalition has been pulled back from the brink, events of recent days have left bad blood within cabinet

Hugh O'Connell: 'It’s not always the crisis itself that gets you, but the handling of it'

Hugh O'Connell: 'It’s not always the crisis itself that gets you, but the handling of it'

There are many explosive subplots to the Garda whistleblower scandal, including the future of the Taoiseach

Marion McKeone: More storm clouds gather over White House

Marion McKeone: More storm clouds gather over White House

The young administration is already in disarray and besieged by infighting. Controversies and questions are mounting

Marion McKeone: Happy clappy retreat fails to heal Democrat wounds

Marion McKeone: Happy clappy retreat fails to heal Democrat wounds

The Democratic Party is split on how to handle outcome of bruising election as critics point out it cannot rely on Trump’s shortcomings to propel it back to power, writes Marion McKeone

'Top marks for education plan but ASTI remains in the naughty corner'

'Top marks for education plan but ASTI remains in the naughty corner'

Hundreds of actions must be implemented, while one union is still steadfastly opposed to reforming the Junior Cert

Garda scandals threaten to overshadow the Taoiseach's second term, too

Garda scandals threaten to overshadow the Taoiseach's second term, too

Garda scandals dominated Enda Kenny’s first term as taoiseach, and could tarnish his second

Siobhán Brett: 'That selfsame message - only now, with a mandate'

Siobhán Brett: 'That selfsame message - only now, with a mandate'

President Trump's support at his inauguration was - as ever - confoundingly white

Comment: 'Trump can’t keep complaining about America's problems. It's his job to fix them'

Comment: 'Trump can’t keep complaining about America's problems. It's his job to fix them'

Trump’s inaugural speech was short, but it wasn’t sweet, writes Edmund Heaphy

5 clues to look out for in Trump's inauguration speech

5 clues to look out for in Trump's inauguration speech

A comparison of George W Bush and Obama’s address offered insight as to what lay ahead, writes Andrew Fanning

Michael Brennan: 'McGuinness exit leaves a huge gap at the heart of Sinn Féin'

Michael Brennan: 'McGuinness exit leaves a huge gap at the heart of Sinn Féin'

There are plenty of replacements - but none with McGuinness’s political personality and history

Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Why the great school 'baptism barrier' debate will be long fingered again

Bruton wants to end the controversial admissions policy - but getting everyone's blessing will be difficult, writes Hugh O'Connell

Michael Brennan: 'Big Phil’s Brexit intervention is aimed at Brussels - not Ballyjamesduff'

Michael Brennan: 'Big Phil’s Brexit intervention is aimed at Brussels - not Ballyjamesduff'

Hogan has always known the importance of keeping people you work with onside

Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Government surprise at the latest health crisis is just the usual post-Christmas panto