The bitter lesson of the Californian fires

A firefighter in California. Firefighting is getting more and more expensive as fires get more destructive.

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When America lost the war in Vietnam

America is the only country to use nuclear weapons against another nation. During the Vietnam debacle, it almost recklessly returned to the war chest, writes Ryle ...

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Comics hero Stan Lee leaves behind a storied legacy

The ‘Spider-Man’ creator lived through one of the weirder market bubbles back in the ‘90s, and missed out on the real Marvel boom in later years, ...

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Joyce Fegan: Social media is now a socially accepted addiction

No one is in denial. We are all well aware the effects an hour spent scanning the perfectly presented lives of others has on our mood Joyce Fegan.

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Theresa May’s deal is almost exactly the Brexit the UK voted for

It seems to me that the Brexit withdrawal agreement delivers almost exactly what the UK voted for in June 2016, says Craig Berry.

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Abortion: Wait rather than risk a tragedy

The Government hopes to pass abortion legislation before Christmas and Taoiseach Leo Varadakar has said he is confident the Government’s timeline to have pregnancy ...

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Separate science from pseudo-science

The Spanish government has declared war on alternative medicine, announcing plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a “health risk”.

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Cynical sanctions

The United States has imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. ...

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Readers' Blog: Communities must be listened to when it comes to road issues

Regrettably, the excellent and cogent letter from M.Krasa, headed ‘Community ignored in planning row’ (Irish Examiner, November 9), highlights a problem ...

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Readers' Blog: Appeal for toys and clothes

For the second year running, we at Food Not Bombs, a voluntary group, are collecting all sorts of toys and good clothes for the refugee families in Balseskin Direct ...

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