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Government must step up efforts to tackle high motor insurance premiums

- Reforms vital to bring stability for industry and consumers - On the first anniversary of the publication of the Cost of Insurance Working Group...

Liam Neeson seems completely out of touch on #MeToo

I know, I know. Liam Neeson is a 65-year-old rich, white, male movie star. I shouldn’t be disappointed that he seems completely out of...

Former town mayor resigns from Cork Road Residents Association

William Hughes, former Mayor of Fermoy and community activist, has resigned as chairman of Cork Road Residents Association after over twenty years in the...

Trump continues to prove Obama right

In August 2016, the then US president Barack Obama, did something that seemed at the time extraordinary. He straight-out said that the then Republican presidential...

Scientology? The last thing Ireland needs is another dangerous, manipulative religious...

I confess I got a genuine belly-laugh from the front page of the Irish Examiner on Stephen Zuss Day.   The second lead story -...

“Grief is hiding in the mundane” – RTÉ’s Brian O’Connell on...

Brian O’Connell lost one of his closest friends – the singer and musician Brian Carey - to suicide this year. In a new RTÉ...

Call for support with protest against housing and homeless crisis

Independent county councillor June Murphy is calling on the people of Mitchelstown and surrounding areas to get involved and support a national day of...

‘I won’t survive another winter on the street’ – Kathleen O’Sullivan...

“I won’t survive another winter on the streets,” Kathleen O’Sullivan told me, as she lay in the doorway in which she would die a...

Dismayed at lack of medical officer at Fermoy Community Hospital

Serious manpower issues that continue to affect Fermoy Community Hospital have been raised with the Minister of State for Health, Catherine Byrne during a recent...

Local Garda cuts could cause mayhem in North East Cork

There has been a continued decline in garda numbers in East Cork and North Cork over the past twelve months.  According to information received by Deputy Kevin...

Tallow councillor selected as Labour candidate for Waterford

The Labour Party has selected Cllr John Pratt to stand as its candidate for the Waterford Dáil constituency in the next general election when...

Old differences resurface, as Brexit goes to the wire

Martyn Turner, the brilliant Irish Times cartoonist, told a story during the dark days of the Troubles. If memory serves, Turner had given a...

Cancellation of Garda overtime ‘reckless and life threatening’

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has launched a scathing attack on the decision of the Assistant Garda Commissioner to immediately cancel all Garda overtime with...

A homeless perspective: ‘Most people you’d meet are fierce decent. Most...

“My uncle sexually abused me,” said the pale young man sitting begging on a Cork street. “Speaking out cost me everything.” I won’t tell you...

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