Quinn's confidence led to his downfall
'AT the end of the day, if I was afraid of making decisions or if I was afraid of making money, then I never would have made it.'
Colum Kenny Smithwick report has shown need for more Garda accountability
Findings only reinforce doubts that the Force isn't encouraged to tell the truth when things go wrong
Michael McDowell: Unforced error from Gerry won't bother Northern supporters
There is a general delusion that Gerry Adams was in the IRA at some point in his life.
Dan O'Brien: State back-to-work training is often worse than none at all
But colleagues in South will wonder now that they're trying to get into government
Mandela was a man adored by women
How many men could relegate Bono and Bill Clinton to standing like wallflowers in a room full of beautiful women?
Jim Cusack: Dublin gardai didn't trust Dundalk and kept them in the dark for years
THE single most striking instance of IRA infiltration of An Garda Siochana does not appear in the bulk of the Smithwick Report into the murders of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan. It appears later in the report's examination of garda intelligence files on subsequent matters concerning the IRA in north Louth.
Emer O'Kelly: Pampered teachers and spoiled ESB workers disgrace legacy of lockout
IT WAS interesting to hear Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn putting his head on the block in the Dail last week. He was taking question time on behalf of the Taoiseach, and offered more than a gleam of hope that the situation in the ESB concerning the workers' defined benefit/defined contribution outrage/spoiled tiff might be resolved before the D-day of December 16, when we are all dreading being plunged into freezing darkness for long hours each day.
John-Paul McCarthy: Culture of turning a blind-eye is now in clear view
EVEN though some of Judge Smithwick's conclusions in his tribunal report are shocking, it is important to remember that these problems have been with us for a long time.
Julia Molony: Can 'brutal' removal of baby be justified?
Dearbhail McDonald: Lifting veil of secrecy will shed light on family law
Jody Corcoran: True meaning of charity is to give without any terms and conditions
Colum Kenny: Smithwick report has shown need for more Garda accountability
Emer O'Kelly: The story of one man's long journey to victory
Cooperation is key to resolving mortgage arrears
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Editorial: Lessons for us from Mandela
"A legend is elevated, rather than diminished, when it becomes human"
Editorial: Full inquiry needed into heart test result delay
HSE has to get to bottom of so-called mistake
Letters: Negative spin on turbines
On pylons, we need infrastructure. We have a jobs crisis.
A good head and a good heartMandela's statue in Washington
He made apartheid look little more than slavery.
Letters: Leadership is doing the right thing
* Lofty ideals at centre of 'executives scandal'
Back from the dead?
Family Guy's Brian Griffin 'to make a comeback'
Six reasons for the crisis at Old Trafford under Moyes
Robin van Persie's injuries, a lack of summer signings, no luck, imagination or fighting spirit and too many changes to blame for Man Utd's slump under new manager
Three myths about elephants you probably believed, and three amazing facts you’ll be glad to know
Elephants are amazing creatures, but can you separate fact from fiction?
Neil Francis: Premiership's motley crew are risking financial oblivion with their arrogance
If we learned anything about the recent European spat, it is that you don't have to be smart to be a millionaire. I'm not sure how Nigel Wray earned his money, but I hope it was the hard way. His 'investment' in Saracens has been a disaster and he has been slowly selling his shareholding to Johann Rupert, the South African billionaire who most certainly did not earn his money the hard way.
Go straight... to the hospital
Hair straighteners responsible for festive injuries
Where to see Santa this weekend
You can still meet him at a visitor attraction near you.
Celebrating Nollaig na mBan: Will you find the energy?
And no I’m not talking about the power cuts.
SVP appeal: 'I met a family who had broken up furniture for firewood'
Volunteer outlines hardships
Meet the life-saving twin brothers
Barry brothers are volunteers of the year for their rescue skills
Morning Express: Friday 6th December
Join Jason Kennedy for all your essential news, traffic, weather and tributes to Mandela from 6:30am to 10:30am.
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