News & Analysis

People power stops school closure

An explosion of anger ripped through the Northside of Cork city when the trustees of Catholic primary schools in the North Cathedral parish announced plans to shut the North Mon primary school, evict 171 boys and forcibly amalgamate the school with the nearby St Vincent’s girls school.

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Paul Williams’ latest story exposes him as mouthpiece of Garda Commissioner

Paul Williams in the Irish Independent has been playing defence for the Gardai and in particular Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, since the GSOC bugging scandal broke. The Irish Independent has published article after article designed to deflect attention from the bugging of GSOC and to put pressure on the GSOC Chairman, Simon O’Brien. This transparent attempt to shield the Gardai from scrutiny reached laughable proportions this morning with the story on the front page of the Irish Independent by Paul Williams.

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Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Great art doesn’t have to be anti-capitalist, but you’d have to be living in a cave not to know that in the intervening years since the days of Belfort’s scams, the entire world economy was tipped overboard by the government deregulation of even riskier financial behavior.

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