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Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: How can we make the budgeting process fairer and more democratic?

Oct 8th 2014, 1:08 PM 13 Views 9 Comments

Drafting a budget, or any form of legislation, will always be a difficult and divisive task but there are ways of listening to all sections of society in the process.

Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world
# Peace
# Peace

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world

Feb 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 18 Views 36 Comments

Ireland has seen first-hand the benefits a third party can bring to a peace process; it owes it to the forgotten conflicts throughout the world to help, writes Colm Bergin.

Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Give the Dáil a conscience – let our representatives speak their minds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Give the Dáil a conscience – let our representatives speak their minds

Jan 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 27 Views 35 Comments

The whip system denies elected representatives their rights and belittles our democracy, writes Colm Bergin.

Sunday 1 December, 2013

Column: Let's recognise and appreciate the fine men and women who have served Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let's recognise and appreciate the fine men and women who have served Ireland

Dec 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 59 Views 39 Comments

The 50th anniversary of the death of JFK elicited understandable emotion here… but we must also appreciate our home-grown peace brokers, inspiring figures, and everyday heroes, writes Colm Bergin.

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Friday 1 November, 2013

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty

Nov 1st 2013, 7:10 AM 55 Views 119 Comments

Structures need to be put in place to get the most amount of people to vote, to ensure the structures of the country have the greatest legitimacy along with those who govern them.

Monday 28 October, 2013

Column: Reducing school holidays would help students, parents and the economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Reducing school holidays would help students, parents and the economy

Oct 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 2,108 Views 209 Comments

More time in school would help students and teachers to tackle areas of underachievement in our education system – like mathematics, science and second language proficiency, writes Colm Bergin.