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A cold, calculated decision to step outside the law

irishtimes.com — Colm Keena's story that eventually led to the resignation of taoiseach Bertie Ahern was served up at the weekly political conference in the editor's office in The Irish Times on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006. The news desk had told Keena, the public affairs correspondent who would not normally attend this conference, to go up and present it.
Oct 25, 2014

A cold, calculated decision to step outside the law - why editor decided that Bertie payment docs be destroyed irishtimes.com/news/ireland/i…

Oct 25, 2014

"The decision to destroy the documents was not made in some hot flush of panic by a woman editor." irishtimes.com/news/ireland/i…

Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 25, 2014

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Adams hits out at opponents over ‘politicisation’ of Cahill affair

irishtimes.com — Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill sexual abuse controversy. Mr Adams told an audience at a Sinn Féin event in Belfast's Balmoral Hotel that the Taoiseach, the Fianna Fáil leader, Stormont politicians and others had politicised this "sensitive and difficult issue".
Oct 25, 2014

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Eloba panic: who’s afraid of the stuff we should be afraid of?

irishtimes.com — Almost as much coverage has been devoted recently to the panic surrounding Ebola as to the disease itself, with dramatic over-reactions highlighted and alarmist media coverage scrutinised. It's as if the virus and its accompanying viral fear are two related symptoms of the same disease, both demanding diagnosis and a search for a cure.

Why El Clásico catches imagination

irishtimes.com — One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair amount of hard evidence, only the odd, obtuse character among the population's 47 million will look away at 6pm local time. The rest will have eyes on the Bernabeu.

O’Reilly pays tribute to ‘eternally curious’ journalist Ben Bradlee

irishtimes.com — Sir Anthony O'Reilly has paid tribute to his friend Ben Bradlee the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who famously steered its coverage of Watergate. In a letter to The Irish Times from his home in Normandy Mr O'Reilly said Mr Bradlee, who died on Monday at the age of 93 from natural causes, was "eternally young and eternally curious."
Oct 25, 2014

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Growing army of marathon runners continue to confound the sceptics

irishtimes.com — Some people still think of it as a sort of annual mass street demonstration in support of capital running punishment. What, they ask, are those sick people running for? Why would anyone punish themselves so brutally for 26.2 gut-busting miles through the streets of any capital city, especially in a race where hardly of them have the slightest chance of winning?

Miriam Lord’s Week: Banking film is a guaranteed scary Halloween spectacle

irishtimes.com — Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies? If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of Gerry Adams over the last few days. And in this Halloween season, it's hard to resist a homegrown nightmare of epic proportions getting the big-screen treatment.
Oct 25, 2014

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Madonna ‘endorses’ Singing Nun on release of ‘Like a Virgin’ cover

irishtimes.com — As endorsements for your first album go, they do not get much heavier than this. When Italy's Singing Nun, 26-year-old Ursuline sister Cristina Scuccia, opted to promote her first album, due for release next month, she had the smart idea of releasing as a single her version of Madonna's 1984 hit Like A Virgin.
Oct 24, 2014

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Yulia Tymoshenko in fight for political survival in Ukraine

irishtimes.com — She led Ukraine's Orange Revolution, and seemed poised for a glorious comeback when freed from jail in February after another pro-western uprising. But for Yulia Tymoshenko, the former braided darling of Ukraine's reform movement and its European and US supporters, the priority in Sunday's parliamentary election is not reclaiming power, but securing political survival.