Thursday October 22, 2020

Analysis: Ireland’s economy can benefit from energy transition

IMF’s chapter on climate change is required reading for those interested in how meeting net-zero emissions targets might boost countries’ wealth

Publicans could have taken out cover for disease outbreak, FBD claims

Insurer tells court no evidence has been presented to show that pub groups believed they were ‘getting a disease policy rather than an imposed closure policy’

Key decision on Leaving Cert grading system made 3 weeks before results announced

Minutes of meetings show officials only decided on the flawed junior cycle element of the calculated grades process in mid-August

Analysis: Cervical Check tribunal row could destabilise coalition

The government has the tricky job of balancing the principles of natural justice with the need for compassion and support for the women involved

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Daniel Murray | 4 days ago

Offaly firm to supply thousands of rapid antigen Covid-19 tests

The tests, from Critical Healthcare, are not intended to replace the standard HSE test, but would allow fast and frequent testing of people in a work setting or by GPs

Aiden Corkery | 4 days ago

More delays in establishment of ‘urgent’ gambling czar

‘Complexities’ mean it will be 2023 before the regulator is operational, according to James Browne, Fianna Fáil’s junior justice minister

Clare TD says return to full lockdown is ‘act of tyranny’

Michael McNamara, who chaired the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee, claims the public will ‘snap’ if asked to endure another long shutdown

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The Big Picture

Analysis: Two tycoons are betting that global football fans would prefer to see Manchester United and Liverpool play Bayern Munich and Real Madrid more often than other English teams. But they’ll have to bench their ambitious plan for now

Life & Arts

Back on our screens with a new series of Incredible Homes, Dermot Bannon is anxious that the show be seen not as ostentatious property porn, but as simple escapism for the troubling times we live in

Tanya Sweeney | 18th October, 2020

Jewellery designer Jenny Huston got a boost from the series Normal People as customers came looking for Connell’s chain

The creative industries have buoyed us all during the pandemic. Yet, being told to retrain by the British government is the least surprising thing any arts worker has been urged to do

Despite a tendency towards self-righteousness, Mary McAleese’s warmth and decency shine through as she tells the compelling story of her upbringing during the Troubles and her election to become Ireland’s president

This week, dermal facialist and skin tutor Jennifer Rock advises a reader on how to communicate with her 15-year-old son about his skincare

Tech Insight

If Paschal Donohoe follows through on his budget promise to support gaming here, it could witness an even greater boom than the film industry

Emmet Ryan | 16th October, 2020

The co-founder of Terra Nutritech, which supplements animal feed for farmers, says it is setting its sights on US, Canadian and African markets

The web retail giant has also launched its own delivery service in Dublin this month

Warning given to Meath County Council in report compiled to help create new development plan

The latest Fitbit model, Samsung’s new smartphone and a portable telescope are all reviewed this week