Up for Debate

Up for debate: Our columnists on Irish unity, the Russian gas problem and Michael O’Leary’s endurance

Insightful analysis of the main developments in business and politics from our team of writers, including Elaine Byrne, Matt Cooper and Vincent Boland

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive: his overall stock in the airline might have been reduced, but his power over decision-making has never waned, Matt Cooper writes. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Elaine Byrne: State apology for Civil War executions could help us finally confront our painful past

As Kildare prepares to host a memorial for seven Republicans executed in 1922 following secret trials, the opportunity for the next Taoiseach to make a public apology should not be squandered.

Matt Cooper: New contract means Ryanair’s ‘O’Leary era’ is still in mid-flight

It’s hard to imagine the Irish airline without its firebrand chief executive, our columnist writes – ...