Up for Debate

Up for debate: The best from the Business Post’s columnists

Insightful analysis of the main developments in business and politics from our team of writers, including Matt Cooper, Elaine Byrne and Tony O’Brien

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Vincent Boland: Rarefied air of the metaverse proving too thin for investors

A year after Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook’s name to Meta, his $30 billion long-term bet on an unknown future has failed to convince even his most stalwart backers.

Elaine Byrne: Why we should be concerned about Chinese covert activity in Ireland

A small sign on a Dublin street may seem far removed from the world of international spies, but as the European base for US tech and pharma, Ireland is a target for espionage operations.

Deirdre Heenan: No way to fix protocol problem until Britain acknowledges Brexit was a giant mistake

The North is facing another toxic Assembly election. In a very crowded field, the DUP have managed to be the worst political strategists in the UK.

Matt Cooper: Sunak’s cabinet of curiosities does not inspire hope for an end to the madness

Britain’s latest prime minister has picked familiar faces in his cabinet, but Ireland should hope that he seeks a new path on Brexit.

Tony O’Brien: Lack of accountability will doom Sláintecare’s regional system to failure

Five years on from the launch of Sláintecare, there is still no plan to legislate for the establishment of regional health areas as entities distinct from the HSE.