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 Elaine Byrne, Dan O’Brien and Lucinda Creighton

COP 27: it is clear that a fundamental realignment of climate action with reality is needed if scientific emissions reduction targets are to be met

Elaine Byrne: Leo Varadkar may regret playing it safe with his cabinet reshuffle

FF, FG and the Greens’ reshuffle is a purposely conservative one, but the same old faces may not inspire an electorate with a growing appetite for change.

Ian Guider: If plan B is to still target multinationals, we will need a plan C very soon

Relying so heavily on FDI for our jobs and tax revenues leaves the country exposed in any global downturn – there should be more focus on helping indigenous companies.

Dan O’Brien: Long-term prospects for tech sector couldn’t be brighter, despite this blip

We are all living more and more of our lives online so the sector will bounce back and although it’s hard for those who have lost jobs, most should find their skills in high demand, and it could lead to a new wave of start-ups.

Lucinda Creighton: Biden confounds his critics while Trump’s comeback plan suffers a blow

With a number of Donald Trump’s picks coming unstuck in the US midterm elections, there are many in the Republican Party who will be hoping that the second coming of Trump has been irreparably damaged.

Daniel Murray: Fine words at COP 27 can’t disguise a lack of action over climate change

Last week’s conference reflected the huge disparity between what science is telling us about global warming and our current plans to limit its effects.