HSE chief O’Brien: we need €9 billion to fix the health service
O’Brien said scenes of overcrowding at hospitals were “distressing for both patients and staff”
Farewell Hans Tietmeyer, onetime rockstar of financial markets
At the height of his powers in the Bundesbank, Tietmeyer - who has died aged 85 - was the ultimate oracle, writes Catherine O'Mahony
Off Message: Office Christmas parties are a social minefield
The festive gatherings are almost duty-bound to end in tears - so why do we keep going to them?
A heavy-handed fable of race and racism in America
FICTION: Small Great Things, By Jodi Picoult, Hodder & Stoughton, €19.95
Off Message: 'We’ve had enough of misery Christmas ads playing with our emotions'
It’s time to bring back robins and elves - and just keep it Christmassy