Journalism played a major part in the conviction of the Tipperary TD for tax offences
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The former Anglo chief executive called the shots at a bank which cost the state many billions. So why do we seem so apathetic about this week’s guilty verdict?
Last week’s referendum result did not herald the advent of secularisation in Ireland. It had already quietly arrived in the hearts and minds of Irish people
Consensus-building in the Citizens’ Assembly enabled Irish people to embark on a journey of reflection that led to Friday’s vote
With Oireachtas committees, the political instinct veers towards scoring points rather than getting answers
It’s time to change the way we deal with scandals and start making individuals answerable for their behaviour – with real penalties
The reaction online and in the streets to the Belfast rape trial verdict is understandable, but the presumption of innocence must remain the cornerstone of the criminal justice system
The attempts by parties to exert too much control over their TDs do not work in a modern democracy and, if anything, often backfire
In the last eight months, two separate reports have been published which suggest that foot-dragging and lack of communication by state agencies are failing to protect children from sexual abuse