Feargal Quinn

Feargal Quinn

An Post needs courageous changes to keep delivering

An Post needs courageous changes to keep delivering

The universal postal service obligation is an outdated relic from the pre-smartphone era. An Post should consider ditching it in order to survive

Is the decorum of high office slipping away?

Is the decorum of high office slipping away?

In the age of Trump, it’s tempting to believe that dignity has become an outdated concept in politcs

Gravest threat to democracy is the public’s complacency

Gravest threat to democracy is the public’s complacency

All indications are that liberal systems of government around the world are in danger

A pill for our market access ills?

A pill for our market access ills?

New initiatives and generic brands have reduced medicine costs for the state, but more needs to be done to improve patients’ access to new treatments

The Shannon-Dublin pipeline isn’t pie in the sky, it’s critical infrastructure

The Shannon-Dublin pipeline isn’t pie in the sky, it’s critical infrastructure

When the weather finally does break, the rainfall still won’t solve the problems besetting our creaking water supply

What do you say when English is not enough?

What do you say when English is not enough?

Ireland will be exposed to Brexit because of our physical distance from the continent – but a bigger problem is our linguistic distance from our friends in Europe

Forget the Cold War – Russia holds the power to deliver a very cold winter to Europe

Forget the Cold War – Russia holds the power to deliver a very cold winter to Europe

The EU, and Ireland, should be moving to reduce its dependence on Putin’s supplies of natural gas

Banks are struggling to remain relevant

Banks are struggling to remain relevant

As online transactions increase by the day, traditional financial institutions are faced with many and diverse challenges

We often call him politically naive, but it is more fitting to say that he was way ahead of his time; Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s was not ready for Noël Browne. By doing what he felt was right, he sacrificed his career.

We often call him politically naive, but it is more fitting to say that he was way ahead of his time; Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s was not ready for Noël Browne. By doing what he felt was right, he sacrificed his career.

Noël Browne – doctor, politician and one-time health minister – knew a thing or two about getting stuff done

Whistleblowers should be rewarded, not ostracised

Whistleblowers should be rewarded, not ostracised

Those who tell uncomfortable truths are utterly vital to our society, as the INM and CervicalCheck controversies prove

Why it’s time to bring greater transparency to the contents of foods that we consume

Why it’s time to bring greater transparency to the contents of foods that we consume

All too often nowadays,we don’t consume foods in their natural state - and the extra ingredients could spell danger to us and our children

Calling time on Putin’s antics

Calling time on Putin’s antics

After years of financial and political skulduggery, the world, and Ireland, has finally woken up to the need to rein in Russia. Why did it take so long?

Climate change and the scourge of plastics

Climate change and the scourge of plastics

We need less spin and more delivery from the government

Social media platforms have to face regulation

Social media platforms have to face regulation

Increasingly, the internet is also being used as a force for malice, and in ways not likely to have been envisaged when it was first conceived

We need new ideas for  what the Presidency can be

We need new ideas for what the Presidency can be

As Mary Robinson did years ago, it is time to reframe the soft but considerable power of this unique post for the modern age