Feargal Quinn

Feargal Quinn

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

Surviving the health ministry

Surviving the health ministry

If all one has to do in the ministry is survive for a relatively short time, surely there is no incentive to deliver on any major reform

Sutherland was right: Migrants are the saving of our economy

Sutherland was right: Migrants are the saving of our economy

Peter Sutherland recognised the crucial role of immigrants in helping to sustain growth. So does Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys

Let’s give older jobseekers a break

Let’s give older jobseekers a break

Why rule out an experienced hire because they’ve been around the block? They might well be the next Colonel Sanders or Ray Kroc

Consumers, wield your power

Consumers, wield your power

‘Shrinkflation’ and ingredient swaps are just two of the measures employed by producers to reduce their own costs and up profits, with both financial and environmental costs

Feargal Quinn: Removing the hairshirt of corporation tax

Feargal Quinn: Removing the hairshirt of corporation tax

We need to move from having a low corporation tax regime to having one that is fair to business and workers alike

Tolerance is lacking in abortion debate

Tolerance is lacking in abortion debate

Contemporary Ireland is a nation that seems determined to find issues which tear us apart at regular intervals.

We need to tackle childhood obesity

We need to tackle childhood obesity

It seems to have been a surprise to many that during the ‘back to school’ season Penneys was ...

Quinn on the brand

Quinn on the brand

Michael O'Leary is nothing if not a savvy businessman, and so it is all the more surprising that he has blotted his copybook in recent weeks by failing to plan ahead