Broadband anger, funding costs and the Maginot Line
The government must invest with the overarching goal of making a step-change in our development. There has never been a better or arguably more necessary time to take to take the bolder path
Brexit: no deal is now better for Ireland than a bad deal
Threats worked a treat for Britain in past Anglo-Irish clashes, but May’s brinkmanship may well leave the current generation of Irish leaders unmoved
Irish Grand Slam win chimes with Brexit border tussle
In the Brexit referendum debate, the few that acknowledged that the Irish border might be relevant were equally content to assume that a compliant government in Dublin would quietly adjust to any new reality
Phoney war over, a sensible Brexit finally beckons
Far from being the barrier to Brexit as depicted by arch-Brexiteers, the subtle compromise at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement provides a safe route to a lasting, post-Brexit accommodation between the two islands
Making the global money machine
In this extract from Money Mayhem: The Bewildering Consequences of Cutting Money Free, markets expert John Looby explores the history of the gold-linked global currency, the moment when that changed, and the perils of what may be to come
John Looby: 'A soft centre and the telling of hard truths'
Centrist politicians have been recklessly poor at challenging the narrative of their alleged impotence
John Looby: 'Reagan's presidency is a useful guide for what may evolve under Trump'
Reagan's success as issuer of the unanchored global reserve currency highlights the freedom now in the President-elect's hands
John Looby: The delusion of Trump and Farage is echoed in our industrial unrest
Public sector grievance renders reason increasingly powerless in the face of emotion
'Trump represents the smashing of an idea of innocence'
The all-but-sacred idea of what it is to be US president was smashed beyond repair this week
Like Argentina's Falklands gamble, the dramatic gesture of Brexit is set to backfire
Be it The Great British Bake Off or the fanaticism of support for Team GB, the signs of Britain's demise have been there for some time
The Irish income tax system - a tyranny of the majority?
Budgetary policy in Ireland owes little to political or economic principles