Lucinda Creighton

Lucinda Creighton

The West’s response to China’s tyranny is ‘amoral’

The West’s response to China’s tyranny is ‘amoral’

We cannot keep cosying up to the superpower in the interests of trade while ignoring China’s increasing human rights abuses in Hong Kong and elsewhere

Sport can deliver results far beyond the stadium walls

Sport can deliver results far beyond the stadium walls

Events such as the Dublin Horse Show and GAA matches are a linchpin of our economy, and should be treated as such

The tweet that launched a thousand hysterics

The tweet that launched a thousand hysterics

Timmy Dooley’s criticism of the Taoiseach was par for the course. It’s the establishment’s apparent willingness to ignore the risks inherent in the EU and Irish position on the backstop that could do real damage

Scandal offers state a creche course in childcare needs

Scandal offers state a creche course in childcare needs

The paltry subsidy of €80 hardly puts a dent in childcare costs that average €1,100 a month in Dublin. Tax relief is the best way to offer choice and options to all

Brexit offers Ireland a chance to reassess priorities on EU stage

Brexit offers Ireland a chance to reassess priorities on EU stage

When Brexit eventually happens, we’ll find ourselves in a changed world with new dynamics at play. It’s time we planned accordingly

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

Threatening to scupper international trade deals, as the Dáil did last week, is contrary to the interests of an open economy such as ours

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Horse-trading over top EU jobs late into the night does nothing to counter claims of a ‘democratic deficit’ or ‘unelected elites’

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed

A genuine pillar of Europe

A genuine pillar of Europe

Angela Merkel saved the euro, but her moral response to the migrant crisis was both her Achilles heel and arguably the biggest act of bravery in her political career

FG’s 40-year role in EPP was vital to Brexit deal

FG’s 40-year role in EPP was vital to Brexit deal

Though not well known here, the European People’s Party reaches across all the EU member states and beyond, and is influential in key institutional positions

Bankers must be held to account

Bankers must be held to account

If we don't improve our enforcement regime for white-collar crime, we risk falling victim to further financial woe

Ex-public servants need to cool off

Ex-public servants need to cool off

Departing civil servants must have a cooling-off period before being allowed to take up similar posts in the private sector

If RebootIreland clicks with you, then join us

If RebootIreland clicks with you, then join us

Last Friday I, along with Eddie Hobbs, a small business owner, and John Leahy, an independent cou...

A manifesto for the independents

A manifesto for the independents

Independents are traditionally seen as acting on the fringes of government. But they can govern from the middle too, writes Lucinda Creighton.

What good are laws if no one will enforce them?

What good are laws if no one will enforce them?

The single largest problem in combatting white-collar crime in Ireland has virtually nothing to do with our laws, and everything to do with enforcement.