Politicians should show us a detailed cost-benefit analysis for the hare-brained plan to dismember the Luas Green line
True to form, Jean-Claude Juncker combined theatricality and vacuous rhetoric in his final speech...
The internet has turned out to be a Trojan horse in many ways. Extremism is set loose online and enthroned on the seat of wisdom
The New York Times’s decision to publish a high-level US administration member’s account of t...
Any public sense that the Taoiseach was being smart or politically opportunistic in staging an unprovoked repudiation of the three-budget deal with Fianna Fáil could well blow up in Varadkar’s face
Trump is facilitating Saudi Arabia and Israel while bullying Iran and Turkey – and getting the US nowhere
It is hard to draw any conclusion other than that Trump is advancing the regional interests of Israel as an end in itself.
Pope Francis is hardly a radical, but Catholic reactionaries are gunning for him in a power struggle for the Church’s future direction
Pope Francis is locked in a bitter struggle with conservative and reactionary forces in the Roman Catholic Church who have conducted a sometimes mutinous campaign to curb him
Mary Lou’s U-turn on a border poll and resignations from the party show Sinn Féin’s true nature is only ‘slightly democratic’
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? is a reminder of the power of satire against ignorance and prejudice
The TV show features Cohen interviewing members of the far-right Tea Party mindset and persuading them to make complete idiots of themselves on camera
FF and FG’s apparent willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin rather than cooperate with each other could have serious implications
Here are three uncomfortable truths. First, despite furious public protestations to the contrary,...
Macron’s power play has been rebuffed by Merkel, while dissent is rife among other EU states. But at least Juncker remains steadfast on Brexit
Emmanuel Macron visited Germany hoping to persuade the weak and embattled Angela Merkel to join w...
What we really need is one elected mayor to take responsibility for the future of the capital
Boris Johnson fancies himself the hard man of British politics; he’s more like the Captain Mainwaring
Johnson's leaked speech from the Conservative Way Forward function told us what we probably suspected all along