Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe

We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

All public servants must help secure our recovery and lay the foundations for lasting growth

Banking union grew out of lessons of financial crisis

Banking union grew out of lessons of financial crisis

The crisis exposed design flaws in the euro that are being tackled, and the foundations of the currency are now stronger

Aligning ourselves with ‘our friends in the north’

Aligning ourselves with ‘our friends in the north’

An alliance with liberal and open northern European states with which we share common values is giving rise to what some are calling ‘the new Hanseatic League’

Our role as gateway to US is only going to increase

Our role as gateway to US is only going to increase

Mutual ties mean we are perfectly placed to liaise between the US and the EU, amid a major reform of US taxation policies and various nations’ competing global interests

Paschal Donohoe: Creating our future

Paschal Donohoe: Creating our future

In 35 years our population will swell to nearly five million. While this will hugely benefit our country, it makes the challenges we face –in healthcare, housing and infrastructure – even more urgent

Friedman sounds world-weary in his latest global address

Friedman sounds world-weary in his latest global address

Politics/economics: Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide To Thriving In The Age Of Accelerations, By Thomas L Friedman, Allen Lane, €19.55

They’re only words – but they matter more than ever

They’re only words – but they matter more than ever

What’s Gone Wrong With The Language Of Politics?

The centre will hold

The centre will hold

While we were not able to do all we hoped on budget day, we did show that moderate politics, instead of populism, can work

Paschal Donohoe: The puzzle of Howlin’s ‘do-nothing’ coalition

Paschal Donohoe: The puzzle of Howlin’s ‘do-nothing’ coalition

The Labour leader is a populist critic of New Politics who didn’t support the Old Politics either

How inventions improved the lot of average Americans

How inventions improved the lot of average Americans

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US Standard of Living Since the Civil War; By Robert J Gordon

A lively look at our age-old sporting roots

A lively look at our age-old sporting roots

Non-fiction; Sport and Ireland: A History; By Paul Rouse; Oxford University Press, €40

Investment in infrastructure vital for jobs

Investment in infrastructure vital for jobs

We have to address urban congestion so that our towns and cities are not strangled