With most of the world in lockdown and the majority of us confined to our homes, international travel – seen not so long ago as casual and commonplace – may become a privilege afforded to the very few
The surrender of our civil and personal freedoms has been done willingly to fight the global pandemic but when this nightmare is over, will all of us get all our liberties back?
Our TDs have shown they can’t even agree on when the Dáil should sit, so it's a bit optimistic to think they could cooperate to run the country
Covid-19 presents us with the chance to rebuild an Ireland with enhanced quality of life and better public infrastructure at its core
The first few weeks of restrictions were a national love-in but tensions are now emerging, on Twitter and on the footpaths
Put the business on ice and freeze your costs. Talk to your major creditors. Borrow if you have to, but cautiously. Decisive action now will put you in a better position when things improve
Paper sales and viewing figures are up as people hunger for more information about the coronavirus, but the precipitous drop in ad revenue is already biting hard
He may be dislikeable, even disreputable, but the Wikileaks founder is a champion in the fight against state power
We are all in the firing line now, and there is only one way we can bounce back quickly: through joint decisive action
Instead of united action to deal with the pandemic, the dysfunctional executive has descended into playing green and orange politics
Covid-19 has temporarily given us a single-tier health system – and we will never take our health service for granted again
The new emergency wage supports for business being run by the Revenue cover a range of self-employed individuals and their circumstances, and designed with business preservation in mind
We must use all the policy tools in our arsenal – and in a radical way – to get back on track as quickly as possible
In the past, individuals with strong pedigree outside politics have been handed roles in cabinet. At this time of gravest emergency, there’s much to be said for the idea of trying it again
The ‘frugal’ nations, such as Germany, want to nationalise the cost of the war on the pandemic, forcing individual states to take on massive debt. Nine countries, including Ireland, want the creation of a ‘coronabond’ so the EU as a whole can shoulder the cost of the emergency. Who will prevail?
With hair and beauty salons shut, we’re learning to live with bushy eyebrows, outgrown roots – and Zoom conference calls to show us all at our worst rather than our best