Brian Keegan: Better to subsidise workers’ wages than to pay the dole
The wage subsidy scheme is fundamental to job retention and restoration, both of which are critical to achieving a quick national recovery
One of the most inane comments I heard about Brexit was from a management guru who said that it only forced businesses to plan in ways that they should have been doing already. As being wise after the event goes, this takes some beating.
But if Brexit caught some of us unawares, almost everyone was blind-sided to the prospect of a Covid-19 pandemic. Even Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could admit last week that a...
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Emer McLysaght: That time my friend phoned me from George Clooney’s loo, and other stories
Irish people are very good at being two degrees of separation from almost every famous person on planet Earth
Nadine O’Regan: Mr Potato Head bows to change to make everyone feel welcome
The toy controversy shows that we’re getting better at making our language inclusive, but old attitudes still remain
Susan O’Keeffe: Public wants clarity, not false promises, from government
Stephen Donnelly may be pledging more than he can deliver on vaccines while the new Living with Covid plan is short on detail and has brought more confusion. We deserve better
Paul Johnston: Britain’s priorities for UN Security Council align with Irish interests too
Tackling climate change and Covid-19, and trying to prevent conflicts, are key goals