Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
Thanks to a shameful and dangerous lack of political leadership, mistrust and division is rife in unionism – to everybody’s cost
The timing was more than a little unfortunate. “Our door is open” read the headline on a promotional article on why Northern Ireland is a great place for businesses to invest in, which appeared in last Monday’s Financial Times.
The advertorial, placed by Invest Northern Ireland, depicted the region as a land of milk and honey, offering “unparalleled opportunities” and “talent in abundance”. This image of a prosperous, vibrant, welcoming, outward-looking...
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Emer McLysaght: In lockdown, no one can hear you scream at your printer
The Covid-19 restrictions left us at the mercy of the cruellest of devices, the home printer – and boy, did they make the most of it
Susan O'Keeffe: This week showed the absolute need for lobbying when it serves the public interest
The best lobbying is upfront, sometimes naïve, always passionate and rooted in an injustice, as opposed to the type performed by David Cameron in defence of 'his' bank
Nadine O’Regan: The Gates announce divorce and we’re utterly gobsmacked
They’re not like other fabulously wealthy couples: Billy is nerdy, Melinda is prim and they both more or less run the world together while aglow in their reputation for philanthropy. So we found ourselves scrabbling to figure out why they say they can no longer ‘grow together as a couple’
Emer McLysaght: My pandemic purchases, part 786,423: roller skates
Were you, in childhood, a skating prodigy with the glittering grace and astonishing speed of a shooting star? Turns out, me neither