John Crown: New programme for government plans to copperfasten the two-tier health system
The plans for the health service largely maintain the status quo, and fail to address the fundamental issues
Who would have believed, prior to Election 2020, that not only would Sinn Féin beat Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael into second and third place, but that Leo Varadkar would still be in office four months later with a personal popularity of 75 per cent, based on his able handling of a deadly viral pandemic? So it was that the capricious hand of Mother Nature served up one of those pesky Harold Macmillanesque events that...
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Massive expansion in size of state will continue – but how will this money-printing experiment end?
Our politicians overwhelmingly believe, probably correctly, that giveaways mean votes – and several imprudent budget decisions have more to do with politics than with the wise allocation of resources
Susan O’Keeffe: Oil executives being held to public account is welcome and overdue
For the first time ever, the mighty and powerful companies will sit before a Congressional Committee in Washington and be probed about their extensive information campaigns as they relate to carbon emissions and climate change
Susan O’Keeffe: Boris Johnson’s latest slogan can only be deemed delusional
The British Prime Minister’s pledge to create a ‘high wage, high skilled economy’ ignores the many chaotic elements of the post-Brexit reality he helped to bring about