Lucinda Creighton: Europe must stand with the US to face down China and Russia
The US and Europe need each other, and one of Joe Biden’s most crucial jobs will be to get the two trading partners back on the same side
While European leaders generally welcomed the US presidential election result with a collective sigh of relief, any notion that the transatlantic relationship would automatically revert to one of warm and friendly camaraderie is sorely misjudged.
A relieved Angela Merkel gave one of the best speeches of her life when welcoming the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. She broached her own country’s uncomfortable history of nativism, fascism and xenophobia, while reflecting on the momentous...
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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