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David McWiliams: A very big overdraft

David McWiliams: A very big overdraft

There was no Irish miracle, just a very big overdraft

Osborne goes full Tory with a vengeance

Osborne goes full Tory with a vengeance

The British budget shows what happens when the Conservative Party has a majority: it openly favours the wealthy and increases inequality

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well

The pact of forgetting and the need to remember

The pact of forgetting and the need to remember

How will we remember the dead of the Troubles?

Consider not just the measures, but the men

Consider not just the measures, but the men

Policies can change, but what about the personalities of the politicians implementing them? Perhaps we can understand better what happened to the economy by looking at the character of three men

Why Kenny is like Mayo’s footballers

Why Kenny is like Mayo’s footballers

This is a Europe we never imagined

This is a Europe we never imagined

Groupthink informs the media’s attitude to the EU, while most politicians have become opportunistic cheerleaders for its bully-boy tactics and its heaving trough of goodies

Profile Mick Wallace Megaphone Mick’s colourful campaign

Profile Mick Wallace Megaphone Mick’s colourful campaign

Public sector corners the budget once again

Public sector corners the budget once again

Shatter makes the boys in blue see red

Shatter makes the boys in blue see red

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It’s time for Ireland to decide on the global tax injustice

It’s time for Ireland to decide on the global tax injustice

Surge of the migrant tide

Surge of the migrant tide

While we wait, torn between compassion and practicality, the signs are that the massive 21st century population shift has already begun

Greek euro exit would scar a generation

Greek euro exit would scar a generation

If Greece leaves the euro, the country faces years of life-altering hyperinflation and turmoil. And the eurozone faces severe instability.

Facts don’t figure in stats jungle

Facts don’t figure in stats jungle

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

New political alternatives are chaotic and dispiriting

There are dangers in the politics of magical thinking