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Last Post: Careful now, as we ponder the Seanad

Last Post: Careful now, as we ponder the Seanad

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The euthanasia question

Public sector pay should be reformed not reinstated

Public sector pay should be reformed not reinstated

The prospect of public sector pay increases, about which negotiations will commence between the government and the trade unions on Tuesday, will infuriate many readers. To put it mildly, they have a point.

Let’s vote on the Freedom to Offend

Let’s vote on the Freedom to Offend

Sure, we have freedom of speech, but as it’s Ireland, there’s a get-out clause

Cameron may be the last prime minister of  the UK

Cameron may be the last prime minister of the UK

The Tory victory means great uncertainty for both the European Union and the United Kingdom

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Banks have not changed

Tax cuts will be a disaster

Tax cuts will be a disaster

There is a fairer alternative to the government’s economic plan

Electoral prudence springs into action

Electoral prudence springs into action

What to make of the government’s spring statement.

Time for bus unions to call off the strike

Time for bus unions to call off the strike

The bus unions have already seen off one transport minister who was keen on privatising part of the public bus services.

Last Post: Gilmore, Burton and the high price of politics

Last Post: Gilmore, Burton and the high price of politics

A socially divisive election

A socially divisive election

Election 2016 is shaping up to be one of our most socially divisive. And Labour and Fianna Fáil could fall into the resulting chasm

Let’s not forget Gallipoli all over again

Let’s not forget Gallipoli all over again

The events of the 1916 Rising and the conflict in Turkey a year earlier are closely entwined

Long game must trump tactical manoeuvring

Long game must trump tactical manoeuvring

Irish history tells us that parties who buy elections using short-term policies tend to destabilise the economy in the long run. Fiscal history is unkind to Fianna Fáil in particular. Years like 1977 and 2007 are stamped in the public’s mind, where t

What does the state want from its banks?

What does the state want from its banks?

What does the government want? It is a question that many bankers – from board members to executives to the general rank-and-file staffers – have been asking in recent weeks, as the government has sought to influence the state-backed banks on emotive

It’s time to talk about children

It’s time to talk about children