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The Great British Balkanisation

The Great British Balkanisation

After the election, a federal Britain seems to be the only logical option with Europe continuing to drive a wedge between England and Scotland

Noonan and the jobless

Noonan and the jobless

Michael Noonan’s comments about people who ‘will never work’ show how out of touch he is with the reality of what is actually happening to the long-term unemployed

British Elections: A kingdom far from united

British Elections: A kingdom far from united

It is no longer the Irish question that excites political debate in Britain, it is the Scottish question and the European question

The ballot that gives reform a bad name

The ballot that gives reform a bad name

The recent trial of Gail O’Rorke reignited the issue of assisted suicide, and specifically whether it should be a criminal offence to help a terminally ill person end their suffering by taking their own life.

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.

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