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English nationalism could result in a united Ireland

English nationalism could result in a united Ireland

The people of Britain are contemplating the destruction of their country

Bruce is simply wrong on same-sex marriage

Bruce is simply wrong on same-sex marriage

Seanad Éireann is too broken to be fixed

Seanad Éireann is too broken to be fixed

Constitutional constraints make it difficult to reform the Upper House in any meaningful way

HSE should not threaten its regulator or the media

HSE should not threaten its regulator or the media

All healthcare includes the possibility of error. The great majority of HSE employees know this and work hard to avoid it. They should not be blamed or criticised when errors occur despite their efforts.

Time to end the culture of secrecy in financial crisis

Time to end the culture of secrecy in financial crisis

In 2008, weeks after the state had guaranteed the assets and liabilities of the Irish banks, the Central Bank contacted PwC. They wanted the accountancy firm to go inside the Irish financial institutions and determine the true state of their balance

The discontents of Judge Hardiman

The discontents of Judge Hardiman

Time to bite the bullet and sell Aer Lingus

Time to bite the bullet and sell Aer Lingus

There are many good reasons for the state to rebuff Willie Walsh and not sell its 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to his IAG group. The airline, after all, is not just a company but a vital cog in the national infrastructure. It is a strong, profit

Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’

Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’

Doing a deal with the Quinn family

Doing a deal with the Quinn family

We know certain truths. We know that members of the Quinn family swore misleading affidavits, generated bogus payments, falsified documents and acquired offshore companies in an effort to keep control of a €500 million international property portfoli

No return to backroom deals

No return to backroom deals

Alcohol policy is half-cut

Alcohol policy is half-cut

We’re drinking far less of our own accord, so why is the government handing more money to the supermarkets and off-licences in the name of sobering us up?

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

Michael Noonan will produce something very like George Osborne’s election budget

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Selfless rebels had real vision

Speaking from both sides of its mouth

Speaking from both sides of its mouth

Sinn Féin has shown us time and again that it just can’t be trusted, because the party will say anything to get ahead

The political perils of good economics

The political perils of good economics

Ruairi Quinn was Ireland’s best ever finance minister. And nobody wants to emulate him