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Ex-public servants need to cool off

Ex-public servants need to cool off

Departing civil servants must have a cooling-off period before being allowed to take up similar posts in the private sector

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

Father Ted captured a whole series of religious and cultural epiphanies, and remains a comedy landmark two decades on from its debut

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

We have gone bust three times since independence, each time largely because of the composition of our tax structure

Has the coalition’s recovery sunk beneath the waves?

Has the coalition’s recovery sunk beneath the waves?

Any past misdeeds may be water under the bridge for Sinn Féin, but the government parties are not so easily forgiven – especially for water charges

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Decades of right-wing economic policy have sown inequality and political discontent throughout Europe – but conditions are perfect for a Keynesian response

Time to let our watchdogs bark loudly

Time to let our watchdogs bark loudly

What is the point of having watchdogs like Hiqa and GSOC if they are muzzled?

Here is a way to keep people in their homes

Here is a way to keep people in their homes

There is a way to prevent unnecessary repossessions

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Last Post: Cabinet Live! You know it would work

Last Post: Cabinet Live! You know it would work

How aid hurts Africa

How aid hurts Africa

Rafael Marques, an Angolan journalist currently facing a possible nine years in jail for accusing Angolan army generals of corruption, gave me an early lesson in the harsh and complex reality of aid.

Nobody loses with a yes vote

Nobody loses with a yes vote

Marriage equality is good for Ireland, good for people, good for marriage, and a true symbol of the aspirations of the 1916 Proclamation

What exactly are we commemorating?

What exactly are we commemorating?

Confusion surrounds plans for the Rising’s centenary. Perhaps that is strangely appropriate

Being an entrepreneur is hard

Being an entrepreneur is hard

It’s important that we don’t conflate the challenges of enterprise with suffering for a kind of greater good

Marriage equality vote affects every marriage

Marriage equality vote affects every marriage

Official Ireland hides behind an enduring veil of secrecy

Official Ireland hides behind an enduring veil of secrecy