Dan O’Brien: A declining and dysfunctional US is not in Ireland’s interests
The recent chaotic withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan and the continuing polarisation of the American hard right and illiberal left means we can no longer take our impressive economic relationship with that country for granted
Nobody who was alive 20 years ago will ever forget where they were as the 9/11 attacks unfolded. That day, the optimism of the all too brief post-Cold War era came to an end.
The hopes of a new world order of peace, cooperation and stability, which had been brought about by the collapse of communism, gave way to fears of hyper-terrorism and civilisations clashing. The decade-long “holiday from history”, as some called it, was over....
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Dan O’Brien: Merkel’s successor may face existential challenges to the EU
Whatever the outcome of today’s election in Germany, it will matter a lot for Ireland’s spending and tax plans and could reopen the gap between between the ‘frugal’ northern countries and
State won’t shy away from ‘difficult’ budget decisions, Donohoe says
Finance Minister says government cannot maintain spending at an ‘unprecedented and unsustainably high level’
State’s spending plans could leave debt ratio at unsafe levels, Oireachtas told
Fiscal watchdog repeats warnings over government’s spending plans ahead of next month’s budget