The coalition must reconnect
Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months
Chaos would be the most probable outcome if today’s poll results were repeated in a general election. Chaos, or worse. If the trend continued, Gerry Adams would be leader of the largest party, and therefore Taoiseach-in-waiting.
Would Fianna Fáil be Adams’ favoured minor partner? Or would he make do with an alliance with the burgeoning independent benches? After Sinn Féin whistleblower Mairia Cahill told the story of her abuse, the conventional wisdom was...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery