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Root and branch reforms

Root and branch reforms

In the face of competition from fintechs and digital challengers, the high street bank is changing beyond all recognition

‘It’s like 9/11 every three weeks’

‘It’s like 9/11 every three weeks’

The overall human cost of the US opioid catastrophe is staggering in its scale, writes Marion McKeone

Sport is a bubble. When you come out of it, life is different. I tell athletes to look ten years forward and work back

Sport is a bubble. When you come out of it, life is different. I tell athletes to look ten years forward and work back

Former professional sailor David McHugh has used his sporting experience to chart out a new career as a sports agent

Profile Jon Williams: A passion for news

Profile Jon Williams: A passion for news

Hooked, line and Sackler

Hooked, line and Sackler

OxyContin was once hailed as a miracle drug for pain relief. But in recent times, it has become synonymous with the opioid epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of people in the US. And now the family of billionaires who created it are under legal scrutiny like never before

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

The tycoon’s defamation action against The Sunday Business Post saw the paper’s former editor and former business editor both take the stand to defend a 2015 story

Trump’s fake crisis is all to do with ratings

Trump’s fake crisis is all to do with ratings

Using a humanitarian crisis to declare a national emergency is a cynical move that will attract legal opposition. But it is all a gamble for votes in 2020

How do we house the nurse and the guard?

How do we house the nurse and the guard?

We used to measure affordability in the housing market by the ability of a nurse and a garda to buy a home together. Today, that couple are shut out of the market. Here are three policies that could alleviate a social problem behind the public service pay demands

Europe needs to wake up to the rise of the right

Europe needs to wake up to the rise of the right

The success of the Brexit referendum campaign has created a growing sense that the European Parliament could be ‘completely overturned’ in the May elections, as populist groups take inspiration from London

North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism

North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism

Tourism NI is striving to ensure that the recent surge in visitor numbers from the South won’t be reversed when Britain leaves the EU, writes Dominic McGrath

Calling the PAC to account

Calling the PAC to account

Some politicians have been accused of using the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee as a springboard to making a name for themselves in the media, while those before it are being subjected to hard interrogation. Could it, and should it, be different?

Retail shock therapy for Amazon’s quiet man

Retail shock therapy for Amazon’s quiet man

The decision by Amazon to pull out of locating part of its HQ in New York is the latest upheaval in the life of its founder Jeff Bezos. Currently mired in a scandal over intimate pictures of himself and his mistress, the mogul claims he’s the victim of score-settling by the National Enquirer

Irish firms slow to reply to Huawei question

Irish firms slow to reply to Huawei question

As telecoms companies roll out 5G, many remain coy as to whether they will be using Chinese phonemaker Huawei

Living for the city

Living for the city

In a wide-ranging interview, the chief executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, talks about the homeless crisis, planning interventions, policing Airbnb and controversial land deals

Custom House clients to wait a year for redress

Custom House clients to wait a year for redress

Liquidator did not attend investor meeting because ‘it wouldn’t have gone down well’