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It’s time to cancel ‘cancel culture’ and replace bilious trolling with a ‘forgiveness culture’ that drags the online community out of a cycle of self-destructive negativity

It’s time to give emotive language the bird

It’s time to give emotive language the bird

Calling PRS investors ‘cuckoos’ unfairly stigmatises a sector that is key to solving our housing crisis

Celebrating 60 glorious years of the Mini by reinventing it

Celebrating 60 glorious years of the Mini by reinventing it

The super-cute car of the Swinging Sixties, far from slowing down, is powering into the future

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

In the assembly’s absence, laws have diverged between the North and Britain – and some of the differences are not trivial

Financial matters: Jill Kerby

Financial matters: Jill Kerby

If we are ever to get back to attainable home ownership for young people to avoid moving back in with Mum and Dad, urgent changes are needed

There’s something new in the air

There’s something new in the air

Renewable energy - in particular wind - offers increasingly impressive investment potential

Ad agencies feel the heat from climate change activists

Ad agencies feel the heat from climate change activists

The marketeers have the power to alter our habits – and they are being urged to stop selling us things we don’t need

Trump and Xi must smooth over the Google-Huawei row or everyone will lose out

Trump and Xi must smooth over the Google-Huawei row or everyone will lose out

The decision by Google to restrict Huawei’s access to its Play Store and suite of apps is a blow to the Chinese phone maker, but not one it will sit back and take on the chin

Can economists handle the good news?

Can economists handle the good news?

Ireland’s economy has a history of outperforming other European economies for a while, and then vastly underperforming them when the economy turns downward like a marble rolling ever-faster off a table

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Right-wing warriors lead Britain to the brink

Nigel Farage will strong-arm the Tories towards a no-deal Brexit, while PM-in-waiting Boris Johnson will do only what is best for Boris

Stop playing ball with tax-avoiding multinationals

Stop playing ball with tax-avoiding multinationals

There have been some victories in the push towards tax justice in the EU, but far more still needs to be done to stop corporate entities getting off scot-free

Why Uber’s stock market debut was a predictable flop

Why Uber’s stock market debut was a predictable flop

It takes more than massive growth and no profit to impress Wall Street realists, as the taxi-hailing app has learned in painful fashion

Still lacking final closure in our bleak house of financial ghosts

Still lacking final closure in our bleak house of financial ghosts

As the public hearings finally begin into the 2010 collapse of Quinn Insurance, it’s clear Ireland needs a quicker and cheaper way to exorcise its economic demons

Banning unvaccinated kids from school is sure to backfire

Banning unvaccinated kids from school is sure to backfire

Making vaccination mandatory won’t persuade distrustful people to trust the system, and could just end up making things worse

Blurring the lines on cannabis doesn’t help doctors’ case

Blurring the lines on cannabis doesn’t help doctors’ case

In discussing legalisation of the drug, the Cannabis Risk Alliance has lumped together medicinal and recreational use