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Enough of the gender wars! We’re meant to be adults. And the Gillette advertisement should be judged on its wider merits, not on whether it panders to women

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead. Pretending a no-deal Brexit must remain on the table will prevent a cross-party consensus

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead. Pretending a no-deal Brexit must remain on the table will prevent a cross-party consensus

DUP’s power-trip will be short

DUP’s power-trip will be short

The Democratic Unionist Party has been throwing its weight around in Westminster, while letting the North go to hell in a handbasket. But its time in the limelight is coming to an end – and the sooner the better

Theresa May is the author of her own awful misfortune

Theresa May is the author of her own awful misfortune

Resistance badly needs a reality check

Resistance badly needs a reality check

RTÉ’s expensive drama about the War of Independence fails to address the era’s central issue: the morality of political violence

Sinn Féin, Westminster and the lying game

Sinn Féin, Westminster and the lying game

Taking the oath of allegiance and taking their seats in the Commons would be a lie, but it may be necessary for the greater good

How to build a world-class hospital in just one year

How to build a world-class hospital in just one year

The National Children’s Hospital will open in 2023 at an enormous cost to the taxpayer. What happened was inevitable because of the way we work. Will the new maternity hospital be a money pit as well?

The European Parliament is the Seanad on steroids

The European Parliament is the Seanad on steroids

Neither Irish political parties nor Irish voters seem to care about this year’s European Parliament elections, despite what they mean for us

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Marie Kondo wants us to change our lives, by becoming less messy - but does her new Netflix documentary unwittingly reveal that some things are better left just as they are?

Forget share prices, and let builders build

Forget share prices, and let builders build

Shares in house builders have taken a battering, but that might not be any harm in the medium term

US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

The suspension of government services in the US has nothing to recommend it, except that it forces hard political decisions to be taken

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great

Be wary when you’re perusing the used car market

Be wary when you’re perusing the used car market

If you buy a car that has finance still outstanding, it could be taken off you

Connecting with the consumer

Connecting with the consumer

Traditional media are better for building a brand’s story and personality, says Glanbia veteran Colin Gordon

State’s homelessness failures are no free licence  for charities

State’s homelessness failures are no free licence for charities

As Conor Skehan suggests, our homeless charities need to be more efficient at what they do, because they’re wasting limited resources