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If you search your heart, you’ll find there’s one true music venue in which your soul rejoices: and for our columnist, it has to be Whelan’s

Ratings battle

Ratings battle

Most of us are aware of BER Certs, but do we know how they are measured or what they were designed to achieve? A qualified BER assessor explains all

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The tax incentive regime is going too far in the States, while the EU has been over-zealous in regulating competition

Eastern promise

Eastern promise

Irish investors tend to be homebirds, but indirect exposure to overseas markets can be highly profitable

The American government is open for business

The American government is open for business

Irish companies can land lucrative US federal contracts despite the ‘America First’ policy, writes Kevin F Kelly

Jill Kerby Financial Matters: Innovation is what the mortgage market needs

Jill Kerby Financial Matters: Innovation is what the mortgage market needs

A new range of residential mortgage products could be just the thing to give consumers – and that includes retirees – more choice in the sector

Google bets big on game streams

Google bets big on game streams

Google’s plan to create a Netflix of video games could wildly change the market if it succeeds, but has it bitten off more than it can chew?

British public must share blame for Brexit shambles

British public must share blame for Brexit shambles

Breaking up tech giants is now a political issue

Breaking up tech giants is now a political issue

A prime minister at war with her parliament and her people

A prime minister at war with her parliament and her people

Theresa May’s brass neck and tin ear may well do serious harm to her own country and ours

Philanthropists help society –  they should not be hindered

Philanthropists help society – they should not be hindered

Social change being driven by foreign money is a mainstay of human rights activity

If you stand by and do nothing, are you complicit?

If you stand by and do nothing, are you complicit?

Did Fine Gael wait until it was politically safe to reject Hungarian far-right leader Viktor Orbán?

Binary choices in a quantum world

Binary choices in a quantum world

The average adult makes some 35,000 decisions every day. Naturally, not all of them are correct. So how do you improve their quality?

Time to look on the supply side of life

Time to look on the supply side of life

The US Federal Reserve is re-evaluating inflation targeting as a method of supposedly keeping the global economy within predictable limits - and not before time

The DUP’s position on Brexit is a disgraceful piece of ideological buffoonery. They are a serious danger to the people of the North

The DUP’s position on Brexit is a disgraceful piece of ideological buffoonery. They are a serious danger to the people of the North

The DUP would break your heart. By holding out against May’s deal, they are actually opting for a hard border rather than living with a backstop which guarantees no hard border