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Have the rich and powerful always behaved so badly? Or does social media shine a spotlight on what has always been unacceptable?

Hap flaw will only exacerbate the crisis

Hap flaw will only exacerbate the crisis

Senseless policy error effectively forces landlords to evict non-paying social housing tenants

Brexit jitters and our parallel property universe

Brexit jitters and our parallel property universe

Dublin residential property price rises merely slow down, while London prices have fallen

Gillian Nelis on Business

Gillian Nelis on Business

Four-Star Pizza finds that online is just the topping for loyal customers

Is Brexit distracting us from Europe’s woes?

Is Brexit distracting us from Europe’s woes?

German economic data released last week should have us all worried

Digital taxation rules could hit Ireland harder

Digital taxation rules could hit Ireland harder

It is crucial for companies with international trade to engage with the OECD, to ensure Irish interests are not hampered

Jill Kerby - Financial Matters

Jill Kerby - Financial Matters

Brexit causes wallet anxiety as gold-buying increases

Tech sector also has a squeezed middle

Tech sector also has a squeezed middle

It’s great to have a start-up hub, but small tech firms have no homes to go to when they take their stabilisers off

The TV set has come a long way since the first black and whites, and there’s plenty of road left in the journey

The TV set has come a long way since the first black and whites, and there’s plenty of road left in the journey

Let’s get with the health spending programme

Let’s get with the health spending programme

Despite having a younger population than most high-income countries, we spend far more per person on health than the OECD average. And our health system is still a mess. We need to start looking hard at where exactly the money is going, or costs will just keep rising

The shortage of judges has grave implications not only for Irish litigants, but for our trust in the justice system as a whole

The shortage of judges has grave implications not only for Irish litigants, but for our trust in the justice system as a whole

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

Five ideas for how to protect liberal democracy

Five ideas for how to protect liberal democracy

We must generate public consensus on key policies

We must generate public consensus on key policies

From the birth of our nation, we were obsessed with self-sufficiency. But now, as an open economy, we must embrace a future of increased possibilities

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