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The 'Everest-style' challenge of implementing the policing report

The 'Everest-style' challenge of implementing the policing report

Now that new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has seen the detail of the Commission’s effort, he will know that the magic centenary date of 2022 – the suggested date for implementation - is way too close for comfort

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Ironically, the more openly we talk about sex in public, the more fraught our personal relationships are. We’re not short on discourse, but empathy

New homes on the way, and boy do we need them

New homes on the way, and boy do we need them

The latest figures represent a marked improvement on this time last year, which is just as well

Building near rail routes could fast-track affordable housing

Building near rail routes could fast-track affordable housing

If we want to solve the housing crisis, we as a nation need to say yes to development - even in our own backyard

Róisín Burke on Business

Róisín Burke on Business

The Brogan clan has checked out of a regional hotel group worth €20 million

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

Technology is only bad news if you don’t keep abreast of developments. For the savvy investor, there are huge opportunities to be had

The rise of inoffensive taxation

The rise of inoffensive taxation

The reassessment of the Local Property Tax due next year has produced the latest attempt at inoffensive taxation, an idea so bad, in so many ways, it’s hard to know where to start

How many previous owners are too many?

How many previous owners are too many?

How this country clawed its way back from the brink

How this country clawed its way back from the brink

After the banking crisis, presenting a united government front was essential in order to restore international confidence in Ireland – but it took its toll

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

There have never been more workers, and they have never paid more in tax than today. Household disposable incomes are higher now than they were during the boom, and there are proportionately fewer children as a percentage of the population to look after. Why, then, is there a child poverty problem in this country?

Juncker’s swansong contained a few bombshells on tax and sovereignty that should make us sit up

Juncker’s swansong contained a few bombshells on tax and sovereignty that should make us sit up

Harris should share what he knows about RUC murders

Harris should share what he knows about RUC murders

Drew Harris claimed at the Smithwick Tribunal that a garda colluded with the IRA in the killings of two RUC men. If the new Garda Commissioner stands by that claim, he must explain it now

Irish football’s great joyless journey to nowhere

Irish football’s great joyless journey to nowhere

Reports of Roy Keane’s rows with players and recent dismal match performances have laid the unedifying spectacle that is football in Ireland all too bare

An Post needs courageous changes to keep delivering

An Post needs courageous changes to keep delivering

The universal postal service obligation is an outdated relic from the pre-smartphone era. An Post should consider ditching it in order to survive

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

Widely articulated concerns that patients here were dying because of a shoddy, cut-price screening service are not supported by the Scally report