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No time for triumphalism

No time for triumphalism

With the border backstop safely secured, Ireland’s next move must be to help Britain through the cataclysm of Brexit and resist the temptation to kick it when it’s down

The choice is simple: The May deal or chaos

The choice is simple: The May deal or chaos

When all’s said and done, the House of Commons won’t vote for a Brexit crash-out

Getting women through education’s glass ceiling

Getting women through education’s glass ceiling

The gender action plan for universities must be welcomed and implemented

SBP editorial: Brexiteers must make the best of their bad situation

SBP editorial: Brexiteers must make the best of their bad situation

SBP editorial: Building upward must be part of housing plan

SBP editorial: Building upward must be part of housing plan

A government and a country falling apart

A government and a country falling apart

Replacing May won’t solve the Brexit challenge. A general election would delay the outcome, while candidates once again would demean politics by making outrageous claims and promises about Brexit that they will never be able to keep

Off Message

Off Message

Comparisons are odious – just don’t tell the Spice Girls, because they’re about to hear a lot of them

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

Price rises haven't been an issue for a decade or two, but nothing stays the same forever and it makes sense to buy your umbrella while the sun is still shining

Give us an ombudsman to stand up for taxpayers

Give us an ombudsman to stand up for taxpayers

Brexit confusion highlights the need for a US-style figure within government structures to fight our corner when political decisions are being made

Róisín Burke on Business

Róisín Burke on Business

Bullets and bras: the Ann Summers boss remembers the rare old times in Dublin

What the state is doing right: Part one

What the state is doing right: Part one

There are many, many reasons to hold the state to account for its failings. But for once, let’s not do that. Let’s look carefully at the parts of the state quietly working to make life better for everybody. We take the state, and the people who make it work, for granted too often

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Politics still holds sway over policy when it comes to our healthcare system

World War I's critical role in the success of the movement for Irish national self-determination

World War I's critical role in the success of the movement for Irish national self-determination

Within six weeks of Armistice Day, 100 years ago today, Irish history was changed forever by the result of the 1918 general election

The carpenter from Carlow who walked through hell

The carpenter from Carlow who walked through hell

My great-grandfather joined the Dublin Fusiliers and survived a gas attack on Easter Week 1916 which killed 538 Irishmen. He was wounded at Ypres. And when the war ended he never came home

The PAC should not be a platform for witch-hunts

The PAC should not be a platform for witch-hunts

Slipping standards after the 2008 crash have allowed this vital tool of state to descend into a free-for-all for anyone with an axe to grind