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HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

The teaming together of two such unlikely partners is a world first in the use of the now rapidly expanding voice-assisted technology

The case for a World Carbon Bank

The case for a World Carbon Bank

The World Bank recently decided to stop funding virtually all new fossil-fuel plants. But phasing out readily available coal is a move that most major developing countries simply cannot afford without adequate incentives

Is plutocracy really the problem in the US?

Is plutocracy really the problem in the US?

Just because the public sphere is tainted and skewed by big-money influence does not mean that more rational policy-making is doomed

The ECB needs to explain itself

The ECB needs to explain itself

ECB officials need to be able to spell out the details of their monetary policy strategies in ways that the public can understand

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Off message

Hotel designers are thrilling to the delights of visibility, but have they gone too far? Yes, yes they have

The unmaking of Hong Kong

The unmaking of Hong Kong

It was the poster boy of laissez-faire economic success, but China’s heavy-handed approach to managing Hong Kong may change the lie of the land

Market Talk: A mysterious move on CRH from an activist investor

Market Talk: A mysterious move on CRH from an activist investor

Earlier this year, Cevian took a stake in Cement Roadstone Holdings, but it’s still unclear what its long-term strategy is

Doubting the almighty dollar

Doubting the almighty dollar

The US currency’s continued primacy in the global market should not be taken as a given, as change can happen overnight

Rural Ireland will suffer in rush to save face over NBP fiasco

Rural Ireland will suffer in rush to save face over NBP fiasco

Expecting the right call to be made on broadband rollout is little more than a pipe dream at this point

Meeting the great British public’s insatiable need for speed

Meeting the great British public’s insatiable need for speed

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in England is a roaring success – and today is the last day of this year’s event

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

It is easy to see parallels with the late 1930s, as truth and integrity are being displaced by cynicism and absurdity

Broadcasting heavyweight showing no signs of slowing down

Broadcasting heavyweight showing no signs of slowing down

Pat Kenny has always tested the limits of his talents and ability

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Horse-trading over top EU jobs late into the night does nothing to counter claims of a ‘democratic deficit’ or ‘unelected elites’

State needs to build and stop shovelling money at landlords

State needs to build and stop shovelling money at landlords

Housing is an intensely political issue – and while our leaders dither, the likes of Vienna and Berlin are showing the way forward

Big Phil’s hard sell on Mercosur deal won’t impress everyone

Big Phil’s hard sell on Mercosur deal won’t impress everyone

A lack of climate change commitment by leaders such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is the bogeyman in convincing EU governments to sign off on the agreement