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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

North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism

North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism

Tourism NI is striving to ensure that the recent surge in visitor numbers from the South won’t be reversed when Britain leaves the EU, writes Dominic McGrath

There should be no way back to public life for Ahern

There should be no way back to public life for Ahern

A380 failure has stark message for Ireland Inc

A380 failure has stark message for Ireland Inc

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

As a child I had imagined that if nature ever collapsed, it would be under a mushroom cloud - not as the result of a natural catastrophe

Major reform can be damaging to healthcare

Major reform can be damaging to healthcare

We must stop drawing lines on a map and start collaborating to get the health service we all deserve

Tóibín's Aontú faces a political Everest

Tóibín's Aontú faces a political Everest

Peadar Tóibín has tangible living proof of the trauma and the challenge involved in pulling a new party into existence

Off message

Off message

Most of us squirm when we’re asked to big ourselves up, yet we seem to love a whopper-telling chancer, as our reaction to the AJ Finn literary scandal shows

Killing the cure won’t help anybody

Killing the cure won’t help anybody

Let’s intervene with assistance for those that need it, rather than a blanket move that does more damage to innocent parties

If a tax dodge looks too good to be true, it probably is

If a tax dodge looks too good to be true, it probably is

Governments guard PAYE tax jealously – but the British Revenue’s clampdown on a long-running avoidance scheme is so draconian that it has lost political support

Time to face the brave new world

Time to face the brave new world

No investor is immune to losses in their portfolio, but you can minimise this by looking beyond the numbers at the sustainability of business models – and how they are handling the tech revolution

No need for Donohoe to be double-jobbing

No need for Donohoe to be double-jobbing

There’s a strong case to be argued that running the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure is too big a task for one minister

Health levy may be only solution to nurses’ pain

Health levy may be only solution to nurses’ pain

With the nurses’ strike, private insurance is more relevant than ever

First DS store opens in Ireland

First DS store opens in Ireland

The Citroën-linked brand is being relaunched on the Irish market. Will it succeed?

For the record, just taking notes won’t cut it

For the record, just taking notes won’t cut it

It was dismaying to hear former New York Times editor Jill Abramson downplay the importance of recording technology in interview situations