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The first cut is  the weakest

The first cut is the weakest

Taking potshots at Sinn Féin over welfare cutbacks is disingenuous –Westminster dictates Stormont’s budget

Any deal will be old wine in a new bottle

Any deal will be old wine in a new bottle

A solution will be found for Greece, but it mightn’t be the radical deal Alexis Tsipras is hoping for

Greece and the eurozone play fox and hound as the clock ticks down

Greece and the eurozone play fox and hound as the clock ticks down

A high stakes game is being played out in Brussels as Greeks play for time – and money

Dublin financiers plan medtech AIM listing

Dublin financiers plan medtech AIM listing

Raglan Capital has teamed up with Irish healthcare and life-science veterans to launch a new company, Horizon Medical Technologies, and plans to float it on London’s AIM stock exchange by the end of the year.

Greeks find their hero

Greeks find their hero

Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis might be going down like a lead balloon with eurozone leaders, but the Greek people are fully behind their new prime minister in his attempts to renegotiate the country’s bailout terms.

It’s cruel to mislead people on abortion

It’s cruel to mislead people on abortion

Clare Daly’s bill wasn’t blocked by Labour: it was blocked by the Constitution

Since 1974, the Greek centre has failed to reform the country.

Since 1974, the Greek centre has failed to reform the country.

Perhaps the left should be given the chance to do it.... The increasingly frantic and panicky negotiations between the new Greek government and the other members of the eurozone and the wider EU constitute the most serious crisis for the union since

Why ‘neutral’ Ireland is part of Ukraine mess

Why ‘neutral’ Ireland is part of Ukraine mess

There was a time when neutrality was a comfortable and useful stance from which to influence world affairs, but now we’re taking sides – and not always wisely.

Fifty shades of green

Fifty shades of green

Despite a national reluctance to admit it, British Airways is probably Aer Lingus’s best suitor

Iceland’s way or Ireland’s way?

Iceland’s way or Ireland’s way?

Iceland has sent four former bankers to prison, but the Revenue Commissioners here, as in Britain, do not intend to pursue criminal tax avoiders in the HSBC scandal

Editorial: Government needs to be frank on Aer Lingus

Editorial: Government needs to be frank on Aer Lingus

Europe  is  now  a  bankocracy

Europe is now a bankocracy

The ECB’s bid to strangle Greece’s banking system proves that Europe is run in the interests of creditor banks

Government botches its red card for alcohol

Government botches its red card for alcohol

The coalition’s new bill on alcohol is a shoddy pre-election pretence at controlling a menace in our midst

Election politics will decide fate of Aer Lingus

Election politics will decide fate of Aer Lingus

Can Willie Walsh and IAG really guarantee Aer Lingus jobs, or is the coalition looking for an excuse not to sell?

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor