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John Horgan: Leading RTE in new era is huge challenge

John Horgan: Leading RTE in new era is huge challenge

The question of how RTE can fund itself is one of the biggest issues facing its new boss

Tom McGurk: A nation finds itself once again

Tom McGurk: A nation finds itself once again

After last weekend’s celebration and much rigorous interrogation of the 1916 Rising, who fears to speak of Easter Week?

Junior coalition partners needn’t be meat in sandwich

Junior coalition partners needn’t be meat in sandwich

The lesson for smaller parties is not to forsake coalition altogether, but to execute it better

SBP Editorial: Situation critical

SBP Editorial: Situation critical

Matt Cooper: Subsidising rural pub life is only a sticking plaster

Matt Cooper: Subsidising rural pub life is only a sticking plaster

If rural drinking effectively needs to be given special treatment, it says much about us as a society

SBP Editorial: Power play disguises wider political changes

SBP Editorial: Power play disguises wider political changes

Eamon Delaney: The long overreach of the nanny state

Eamon Delaney: The long overreach of the nanny state

First there was plain packaging on cigarettes, now it’s being proposed for children’s toys. Where does this package of paternalism end?

Catherine O'Mahony: Off Message

Catherine O'Mahony: Off Message

Have you got more breast milk than you can fit into your infant?

Michael Murray: Minimum wage hike is comparatively good news

Michael Murray: Minimum wage hike is comparatively good news

A higher minimum wage might be the least of the worries for investors in the months ahead

Pat Rabbitte: Novelty of TDs clamouring not to be in government

Pat Rabbitte: Novelty of TDs clamouring not to be in government

In the last 40 years, I cannot recall when a political party has attracted the same criticism as Labour

Nadine O'Regan: A shutter island mentality minimises millennial dissent

Nadine O'Regan: A shutter island mentality minimises millennial dissent

Don’t look now, Instagram, but millennials are angry

Stephen Kinsella: For IMF, sorry seems to be the easiest word

Stephen Kinsella: For IMF, sorry seems to be the easiest word

A leaked transcript of a recent phone call between two IMF bigwigs has laid bare the divisions within the Troika

Brian Hayes: All aboard for the summer of discontent

Brian Hayes: All aboard for the summer of discontent

The Fawlty Towers approach to the Luas strike has taken industrial relations back 30 years

David McWilliams: Taking home the Canadian bacon

David McWilliams: Taking home the Canadian bacon

Irish investors will suffer again as Ireland’s largest private landlord bides its time to cash in

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only

We need to enshrine the ideals of the Proclamation in our constitution