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We should pay NATO for air defence

We should pay NATO for air defence

We outsourced our economy to the IMF, abortion to the British and our financial regulation to the ECB. Is it time to do likewise with our defence?

Flexibility isn’t for everyone

Flexibility isn’t for everyone

Competitive gains must not be frittered away

Competitive gains must not be frittered away

Water protesters are out of touch

Water protesters are out of touch

My door is still open to Willie Walsh

My door is still open to Willie Walsh

Last week, I restated the government’s position in respect of our minority shareholding in Aer Lingus, saying that the state’s stake in the airline will not be sold unless market conditions are favourable, the terms of the sale are satisfactory to th

Investigate the banks, but also the bankers

Investigate the banks, but also the bankers

A regulatory system that fined individual bankers and not just the banks might actually change behaviour.

Labour, inequality and the forest of placards

Labour, inequality and the forest of placards

Government policy has tackled inequality in the face of the worst economic crisis in our history. That is simply a fact.

Pat Leahy: The Taoiseach has never explained why the garda commissioner resigned – or was sacked. He may soon have to

Pat Leahy: The Taoiseach has never explained why the garda commissioner resigned – or was sacked. He may soon have to

Among the charges that the water charges protesters, and their political representatives in the Dáil, have been making since the arrest of Paul Murphy and others is that they are the victims of “political policing” - that is to say, they assert the G

The very remarkable coach – Mr Schmidt

The very remarkable coach – Mr Schmidt

This is the best Irish team I have ever seen - and they are led by the best coach in world rugby

Watching while the economy burned

Watching while the economy burned

Imagine if firefighters hoped that fires would just burn themselves out instead of taking preventative action: that’s what our regulators did as the economic crisis caught hold

Re-election for coalition a tall order

Re-election for coalition a tall order

Despite the strong economic performance of recent times, the government remains highly unpopular

The father of Google Ireland

The father of Google Ireland

How a former pupil at Noonan’s school revolutionised Ireland’s technology scene

Time to bite bullet and sell Aer Lingus

Time to bite bullet and sell Aer Lingus

If we don’t take this opportunity will another one come along?

Caught between a rock and a herd place

Caught between a rock and a herd place

The Irish agriculture sector may be booming, but it’s signally failing to keep its promises on climate change.

Recasting the family to suit Labour’s agenda

Recasting the family to suit Labour’s agenda

Enda Kenny says the referendum on same-sex marriage has nothing to do with children – how extraordinary.