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SBP editorial: Little time to avert a very British disaster

SBP editorial: Little time to avert a very British disaster

The old, historic wound of British/Irish identity is opening again

The old, historic wound of British/Irish identity is opening again

While Tuesday’s vote in Westminster promises a decisive Brexit moment, we should not forget that next Friday is the 100th anniversary of the election that led to us leaving the British Empire

Political correctness gone mad. Seriously?

Political correctness gone mad. Seriously?

Let’s dial down the hysteria about the ‘minefield’ of modern mores and embrace what is really just an idiot’s guide to basic decency

Brexit chaos buries news of 'transformative' UK science success

Brexit chaos buries news of 'transformative' UK science success

This week, the five-year old UK 100,000 Genome Project finally reached its massive target of mapping 100,000 genomes. And, remarkably, the project is on time and on budget

Irish Grand Slam win chimes with Brexit border tussle

Irish Grand Slam win chimes with Brexit border tussle

In the Brexit referendum debate, the few that acknowledged that the Irish border might be relevant were equally content to assume that a compliant government in Dublin would quietly adjust to any new reality

Off Message

Off Message

Luxury might come with an accompanying sense of guilt in its consumer – but there are times when we should learn to embrace the little indulgences in life

We need to talk about council housing

We need to talk about council housing

It’s often seen as a sacred cow, but public housing - whisper it - ought to be reassessed soon

Tom Lyons on Business

Tom Lyons on Business

Flip-Pay plans to solve the problems facing publishers online with a little help from Dermot Desmond

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

I held my nerve when UDG Healthcare’s share price plummeted, and the recent annual report vindicated my faith, with plenty of cause for medium-term optimism

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

An alliance of eight EU members – including Ireland – is coalescing to protect economic interests in northern Europe. But will it have any real effect?

Figuring out the market

Figuring out the market

The Irish advertising market is difficult to measure, while Brexit and general uncertainty continue to hold it back

Smyth review was too generous: we now need to start from scratch

Smyth review was too generous: we now need to start from scratch

Given all the questions still hanging over the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan, we should bite the bullet and open up a new competition for the contract, write Dónal Palcic and Eoin Reeves

Dublin City Council is chaotically planning a disastrous future for the city in its care, with the idea of liveable streetscapes abandoned

Dublin City Council is chaotically planning a disastrous future for the city in its care, with the idea of liveable streetscapes abandoned

What the state is doing right: part four

What the state is doing right: part four

Today, I want to finish my series on what the state gets right by looking at the state’s response to Brexit since 2015. Yes, you read that correctly: 2015. I also want to reflect on what the state is doing to get us ready for the future.

Bruton has work cut out to steer a course through broadband mess

Bruton has work cut out to steer a course through broadband mess

The issue now for the minister is whether the consortium can deliver the plan – and at a reasonable cost to the exchequer