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A talent for making a good impression

A talent for making a good impression

Mario Rosenstock has been making us laugh for two decades and he is still going strong in a new role

Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

The giant social network is scrambling to atone for years of failures on fake news, but current Irish law isn’t giving it much to work with

Big questions on broadband won’t go away

Big questions on broadband won’t go away

Only way to curb Facebook is to break it up

Only way to curb Facebook is to break it up

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

The next European parliament will set sail on a stormy sea of troubles

Most voters never even consider the major crises looming over the EU, but base their votes on their attitude to political parties at home

The challenge facing Ireland is to stay habitable and hospitable

The challenge facing Ireland is to stay habitable and hospitable

Severe climate change could prompt a political lurch to the right and an isolationist strategy, but Ireland is better off fighting to save the planet

The political postponement pipeline is backing up badly while a nervous government struggles to avoid alienating voters

The political postponement pipeline is backing up badly while a nervous government struggles to avoid alienating voters

BreastCheck and the fear of failure

BreastCheck and the fear of failure

An expectation that medical tests should be infallible is at odds with reality and raises serious concerns for cancer screening in Ireland

Jackson outcry shows a shift from due process to social media spleen

Jackson outcry shows a shift from due process to social media spleen

Social media anger at the news that former Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson is to join London Irish seems to indicate a shift towards believing alleged victims unconditionally and without scrutiny

Curiosity at work is the birthplace of innovation

Curiosity at work is the birthplace of innovation

Google and Amazon have shown the value of giving rank-and-file employees time and opportunity to come up with ideas

New dawn for the Alliance Party, or a flash in the pan?

New dawn for the Alliance Party, or a flash in the pan?

After decades in the doldrums, the Alliance Party made an impressive showing in last week’s local elections in the North. Is this a sign that tribal politics are losing their appeal?

Let’s just grin and bear it

Let’s just grin and bear it

The government didn’t help itself by publishing the plan on the eve of elections, but it has made the right choice

Broadband deal is 'the procurement state in action'

Broadband deal is 'the procurement state in action'

Stephen Kinsella on the convoluted history of the National Broadband Plan

Facebook still its own worst political enemy

Facebook still its own worst political enemy

The social media platform's new measures have already fallen flat with just weeks to go before the European Parliament elections

The NI local elections should have acted as a real spur for change. They didn't.

The NI local elections should have acted as a real spur for change. They didn't.

This was a golden opportunity for the outpouring of grief and anger at Lyra McKee's death to upend the status quo, instead the DUP and Sinn Féin remain the two largest parties with only a small dip in their support