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Cruel Britannia: that’s the kind of economy they’ll get with no deal

Cruel Britannia: that’s the kind of economy they’ll get with no deal

The Tories are posturing and bluffing; Labour is in a leadership vacuum. It’s as if they’ve forgotten their own wellbeing is on the line

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

There is huge frustration in government that funds spent on health do not readily translate into positive, measurable impact, unlike voter-friendly tax cuts

West must stop turning a blind eye to Hong Kong

West must stop turning a blind eye to Hong Kong

For the past four months, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets almost daily in huge and sometimes violent protests against the city’s government

Budget 2020: bland and boring will be just fine

Budget 2020: bland and boring will be just fine

In an age of unpredictable, brash and technicolour politicians, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stands out as something of a throwback to a more traditional, gentlemanly era

Men must play their part if we’re to close gender pay gap

Men must play their part if we’re to close gender pay gap

We look back in horror at the marriage bar, but the inequity in our current pensions system is also inexcusable - it’s time for men to step up

BBC star controversy shows people still care about real journalism

BBC star controversy shows people still care about real journalism

Far from killing off proper journalism, social media could play a role in actually saving it

State resources are plentiful, but it won’t always be so

State resources are plentiful, but it won’t always be so

With a no-deal Brexit looming, it’s vital the state adopts more vigilance when it comes to government departments wasting and misspending taxpayers’ money

Our move towards carbon-free Ireland

Our move towards carbon-free Ireland

Minimising the impact of our actions on climate change misses the point

Michael McDowell on politics

Michael McDowell on politics

The latest proposals from the British government put the Good Friday Agreement in danger of being handed over as hostage to the DUP executioners

Johnson may be angling for a no-deal with no blame

Johnson may be angling for a no-deal with no blame

The British prime ministers’ long-awaited ‘solution’ was met with scepticism that he even wants to find a solution at all

Hong Kong hovers on the brink

Hong Kong hovers on the brink

The street protests that have brought Hong Kong to a tipping point could seriously damage China’s image internationally

Paul Murphy's new group won't rise to the occasion

Paul Murphy's new group won't rise to the occasion

The Dublin TD's new left-wing venture, Rise, is big on ideas but short on detail and practicality

Hong Kong in the balance

Hong Kong in the balance

All sides share an interest in pursuing more inclusive growth within the 'one country, two systems' framework that has been critical to Hong Kong's success

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy as fast goes out of fashion

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy as fast goes out of fashion

Just as sustainability concerns upended the food and beauty industries years ago, they are starting to factor more into clothing purchases

The Last Post: And you will know my name is . . . Alexa?

The Last Post: And you will know my name is . . . Alexa?

Signing Samuel L Jackson to voice its digital assistant is one way for Amazon to cash in on the device