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The many perils of ‘playing politics’ with property tax

The many perils of ‘playing politics’ with property tax

Paschal Donohoe has effectively frozen the local property tax for a year, but he won’t be getting a whisper of thanks for it

Play the game but don’t get caught short

Play the game but don’t get caught short

In short selling, you need to be adept at spotting trouble, and be able to hold your nerve during the nail-biting wait for your target to tank

Jill Kerby: Financial Matters

Jill Kerby: Financial Matters

Don’t waste time waiting for the state’s pension unicorn

Huawei is losing the trust war

Huawei is losing the trust war

The Chinese giant is launching top gadgets, but another security scare has now undermined its attempts to crack the western market

Self-inflicted harm threat to INM future

Self-inflicted harm threat to INM future

Battered and bruised by assorted scandals, INM is now the subject of a takeover bid. But outside its cash pile, its assets are valued at bargain-basement prices

How trumped-up rumours become fake news

How trumped-up rumours become fake news

The school patronage ‘crisis’, entirely self-created by a handful of interested parties, is a grim reminder of how quickly fear and misinformation can be weaponised

Psychologist and philosopher face off in happiness debate

Psychologist and philosopher face off in happiness debate

A clash of the titans featuring Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson is a sell-out event: just why do we keep placing our faith in gurus?

A real curveball: why the US Fed’s policy pivot matters

A real curveball: why the US Fed’s policy pivot matters

The recent inversion of the American yield curve tells us that investors are spooked about slowing growth

A war with doctors puts us all at risk

A war with doctors puts us all at risk

We all need to be concerned about the state of the health service, even if we have Rolls-Royce health insurance ourselves

We badly need a vision for Dublin - and people who are prepared to implement that vision

We badly need a vision for Dublin - and people who are prepared to implement that vision

We can see the positive side of Brexit . . . in all its negatives

We can see the positive side of Brexit . . . in all its negatives

The EU has shown extraordinary patience, and we’re lucky to be part of this club

Merkel brought gifts of solidarity and irony

Merkel brought gifts of solidarity and irony

The German chancellor vowed to stand by Ireland. But her unusual visit was prompted in part by concerns for her legacy and the Republic’s role as a frontier EU state should Britain crash out, writes Susan O’Keeffe

Uncommon alliance or brief encounter?

Uncommon alliance or brief encounter?

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have lived their political lives in separate universes, but the Brexit shambles has brought them together. Can the marriage of their ideas break the Commons logjam?

Politicians must also take the blame for the smear test debacle

Politicians must also take the blame for the smear test debacle

Brunei boycott raises questions over ethical violations elsewhere

Brunei boycott raises questions over ethical violations elsewhere