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A second helping of six of the best

A second helping of six of the best

Last week, I focused on six individuals and events that shaped the media and marketing world in 2018. Now, here are six more

Into the great wide open: What will 2019 have in store?

Into the great wide open: What will 2019 have in store?

The fortunes of the motoring sector are becoming harder to predict, and this year we’ll see no further than the headlights

Could Ireland’s economic boom lead to gloom?

Could Ireland’s economic boom lead to gloom?

Foreign investment has boosted our economy, but there is a risk that indigenous industry will suffer as a result

Leaving process still thickens with irony

Leaving process still thickens with irony

Theresa May’s attempts to lead Britain out of the EU could ultimately result in England leaving Britain instead

Braced for a Brexit blow to tax yield

Braced for a Brexit blow to tax yield

The looming Apple case is a threat to robust corporation tax policy, but the income tax regime is unlikely to change much in 2019

SBP editorial: Artificial intelligence threat to jobs is real

SBP editorial: Artificial intelligence threat to jobs is real

Tax system punishes one-income couples

Tax system punishes one-income couples

Charlie McCreevy’s individualisation policy is inequitable, regressive and anti-family: it is time for the government to phase it out

Irish rugby lines out for its most exciting year

Irish rugby lines out for its most exciting year

Whether Ireland can win the World Cup is the big sporting question of 2019 but, either way, Joe Schmidt will have left a powerful legacy

SBP editorial: Robinson and the UAE

SBP editorial: Robinson and the UAE

Popular politicians have little need for populism

Popular politicians have little need for populism

There is a strong identification with, and sense of ownership of, the electoral system in Ireland across all socio-economic groups

There’s method in Martin’s supply deal madness

There’s method in Martin’s supply deal madness

FF-ers may not be thrilled by their leader’s unilateral decision to extend confidence and supply, but it makes sense for the party

The case for legalising weed for recreational use

The case for legalising weed for recreational use

Now that it’s legal in much of North America, big business, including Guinness owner Diageo, is considering investing in marijuana as a product. Isn’t it time we too looked into it?

Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Clinicians have a right to decide if they are prepared to provide services relating to abortion, but they should not actively place barriers in the way of women seeking treatment

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

After a difficult year, the government’s task is to learn from the mistakes made and build a better healthcare system for all

‘Think it possible you may be mistaken’: Four impertinent questions for 2019

‘Think it possible you may be mistaken’: Four impertinent questions for 2019

It is important that we ask the right questions. It is vitally important that we understand the degree of uncertainty of any answer