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The global holiday firm that’s really going places

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

Hostelworld is a market-leading online booker, and its investment in technology and talent leaves it well placed to deliver further growth

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Ever heard of WLTP or RDE? These little letters may nip you in the wallet initially, but are good news in the long term

John Mulcahy: an appreciation

John Mulcahy: an appreciation

The man behind the Phoenix magazine, who died last Friday aged 86, was a daring and fearless force in Irish journalism who will be sorely missed, writes Barry J Whyte

After 20 years, TV3 is dead; long live Virgin Media One. But what can we expect from the shiny new rebrand?

After 20 years, TV3 is dead; long live Virgin Media One. But what can we expect from the shiny new rebrand?

Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Protesting against Trump’s visit is reckless showboating

Massive marches and a secondhand hot-air balloon only risk antagonising a politician who Ireland badly needs onside

The internet has turned out to be a Trojan horse in many ways. Extremism is set loose online and enthroned on the seat of wisdom

The internet has turned out to be a Trojan horse in many ways. Extremism is set loose online and enthroned on the seat of wisdom

Demonising the state threatens the state itself

Demonising the state threatens the state itself

Irish culture historically has been marked by an alienation from the state, rooted in the colonial experience.

Will the new Garda boss be allowed to do his job?

Will the new Garda boss be allowed to do his job?

Drew Harris may have to contend with a defend-the-citadel culture among some some senior serving members of the force

We need to stop with this reverse snobbery

We need to stop with this reverse snobbery

Sneering at people because of their background should never be acceptable

Why we need a financial buffer

Why we need a financial buffer

Regulate Airbnb now

Regulate Airbnb now

Facts, not emotion, gauge FDI’s impact on Ireland

Facts, not emotion, gauge FDI’s impact on Ireland

The idea that Ireland is over-reliant on foreign direct investment is based on a misunderstanding of its role in our economy

FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken

FG and FF are playing a game of election chicken

Leo Varadkar holds most of the cards, but Micheál Martin’s wily ways could outfox him

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Ideas matter. Memory matters. Without memory, the quality of our thinking deteriorates. We need to remember why the centre matters, how it has lifted living standards across every continent. Paschal Donohoe gave a speech last week arguing for a re-defined centre: socially engaged and based on action

13 reasons to be worried

13 reasons to be worried

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the infamous bank guarantee, we look at the prospects for Ireland in the immediate future - and see that there are some ominous-looking clouds on the economic horizon