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Does the Bulger film cross the artistic line?

Does the Bulger film cross the artistic line?

An Irish director’s short film about the killers of James Bulger has received an Oscar nomination, and has made us wonder –again – what is permissible in the name of art

The sheikh, the farmers and the generous CAP

The sheikh, the farmers and the generous CAP

Some of the wealthiest people in the world, including Sheikh Mohammed, benefit from EU farm subsidies

Independent review of nurses’ claims is vital

Independent review of nurses’ claims is vital

The government needs this dispute like a hole in the head, but it had better not make the same mistakes it made with the Garda pay debacle

Corbyn's tea with May could be a turning point

Corbyn's tea with May could be a turning point

Theresa May still has the wriggle room of a gnat to try to upend the backstop in the face of cohesive opposition from the EU – but she may be heading for a softer family-type Brexit deal, with a Corbynista touch

Off Message

Off Message

Social fossils from the past abound, but what about the recent revelation that women have been following a pointless contraceptive regimen for the past 60 years? And all to please a pope? That just beggars belief

Coveney can hold his head up high

Coveney can hold his head up high

It has been a gruelling year for Greencore’s boss Patrick Coveney, but he has emerged smelling of roses

When is a border not a border?

When is a border not a border?

A no-deal Brexit will inevitably mean border controls on the island of Ireland, but in many cases these could be enforced by self-assessment and advance declarations

Beware a slowing market

Beware a slowing market

When the employment market is bloated, the housing sector is reaching its limits and the ‘boom is getting even boomier’, it’s time to batten down the hatches and look to the security of your investments

Should your age determine whether you can drive a car?

Should your age determine whether you can drive a car?

Yes, Prince Philip is 97, but we should all get regular top-ups of our driving skills

‘Lower property tax’ might sound good, but ‘local services that work’ need to be paid for

‘Lower property tax’ might sound good, but ‘local services that work’ need to be paid for

In Ireland, we want ‘all in together’ on the receiving of beneficial outcomes, but ‘tax somebody else’ when it comes to supporting the cost of this

French data regulator throws down the gauntlet with Google fine

French data regulator throws down the gauntlet with Google fine

France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) issued Google with a €50 million fine for a breach of EU privacy laws, the first big punishment for a tech giant since the GDPR was enacted last May

We need a sheriff on the online frontier

We need a sheriff on the online frontier

Internet freedom is wonderful, but transparency is needed online

We must get ready for robots

We must get ready for robots

Globotics, the combination of globalisation and robotics, is on the horizon and Ireland must prepare now

Return to Irish health service after working overseas a culture shock

Return to Irish health service after working overseas a culture shock

One fifth of consultant posts remain vacant, leaving hospital doctors under severe pressure and putting patient safety at risk

Israel's dressing-down of Irish ambassador crosses a line

Israel's dressing-down of Irish ambassador crosses a line

Israel is badly betrayed when Netanyahu accuses the Oireachtas of anti-Semitism. This from a man who backs Duterte in the Philippines and Crown Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia