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Why rent certainty doesn’t work

Why rent certainty doesn’t work

It is no wonder that landlords are raising the rent at every legal opportunity: not to do this risks reducing the value of their investment over time

Colette Sexton on business

Colette Sexton on business

Family-owned D4 hotel weathers the Vat hike storm

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

It’s time to relax legislation to let fund-owners cut out layers of rapacious intermediaries and avail of low-cost online brokers

Why no-deal Brexit will be ordeal Brexit

Why no-deal Brexit will be ordeal Brexit

The British government’s newly-published Partnership Pack lays bare the full horror of what will happen if that country leaves the EU without a deal

Profiling the used car imports

Profiling the used car imports

New figures tell us a lot about the effect that the importation of used British cars is currently having on the Irish car market

Time for Amazon to be clearer with customers

Time for Amazon to be clearer with customers

Amazon and other tech giants are constantly talking down to their users. It’s time for them to think about losing the stabilisers

A to-do list for the new communications minister

A to-do list for the new communications minister

Richard Bruton is in danger of having greatness thrust upon him, if he deals with just a few outstanding media matters

Is North's binary choice the only choice?

Is North's binary choice the only choice?

The Good Friday Agreement allows the people of the North two options: keep the union or enter a united Ireland. But are there other options?

Why this presidential election was a pointless exercise

Why this presidential election was a pointless exercise

The five also-rans are no doubt patriotic, well-intentioned citizens. But why they want to start in the Phoenix Park is puzzling

A weak response to a journalist’s brutal murder

A weak response to a journalist’s brutal murder

Ireland needs to do more after Jamal Khashoggi’s savage torture and execution

Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service

Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service

By exposing ugly fissures in Irish society around Travellers and those on welfare, prejudice may become more visible and easier to fight

Davy’s money man will be a hard act to follow

Davy’s money man will be a hard act to follow

As the AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne gets ready to step into Kyran McLaughlin’s shoes at Davy he will be conscious that he is replacing the man who has been Ireland’s most important figure in Irish corporate fundraising over the last 40 years

Stephen Kinsella on Brexit

Stephen Kinsella on Brexit

There are not enough people, no systems, no actual borders set up to deal with Brexit. And 85 per cent of the time given to sort this out has already passed. As my mother repeatedly told me while I was cramming for exams, you can’t fatten the pig the night before the fair

Minority governments will be the new normal

Minority governments will be the new normal

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have gained ground since 2016 and are set to remain big players in an increasingly fragmented Dáil

Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

The Minister for Housing’s monthly figures have been so distorted by political machinations that they are of little value and should be taken out of his control