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Apple should face same grilling over privacy as politicians

Apple should face same grilling over privacy as politicians

The data watchdog’s findings on the Public Services Card raise important questions, but the issue is not on the scale of the Siri debacle

Women’s rights are most at risk from a post-Brexit Britain

Women’s rights are most at risk from a post-Brexit Britain

If Brexit leads to a poorer economic future in Britain –and it will – the result will be cuts in government spending and that will have a disproportionate effect on women, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged

Parliament shutdown: ‘People were a bit like, what the f*** is this? Is it even legal?’

Parliament shutdown: ‘People were a bit like, what the f*** is this? Is it even legal?’

Boris Johnson’s decision to ‘prorogue’ the British parliament sent shock waves across Europe - not least in the European parliament itself

Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink

Johnson’s brinkmanship may end with Britain going over the brink

The British prime minister’s ‘do or die’ promise to leave by October 31 has become a virility symbol, and the no-deal scenario is partly a ploy to intimidate Ireland and the EU

Will the Iran conflict break the West?

Will the Iran conflict break the West?

The fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal could determine not only whether the world’s most combustible region descends into a nuclear arms race, but also whether the Western political alliance can survive

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

An Oklahoma court's decision to impose a fine of €515 million on Johnson & Johnson over opioids should mark the beginning of a much-needed change when it comes to the control and sale of these products

Saving Venezuela

Saving Venezuela

Venezuela was once the pride and democratic example of Latin America. It can be that once again: a free, stable, and productive country, where citizens live in safety and peace – but only if the international community provides support in at least three key areas

Flailing at China

Flailing at China

Despite years of denial, there can no longer be any doubt that the US is pursuing a bipartisan containment strategy vis-à-vis China. Whether justified or not, the real problem with this strategy is less the merits of the allegations levelled by US politicians than the incoherence of the Trump administration’s policies to address them

Anger-driven Trump flailing at China

Anger-driven Trump flailing at China

The US administration has embraced a China-centric bilateral fix for a multilateral problem just when America’s own lack of fiscal discipline virtually assures a widening trade deficit with the world at large

Off message

Off message

More and more of us are expected to be available to our employers outside work hours, for no extra pay. We’re reluctant to ignore the calls and emails, even on holiday, for fear of undermining our careers. It’s a problem that requires government action

The tax system continues to conspire against Irish landlords

The tax system continues to conspire against Irish landlords

The regulations on residential properties are tough compared to those that apply to other areas

Existential crisis as Europe’s banks near the point of no return

Existential crisis as Europe’s banks near the point of no return

There is a non-zero chance that European governments may be forced to nationalise parts of the banking system, as there is little reason for investors to hold these shares now

Car-pooling is a great idea to cut down on congestion – in theory

Car-pooling is a great idea to cut down on congestion – in theory

As schools go back and commuting nightmares loom, we need to find a less flawed solution than car-sharing

Huawei on war footing as Ren goes over the top

Huawei on war footing as Ren goes over the top

The boss of the Chinese phone giant is ramping up the bombast ahead of a crunch period for the company’s global prospects

RTÉ needs to open new channels with government

RTÉ needs to open new channels with government

The national broadcaster can’t keep fulfilling the same responsibilities with less money, so a better relationship with Fine Gael is key