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Growth figures can't capture all digital benefits

Growth figures can't capture all digital benefits

It is reasonable to expect that, over time, most of the benefits from digital technologies will fall outside the narrow dimension of quantifiable material welfare

Off Message: There’s one thing RTÉ has done right lately

Off Message: There’s one thing RTÉ has done right lately

In this age of spontaneity anxiety, what a relief it is to have, like Tommy Tiernan, ‘a conversation without a safety net’

Ireland must throw down a Brexit gauntlet

Ireland must throw down a Brexit gauntlet

The budget needs to be a statement of intent about how we handle Britain’s exit, as the Summer Economic Statement underlines the cost to our economy

It’s not yet profitable, but Slack is a surprisingly irresistible force

It’s not yet profitable, but Slack is a surprisingly irresistible force

Workplace collaboration app Slack is a loss-making business, but it is beloved by its users, who are growing in numbers and can’t get enough of it

Parkwind hoping to unlock potential of Oriel field

Parkwind hoping to unlock potential of Oriel field

The answer to the climate target conundrum is blowing in the wind

Today, exactly halfway through 2019, is a good time to review the big media stories of the year. Here are my top five

Today, exactly halfway through 2019, is a good time to review the big media stories of the year. Here are my top five

We must reject Facebook’s drive for world domination

We must reject Facebook’s drive for world domination

Facebook wants you to sign up to its new digital currency, despite serious questions around trust and transparency

Will Reid manage to go where no HSE boss has gone before?

Will Reid manage to go where no HSE boss has gone before?

Director general Paul Reid’s mission is to end the era of broken budgets, but there is already pushback from within the health service

Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Britain’s political degradation, with its two different but terrible candidates, has occurred because of cynical self-interest on both sides

Settlement of €7m puts spotlight on causes of autism

Settlement of €7m puts spotlight on causes of autism

Last week’s High Court case raised the question of whether birth trauma can cause autism. The evidence is fascinating, but it’s not conclusive

Brexit’s a mess, but who are we to crow about it?

Brexit’s a mess, but who are we to crow about it?

Before we get too smug over Britain’s failures, let’s not forget our own domestic horror stories

Sentencing argument shows why we’ll miss Daly dose of wisdom

Sentencing argument shows why we’ll miss Daly dose of wisdom

The Dáil’s loss will be the European Parliament’s gain when Clare Daly, who is never afraid to fly in the face of popular opinion, moves to Brussels

RTÉ provides a good service, it deserves a licence fee increase

RTÉ provides a good service, it deserves a licence fee increase

In the long term, the television licence fee – a relic of a by-gone era – needs to be reformed to something closer to a public service broadcast charge

Makhlouf must clear the air before starting Central Bank role

Makhlouf must clear the air before starting Central Bank role

The Cairo-born economist was given a strong reprimand in recent days by New Zealand’s state services commission over an incident where the New Zealand budget was leaked

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed