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The hidden difficulties of embracing gender diversity

The hidden difficulties of embracing gender diversity

We have to start having an uncomfortable conversation about how alienated some men feel by the gender balance movement

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Charity is not enough: Ireland must maintain the capacity to intervene in events as terrible as the 1994 Rwandan genocide

Are we now looking at the end of the Atlantic economy?

Are we now looking at the end of the Atlantic economy?

Italy’s move to embrace China’s Belt and Road initiative is another sign that the old global economic order is changing rapidly

SBP editorial: Environmentally, we’re living way beyond our means

SBP editorial: Environmentally, we’re living way beyond our means

SBP editorial: Issues at FAI have festered for years

SBP editorial: Issues at FAI have festered for years

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

There is growing evidence that many innocent Catholics were deliberately killed as part of a state-organised counter-insurgency operation

Why are we leaving divorce in the Constitution at all?

Why are we leaving divorce in the Constitution at all?

We’re being asked to remove the minimum living-apart period. But that will leave other provisions on divorce in the Constitution that have no place there at all

Ireland's second-tier cities need to grow faster

Ireland's second-tier cities need to grow faster

Ireland is a bit odd in terms of the distribution of its population. Our urban hierarchy is odd not because Dublin is so big, but because our other cities are so small

Iceland’s airline boom loses its Wow factor

Iceland’s airline boom loses its Wow factor

For an airline operating with wafer-thin margins, even a sustained run of high fuel prices can be an existential threat – but Wow probably wasn’t killed by adverse external circumstances

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said many times that deals are done only in the final hours, under pressure, when all the stops are pulled out

Off Message

Off Message

If you search your heart, you’ll find there’s one true music venue in which your soul rejoices: and for our columnist, it has to be Whelan’s

Ratings battle

Ratings battle

Most of us are aware of BER Certs, but do we know how they are measured or what they were designed to achieve? A qualified BER assessor explains all

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan: Getting the balance wrong on both sides of the pond

The tax incentive regime is going too far in the States, while the EU has been over-zealous in regulating competition

Eastern promise

Eastern promise

Irish investors tend to be homebirds, but indirect exposure to overseas markets can be highly profitable

The American government is open for business

The American government is open for business

Irish companies can land lucrative US federal contracts despite the ‘America First’ policy, writes Kevin F Kelly