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Women shouldn’t be told how to appear, whether it’s a glossy magazine asking us to slim down or Jameela Jamil telling us to look uglier for the benefit of of society

Tom Lyons on Business

Tom Lyons on Business

Stand by your controllers: Galway-based game wizard John Romero is about to launch new levels of his 1993 classic Doom

Out of the blue and into the backstop

Out of the blue and into the backstop

Most backstops are devised to guard against mishaps, but the Brexit one is a child of mutual suspicion

Online’s founding fathers join forces to save the web from itself  at ‘a time of worry and fear’

Online’s founding fathers join forces to save the web from itself at ‘a time of worry and fear’

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

An incredible 99 per cent of us have our mobiles beside us when in front of the box, which puts it up to advertisers during the ad break

Colin Hunt will bring continuity and a wealth of government contacts to the top job at AIB

Colin Hunt will bring continuity and a wealth of government contacts to the top job at AIB

One well-known watcher of the Irish banking sector tweeted that it was a “top-drawer” appointment.

Britain can no more wriggle out of its Good Friday obligations than it can ditch its queen

Britain can no more wriggle out of its Good Friday obligations than it can ditch its queen

Les gilets jaunes get revolutionary with the elite

Les gilets jaunes get revolutionary with the elite

The protests in Paris may seem quintessentially French, but the underlying causes are also present in other EU states and in the US

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Faced with a massive accumulated deficit in housing, health and education, the only tools we have available to us are fiscal policy and luck. We know from the past that luck eventually runs out.

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

The Minister for Health won’t tell us why we are paying nearly €3 million per bed for the planned hospital. This will result in other projects being delayed or abandoned

The back story to Brexit and the backstop

The back story to Brexit and the backstop

If the backstop becomes a nationalist project, it will damage the Good Friday Agreement, not save it

The great recession and the great forgetting

The great recession and the great forgetting

The Central Bank fined a former Irish Nationwide executive €23,000 last week. Hardly anybody noticed. And therein lies the problem

Time to get serious about regional development

Time to get serious about regional development

Hard to see the grandiose Project Ireland 2040 plan making progress

Dangerous days lie ahead for Ireland as chaos continues

Dangerous days lie ahead for Ireland as chaos continues

Brexiteers are blind to the threats to peace

Brexiteers are blind to the threats to peace

John Major’s warning of the ‘wild men on the fringes’ is a stark reminder to Westminster