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Varadkar is right about threat to peace in North

Varadkar is right about threat to peace in North

The DUP may never be able to re-engage with power-sharing as it sides with far-right Tories over Brexit. So is the Peace Process in trouble?

Why Áras challengers are failing to convince

Why Áras challengers are failing to convince

SF must take their seats in Westminster

SF must take their seats in Westminster

The party has an opportunity now to play a key role in shaping Ireland’s future

By equivocating on the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the US is dipping its hands in his blood

By equivocating on the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the US is dipping its hands in his blood

The lost decade of broadband investment

The lost decade of broadband investment

The process of bringing broadband to sparsely populated areas of rural Ireland has been tortuous

The 'exhausting and disappointing' presidential race

The 'exhausting and disappointing' presidential race

Much of what has passed for debate would be better off being physically shredded and piled on a bonfire or, preferably, sent to a very distant, dark cyber cloud for permanent and never-ending storage

Does Uber deserve eye-popping $120 billion valuation?

Does Uber deserve eye-popping $120 billion valuation?

The company is almost 10 years old, and it exists thanks only to a constant supply of fresh cash from a handful of eager investors. This all might turn out to be a mirage

Everyone has a role to play in reducing carbon emissions

Everyone has a role to play in reducing carbon emissions

There is an appetite among consumers to take action, but we need innovative funding programmes to deliver better infrastructure and technology for homes, businesses and farms

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Given that Strictly is such a cosy, lovely show, the Strictly Curse (which breaks up marriages and involves extracurricular gob-lobbing) is fairly relentless. Even if you’re just watching it at home

Off message

Off message

Once, writing a children’s book was exclusively the preserve of those who were full-timers at it. Now it’s become an unlikely rite of passage for the rich and famous

A slow and steady centrist budget with an eye on the unknown

A slow and steady centrist budget with an eye on the unknown

Budget 2019 gives a little to a lot, with an aim of consistent and incremental change in an age of uncertainty

A business budget?  Just don’t say it to hoteliers...

A business budget? Just don’t say it to hoteliers...

Curbing tax reliefs when they have fulfilled their purpose shows backbone and sound financial sense. But it won’t make the government any friends in the hospitality sector

The real cost of social housing

The real cost of social housing

There is a lot of talk about the need for more social housing in Ireland – and our apparent inability to provide it. But maybe we need a reality check

The machine that never makes a sound

The machine that never makes a sound

I cannot recall another budget which produced such a muted reaction – but maybe therein lies its achievement

Chris Cary deserves his place in radio's Hall of Fame

Chris Cary deserves his place in radio's Hall of Fame

It took a rogue to blaze a trail for independent radio in Ireland