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EU braces for 'more hostile' Brexit talks

EU braces for 'more hostile' Brexit talks

The EU side is weighing up possible concessions it could offer the UK to avoid a chaotic no-deal Brexit, according to European officials, but a 'difficult' meeting last week risks hardening its stance

What America needs to understand about capitalism

What America needs to understand about capitalism

Capitalism is widely – and wrongly – understood to be synonymous with free markets. In fact, it includes all economic systems with private ownership of property, from free markets to social democracy

Trump tweets are latest UK-US flashpoint

Trump tweets are latest UK-US flashpoint

British Prime Minister Theresa May thinks the language used by Trump about four Democratic Party congresswomen was 'completely unacceptable'

Prime position: Johnson v Hunt

Prime position: Johnson v Hunt

Some Brexiteers will do virtually anything to ensure Britain leaves the EU, and that includes backing Boris Johnson in his bid to be prime minister

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

Threatening to scupper international trade deals, as the Dáil did last week, is contrary to the interests of an open economy such as ours

Referendum on voting rights in presidential election is confusing

Referendum on voting rights in presidential election is confusing

Whether Irish citizens in the North and those living elsewhere should gain the right to vote for our next president are separate issues

Our Defence Forces get no thanks for selfless heroism

Our Defence Forces get no thanks for selfless heroism

Despite their strong international standing, it’s often a case of out of sight, out of mind when it comes to Irish attitudes towards our peacekeeping personnel

Social housing builds in Cork far outstrip new private homes

Social housing builds in Cork far outstrip new private homes

The number of social homes built in Cork city outnumbered the number of new private homes by almost ten to one last year

The crash-out scenario: it’s time to discuss how much we have to lose

The crash-out scenario: it’s time to discuss how much we have to lose

The government seems reluctant to overstate the risks of a no-deal Brexit, but the dangers are all too real

Restoring Northern Assembly could avoid a painful Brexit

Restoring Northern Assembly could avoid a painful Brexit

The government has boxed itself into a corner on the backstop - but a fresh approach on devolution might help

Hipster heaven? Co-living is a symptom of housing hell

Hipster heaven? Co-living is a symptom of housing hell

No matter how you dress them up, developments like The Collective’s serve no one except the investors set to profit from the housing crisis

Crackdown on firms that falsely designate staff as self-employed

Crackdown on firms that falsely designate staff as self-employed

It is understood that Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty believes the current regime does not provide enough of a deterrent

Judiciary urged to produce personal injury guidelines

Judiciary urged to produce personal injury guidelines

The Minister of State for Finance Michael D’Arcy has called on judges to use their new powers to set personal injury guidelines by the end of the year

Joan Burton calls for tax on public servants’ car spaces

Joan Burton calls for tax on public servants’ car spaces

The state is paying over €5 million per year to lease almost 4,000 car parking spaces for public servants. Burton said putting a charge on those spaces would encourage a shift to public transport

Ten years, €700m: the cost of taking private doctors out of public hospitals

Ten years, €700m: the cost of taking private doctors out of public hospitals

It has also emphasised the extra annual funding of €700 million that will be required by the HSE to compensate public hospitals for the loss of income from private work