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It’s time to talk about children

It’s time to talk about children

Ex-public servants need to cool off

Ex-public servants need to cool off

Departing civil servants must have a cooling-off period before being allowed to take up similar posts in the private sector

Revenue targets €100m tax avoidance scheme

Revenue targets €100m tax avoidance scheme

Don’t count your votes before they’re dispatched

Don’t count your votes before they’re dispatched

Support for a Yes vote may not be as strong as we all think.

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

An anarchic classic that awakened us all

Father Ted captured a whole series of religious and cultural epiphanies, and remains a comedy landmark two decades on from its debut

Banking Inquiry week 13: When nobody knew anything

Banking Inquiry week 13: When nobody knew anything

The evidence given by Dermot Gleeson and Brendan McDonagh to the banking inquiry during the week raised more questions than it answered.

Dismay for government as support falls away again

Dismay for government as support falls away again

The marriage referendum is tightening, but the Yes side still enjoys a big lead. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin remains the coming force in Irish politics

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

We have gone bust three times since independence, each time largely because of the composition of our tax structure

Banking inquiry week 13: Inquiry reveals the extraordinary consequences of ordinary decisions

Banking inquiry week 13: Inquiry reveals the extraordinary consequences of ordinary decisions

Donal Forde’s testimony at the banking inquiry last week was a disorienting mix of the ordinary and the surreal

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Today’s Red C poll shows an electorate willing to throw away ‘traditional’ parties in favour of those on the sidelines

Has the coalition’s recovery sunk beneath the waves?

Has the coalition’s recovery sunk beneath the waves?

Any past misdeeds may be water under the bridge for Sinn Féin, but the government parties are not so easily forgiven – especially for water charges

Drug companies defy HSE moves to slash prices

Drug companies defy HSE moves to slash prices

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Now is the time for a new New Deal

Decades of right-wing economic policy have sown inequality and political discontent throughout Europe – but conditions are perfect for a Keynesian response

Time to let our watchdogs bark loudly

Time to let our watchdogs bark loudly

What is the point of having watchdogs like Hiqa and GSOC if they are muzzled?

Here is a way to keep people in their homes

Here is a way to keep people in their homes

There is a way to prevent unnecessary repossessions