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Last Post: Cabinet Live! You know it would work

How aid hurts Africa

How aid hurts Africa

Rafael Marques, an Angolan journalist currently facing a possible nine years in jail for accusing Angolan army generals of corruption, gave me an early lesson in the harsh and complex reality of aid.

Nobody loses with a yes vote

Nobody loses with a yes vote

Marriage equality is good for Ireland, good for people, good for marriage, and a true symbol of the aspirations of the 1916 Proclamation

Banking Inquiry week 11: A pointless exercise at an increasingly pointless inquiry on the road to nowhere

Banking Inquiry week 11: A pointless exercise at an increasingly pointless inquiry on the road to nowhere

Hauling various former media bigwigs over the coals may have been fun for some, but it achieved nothing

IRFU fears €15m penalty if Six Nations is free-to-air

IRFU fears €15m penalty if Six Nations is free-to-air

Light at the end of the tunnel for coalition

Light at the end of the tunnel for coalition

Pat Leahy Today’s poll contains the first real signs that Fine Gael and Labour can win the next election

Trust on economy key to coalition’s recovery

Trust on economy key to coalition’s recovery

Renewed upward trend in first preference support for the government parties, and more voters who trust them on the economy

Septic tank checks would    take 500 years to complete

Septic tank checks would take 500 years to complete

The inspections of the country’s septic tanks will take 500 years at current rates even though almost three quarters of them have been classified as “very high risk”.

Draft bill calls for mandatory jail terms for white collar crime

Draft bill calls for mandatory jail terms for white collar crime

A Labour TD has drafted a bill to impose mandatory jail sentences on white-collar criminals. Clare backbencher Michael McNamara is seeking to get the support of his colleagues at their parliamentary party meeting this week.

Argentine economist draws parallels with Ireland

Argentine economist draws parallels with Ireland

A leading Argentine economist has drawn parallels between the junior bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank and the so-called ‘vulture funds’ that are demanding full payment of Argentine sovereign debt.

Banking Inquiry week 11: Call for access to unredacted PwC report into banks

Banking Inquiry week 11: Call for access to unredacted PwC report into banks

Hobbs scales back work commitments to devote himself to Renua party

Hobbs scales back work commitments to devote himself to Renua party

Businessman Eddie Hobbs has stepped down from several of his commercial interests in order to prioritise his political work with Lucinda Creighton’s new party Renua.

Market Talk

Market Talk

Mario Draghi’s QE drive is fuelling growth, though it hasn’t yet fed into the wider European economy

What exactly are we commemorating?

What exactly are we commemorating?

Confusion surrounds plans for the Rising’s centenary. Perhaps that is strangely appropriate