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Paper dragon

Paper dragon

The scary beast of Chinese devaluation has been terrifying markets. But it should hold no fears for those who know that what is happening to the yuan is part of a long-term plan

New act clips vulture funds’ wings – a little

New act clips vulture funds’ wings – a little

But consumer protection law has to be careful to balance competing objectives in equitable manner

We must recognise the right to die

We must recognise the right to die

There are no easy answers in the right-to-die debate, but people experiencing intense suffering deserve certainty.

FG's whip did his leader no favours

FG's whip did his leader no favours

The opposition doesn’t need an invitation to criticise the hubris of the Kenny regime, so why did Paul Kehoe give them one with talk of a third term?

62.7m a year for tax-free inheritance ceiling increase

62.7m a year for tax-free inheritance ceiling increase

Cavalier media are selling the inquiry short

Cavalier media are selling the inquiry short

Powerful forces don’t want to see the banking inquiry complete its work

Morgan Stanley: Ireland’s growth ‘set to slow’

Morgan Stanley: Ireland’s growth ‘set to slow’

Elaine Byrne: Toxic bank, toxic culture

Elaine Byrne: Toxic bank, toxic culture

Fintan Drury hinted he may have been out of his depth at Anglo but was an expert at accessing senior politicians

Fintan of knowledge?

Fintan of knowledge?

Fintan Drury told the banking inquiry that he had been in the dark about key matters relating to Anglo Irish Bank

IBRC executives point to breakdown of trust

IBRC executives point to breakdown of trust

Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley paint a picture of a Department of Finance that was short of resources, hostile to outside expertise and utterly incapable of micro-managing banks

In defence of David McWilliams

In defence of David McWilliams

By now, we have become used to the procession of witnesses at the banking inquiry who seek to pass the blame on to someone else. This is not the fault of the inquiry, but it reveals much about the political and financial leadership that drove the eco

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Minister seeks help to appoint museum board

Irish  Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Irish Water: chancing our arm won’t work any more

Eurostat’s verdict on Irish Water, which exposed months of ministerial bluster, is a disaster for communities hoping for much-needed infrastructure to end sewage pollution

Unions prove biggest bully on school bus

Unions prove biggest bully on school bus