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The discontents of Judge Hardiman

The discontents of Judge Hardiman

Time to bite the bullet and sell Aer Lingus

Time to bite the bullet and sell Aer Lingus

There are many good reasons for the state to rebuff Willie Walsh and not sell its 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to his IAG group. The airline, after all, is not just a company but a vital cog in the national infrastructure. It is a strong, profit

Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’

Grandparents deserve more than being ‘just wrecked’

GPs threaten legal action on under-6s contract

GPs threaten legal action on under-6s contract

Doing a deal with the Quinn family

Doing a deal with the Quinn family

We know certain truths. We know that members of the Quinn family swore misleading affidavits, generated bogus payments, falsified documents and acquired offshore companies in an effort to keep control of a €500 million international property portfoli

ISI to impose financial tutorials on debtors

ISI to impose financial tutorials on debtors

Yes, of course you can buy an election

Yes, of course you can buy an election

Stephen Kinsella The spring statement will be a transparent exercise in vote-buying, kicking off a year of almost non-stop positivity and increased funding timed to give the government a bounce back into Leinster House in 2016

Coalition must keep banging economic drum

Coalition must keep banging economic drum

The prospects for the government parties are looking brighter as more and more families feel the benefits of economic recovery

A hell of a lot at stake across the water

A hell of a lot at stake across the water

The British general election could have far-reaching consequences for Ireland and Europe

No return to backroom deals

No return to backroom deals

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

What Roosevelt did won’t work here, but giving a bank a stake in a home in return for a write-down is better than evictions

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much
            as many people think

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much as many people think

How can the government keep everyone happy

How can the government keep everyone happy

Doling out the spoils of recovery is now the coalition’s defining task

Alcohol policy is half-cut

Alcohol policy is half-cut

We’re drinking far less of our own accord, so why is the government handing more money to the supermarkets and off-licences in the name of sobering us up?

Borrowers in a world of confusion over arrears

Borrowers in a world of confusion over arrears

Opinions are split on how best to solve the mortgage arrears crisis, but everyone agrees on one thing: borrowers are having to contend with a near-total information vacuum.