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Last Post: Ireland’s banks: what’s the worst that could happen?

Last Post: Ireland’s banks: what’s the worst that could happen?

Power crisis in North looming with line delay

Power crisis in North looming with line delay

Soul-searching and self-doubt on Yes side

Soul-searching and self-doubt on Yes side

‘Duck and dive, but make your point’

Tyre groups roundly criticise ‘new disposal tax’ scheme

Tyre groups roundly criticise ‘new disposal tax’ scheme

Environment Minister Alan Kelly is under fire over a new “tyre tax” which could increase the price of tyres by €3.

Sinn Féin out on top in election cyberwar

Sinn Féin out on top in election cyberwar

€5 million bill for public service parking in capital

€5 million bill for public service parking in capital

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Two sides to referendum story

Poll shows SF jumps as coalition takes a hit

Poll shows SF jumps as coalition takes a hit

l Government fightback in the polls evaporates. Marriage referendum: the Yes side is well ahead, but the race is set to tighten

Noonan to signal €2bn of tax cuts and spending in 2016 budget

Noonan to signal €2bn of tax cuts and spending in 2016 budget

A socially divisive election

A socially divisive election

Election 2016 is shaping up to be one of our most socially divisive. And Labour and Fianna Fáil could fall into the resulting chasm

Let’s not forget Gallipoli all over again

Let’s not forget Gallipoli all over again

The events of the 1916 Rising and the conflict in Turkey a year earlier are closely entwined

Long game must trump tactical manoeuvring

Long game must trump tactical manoeuvring

Irish history tells us that parties who buy elections using short-term policies tend to destabilise the economy in the long run. Fiscal history is unkind to Fianna Fáil in particular. Years like 1977 and 2007 are stamped in the public’s mind, where t

What does the state want from its banks?

What does the state want from its banks?

What does the government want? It is a question that many bankers – from board members to executives to the general rank-and-file staffers – have been asking in recent weeks, as the government has sought to influence the state-backed banks on emotive

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