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Obama presses Congress on Islamic State in State of the Union speech

Obama presses Congress on Islamic State in State of the Union speech

US President Barack Obama asked Congress Tuesday to authorise military action against Islamic State extremists.

Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

Never mind the reality, where's the fiction?

Never mind the reality, where's the fiction?

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Why did Cowen overrule Lenihan?

Why did Cowen overrule Lenihan?

The conundrum of caring for an ageing population

The conundrum of caring for an ageing population

Charlie without the Arms Trial is no Charlie at all

Charlie without the Arms Trial is no Charlie at all

The decision to dramatise the career of Charles Haughey, while ignoring his role in the existential crisis that threatened this state, makes RTE’s Charlie a headless dramatic chicken

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

The sudden move by the Swiss central bank caused panic on currency markets last week. It also damaged the bank’s credibility and is likely to hurt the economy it’s trying to protect

All cases great and small

All cases great and small

All human life is found in the offices of Ireland’s small solicitors, yet they continue to face challenging times

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

‘To see how the other half lives” is a phrase used when the rest of us catch a glimpse of how the wealthy disport themselves. At a more mundane level, it is possible to live and work and play in our capital city and only rarely if ever encounter how

Inheritance tax thresholds are penal

Inheritance tax thresholds are penal

The surge in house prices has put pressure on families faced with property-based taxes

Drawing out the  drama in politics

Drawing out the drama in politics

Examining our politicians’ mistakes through drama, rather than judging them though journalism, will give us a greater understanding of our nation

Progress at Stormont as parties face the real world

Progress at Stormont as parties face the real world

The parties are working together to make the best of a bad situation, but who knows how long this will last

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