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How bad is bad?

How bad is bad?

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council had harsh words for the government last week, when it accused it of failing to capitalise on years of robust growth and neglecting to prepare for a future downturn

Smyth review was too generous: we now need to start from scratch

Smyth review was too generous: we now need to start from scratch

Given all the questions still hanging over the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan, we should bite the bullet and open up a new competition for the contract, write Dónal Palcic and Eoin Reeves

Has the Smyth report made things worse for broadband plan?

Has the Smyth report made things worse for broadband plan?

Peter Smyth, author of the report on Naughten and McCourt meetings, faces an Oireachtas committee grilling, write Jack Horgan-Jones and Hugh O’Connell

Dublin City Council is chaotically planning a disastrous future for the city in its care, with the idea of liveable streetscapes abandoned

Dublin City Council is chaotically planning a disastrous future for the city in its care, with the idea of liveable streetscapes abandoned

Cowen: tap EU fund to help Bord na Móna workers

Cowen: tap EU fund to help Bord na Móna workers

FF public expenditure spokesman raps Varadkar for state not putting in application before deadline. Peat firm also looking at EU’s Globalisation Fund

Canney: ban on fossil fuel exploration premature

Canney: ban on fossil fuel exploration premature

Student accommodation to be protected against large rent hikes

Student accommodation to be protected against large rent hikes

DUP’s Wilson says Varadkar’s ‘no-deal deal’ comments mean no need for Brexit backstop

DUP’s Wilson says Varadkar’s ‘no-deal deal’ comments mean no need for Brexit backstop

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman seized on the recent remarks by Leo Varadkar where he said “if we did end up with a no-deal situation, we would find ourselves having to negotiate a ‘no-deal deal’ quite soon thereafter”.

Naughten: Taoiseach got it wrong, colleagues want me back at the cabinet table

Naughten: Taoiseach got it wrong, colleagues want me back at the cabinet table

Former communications minister comes out fighting

Labour Court: don’t allow public service sick pay to rise

Labour Court: don’t allow public service sick pay to rise

Flanagan in regular contact with Ross over Stepaside Garda station

Flanagan in regular contact with Ross over Stepaside Garda station

Requested extension to IBRC probe would further inflate costs

Requested extension to IBRC probe would further inflate costs

May can speak to the British people about Brexit – but she has to speak to the people who matter

May can speak to the British people about Brexit – but she has to speak to the people who matter

It is very difficult to put the squeeze on wavering MPs by trying to get millions of people to apply pressure on them. It is much more effective to use some levers on them directly

An industrial revolution of landlords

An industrial revolution of landlords

We need to talk about the effect that the activities of large-scale landlords are having on first-time buyers

Poll boost for FG/FF, but no rest ahead

Poll boost for FG/FF, but no rest ahead

Fine Gael is up by one point in our latest poll after Leo Varadkar’s talk of cutting taxes last week - but it faces plenty of challenges between now and Christmas