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Estate of the nation: How Fettercairn has fared

Estate of the nation: How Fettercairn has fared

When Pat Rabbitte surveyed the unemployment rate in Fettercairn in the 1980s, it was 54 per cent. Now he and Political Editor Michael Brennan return to the Tallaght estate to find out how it has changed

Poor planning kept an area poor

Poor planning kept an area poor

Housing policies have been a major factor in concentrating disadvantage and poverty in certain areas. Today’s policymakers should learn from the mistakes of the past

Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core

Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core

How do you persuade the Independent Alliance to back a decision to return a cheque for €13 billion to Apple Inc?

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

Labour finds it’s harder to take credit than blame

The latest opinion poll shows relative stability but, of the parties, Labour will be the most displeased with the fleeting nature of public approval

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Today’s Red C poll shows an electorate willing to throw away ‘traditional’ parties in favour of those on the sidelines