Elaine Byrne, Opinion /

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

Elaine Byrne: We need Cosgrave and the tall poppies

The personal attacks on Cosgrave were typical shoot the messenger but ignore the message stuff

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

We may not care about polar bears, but we do care about the impact of climate change on our pocket

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Elaine Byrne: Here’s the best way of honouring Tony Golden

Perhaps a lasting tribute is to challenge our attitudes on domestic violence and change the law

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

While the public are distracted by speculation around the date of the election, our focus is diverted from what really matters

Make culprits pay

Make culprits pay

Fines for corporate wrongdoing don’t work. Punishing individual actions will

Elaine Byrne: Government must not block access to justice

Elaine Byrne: Government must not block access to justice

Centuries old law is obstacle to equality in our legal system

Inquiry took away our comfort blanket

Inquiry took away our comfort blanket

The guarantee was planned in advance, the ECB intimidated us, but really we had only ourselves to blame

Elaine Byrne: Why can’t the new parties make the breakthrough?

Elaine Byrne: Why can’t the new parties make the breakthrough?

Elaine Byrne: Bankers omit ‘irrelevant’ details

Elaine Byrne: Bankers omit ‘irrelevant’ details

So what else did they fail to tell the banking inquiry?

Fennelly shears the Taoiseach of moral authority

Fennelly shears the Taoiseach of moral authority

Sinn Féin’s audience is deaf to official Ireland

Sinn Féin’s audience is deaf to official Ireland

Why doctors should be more like soldiers

Why doctors should be more like soldiers

The serious investment that goes into training medical students deserves to be repaid to the state

We have too many charities

We have too many charities

Many charities duplicate each other’s work, reducing their effectiveness

Elaine Byrne: What is Michael D Higgins’s presidency for?

Elaine Byrne: What is Michael D Higgins’s presidency for?

Compared to his two predecessors, there appears to be little purpose Michael D's appointment

Why Kenny is like Mayo’s footballers

Why Kenny is like Mayo’s footballers