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Last call for drink-in season as thinking gets serious

Last call for drink-in season as thinking gets serious

Last Post: think-in season, Catherine Noone's dietician trouble, and Paddy Burke's driver

Red C poll: Fine Gael contemplates a November poll, Labour wants it later

Red C poll: Fine Gael contemplates a November poll, Labour wants it later

While both parties will be heartened by today’s Red C figures, they would be wise not to get carried away

Disaffection with coalition may trump a recovery

Disaffection with coalition may trump a recovery

The coalition parties hope that the budget will save their bacon. They overestimate its impact

Pat Leahy: The Fennelly Report is extremely damaging

Pat Leahy: The Fennelly Report is extremely damaging

The judge's findings are very damning. Doesn’t that matter?

Governments move to soothe Northern jitters

Governments move to soothe Northern jitters

‘IRA is not back in business,’ say British government sources

Change means what ever you want it to mean

Change means what ever you want it to mean

The rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn

The rise and rise of Jeremy Corbyn

The rise of Jeremy Corbyn is not the only British lesson for our politicians to learn: they should also study the electoral success of the Tories

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Memo to the coalition: this is not 1997

Pat Leahy: A crisis of fumbling dimplomacy

Pat Leahy: A crisis of fumbling dimplomacy

German blunders and Greek incompetence have presented the EU with its biggest-ever crisis

When politics and economics collide

When politics and economics collide

There is a great contradiction at the heart of the government’s economic strategy

Understand Bertie's mistakes so we can do better

Understand Bertie's mistakes so we can do better

Consider not just the measures, but the men

Consider not just the measures, but the men

Policies can change, but what about the personalities of the politicians implementing them? Perhaps we can understand better what happened to the economy by looking at the character of three men

Wishful thinking is a poor foundation for politics

Wishful thinking is a poor foundation for politics

The calamity of Greece exposes the dangers of believing in wishful thinking

Kenny keeps election options open

Kenny keeps election options open

The Taoiseach is trying to open up an option to hold an early election – just in case

Greek crisis: The battle of the bailout boys

Greek crisis: The battle of the bailout boys

Ireland is emerging as Greece’s harshest critic. But why?