Susan Okeeffe, Opinion /

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

At 19, James Charles was on top of his world, with 16.9 million subscribers and millions of dollars in the bank. Now, in the blink of an eye, he is watching his stock crash

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

The kind of action required for this emergency demands a kind of joined-up thinking, planning and execution which will make the Brexit project look like a prosecco picnic in the park

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

The New IRA's language of division and hate remains and will remain unless it is challenged by words of peace and real efforts to take the framework of the Good Friday Agreement and rework it

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

It is not unreasonable to expect that Sport Ireland might analyse the annual accounts of all the large sporting bodies it funds and query any obvious unusual payments

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said many times that deals are done only in the final hours, under pressure, when all the stops are pulled out

'Tariff man' fails to cut ballooning US trade deficit

'Tariff man' fails to cut ballooning US trade deficit

Trump had made deficit reduction one of his central promises during his election campaign and he committed specifically and repeatedly to a deficit reduction plan

No EU rush to follow British to the exits

No EU rush to follow British to the exits

A survey asked EU citizens if they, like the British, would like to leave the EU. The answer was a resounding no

Dressed-up Papal summit won't resolve child abuse scandal

Dressed-up Papal summit won't resolve child abuse scandal

Leopards do not change their spots, and the cultivation of centuries of secrecy will not be wiped out by a bit of chat in Rome

Tóibín's Aontú faces a political Everest

Tóibín's Aontú faces a political Everest

Peadar Tóibín has tangible living proof of the trauma and the challenge involved in pulling a new party into existence

Trump not feeling the heat on climate change

Trump not feeling the heat on climate change

By the time he mounts his re-election campaign, Trump’s supporters will not have bothered to move their position on climate change. And neither will he

Corbyn's tea with May could be a turning point

Corbyn's tea with May could be a turning point

Theresa May still has the wriggle room of a gnat to try to upend the backstop in the face of cohesive opposition from the EU – but she may be heading for a softer family-type Brexit deal, with a Corbynista touch

MPs turn the tables on Theresa May

MPs turn the tables on Theresa May

Everyone, including the prime minister, knows that she cannot bring a viable alternative to the House of Commons in three days. That, of course, is not the real point of this amendment

Space lessons for 2019's earth-bound challenges

Space lessons for 2019's earth-bound challenges

A smart politician knows when to stand back and trust in expertise and experience. This requires confidence and leadership - qualities that will be needed in abundance in 2019

Brexit no-deal plans only adding fuel to the chaos

Brexit no-deal plans only adding fuel to the chaos

The British government’s mismanagement of its own choice to leave has infected the EU and Ireland too, with contingency plans less than adequate and far from complete

Ireland the target as Brexiteers feel the fear

Ireland the target as Brexiteers feel the fear

The MPs who have made Ireland the butt of their blame revealed their anger too – anger at their own powerlessness