Susan Okeeffe, Opinion /

HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

The teaming together of two such unlikely partners is a world first in the use of the now rapidly expanding voice-assisted technology

Democratic Party looks all at sea in a Trumpian world

Democratic Party looks all at sea in a Trumpian world

Its jostling crowd of 20 players may be a mark of equal opportunity within the Democratic Party, but it also speaks to uncertainty and a lack of direction for the real battle against the incumbent

Is Pope's Amazon priests plan just tinkering at the edges?

Is Pope's Amazon priests plan just tinkering at the edges?

Traditionalists are not fooled by Pope Francis’s suggestion that ordaining some married men is a solution solely for the Amazon region

The parallel universes of climate change protest

The parallel universes of climate change protest

The protest to ‘save the planet’ is far more challenging than earlier protests, because the protesters are also protesting against themselves, against themselves eating beef or using single-use plastic or flying to a wedding on the other side of the globe

Johnson, Sturgeon and the rise of political 'stunts'

Johnson, Sturgeon and the rise of political 'stunts'

We will all need to have our stunt antenna in good working order from now on. They’re not that easy to spot

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