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A $7 trillion tax reform could trigger a recession under Trump

A $7 trillion tax reform could trigger a recession under Trump

Arthur Laffer’s cocktail napkin has much to answer for as the birthplace of trickle-down economics. As Trump mark's 100 days, Laffer's proposed tax reforms could end up doing a lot of damage

'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

The difficult part is the work that needs to be done between now and a referendum, writes Mary Regan

Theresa May is surfing a wave before tide finally goes out

Theresa May is surfing a wave before tide finally goes out

Not only can the British Prime Minister not lose, she can’t fail to win big – but things will never be this easy for her again

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Mary Regan: Why the new maternity hospital has been a difficult delivery

Everyone is asking why the nuns want to run a maternity hospital. But perhaps the real question should be, why would the state want to allow them?

'Labour is on the floor and May wants to go in for the kill'

'Labour is on the floor and May wants to go in for the kill'

There is a cool and calculated rationale to May's decision to call a snap election, writes Hugh O'Connell

Water row is masking the trickle of legislation

Water row is masking the trickle of legislation

New laws still come dropping slowly as the minority government approaches its first year in office

PAC, Project Eagle and a fuming finance minister

PAC, Project Eagle and a fuming finance minister

Noonan faced his detractors in the Dáil last week, but serious questions remain

Le Pen’s ‘Europe of nations’ genie is firmly out of the bottle

Le Pen’s ‘Europe of nations’ genie is firmly out of the bottle

The concept of the greater good has been well and truly abandoned, writes Susan O'Keeffe

'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

'Fitzgerald has little choice but to stand by O’Sullivan for as long as she can'

If the commissioner goes, she could bring the Justice Minister with her, writes Mary Regan

Gardaí badly need someone to come in from the outside

Gardaí badly need someone to come in from the outside

An Garda Síochána has blown its chance to change from within, writes Michael Brennan

'The only way forward for unionists and nationalists is to finally tell the truth'

'The only way forward for unionists and nationalists is to finally tell the truth'

Politicians talking about the future cannot ignore the shadow of past terrorism that is still visible in the North

'The paradox of Martin McGuinness'

'The paradox of Martin McGuinness'

Even those opposed to him had a grudging respect for his abilities, writes Hugh O'Connell

'Enda must address departure issue soon or the knives will be back out'

'Enda must address departure issue soon or the knives will be back out'

Kenny comments set off FG nerves, writes Hugh O'Connell

Mary Regan: Enda Kenny's long goodbye

Mary Regan: Enda Kenny's long goodbye

Welcome home, Taoiseach. Now when, exactly, do you plan to step down?

PAC reports sheds new light on incomplete Project Eagle jigsaw

PAC reports sheds new light on incomplete Project Eagle jigsaw

The fundamentals are quite simple - the problem is how the deal was done, writes Hugh O'Connell