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Rebuilding a proud tradition in Dublin’s Liberties

Rebuilding a proud tradition in Dublin’s Liberties

St James’s Church is a forgotten Dublin treasure. Millions of people have passed it on their way to the famous Guinness Storehouse but few have stopped to look at it.

State has to stand firm against Big Tobacco

State has to stand firm against Big Tobacco

Smoking tobacco is the biggest preventable cause of death in our society. It costs lives. About 5,200 die from cancer-related illness every year. It also costs money: both in lost productivity and through costly treatment for smoking-induced cancers.

Commentary on public service reform is mired in the past

Commentary on public service reform is mired in the past

It is difficult to shift perceptions. At least three times in recent months I have read pieces in the newspapers about the public service that reflect more our history than today’s reality.

Inequality is not an accident

Inequality is not an accident

The government is set on widening the gap between the top 10 per cent of earners and the rest of us.

Bush and Clinton’s generation game

Bush and Clinton’s generation game

The names on the ballot in the 2016 US presidential election might well be the same ones that appeared almost a quarter of a century before. The last names, that is.

Walsh  holds  out  carrot of  Aer  Lingus  growth

Walsh holds out carrot of Aer Lingus growth

The IAG chief has laid a deal on the line to the Oireachtas committee, with a warning that his offer for Aer Lingus is as far as he’ll go

The Aer Lingus takeover bid: rhetoric versus reality

The Aer Lingus takeover bid: rhetoric versus reality

IAG’s takeover bid for Aer Lingus has generated numerous claims and counter-claims. So what are the main bones of contention?

Tullow Oil victim of its own success as share price sinks

Tullow Oil victim of its own success as share price sinks

Stock market giant humbled by global collapse in oil prices.

Dublin’s start-up scene - ready, steady, go!

Dublin’s start-up scene - ready, steady, go!

In this extract from a new book examining Dublin’s rise as a global tech hub, Sunday Business Post reporter Philip Connolly looks at the movers and shakers, and why they’ve found success in the capital.

Honohan proves that he is above politics

Honohan proves that he is above politics

So now we know. The Central Bank, finally, is above political influence. In the past number of months, Patrick Honohan has come under sustained pressure from politicians and policymakers to dilute and water down his controversial proposals to tighten

Coalition caught between a rock and a hard place

Coalition caught between a rock and a hard place

IAG’s takeover bid for Aer Lingus is turning into a battle between politics and economics. Politics will win

Food firms step up to the plate

Food firms step up to the plate

The food sector is booming, but challenges remain for those entrepreneurs working within it.

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

IAG is taking the political temperature on its bid to buy the national carrier, with concessions expected in an effort to help drive the deal through

All cases great and small

All cases great and small

All human life is found in the offices of Ireland’s small solicitors, yet they continue to face challenging times

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

Anti-social behaviour brings misery to the lives of Ireland’s invisible ‘other half’

‘To see how the other half lives” is a phrase used when the rest of us catch a glimpse of how the wealthy disport themselves. At a more mundane level, it is possible to live and work and play in our capital city and only rarely if ever encounter how