Editor's Note

Tina-Marie O’Neill: Now is the time to swerve the winter of discontent

Those who can work remotely might be as well to do so from abroad this winter – thereby skipping huge energy bills and the high cost of Irish living while earning rental income and contributing to the housing stock

Why not take off for warmer climes to avoid the massive heating bills? Picture: Fergal Phillips

We can no longer ignore that this much-loved island of saints and scholars on the edge of Europe has become more crackpot than craic den lately, with the cost of living spiralling out of control and a housing situation which is no longer a crisis but an emergency.

We cannot house our students, nor our low and increasingly middle-income earners; those in our own population who are in need, nor those coming to us in ...