Matt Cooper: Living in interesting times: what may lie in store for us in 2022
From an election-hungry Sinn Féin to fuel prices and the possibility of long term inflation and interest rate rises, the coming year looks likely to further test our patience and endurance
Sinn Féin wants a general election before Martin and Varadkar reverse roles
Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, will have the easiest job in Irish politics in 2022. She will also have possibly the most frustrating.
McDonald now enjoys the same position the likes of Dick Spring, Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore excelled in previously – an opposition leader who can regularly call the government to account for its...
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Matt Cooper: Whatever trouble may be ahead, let’s face the music and dance
Fingers crossed that we’ve not acted too quickly in lifting restrictions, but with our society and economy on the brink, it’s a chance worth taking
Matt Cooper: Shane Lowry may live to regret his involvement in Saudi ‘sportswashing’
The country has a dire human rights record and is using its wealth in a bid to launder its reputation
Matt Cooper: Clock is ticking on whether all the Six Nations games will be held in England
With restrictions on attendances in Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and France not wanting any visitors travelling from England at all – playing all the matches in England in full capacity stadiums might seem attractive. But would it be like Cheltenham 2020 all over again, only worse?
The Last Post: Pandemic profits: it seems we are not all in this together
Many companies that received Covid-19 subsidies from the state performed far better during the crisis than they anticipated. Some gave the money back; those who didn’t should do so without delay