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Editorial: Reason and not rhetoric needed in Aer Lingus pilot row

If a compromise fails to emerge, the Irish public must brace for a summer holiday season that could be heavily disrupted

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Editorial: Fractured EU Parliament will struggle to meet challenges of war and migration

2024 elections saw a major setback for the Green agenda across Europe

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Editorial: Despite ECB cut, borrowers must realise days of zero interest rates are over

Mortgage repayments have risen for Irish homeowners, but the extent of the interest rate passthrough has been lower than in many other European...

09.06.2024 9

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Editorial: UK general election was always the Tories’ to lose, and Sunak is doing a terrific job of it

Starmer and Labour would do well to remember it is not won yet

09.06.2024 20

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Next EU term must deliver a properly funded climate transition

The EU Green Deal requires more funding and greater buy-in from affected communities to succeed

02.06.2024 10

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Republican party sycophants should follow brave example of 12 jurors in Trump trial

There is still time for the party’s leadership to throw out the disgraced, pathetic, sordid convicted criminal they are poised to choose as their...

02.06.2024 30

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Poll shows Sinn Féin still first, but at lowest support in four years

Two-point increase for Fine Gael since last month means the party is now four points higher than when Leo Varadkar decided to resign from office in...

26.05.2024 20

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Crippling housing crisis is a failure of the market, state and Irish imagination

Housing Commission’s landmark report sets out the the costs of that failure, and the rewards of doing things better

26.05.2024 20

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SME package is tinkering around the edges when far more radical action needed

October’s budget represents a golden opportunity to introduce tax reform specifically aimed at helping small businesses to reduce the large number...

19.05.2024 20

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Exploring Ireland's role in a changing European Union

Dark clouds are hanging over the European project and major questions are being asked about the readiness of the EU institutions to meet the...

19.05.2024 50

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Editorial: It’s beyond time that Ireland’s infrastructure entered the modern age

Ireland gets a lot right but its infrastructure is terribly inadequate and harms our economic competitiveness

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Dublin taskforce a golden opportunity to address rampant neglect of capital city

Taoiseach Simon Harris’ announcement of a taskforce to examine what is wrong with Dublin city has generated a justifiable amount of cynicism

10.05.2024 20

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Editorial: State must be more decisive in confronting the migrant issue

Commandeering vacant state-owned buildings is an obvious and long-overdue solution but tough decisions must be taken to avoid catastrophe

05.05.2024 10

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Editorial: Emergency powers are needed to address Ireland’s major deficiencies

Fresh warnings that Dublin’s water and energy infrastructure are at breaking point, are not surprising, but they are depressing as little or no...

05.05.2024 50

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Editorial: Arrival of a new entrant to the banking sector for the first time in almost 20 years is good news

For a country with one of the youngest and wealthiest workforces in Europe it has long been a source of curiosity why international retail banks are...

28.04.2024 20

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Donnelly and HSE must explain why outcomes so poor in health despite record spending

Despite concerns, the question of why record investment was not producing commensurate improvements in the health service has never really been...

28.04.2024 20

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Ireland’s tax veto again under threat from a floundering EU

What is clear is that Ireland’s position is increasingly coming under pressure

21.04.2024 20

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Stardust disaster: A national tragedy which became a national scandal

The state must ensure that the Stardust tragedy, and its cruelly long aftermath, never happen again

21.04.2024 7

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Editorial: Recognising Palestine must be done judiciously

One of the starkest divisions between the West and the rest of the world can be seen in their contrasting positions on the question of Palestine

14.04.2024 30

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Editorial: Very welcome promises to reduce personal taxation must be delivered upon

Michael McGrath’s final budget of this government is a good opportunity to ease burden on families and small businesses across the country

14.04.2024 10

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Alarm bells ringing over risky spending as new EU rules loom

Ireland is seen as outside the rules due to the distorting impact of corporate tax revenues

07.04.2024 30

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Any debate about reunification must park sentiment at the door and deal in hard realities

The dream of a united Ireland is a goal for many, but the costs of making it happen will be considerable

07.04.2024 20

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No end in sight for bullish stock markets after record start to 2024

Stocks across the globe are up as greed is clearly in

31.03.2024 8

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New taoiseach must deliver on his promise to back businesses unfairly punished by the state

Comments from Simon Harris backing business are welcome, but need to be backed up with decisive action

31.03.2024 6

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Editorial: Ireland must be at the table in European defence spending plans

Varadkar’s comments about Ireland’s enthusiasm for involvement were overshadowed by his resignation but are significant

24.03.2024 30

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Varadkar departs stage with some successes but far too many failures

Fundamentally, Fine Gael under Leo Varadkar lost touch with its base, and he has allowed his party to become confused as to what it actually stands...

24.03.2024 20

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Removal of rent caps secret to unlocking delivery of 50,000 homes

Just when this current government feels like it is beginning to make progress on housing, worrying news emerges to show it is nowhere near enough.

17.03.2024 20

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Editorial: Varadkar was right to make Ireland’s position on Gaza clear at the White House

Far-left calls for a boycott of the annual St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington, DC were illogical and petty

17.03.2024 10

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Editorial: Questions remain for Nama as state looks to finally close door on financial crash

Ireland’s ‘bad bank’ will finally be wound down in 2025 after significant controversy over its activities

10.03.2024 20

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Editorial: Glaring fault of Biden v Trump re-match is that voters are sick of both of them

US President came out fighting in his extremely political State of the Nation address

10.03.2024 40

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Government’s bungling has given people plenty of reasons to Vote No this week

Desire to modernise is correct, but sloppy preparations risk sinking both referendum proposals

03.03.2024 20

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Arguing that Ireland is too dependent on foreign direct investment is wrong

The FDI sector of the Irish economy will right itself in due course

03.03.2024 10

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Dublin’s €800 million in funding for cross-border projects is deeply significant

The predictably reductionist row over Casement Park should not be allowed to distract from an historic commitment from the Irish government

25.02.2024 10

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Minister and RTÉ both damaged after astonishing breakdown in trust

Extraordinary day of resignations and recriminations leaves trust levels at a low ebb

25.02.2024 8

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‘Another blowout quarter’ - Wall Street reacts to bumper Nvidia results

The US chipmaker is at the forefront of the AI revolution and well-placed to take advantage of what it described as ‘surging demand’

22.02.2024 70

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Editorial: Profligate public spending insidiously undermines public confidence

The largesse displayed at RTÉ coupled with the soaring cost of the National Children’s Hospital undermines faith in the state’s ability to manage...

18.02.2024 20

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Editorial: Ireland is right not to make empty gestures about Israel

The government is right to highlight the plight of Palestinians in the face of Israel’s extreme actions, but it must not get too far ahead of EU...

18.02.2024 8

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John Bruton 1947-2024: A life given to the service of a people who rarely rated him

Former Taoiseach leaves a powerful legacy of committed service to his country

11.02.2024 10

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Editorial: Move to drive traffic out of Dublin must not be tone deaf to the needs of firms

The council’s proposal is welcome but it is important to move carefully and to bring not local people and local businesses onside

11.02.2024 20

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Editorial: Failure to remove passenger cap quickly becoming national embarrassment

As an island nation on the periphery of Europe, maintaining a limit on the number of flights below an arbitrary ceiling would be an deliberate act of...

04.02.2024 6

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Editorial: We can but hope that return of Stormont is not yet another false dawn for North

This is a big test for Sinn Féin, and a lot of eyes, including south of the border, will be watching how it leads a government

04.02.2024 7

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Editorial: Too old Joe is far from perfect – but he must prevail over ignoramus Trump

Donald Trump is a terrible winner and the closer to the White House he gets, the uglier his comments and behaviour become

28.01.2024 10

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Editorial: Incoherent flip-flopping from Sinn Féin a clear turn off for voters

As the party faces into a pivotal election year, the sudden and steep fall in its support will be setting off alarm bells at party headquarters

28.01.2024 30

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Analysis: Irish-American Joanna Geraghty’s ‘gift of grit’ to be tested as chief of struggling JetBlue

With analysts unsure whether the ailing US airline will return to profit before 2025, the Concern charity chair has her work cut out for her

22.01.2024 20

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Editorial: Why reducing Vat for non-hotel hospitality sector is a must

Sins of greedy hoteliers are not good enough reason to punish small businesses who are dying

21.01.2024 10

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Editorial: Dáil term gets off to bad start as armchair warriors wind up the rhetoric

The debate over the Israel-Hamas war descended into chaos last week and the chamber was suspended

21.01.2024 10

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Editorial: Paschal Donohoe should stand firm on union calls for extraordinary pay hikes

There is a constituency of people in Ireland who are demanding a tougher stance from government in these negotiations

14.01.2024 10

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Editorial: Much to be done to salvage Ireland’s woeful record on delivering major projects

For the past decade, at least, successive governments have persistently misunderstood the nature and scale of the housing shortage

14.01.2024 7

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Editorial: Ireland’s tax returns remain robust but we must regulate our spending

The political urge to splurge is strong, particularly in an election year, but it should be resisted

07.01.2024 30

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Editorial: Donohoe must stand tough in facing down rabid union demands in pay talks

There are many who rightly say that price, paid by the taxpayer, has been far too high and promises of reform have failed to materialise

07.01.2024 20

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