The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.
Saturday 27 June, 2015
It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.
Friday 19 June, 2015
Saturday 13 June, 2015
We cannot have another 20 years of simply refusing to deal with this issue. Holding a two-part referendum could be the answer.
Saturday 6 June, 2015
A €2,000 pay rise for virtually all public sector workers over the next two years is madness, no matter what kind of spin the union bosses want to put on it.
Saturday 30 May, 2015
Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.
Saturday 23 May, 2015
The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.
Saturday 16 May, 2015
People are finally talking about ways to flush less drinking water down their toilets. Why? Because that water is going to cost them money.
Saturday 9 May, 2015
Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…
Saturday 2 May, 2015
If you want a functioning State, you’ve got to pay for it – USC might be a horrible tax but we still need it.
Saturday 25 April, 2015
I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.
Saturday 18 April, 2015
The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.
Saturday 11 April, 2015
If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 4 April, 2015
A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.
Saturday 28 March, 2015
The life and death of Elaine O’Hara and the details of Graham Dwyer’s predilections flowed out of this trial, but details could have withheld until a verdict.
Saturday 21 March, 2015
Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.
Saturday 14 March, 2015
It may sound kitsch to bring folks along to a green themed breakfast or lunch engagement, but it works, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 7 March, 2015
We can’t afford to lose one single investment because of our current lack of office space.
Saturday 28 February, 2015
They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.
Sunday 22 February, 2015
Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.
Saturday 14 February, 2015
Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.
Saturday 7 February, 2015
An issue like homelessness has long-term causes and consequences that need to be dealt with.
Saturday 31 January, 2015
The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.
Saturday 24 January, 2015
We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.
Saturday 10 January, 2015
It is up to moderate people to have an open debate about religion and society. Otherwise, extremists will have it for us.
Saturday 3 January, 2015
The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…
Saturday 27 December, 2014
The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.
Saturday 20 December, 2014
Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?
Saturday 13 December, 2014
Is a quick and cheap story about a rich woman talking down to poor people easier to stomach than the truth?
Saturday 6 December, 2014
Giving to those in need is a special thing in a world where so much indifference and evil is given free rein; we cannot allow bad apples to shake our faith in good.
Saturday 29 November, 2014
The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”
Saturday 22 November, 2014
Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.
Saturday 15 November, 2014
Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?
Saturday 8 November, 2014
Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.
Saturday 1 November, 2014
The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.
Saturday 25 October, 2014
Envying the successful is not a viable tax policy – it is a disincentive to honest, hard work.
Saturday 18 October, 2014
It is difficult to imagine how otherwise ostensibly politically-savvy people conceived of Irish Water in its current form.
Saturday 11 October, 2014
With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.
Saturday 4 October, 2014
The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.
Saturday 27 September, 2014
Yes, it may be politically unpalatable to target older drivers (ie solid voters) but is that a good enough reason to allow dangerous drivers onto our road?