In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 23 April, 2016
The EU’s message to Google: thanks for the free operating system, guys. Please keep producing that, thanks. But you can’t use it to promote your services.
Saturday 16 April, 2016
A British withdrawal from the EU is the death knell we need delivered to the failed union, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 9 April, 2016
The reality is that Dublin accounts for 40% of the nations economy and so it attracts an outsized proportion of its investment, writes Aaron McKenna.
Sunday 3 April, 2016
When addressing public sector pay, the big elephant in the room isn’t just the upfront costs of recruiting new entrants, Aaron McKenna argues.
Saturday 26 March, 2016
Aaron McKenna writes that people who truly need the disability payment are suffering at those that are scamming.
Saturday 19 March, 2016
We need to make it easier for developers to make a fair margin on affordable homes, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 12 March, 2016
Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 5 March, 2016
Troika observers reading our newspapers must be banging their heads against their desks and screaming at their monitors: “You’re. Screwing. It. Up. Again.”
Saturday 27 February, 2016
This election has been characterised by a disenfranchised electorate, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 20 February, 2016
‘Why would you move to Ireland, as a doctor or an executive looking to invest, if you could take a job elsewhere and earn more after tax?’, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 13 February, 2016
The main currency propelling these gangs is the supply and sale of illicit drugs. We can remove their power, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 6 February, 2016
Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 30 January, 2016
Political inquires are expensive spectacles set up by politicians trying to appear macho, Aaron McKenna writes.
Saturday 23 January, 2016
Sinn Féin want a monument to gun-smuggling ship if Kerry council backs plan to add names of Fusiliers to monument.
Saturday 16 January, 2016
It is wrong to ignore this issue, but equally wrong to punish every man, woman and child who enters Europe for the crimes of a few.
Saturday 9 January, 2016
The question of the election of 2016 will be: “Who will Fine Gael rule with, and how long will it last?”
Saturday 19 December, 2015
For repeat offenders of any crime, after a certain point there is perhaps very little we can do as a society to help them, but other countries are shaking things up, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 12 December, 2015
There is going to be another recession in the future, but how we prepare for it is up to our politicians, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 28 November, 2015
State-funded religion classes are a waste of time and should be scrapped, Aaron McKenna writes.
Saturday 21 November, 2015
Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 14 November, 2015
Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 7 November, 2015
Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.
Saturday 31 October, 2015
The basic income does what it says on the tin. Every citizen over a certain age would receive an income from the state, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 24 October, 2015
There has been controversy about the book Noughts & Crosses being on the Junior Cert curriculum. The description of passionate young love, later sex and (hang on to your seats) an abortion all speaks to things that young adults are likely to encounter in their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 17 October, 2015
It is right and proper that we all contribute to the running of the state. If you’re not that well off, and are earning very little, you still should contribute something.
Saturday 10 October, 2015
Instead of wading into the sea to demand the oncoming tide go back, we might stop a minute and wonder why O’Connell Street is going through a seeming relentless process of regression, writes Aaron Mckenna.
Saturday 26 September, 2015
Joe Duffy needs to get out more in Dublin if he thinks it’s a kip, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 19 September, 2015
We know, deep down, that if it’s a choice between a 1.5% cut to USC or a 2% cut, most people will vote for the latter no matter what the additional cash could do for people in wheelchairs camped outside government buildings, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 12 September, 2015
We should put the topic of Euthanasia on the table for a national debate towards legalising it here in Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 5 September, 2015
‘Ireland loves nothing more than to toot its own horn as a saintly global peacemaker.’
Saturday 29 August, 2015
We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.
Saturday 22 August, 2015
It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.
Saturday 15 August, 2015
Allowing those who rent their rooms via the sharing website to be tax exempt will simply put more professionals and students on the streets in times of severe rental crisis.
Saturday 8 August, 2015
The former British prime minister has a right to his presumed innocence.
Saturday 1 August, 2015
With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.
Saturday 25 July, 2015
UK Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime supporter of Irish unification. What would his election mean for Northern Ireland?
Saturday 18 July, 2015
Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.
Saturday 11 July, 2015
Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.
Saturday 4 July, 2015
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.