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Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

Friday 1 March, 2013

Column: Upcoming EU timber regulations are two steps behind environmental reality

The chopping, fudging and importing of illegally harvested timber is likely to continue; and a holistic solution to sustainable forestry management is still a long way off, writes Dermot McNally.

Thursday 3 January, 2013

Column: Pinning hopes on a new political party is ultimately childish

Fresh thinking would be welcome on the political scene – but the reality is it wouldn’t change our situation, writes Dermot McNally.

Saturday 29 December, 2012

Column: Our ‘green’ ideals fizzle out in the face of everyday life

We may think we care about the environment – but our commitment stops as soon as we’re asked to pay, writes Dermot McNally.

Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.