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Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try

Ireland would like to replicate the US shale gas boom but geography, history, and lack of energy infrastructure will prevent this – and the risks to the economy might not be worth the benefit from any gas produced, writes John O’Donnell.

Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK

The EU response to Swiss curtailing of migrants should be aimed at the UK, not just Switzerland, writes John O’Donnell.

Monday 9 December, 2013

Column: What happens to Ireland if the UK exits the EU?

While Ireland has no say over the outcome of the UK referendum, we should already be working on contingency plans in the case of its exit from the union – as we stand to be the worst affected, writes John O’Donnell.

Sunday 2 January, 2011

From The42 Stepping out: the death of the flat back four The Bootroom

Stepping out: the death of the flat back four

Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.