Greatest contribution Ireland can make to COP21 is to lead by example - by pursuing transition to low-carbon economy
In the hypothetical ‘How To Get Elected To Office In Ireland’, the ‘merit’ chapter is pretty small
Up to 85% of intended reforms can result from the Legal Services Regulation Bill
Use ye not the word 'fulsome' when ye mean 'full', for that is unclean
One way or another Kenny has defused a potentially divisive and damaging internal issue for Fine Gael.
Most analysts still insist that Trump’s lead in the Republican field will pass as the race gets more serious. But he has undoubtedly transformed the nature of the election debate
It is vital the Irish Farmers’ Association returns to being a well-governed body serving members and their families
The law is a teacher. It embodies what society considers to be worth both validating and punishing.
Admissions policies are another ‘dark stain’ and an affront to the ideals of the Republic
We no longer need to covet the American way of life as our ‘stuff’ is the same as theirs
Burning the senior bondholders would have made us all feel better. But it would not have made a really significant difference to the sums
Referendums on the Euro in Sweden, on the constitutional treaty in France and the Netherlands, on the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland and Denmark produced a rejection or No to Europe vote.
Nothing concentrates the minds of politicians like the fear of a further election. Next year will be no different.
We humans are a tricky species. Our hearts rule our heads, and emotions trump reason. Mix humans with climate change and you get a perfect storm.
The upward adjustment this year is higher than in any year during the property boom
News likes unambiguous, discrete events, straight-forward, one-off happenings rather than long-term social trends
Deadliest violence to strike France since 1945 was probably the mass killing of Algerians by Paris police in 1961
Government should lead EU efforts to ensure better treatment regimes for humans and farm animals
Paris climate change summit has the ingredients for a deal
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