‘A major and far-reaching new approach is needed to improve the supply and affordability of new housing, but wage hikes are not part of the solution.’  Ibec’s Danny McCoy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Increasing wages to make property more affordable would see Ireland forget one of the major lessons learned in the aftermath of the recession, Ibec ch(...)

St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson: forced to resign as prime minister of Iceland. Photographs: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Public officials, world leaders, royal families, and sports stars were among those revealed this week as having squirreled vast quantities of wealth a(...)

Alastair Campbell: “I’m making a guess here but most of the Irish business community are probably for Britain staying in.” Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Britain are not seized of the implications for Ireland of the looming Brexit referendum on EU membership, former British government spokesma(...)

A 2008 file photograph of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, who has been released from prison after serving a  sentence for directing terrorism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has been released from prison after completing a sentence for directing terrorism. McKevitt, who is battling cancer,(...)

The anger at the mainstream press peaked last week when Buckingham Palace made a complaint to the press watchdog over claims in a front page story by ‘the Sun’ that the queen had expressed Eurosceptic views during a lunch in 2011. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

In between the many battles lines drawn in the run-up to the referendum on Britain staying or leaving the European Union – among them immigration, tra(...)

Campaigns That Shook The World is written by Danny Rogers, and published by Kogan Page, priced €18.99

Given the title of this book by seasoned UK media and marketing journalist Danny Rogers, it is perhaps unsurprising that it opens with accounts(...)

‘The personal is political” became a rallying cry of radical feminism in the 1960s. That women’s history had gone unspoken showed how unequal(...)

A lot has been written lately about emotional intelligence (EQ) as a variant on IQ and its importance as a leadership characteristic. This book looks (...)

Ed Vulliamy, who who has won awards for his reporting from Bosnia, the 9/11 attacks, Iraq and Mexico. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Journalism has been “infected” by “corporate public relations” and the media is part of a “seamless troika” involving governments and corporations,(...)