Hotels are now charging rates for rooms that are at or close to those prevailing in the final hedonistic days of the Celtic Tiger. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

You haven’t heard them much of late. Perhaps they are simply too busy managing the weight of work coming their way in this rare Irish summer but budge(...)

 Confound Michael Gove, arch enemy of experts, and the rest of the Brexit hardliners, by embracing complexity and acknowledging the uncertainties. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was a nice ego tickle to achieve top 10 status (twice) in The Irish Times “most read” business articles of 2017. Both pieces were about Brexit, a t(...)

The Government’s housing statistics have become an unlikely faultline in the battle to resolve Ireland’s housing crisis. Critics say the numbers, whic(...)

Sophia founder Jean Quinn, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney, Derek Fay and Nicole Hogan at  the Sophia housing complex on Sean McDermott Street.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Land and buildings held by religious orders are unlikely to provide a magic-bullet solution to the housing crisis, religious orders and figures in th(...)