David Mcwilliams

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“... There are those, best symbolised by residents in care homes but not restricted to them, whose needs have never been too far up the policy agenda and not just during the pandemic. This includes, of course, the elderly.” File photograph: iStock

Government files under embargo have been opened and people are no doubt looking back, as we do every year, with that customary range of reaction to th(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty: his press release  rehashes the  claim that Northern Ireland’s subvention  is about half the official figure. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Economics should be the interesting and constructive part of discussing a united Ireland, elevating debate above sterile or dangerous arguments about (...)

Unemployment figures for August paint a stark picture of the uncertain future facing up to 40% of our young people as the battle to contain coronavirus continues. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Regardless of whether you view the pandemic from a medical or economic perspective – or ideally, both – it is obvious Ireland is in a critical phase. (...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney, the subject of a new BBC Sounds podcast. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

We’re still only in the second week of Where Is George Gibney?, the heartstopping new serial podcast produced by Mark Horgan and Ciaran Cassidy for BB(...)

John Hume on the Walls of Derry, spring 1998. Photograph: Pacemaker

In Mickey Bradley’s book Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone, the bass player reveals that without Derry Credit Union, set up by John Hume in 1960,(...)

‘It will feel positively patriotic to spend money at surf schools this summer.’ File photograph: Eamon Ward

Later, when the documentary we are living through is finished, part of the soundtrack of this particular episode will be all those radio ads telling u(...)

 The Irish Times had 24 journalists in the top 100 list. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Virgin Media political correspondent Gavan Reilly has been named Ireland’s most influential journalist on Twitter for 2019, topping a list of 100 user(...)

The first EY Future Consumer Index  places consumers in four categories: “cut deep”, “stay calm, carry on” ,“save and stockpile” and “hibernate and spend”. Photograph: Getty Images

Over the last two months the speculation about where we are now and just how we will be scarred by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic co(...)

Thady Hunt: ‘I’m not afraid. I’ve never slept better than I’m sleeping now’

I’ve never seen anything like this in my 84 years. My father was alive in 1918. School pals of his, three of that family, lost their lives to the Span(...)

Queues and re-openings, Woodies Bray, GV’s from the store this morning. Treasa Dunne from Bray in the store. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

When the doors finally opened at Woodie’s DIY after weeks of lockdown, buyers went wild for flowers, buying bagloads of geraniums making this old-fash(...)

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