Are foster children still left out in the cold when it comes to inheritance?
- Personal Finance
- April 20, 2021, 05:59
I have recently discovered that foster children who have not been adopted by their foster parents are treated as strangers in law for the purposes of (...)
My daughter wants to help tackle climate change. Are there courses in this field?
- March 2, 2021, 00:00
My daughter is due to take her Leaving Cert in June and is determined to do two things: attend Trinity and find a career involved in addressing climat(...)
Appointment of judges remains a haphazard, opaque process
- Crime & Law
- November 13, 2020, 02:54
Few public appointment processes are more important, yet none is more haphazard or opaque. Governments have wide discretion in selecting judges for (...)
Kelly’s Heroines – Frank McNally on a Spanish trade union with an oddly Irish name
- October 23, 2020, 19:40
We were discussing recently how in the 19th century, the name “Bridget” became a word in American English, meaning “housemaid”, because of the huge nu(...)
Will Ireland’s long winning streak on tax soon come to an end?
- September 16, 2020, 01:00
Ireland can’t seem to lose on tax. Every few months a gun is pointed at our l2.5 per cent corporation tax rate or we’re blasted as a tax haven, a sop (...)
Fintan O’Toole: To keep schools open, the Government needs to start learning quickly
- August 1, 2020, 06:00
My grandson is 19-months-old. He is half Danish and lives in Copenhagen with his parents. And he has been back in kindergarten since April 15th. That’(...)
Corporation tax ‘article of faith’ may be about to unravel
- June 24, 2020, 05:02
What’s the most uncontested space in Irish politics? Our 12.5 per cent corporation tax. The policy – announced by former Labour finance minister Ruair(...)
The purest thrill of athletics that’s gone from the summer
- Other Sports
- April 25, 2020, 07:00
The plan was to sit back until the last 300m and then kick blindly to the line. There was no sure or best way of winning, only the dream way, and when(...)
St Michael’s conveyor belt showing no signs of slowing down
- January 18, 2020, 06:00
They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)
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