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Twitter account of US President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP Getty Images

The corporate cancellation of the US president Donald Trump in the dying days of his regime is in large parts entertaining and satisfying but also sli(...)

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Occasionally during the fight against the pandemic, the inevitable fog of war has appeared heavier than it needed to due to questionable or sometimes (...)

 Grafton Street:  Christmas shoppers turn out in large numbers  on the first Saturday following the end of the second lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If ever there is a nuclear attack, two species are odds on to survive the fallout: cockroaches and Irish consumers. Both are stamped on, abused and oc(...)

Eir headquarters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Customers of the State’s biggest telecoms operator were that worn down by its dire service standards, some seemed almost nostalgic for its semi-State (...)

Infectious disease specialist  Prof Sam McConkey was criticised in many quarters for his perceived negativity when he urged caution on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. File photograph: Getty

A predilection for too much consensus or groupthink has often caused us harm in out country. Like buffalo, a significant number of Irish people prefer(...)

Just 22 of the 9,062 Irish virus clusters identified so far have been attributed to public houses. Photograph: iStock

It is the second week of March, 2020. Ireland has shifted into full blown emergency mode to cope with the pandemic, which officially landed on our sho(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was critical of chief medical officer Tony Holohan and the National Public Health Emergency Team’s call for Level 5 restrictions at the start of October. Image: Screenshot from RTÉ

As it becomes apparent that the Level 5 lockdown is not yet working to the extent that public health officials and the Government had hoped, it doesn’(...)

Christmas shopping past: Grafton Street in 2017. Reopening  shops would take tens of thousands off the pandemic unemployment payment. Photograph: Tom Honan

The people of Ireland are, for the second time, successfully driving down what were rampant coronavirus infection rates. But an underlying failure of (...)

Share prices on Wall Street rose, but CEOs found themselves having to manage trade wars. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

To put it in terms a Twitter-happy US president would understand, it has been more subtweet than tweetstorm. In recent days, leading US industry ass(...)

A photo of Taoiseach Micheál Martin is seen at the locked entrance to a pub in Dublin’s city centre.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Seven months is not long, but it is a lifetime in a pandemic. Those whose businesses have been mothballed and livelihoods whipped away should take sol(...)

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