The truth about globalisation – and its mistaken discontents

The truth about globalisation - and its mistaken discontents Critics of globalisation are barking up the wrong tree. The real danger is a reversal of openness, writes Dan O'Brien Trader Gregory Rowe feels the strain as...

Power of speech: Software gives radio reporter who lost voice new lease of life

Power of speech: Software gives radio reporter who lost voice new lease of life Scottish company CereProc used recordings from Jamie Dupree’s long career to make his synthetic voice sound as much like him as...

Ireland can make a huge difference to landless farmers of Zimbabwe

Ireland can make a huge difference to landless farmers of Zimbabwe Vehicles display the logos for Zimbabwean opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) party, and the ruling ZANU PF party outside an election nomination court...

Half of first-time buyer home loans are being refused

Half of first-time buyer home loans are being refused Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Doug O'Connor Just 455 home loans have been approved under a Government scheme set up to help first-time buyers access cheap credit. The...

Why it’s my right to recline my plane seat, and I refuse to be...

Why it's my right to recline my plane seat, and I refuse to be told otherwise 'What sort of self-flagellating martyr sits like a plank for hours on end?' Reclining seats are proving increasingly bothersome for...

Someone save us from senators

Someone save us from senators Senator Catherine Noone You can say what you like about the recent abortion referendum, but at least it was real politics. It was a genuinely important social issue, a festering boil on...

‘I was told, “That’s how you humiliate a 12-year-old”‘ – One Irish survivor’s story

'I was told, "That's how you humiliate a 12-year-old"' - One Irish survivor's story Kathleen Aebi-Kealey is one of hundreds of ­Magdalene laundry survivors who have returned to Ireland in recent weeks, each with a...

Sinn Féin ready for an election ‘whenever the love-in’ is concluded

Sinn Féin ready for an election 'whenever the love-in' is concluded Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty. Photo: Colin O'Riordan Sinn Féin has announced a series of election promises including the abolition of student fees as...

Women hit by cancer scandal offered reduced mileage rate for travelling to treatments

Women hit by cancer scandal offered reduced mileage rate for travelling to treatments Vicky Phelan Photo: Fergal Phillips The Government is offering a reduced mileage rate to women with cervical cancer who were not told that...

A week of more contradictions, testing the parameters of journalistic privilege

A week of more contradictions, testing the parameters of journalistic privilege As the Disclosures Tribunal enters its final stages, the spotlight fell on protecting sources, writes Andrew Phelan Paul Reynolds. Photo: RollingNews.ie 'What, exactly, are you protecting?"...

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