Pedestrians on Cork's Oliver Plunkett St during the recent   flooding which hit the city centre.

Lukewarm response will cost us dearly

Government must act with strong legislation to combat the very real threat of climate change, writes Michael McCarthy


Wheel of Fortune: Personal Injuries Assessment Board

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board was established over a decade ago, but is it fully meeting the needs of all claimants? Two experts debate the board’s merits and effectiveness.


Internet defamation: who is legally responsible for online comments?

As the legal profession struggles to catch up with the age of social media, the question of who is responsible for defamatory remarks on websites is constantly evolving, says Hugh McCarthy.


Teens tweet threat to American Airlines has frightening connotations

A teenager’s threat to an airline prompted a flurry of copycats, despite her arrest, says Mark Johanson.


The steps required to achieve a fairer and more just Ireland

After years of decision-making at an elite level, a rights-based approach will give Irish people a stake in society, while necessary democratic reform will improve governance, says Fr Sean Healy.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble going for balanced budget

Europe needs to tighten monetary policy to avoid bubble

The EU’s large external surplus, in light of falls elsewhere, risks a return to conditions behind the crash, says Michael Heise.


Phil Hogan on the alignment of local government and local development

The alignment of local government and local development will bring public oversight, says Phil Hogan.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie pays her respects at the Srebrenica-Potocari Genocide Memorial cemetery, near Srebrenica. Jolie was in Sarajevo for a conference on sexual violence in war organised by Bosnia's defence ministry.  Pic: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty

Unseen wounds that do not heal - the aftermath of Srebrenica massacre

In July 1995, 8,000 men and boys were massacred at Srebrenica. But countless women and girls suffered an equally appalling fate, says Janine di Giovanni.


Climate is a key concern of agri targets

Ireland’s low-carbon agriculture model puts us ahead of the field in managing harmful emissions, writes Simon Coveney.