HORIZON 2020: Working together for the benefit of all

Researchers aided by the EU play a major role across the globe in developing valuable ideas, writes Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

A riot policeman runs from anti-austerity protesters in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki in, May 2010.  Picture: AP Photo/Giorgos

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF: Alan Dukes on how we can learn from the financial crisis

The proposals presented by Martin Wolf in ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ merit close consideration if another crisis is to be avoided, writes economist and former finance minister Alan Dukes


Are the polls wrong and will Scotland go it alone after all?

The pollsters could be wrong about Scotland’s referendum, says Andrew Osborn


Tubridy faces tough task on tired format

THE Late Late Show is upon us again. On Friday, it will begin its 52nd season. Surely, the show is on its last legs. It is dispiriting. It lost its fire as a forum for national debate long ago, but what really irks are its inane celebrity interviews.

 Micheál Martin: Renewed vigour, hope and a platform there after the local elections.

Early days yet but FF hope to double Dáil seats to 40

Political Reporter Juno McEnroe talks to Micheál Martin about the next election


How substantial is Ukip threat?

David Cameron has allowed Eurosceptics to dictate the narrative of the UK debate on EU membership, says Mary C Murphy


Judge the rapist, not the victim

As a society, we must challenge the myths informing our attitude to sexual violence, writes Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop

Ryle Dwyer with Tom Ingram at the grave of Ryle's father in the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg, during a soldiers' reunion in 2010.

THE WASTE OF WAR: The Second World War

On the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Ryle Dwyer reflects on the conflict in which his father was killed


Declining Cork airport needs new direction

Stephen Rogers and Eoin English examine Cork Airport’s decline and its attempts to take off again


The US involvement in Iraq: Did they make a difference?

One former soldier tells Bette Browne how his view on US involvement in Iraq has changed