Centrist politics must challenge the threats from both extremes

EARLIER this week the all-powerful, life-giving or life-denying European Central Bank published the results of its stress tests on 130 of Europe’s banks. Only 25 failed and just one — and what a welcome “just” that is — is Irish.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Region disadvantaged: Airport must have chance to compete

The pace of economic recovery is not being spread evenly across the country.

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Underperforming civil servants: Promises are not enough

No matter how hard you might try, or indeed wish to, to cheer the announcement yesterday that the Government is to change disciplinary procedures to make it easier to sack underperforming civil servants, it requires a considerable leap of faith to believe that change is imminent.

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Nip it in the bud: Irish Water blocks media

It was another bad day for Irish Water yesterday and another bad day for one of this Government’s centrepiece initiatives.

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Important change to legal system

Court of Appeal

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