Europe’s essential unity is getting stronger

The future for Europe is bright despite 10-year rollercoaster rise, says José Manuel Barroso


WHO must take some blame for ebola crisis

The WHO chief wasn’t told of the scale of the crisis until three months after it was detected and bureaucratic messes delayed deployment of vital aid, write Jason Gale and John Lauerman


Catalogue of controversies during a year of discontent

An organisation that denies it pays bonuses — but admits its staff can earn "performance related awards".

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald. 'There's no question of divesting security from the State,' Ms Fitzgerald said.

The problems of trying to get policing and national security to walk the line

IT COULD well be the case that the crises over policing and oversight that rocked the country this year could be replicated down the road in relation to the shadowy world of national security.


Stepping up the pace of Garda reform

The rush to establish the State’s Policing Authority has left important questions about how it will work go unanswered, reports Cormac O’Keeffe