The Guarantee opened on Thursday, and will be seen on TV3 in the New Year. Unlike its stage incarnation, the movie takes some dramatic licence.

The catastrophic mistakes were made before the bank guarantee was pledged

THERE are songs and there are songs and then there is ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’. 



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Politicians in a haze of denial about ‘war on drugs’

DRUGS have a funny effect on politicians.


When vital treatment is not medical tourism

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting Irish men. When Ray Sheerin was diagnosed he sought out advanced life-saving treatment in Germany


Apple chief executive: I’m proud to be gay

Tech giant Apple’s boss Tim Cook has revealed he is gay. It has been tough at times but has given him the confidence to be himself, he writes


Barroso awaiting judgement after turbulent decade

Jose Manuel Barroso is leaving after 10 years at the head of an oft-derided European Commission, but insists he has done his best, writes Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill


Time for Sinn Féin to come clean on abuse

Republicans have tried denial, obfuscation, and political attack since Maíria Cahill’s story became public, writes Micheál Martin


Who owns this most expensive home?

Mystery surrounds the ownership of a Dublin 4 house sold last year by Sean and Gayle Dunne ahead of a hearing into plans to build four new homes on the grounds. Niall Murray reports.


Memoir, like the man, gets right to the point

Unlike many other recent political memoirs, this book pulls few punches and is an authentic transcription of the acuity, caustic manners and occasional bias of the man, writes Gerard Howlin


Radical change of policies is required

A sustainable and fair housing policy is needed to address society’s needs, writes Dr Rory Hearne