Minister’s healthy lack of curiosity

She is either the least curious justice minister in the history of the post or else she is smart enough to know when not to ask a question if you don’t want to know the answer.

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2040 plan depends on Cork acting as Dublin counterbalance

The success of the Ireland 2040 strategy will depend on the extent to which Cork succeeds at an increasingly important national role, argues William Brady.

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As the British budget looms, the blight of Brexit is never too far away

The chancellor faces a financial headache amid a tumultuous time for the Tories and ahead of next month’s vital Brexit summit, writes Paul Wallace.

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Strong and united EU needed to face up to Russian threat

A stable and secure EU could become the most important pillar of the UK’s post-Brexit security strategy, writes Jacek Rostowski

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Mary Lou McDonald the heir apparent as Sinn Féin President

Mary Lou McDonald is seen as the chosen candidate to fill the position of Sinn Féin president, writes Elaine Loughlin

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Gerry Adams is both an asset and an achilles heel

He will leave a vacuum at the top of the Republican movement, writes Daniel McConnell

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Invisible pollution can be just as deadly

Just because the pictures from New Delhi are more shocking and obvious, it doesn’t mean Ireland’s air is actually clean. We must act now, write John Sodeau and John Wenger.            

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Climate success is possible but we must turn slogans into reality

There is no time to waste in tackling climate change but the world needs to be more ambitious in its targets, write Hilda Heine and Kevin Rudd.

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Coping with climate change: It’s time businesses cleaned up their act

It is gradually becoming unacceptable to pollute for free and pass the bill on to future generations. Some 40 countries are now putting a price on carbon pollution, write Catherine McKenna and Feike Sijbesma

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Coping with climate change: How the Dutch are facing down rising waters

No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country, but the Netherlands’ solution is to let water in, where possible, not hope to subdue Mother Nature; to live with the
water, rather than struggle to defeat it. Michael Kimmelman reports

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