MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Our prosperity’s foundation is precarious

ARCHAEOLOGISTS went digging for decency last Thursday. That’s how they describe it anyway. Their campaign is called Dig4Decency. It’s all about seeking proper terms and conditions in their place of work, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Plain speaking sits well with the voters

When he first got into politics Leo Varadkar was seen as a maverick, he was candid, but he quickly became regarded as prioritising spin over substance, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: From Dragon fire to (almost) the farce

He lugs his sense of injustice around like a piece of election literature, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Muzzling news media is not the answer

Reporting the Taylor/McCabe disclosures was in the public interest, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Hard to find sympathy for The Dunner

This is the man once reputed to have installed a Bass tap in his home bar to facilitate the favoured tipple of Bertie Ahern, writes Michael Clifford

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: €3.2m isn’t too taxing for mega-rich JP

Only the little people pay taxes.” — Leona Helmsley

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Court costs are doing justice an injury

TWO lawyers, John and Paul, meet in the foyer of the Four Courts. Or maybe they are in Cork City courthouse, writes Michael Clifford

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