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  • HSE and prosthetic limbs for sports

    Sir, – The mean-minded HSE will only pay for prosthetics for everyday use but not for leisure or sport activities (“‘Shameful’ number in Ireland have to crowdfund for prosthetic limbs, Oireachtas disability committee hears”, News, April 8th), yet is quite prepared to pay €2.8 million in late payment interest to suppliers (News, April 9th).

  • Harris not some fresh-faced ingenue who got the top job by accident

    Outgoing taoiseach Leo Varadkar probably summed it up best. He always knew Simon Harris would be taoiseach, he told the Dáil in his valedictory speech yesterday. He just didn’t think it would be so soon.

  • First-quarter jet deliveries lowest since mid-2021 as Boeing eyes slow recovery

    Boeing deliveries in the first quarter were the lowest since mid-2021, highlighting how far the plane-maker has to go on its road to recovery from a near-catastrophic incident early in January.

  • Rugby anthems

    Sir, – As Leinster rugby struggle to find a new “anthem” for their supporters to sing, can I suggest that they think slightly outside of the box. How about something from the Boomtown Rats? Bod Geldof was a Blackrock pupil, a good rugby school, so one box ticked. They are a Dublin band, second box ticked. Also, a lot of what they sing about is still very topical and relevant. How about the song “B

  • It never rains but it pours

    Sir, – That Mozart of Irish writers, Niall Williams, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize a number of years ago for his book History of the Rain. Delightful as each chapter was, the ever-present incessant rain seeping through every page left you feeling either damp, drenched, soaked, sodden, saturated or just wet to the core.

  • Hearts may rule heads when it comes to Irish unity

    The recent report by the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) on the estimated costs of Irish unity, prepared by John FitzGerald and Edgar Morgenroth, is timely and valuable.

  • Harris must show he has substance

    After the back-slapping and bonhomie of last weekend’s Fine Gael ardfheis, it was down to serious constitutional business for Simon Harris yesterday. His election as Taoiseach and the Cabinet reshuffle that followed mark the arrival of a new and untested figure into the country’s highest political office.

  • Small hospitality businesses face crisis

    Sir, – Further to Una Mullally’s excellent article “One VAT rate for all is killing small hospitality businesses” (Opinion & Analysis, April 8th), let me add some details as to why the VAT rate on food needs to be urgently reduced for small businesses.

  • Bank of Ireland reworks green mortgage rates

    JOE BRENNAN Bank of Ireland has moved to rework its fixed-rate green mortgage range to offer customers discounts for homes with energy-efficiency ratings of A right down to G.

  • Britain’s ‘elitist’ foreign office mulls overhaul

    ‘If you can reach up to touch it, it’s just gold paint. If you can’t, it’s gold leaf,” an official said as we swept through the Locarno Room, a vast gold and red reception chamber in the British foreign office. I was joining a group on a backstage tour of the grand building on King Charles Street, off Whitehall.

  • EU examines Chinese wind turbine companies over subsidies

    Brussels has launched a subsidy investigation into Chinese wind turbine companies as it steps up efforts to protect its domestic industry from cheap competition.

  • Company that controls Irish genomic data incurs €21m loss as revenue drops

    BARRY J WHYTE Genuity Science Ireland, a company that controls an enormous database of Irish genomic data, incurred losses of $22.7 million (€20.9 million) in 2022 as its revenue dropped again, new accounts show.

  • Ukraine’s anti-corruption campaigners face slurs, surveillance and intimidation

    Most aspects of life in Ukraine have been changed by two years of full-scale war, including the intimidation tactics used against activists and journalists who say they now face growing pressure from influential people discomfited by their investigations.

  • Man who landed at airport without ID jailed for two months

    A man who landed at Dublin Airport without a passport or identity documents has been jailed for two months.

  • Ennis €1.2bn data centre plan gets the green light

    GORDON DEEGAN An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to contentious plans for a new 200MW €1.2 billion data centre campus on the outskirts of Ennis, Co Clare.

  • Richard Shakespeare’s vision for Dublin

    Sir, – Reading the interview with Dublin City Council chief executive Richard Shakespeare (“Dublin City Council’s new chief: ‘If I can help climate efforts by making it a little more difficult for motorists, well then that’s what I’ll do’”, News, April 6th), it seemed to me he was allowed to issue the equivalent of a “prepared statement” containing questionable assertions such as “We do crisis...

  • TWM appoints Willie Norse as MD

    Property industry veteran Willie Norse has been appointed as managing director of commercial real estate adviser TWM.

  • Sovereign debt pile needs co-ordinated plan agreed globally

    ‘If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” This is known as “Stein’s law”, after the late Herbert Stein, former chair of Richard Nixon’s Council of Economic Advisers. Stein published this in June 1989, in reference to US trade and budget deficits. They have still not stopped. But, as a German adage of similar import says, “trees don’t grow to the sky”. At some point, the tree’s weight...

  • After talking a tough game, Harris delivers a nearly new Cabinet with no blood on the carpet

    Four versions of the same speech later, and Simon Harris was finally in charge.

  • European ports show the way in offshore wind development

    The scale of what is required to be a big player in the supply chain for Europe’s emerging floating wind farm sector is beyond most people’s grasp, according to Jesper Bank, chief commercial officer of the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark.

  • Government to formally recognise Palestine as a state


  • John Laing eyes investment in Dublin Metro

    BARRY O’HALLORAN Convention Centre Dublin operator John Laing Group is interested in backing the proposed metro rail line connecting the city with the airport, according to its chief executive, Andrew Truscott.

  • An Irishman’s Diary

    At a Dublin bar counter on Saturday night, I watched yet another group of young tourists order a round of “Baby Guinnesses” and wondered how the all-powerful brewery thereby referenced had ever allowed this phenomenon to take off.

  • Almost half of workers considering new jobs

    COLIN GLEESON The labour market looks set for more upheaval in the coming year with almost half the workforce considering changing jobs, and almost two-thirds mulling asking their employer for a salary increase, according to a

  • Spotlight is now turned on insurers

    The clamour for reduced insurance premiums has grown louder after the Supreme Court’s rejection of what was effectively a test challenge to guidelines slashing personal injury awards.

  • Keaveney drug driving case adjourned until June

    A former TD accused of driving under the influence of cocaine has had his court case adjourned until June.

  • Man stuck skulls on neighbour’s wall, court hears


  • ‘I like to talk with people. Locals, they know me’

    Coming from a family steeped in retailing and shopkeeping, it’s no accident that Rahul Mahajan took over the shop emblazoned Dun Leary’s Last Corner Shop. In autumn 2021, after 35 years, John Hyland retired from running the tiny, packed newsagents spilling out on to the street on the corner of George’s Street Upper and Clarinda Park West in Dún Laoghaire. The long-standing institution has...

  • Germany denies complicity in Gaza genocide at ICJ


  • Writers wend down the Wild Atlantic Way

    If you happen to be driving along the Wild Atlantic Way this spring, look out for an unusual bus on the narrow boreens of Donegal, Mayo and Kerry. You shouldn’t have to look too hard though. Clad in bright, popping colours and bubble-like balloons, surely you won’t be able to miss the bus bouncing along against the backdrop of green fields and grey cliffs, blue sea and sky. This is the official...

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