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# Analysis

1st December 2023
Larry Donnelly: The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters - politicians take heed
Our columnist says last week’s ‘Black Thursday’ means voters will now be placing immigration and law and order back on the political agenda.
How have Ireland avoided a post World Cup hangover?
Opposition quality has played a big part, but there’s more to it than that.
This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
ECB interest rate hikes may be over for now - but Irish mortgage costs could still rise
A few more price increases remain a very real possibility for homeowners, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
The man being tipped to be the next Ireland manager
Lee Carsley has been strongly linked with the vacant role.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Dublin riots: How a mob in the capital turned to looting, arson and calls to kill
Dublin city centre was largely shut down last night as rioters attacked gardaí, looted shops and set vehicles on fire.
What exactly happened in Dublin city and how did the situation escalate so quickly?
To understand that, we need to explore what has been happening online in terms of anti-immigration rhetoric
As is often the case with a breaking news story, many rumours gained traction yesterday before the truth had time to emerge
As it happened: Increased Garda presence in Dublin, Opposition declare no confidence in Commissioner
Schools close early and clinics cancelled at Temple Street amid fears of unrest in central Dublin
How Athlone Town secured FAI Cup glory - and shook up the domestic game for 2024
Ciarán Kilduff’s side etched their name into history by defeating Shelbourne in yesterday’s decider.
Brian Rowan on the Middle East: Where have all the leaders gone?
The former BBC correspondent looks at the peace process in the North and asks if Israel and Palestine can ever find a similar route.
Analysis: Suspicions grow that government schemes are pumping up new build house prices
A divide has emerged between the price of new builds and second-hand homes, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Last month
November 2023
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
There were big questions being asked at the FG conference as ministers said they’re fighting for re-election to government.
Cork City fans' anger is palpable - it will increase if the club doesn't match their ambition
A new manager must be put in place as soon as possible – and given control.
From a share price dive to €2bn in profits: how Ryanair found itself flying high again
The Irish airline is enjoying a post-pandemic lift-off, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Mixed views in SF about doing business with FF, but confidence in the air they can go it alone
As the party ventures into specifics and pledges, Sinn Féin knows nothing can be taken for granted.
Tom Clonan: Gaza City could be utterly destroyed as a result of Israel's attacks
The security analyst and senator says what is happening right now in Gaza is an obscenity and a ceasefire must happen.
What does Spurs' dramatic turnaround say about Man United?
Manager Erik ten Hag has found himself under pressure after a series of disappointing results.
Amber Barrett omission underlines increasing competition in Ireland squad
Interim manager Eileen Gleeson is committed to blooding young players.
Job done: How important is Nations League promotion for Ireland?
‘It’s absolutely massive. It gives us a lot of confidence, it is a real big boost for us.’
October 2023
How a planning blockage is threatening Ireland's wind farm industry
ABP has not approved a single wind farm project submitted to the body within the last 12 months, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Hat-trick, two assists, torn tricep - Katie McCabe's 'complete performance'
Ireland’s Ballon d’Or nominee was outstanding against Albania.
Divided Europe: Ireland's voice at the EU table not loud enough to be heard this time around
Ireland had hoped for a stronger statement on the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Israel's Gaza invasion delayed amid internal disputes and international pressure
Despite announcing its imminence, the much-vaunted land offensive has not taken place.
Gavin Cooney: Maguire and Onana's night of redemption papers over United's cracks
A 1-0 win over Copenhagen jumpstarts United’s campaign without dispelling many of the doubts surrounding them.
Why a tiny tax increase no-one noticed could mean higher charges on the way for Irish workers
There was a tiny tax rise in the Budget which barely got any attention – but it should, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Springboks' scrum delivers again as Bomb Squad make impact
RG Snyman scored a try off the bench as the South African scrum power told in the end.
Is it set to be the most open Premier League title race in years?
Man City are showing signs of vulnerability and were beaten by rivals Arsenal just before the international break.
Ireland weren't ruthless enough, the World Cup semi-finalists were
Andy Farrell’s men weren’t able to take more chances in the Kiwi 22 last weekend.
How did Ireland's lineout compare to the other teams at the World Cup?
Paul O’Connell will have been disappointed with some costly losses during the tournament.
'Eben is special' - Springboks lock is surely the best in the world
Ireland failed in World Cup mission but have best foundations ever
Gibraltar win gives a glimpse of what might have been under Stephen Kenny
Mikey Johnston — a player the manager could have done with earlier in his reign — impressed on his full debut.
Doubted amid rocky off-season, Peamount United reign supreme once more
The 2023 Women’s Premier Division title might be their sweetest yet.
The 60-metre first-phase All Blacks try that proved so costly for Ireland
The Irish coaches suspected that Joe Schmidt came up with the clever plan.
Analysis: The government's three Budget policies which could throw €500m into a housing money pit
Voters are entitled to an explanation on how the three policies will help deal with the state’s many housing issues, writes Paul O’Donoghue.
Greece everything Ireland aren't with performance of ruthless efficiency
This defeat was another grim example of how confidence and trust has drained away during this campaign.
The president has referred the Judicial Appointments Bill to the Supreme Court - what now?
Law professor David Kenny looks at President Higgins’ decision to refer the Bill to the Supreme Court this week.
Apartheid has led to this Middle East escalation and it's civilians who will pay the price
Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne of Trinity College Dublin looks at the build-up to this week’s attacks in Palestine – Israel and the potential fallout after.
Health 'not a priority for this Budget' amid spending overrun, Government sources say
The health budget overrun is proving a major headache for the Government.
What Johnny Sexton continues to do at the age of 38 is remarkable
The Ireland captain has been pulling the strings as cleverly as ever at this World Cup.
Two moments from stand-in wings that sum up Ireland's adaptability
Garry Ringrose and Jamison Gibson-Park did an excellent job out wide.
The remarkable 18-phase Irish defensive grandstand that broke Scotland
Simon Easterby’s charges fronted up with mix of work-rate, technical skill, and aggression.
Why a former €98m company's poor fortunes could prove painful for Ireland's stock exchange
Paul O’Donoghue takes a look at HealthBeacon’s rollercoaster journey.
September 2023
One big area where Ireland need to improve after win over the Boks
Andy Farrell’s side left the South African 22 empty-handed too often last weekend.
The concern Ireland’s €10bn surplus could turn from a ‘good problem’ to a bad one
“Sound like one of them good problems.”