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From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong. Column

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer? Column

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: A new property bubble - but not as we know it Opinion

Damien Kiberd: A new property bubble - but not as we know it

A glut of cash buyers, homeowners anchored by negative equity and tracker mortgages – in Dublin, the situation for young people trying to buy is alarming.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Ireland's real friend in Europe is not who you think Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Ireland's real friend in Europe is not who you think

When the chips are down, Ireland has always been able to count on Britain – so why don’t we support them if they want to leave the EU?

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn't lecture Middle East on human rights? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn't lecture Middle East on human rights?

Were they not correct to put the business interests of Ireland first? And what about those other human rights abusers Ireland conveniently chooses to ignore?

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre Damien Kiberd

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre

Rather than tackle these rather basic issues of numeracy and literacy, we are meddling with exam systems which may not be a problem at all.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you begin your day…

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd.