Liam Halligan

The house mafia: the scandal of new builds

26 June 2021 9:00 am

New-build developers are acting like a cartel

British broadcast news has gone badly wrong

19 June 2021 9:00 am

I’ve worked for some media thoroughbreds — including the Financial Times, ITN and CNN — so I know the sense…

Quantitative easing is a dangerous addiction

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s dependence on quantitative easing is alarming

The coronavirus is China’s biggest test since Tiananmen Square

16 February 2020 4:48 am

Over 1,500 Chinese have died from the coronavirus, with tens of millions quarantined in their own homes. President Xi is…

Can Leo Varadkar defy the odds to win another term as Taoiseach?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Back in October, Boris Johnson and the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met for ‘last-ditch’ Brexit talks at a hotel on the…

Nightmare on Downing Street: what could happen on Friday 13th?

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Radicalism does not usually work out well for the Labour party. Michael Foot fought the 1983 general election on a…

The Brexit deal gives Northern Ireland an extraordinary opportunity

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Ulster says No. So went the Unionist slogan against the Anglo-Irish Agreement which paved the way to ending the Troubles…

Germany’s ailing economy can’t afford a no-deal Brexit

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The UK was the ‘sick man’ when we ‘joined Europe’ in 1973. Now, with Britain on the cusp of leaving,…

Varadkar’s backstop gamble could cost Ireland dearly

20 July 2019 9:00 am

‘The government has relished wearing the green jersey on Brexit and standing up to the British with the help of…

It’s not anti-Irish to criticise Leo Varadkar

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland has ‘reached a hunger-strike low’, says a new study by…

The financial logic behind HS2 is collapsing. It’s time to pull the plug

9 February 2019 9:00 am

No one is in any doubt about the problem facing Britain’s railways. Over the past decade, rail fares have risen…

Leo Varadkar has done his absolute best to damage Brexit

24 November 2018 9:00 am

How did we get into this Brexit mess? Why is it proving so difficult to leave the EU? Was it…

Ten years on: the world the crash made

8 September 2018 9:00 am

With September marking a decade since the Lehman Brothers implosion, stand by for a slew of economic retrospectives. Any meaningful…

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

28 April 2018 9:00 am

‘It was Plato who said storytellers rule the world,’ observes Mariana Mazzucato, her powerful voice tempered with a beaming smile,…

This is the stock market crash we needed

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Since the crash ten years ago, stock markets the world over have been steadily recovering. The Dow Jones, a bellwether…

Prime Minister Theresa May at the summit of European Union (image: getty)

No deal is a good deal

21 October 2017 9:00 am

So Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker enjoyed a ‘broad and constructive exchange’ during their working dinner in Brussels. Last time…

The low tricks of high finance: how greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists could cause a new crash

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, rages against greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists

‘The problem isn’t that we’ve been slaves to free markets’: Joseph Stiglitz interview

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Joseph Stiglitz, the left’s favourite economist,on making the free market work

The subversive wonders of Kilkenomics – where economics meets stand-up

15 November 2014 9:00 am

‘What is a Minsky moment, anyway?’ asks Gerry Stembridge, an Irish satirist. ‘I’ve been reading about them in the papers…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The West will have to drop sanctions on Russia – or face another global economic crash

The warning signs of a new credit crunch

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The West must wake up and reform, or face decline

Michael Lewis vs Wall Street's new predators

5 April 2014 9:00 am

How the US stock market became ‘a war of robots’

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Russia is making the West look posturing, weak and divided