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Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: Until imbalance is deliberately corrected, women won’t be attracted into politics

properly run quota system would encourage parties to go find the good female candidates; without obligation this won’t happen, writes John Verling.

Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year

There’s a strong correlation between weight and income. John Verling asks whether we’re in danger of criminalising being fat while missing the nub of the problem …

Sunday 16 February, 2014

Column: For the Danes, life is all about community… can we learn from them?

The Danes have good food, a high standard of living, and are the happiest people in the word… what’s their secret? John Verling looks at the culture differences between Ireland and Denmark.

Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: It’s time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

Monday 11 February, 2013

Column: My son has epilepsy and stigma still surrounds the disease

Today marks European Epilepsy Day, a disease which is still underfunded, understaffed and underdeveloped in Ireland, writes John Verling.

Monday 4 February, 2013

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back

We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.