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Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'

This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

Saturday 23 September, 2017

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'

But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland's undocumented migrants: 'Our flat was broken into. We couldn't report it to the gardaí'

Ireland’s undocumented migrant workers are calling on the Irish government to regularise their status.

Sunday 30 July, 2017

Life on the minimum wage: 'I am on antidepressants to help me cope'

What kind of life can you live on €9.25 an hour?

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'

Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil'

We need a just transition to a low carbon economy, not a sell-off of our future, write Sinead Mercier and Louise Michelle Fitzgerald.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'

After 20 years of institutional living, Alan has moved into his community. This is his story, as well as other HAIL project participants, now living lives of their own choosing.

Sunday 11 June, 2017

Traveller ethnicity: 'We always knew we were people in our own right'

We expect substantial, progressive changes now, for example in repealing the Criminal Trespass legislation, in education and health, and in effective anti-discrimination measures.

Thursday 1 June, 2017

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates

We will know the new leader of Fine Gael tomorrow. Tonight Paschal Donohoe and Simon Harris tell us who they want to prevail.

Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'

The race for Fine Gael leadership is underway. What do we actually want from a leader?

Sunday 7 May, 2017

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

Saturday 1 April, 2017

My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college'

We asked three women to share their abortion stories.

Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?

A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'

What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?

Saturday 4 March, 2017

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

Monday 13 February, 2017

Debate Room: In a post-Brexit world, Ireland needs the Canadian trade pact

Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

Sunday 5 February, 2017

Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'

Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.

Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'A country that invaded and destroyed my dad's home is now telling people like him they are not welcome'

Trump’s 90-day ban affects travel to the US by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. We asked a selection of those affected, now living here in Ireland, how it will impact their lives.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

Thursday 19 January, 2017

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

Sunday 8 January, 2017

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?

While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.

Thursday 22 December, 2016

A diplomatic Christmas: Ambassadors to Ireland explain what the big day means to them

From mulled wine in markets to lighting the Menorah, three yuletide-loving ambassadors share their festive memories and traditions.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?

Two commentators debate the use of quotas to increase the number of women on our sporting boards.

Saturday 10 December, 2016

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?

This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?

Thursday 8 December, 2016

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?

A damning new report concluded that lack of transparency from the insurance industry is a major contributing factor to the rising cost of motor insurance.

Monday 19 September, 2016

'It was the loneliest time of my life': Readers share their experiences of miscarriage

Eight women who all feel that miscarriage needs to be spoken about more.

Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for TheJournal.ie.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

From Business ETC Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage? Opinion

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head on the divisive issue.

Thursday 21 July, 2016

The Debate Room: Does going to see a dominatrix count as cheating?

There may be no sexual intercourse involved in sessions with a dominatrix, but how would your other half feel about it?

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Britain leave the EU? An Irish perspective

As the referendum on Brexit approaches, we ask two people living in England for their views

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

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