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# column - Yesterday’s News
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.
Is that glass rattling? Oh dear God…
# column - Thursday 21 May, 2015
Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.
My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).
Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.
# column - Wednesday 20 May, 2015
Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.
Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen.
Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.
# column - Tuesday 19 May, 2015
Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.
Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.
That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution
Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.
# column - Monday 18 May, 2015
It’s fair to say that I’ve developed a slight hang up about getting older.
The presidential age referendum is a watered-down version of attempts at real political reform.
# column - Sunday 17 May, 2015
I don’t want to ‘lose’ my stutter – I want to be someone who accomplishes great things, and also stutters
Stuttering is unlike anything else. There is no absolute cure, but learning to be confident despite it can help us reach our full potential.
People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.
As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.
# column - Saturday 16 May, 2015
If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design
Squashes are incredibly delicious and they store well – so they can certainly start you on your path to self-sufficienty.
People are finally talking about ways to flush less drinking water down their toilets. Why? Because that water is going to cost them money.
# column - Friday 15 May, 2015
The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.
National leagues at U17 and U19 level will align with the SSE Airtricity League from March of next year, writes John O’Sullivan in his latest column.
People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.
The result of the marriage referendum is far from a foregone conclusion. But one thing’s certain: we now have many more young and passionate voters in this country.
# column - Thursday 14 May, 2015
The opportunity to lower the age of eligibility for the president is about giving Irish people more choice, not forcing their hand.
What kind of food do we want to eat? On what kind of farms do we want to see it produced? It’s long past time to have these discussions.
# column - Wednesday 13 May, 2015
The prospect of the UK leaving the EU presents a massive challenge to the future of the European Union; its entire viability is at stake.
We need to attract experienced members of our diaspora back home to drive economic growth. Refusing them the right to vote pushes them further away.
# column - Tuesday 12 May, 2015
We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.
It is estimated that over 60,000 thoughts flow through our mind every day (and most of them are repeats).
# column - Monday 11 May, 2015
If the amendment is accepted, it will prevent the State from adopting a constitutional or legislative stance in relation to a vision of the family which would prioritise the parental roles of mothers and fathers, writes Mattie McGrath TD
A growing number of employers consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.
# column - Sunday 10 May, 2015
David Bowie has captured popular imagination for decades; what are the historical, cultural and political reasons for this?
Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.
The cold, hard fact is that when you are looking for a job, you’re in sales – so sell yourself.
# column - Saturday 9 May, 2015
As an emigrant, I’m urging people to go to the polls on 22 May. Every single vote matters.
All ye generous friends and family out there, please remember – a present is for life, not just for the first five minutes.
Democracy is on the brain following the shock UK general election result and the pending marriage referendum here…
# column - Friday 8 May, 2015
Growing food helps us to get under the bonnet and take a good look at what food is all about.
The Galway woman was “the first lady to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in the UK”, graduating with first class honours in 1906.
# column - Thursday 7 May, 2015
A former IDF Commander writes about civilian casualties in Gaza.