# column - Today’s News
# column - Yesterday’s News
As I sit here in Belfast, there are no British soldiers patrolling the streets and paramilitaries no longer conduct massive bombing campaigns because of the leadership of people like Albert Reynolds.
One very, very good reason.
# column - Monday 18 August, 2014
The Irish like to save face a lot of the time, and especially when it comes to emigration.
# column - Sunday 17 August, 2014
How do you manage colleagues who are also friends?
You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.
# column - Saturday 16 August, 2014
Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.
We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.
# column - Friday 15 August, 2014
The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.
Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.
# column - Thursday 14 August, 2014
Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?
Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.
# column - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?
Things may not go to plan for you today, but that just means there are some unexpected turns on the exciting road ahead.
Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.
# column - Tuesday 12 August, 2014
For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.
I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?
# column - Monday 11 August, 2014
With the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this week, here are some tips to calm those fraying nerves.
# column - Sunday 10 August, 2014
There seems to be a perception that craft beer is a phase, a fad, a temporary hipster thing – nothing could be further from the truth.
Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.
# column - Saturday 9 August, 2014
I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.
# column - Friday 8 August, 2014
Thousands of Roma met their fate in the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers, died in medical experiments or starved to death. Others were displaced or sterilised.
# column - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Compared with best practice elsewhere, our courts currently have major shortcomings from the perspective of children.
# column - Tuesday 5 August, 2014
Our LOI expert looks the current problems faced by Shamrock Rovers and tips Pat Fenlon as a worthy replacement for Trevor Croly.
When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.
# column - Sunday 3 August, 2014
Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?
# column - Saturday 2 August, 2014
Our young girl is now 10 months old and has developed both a strong personality and a roaming nature.
# column - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
All four SSE Airtricity League clubs may be out but the top level experience will be valuable going forward.
# column - Thursday 24 July, 2014
We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.
# column - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.
The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.
# column - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
The Saints have a huge opportunity to book a Champions League meeting with Celtic after a 1-1 draw with Legia Warsaw.
“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”
# column - Monday 21 July, 2014
More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.
# column - Sunday 20 July, 2014
In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path.
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# column - Friday 18 July, 2014
The Saints forward believes Legia Warsaw were guilty of taking his team lightly in the first leg of the qualifier clash.
I realised that part of me needs to go back to work, for my sanity as much as my bank balance.
# column - Thursday 17 July, 2014
There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.
The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.