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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 September, 2014

#Read Me

# read-me - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: ‘The legal recognition of ISL is the key to equality for deaf people in Irish society’

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is not yet legally or officially recognised in Ireland.

# read-me - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Column: Do you suffer from social media and internet addiction?

We live in an ‘always on’ world and because the internet is constantly accessible via mobile devices, it is very difficult to control.

Column: ‘Music isn’t just about what you hear. Where and how we hear it can have just as much impact’

Composer Fergal Dowling talks about two new site-specific concerts programmed in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.

# read-me - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: ‘At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late’

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

Opinion: ‘We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour – even cancer’

The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.

# read-me - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all’

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland

Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.

# read-me - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you’re old

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

Opinion: Turn those angry tweets into bums on seats

There’s more hurling to be done in Croke Park this Sunday.

# read-me - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘We patrol the waters on the look out for someone contemplating suicide’

Since Waterford Search and Rescue was established they have saved 74 lives.

Column: It’s still okay to say ‘NO!’ to your Junior Cert teen on drinking Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: It’s still okay to say ‘NO!’ to your Junior Cert teen on drinking

…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.

Opinion: It’s not a Mickey Mouse exam, the Junior Cert does actually matter

To say it doesn’t is an insult to the 60,698 Irish students who studied for 3 years to sit the exam last June.

Opinion: As Apple moves further into data, it’s time we start taking responsibility for our own

With Apple moving into health and fitness and quantifying our lives even further, more data about us is going to be gathered.

# read-me - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘I saw my wife’s face and I couldn’t hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling’

An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.

Opinion: ‘The lockdown of Sierre Leone won’t have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola’

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# read-me - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: The Poolbeg Incinerator makes little sense – we need to waste less and recycle more

Dublin City Councillors will be asked to support proceeding with the Poolbeg Incinerator this evening.

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# read-me - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Column: What would you ask Enda? Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: What would you ask Enda?

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?

# read-me - Monday 30 June, 2014

Opinion: Brand Suarez now has even more bite

Despite his reputation being torn to shreds by the media, Luis Suarez will remain hot property for companies eager to associate with one of the hottest, if most controversial, figures in sport, writes Paul Allen.

# read-me - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace

We asked and you told us. Here are some of your experiences of bullying in the workplace.

# read-me - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that ‘we never knew’ about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# read-me - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Column: How the Catholic Church and the media thought Satanic cults were a real danger to young people in the 1980s

If reports were to be believed, the Ouija Board rivalled the Game Boy in the popularity stakes with young people in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s.

# read-me - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a ‘good Christian’ online

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

# read-me - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: This government’s housing policy will – literally – put people on the streets Opinion

Damien Kiberd: This government’s housing policy will – literally – put people on the streets

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

# read-me - Monday 12 May, 2014

Column: 6 things I hate about restaurants

Restaurant critic Ross Golden-Bannon reveals his pet hates cultivated as a restaurant critic and food writer

PJ Gallagher: ‘You live more in five minutes on a bike than most people do in a lifetime’

Telling jokes to buy bikes and riding bikes to save lives – Comedian PJ Gallagher on finding a passion for volunteering.

# read-me - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Extract: How ‘throwing at cocks’ took root in Ireland

Professor James Kelly explains how tying a rooster to a post and throwing sticks at it until it died was considered sport in the 17th century.

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.

Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.

# read-me - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Opinion: “Why Us?” – The reason Ireland has not won a Eurovision since 1996

We thought we had the makings of a Eurovision winner – but what are we doing wrong?

# read-me - Friday 9 May, 2014

Diary of a First Time Dad: Teething time and becoming Don Draper

Working long hours, with a wife and child at home, reverted me to a 1950s style husband until somebody (not me) spoke up.

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine

Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.

Opinion: There were days I struggled. I wished I could call in sick and not have to pretend

Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.

# read-me - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Opinion: Is James Franco trolling us all?

His behaviour has been odd to say the least, so is Franco engaging in a little method acting?

# read-me - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver

“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.

# read-me - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Column: How we lost our shame of being glued to the TV

The small screen, once home to has-been actors and low-budget dross, has been revolutionised, writes Dave Winterlich.

# read-me - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

But it hasn’t helped them as those old-school types have made it next to impossible for young qualified types to get a permanent job.

# read-me - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From Business ETC Column: The digital world can support journalism – but who is supporting journalists? Opinion

Column: The digital world can support journalism – but who is supporting journalists?

A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.

# read-me - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# read-me - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise so we can emerge from this cul-de-sac Opinion
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