# read-me - Today’s News
18 months since the Central Bank first announced an industry-wide investigation of tracker mortgage issues, I still haven’t been contacted by Ulster Bank, writes Caitriona Redmond.
# read-me - Yesterday’s News
Just like last week’s oca, yacon is another unusual veg that we can thank our friends the ancient Incas for, writes Michael Kelly.
This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?
# read-me - Friday 9 December, 2016
Ireland has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities but we are the only EU state that hasn’t ratified it, writes Kathleen O’Meara.
# read-me - Thursday 8 December, 2016
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.
How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.
TK Whitaker was just 39 when he took on the challenge of leading a dark and depressed 1950s Ireland into a brighter future.
# read-me - Wednesday 7 December, 2016
“Trump Derangement Syndrome” is affecting many otherwise reasonable, thoughtful people at the moment, writes Larry Donnelly.
# read-me - Monday 5 December, 2016
# read-me - Sunday 4 December, 2016
Was President Higgins’ Castro tribute appropriate, asks Barry McLoughlin.
# read-me - Saturday 3 December, 2016
There are no reliable statistics on how many women have their drinks spiked but anecdotally it appears to be an issue, writes Shauna Bowers.
Cultivated by the Incas since ancient times, oca is a potato-type crop that’s blight resistant and easy to grow, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Friday 2 December, 2016
The Law Reform Commission’s Report on mandatory sentences needs to be implemented urgently, writes Senator Michelle Mulherin.
Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), writes Ann Marie Flanagan.
# read-me - Thursday 1 December, 2016
This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
There’s a demand for medicinal marijuana among groups of people suffering from ill-health, but is it safe?
# read-me - Wednesday 30 November, 2016
America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen.
# read-me - Tuesday 29 November, 2016
Women still have to deal with sex-shaming, slut-shaming, victim-blaming and zero reproductive rights, writes Sophie Kane.
# read-me - Monday 28 November, 2016
News broke last night on Twitter that the Government have rejected a drug – Orkambi – that could stop my son’s pain, suffering and lengthen his life, writes Elmarie Tipper.
# read-me - Sunday 27 November, 2016
I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.
# read-me - Saturday 26 November, 2016
Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will send you straight past the supermarket mixed bags.
Tomorrow’s winner will be the key challenger for the French Presidency against Marine Le Pen of the Front National, writes Senator Neale Richmond.
If we keep going in this same direction, young people will be forced to study at universities abroad, writes Billy Vaughan.
# read-me - Friday 25 November, 2016
Mental health issues are still taboo when you see the reaction to Kanye West’s recent hospitalisation, writes Vicky Kavanagh.
There has been much economic analysis around the likely impact of Donald Trump’s presidency but there are important security concerns too, writes Tom Clonan.
# read-me - Thursday 24 November, 2016
Lorelai and Rory are returning to our screens for four 90-minute films on Netflix and it couldn’t be more timely, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# read-me - Wednesday 23 November, 2016
Brexit hasn’t had a destructive short-term impact here but there is a way to go until we have full employment, writes Victor Duggan.
We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.
# read-me - Tuesday 22 November, 2016
Extending voting rights to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would strengthen, expand and enrich our democratic system, writes James Doorley.
# read-me - Monday 21 November, 2016
We find mixed martial arts distasteful because of our prejudices towards the working class, writes Frankie Gaffney.
A clear and decisive majority of Irish people are in favour of enshrining neutrality in our Constitution, writes Roger Cole.
# read-me - Sunday 20 November, 2016
Body-conscious young men are turning to steroids despite the deadly consequences, writes Marcus Power.
Senator Lynn Ruane encouraged early school leavers to return to education this week at an event aimed at increasing participation in adult learning.
# read-me - Saturday 19 November, 2016
GIY guru, Michael Kelly, says don’t be put off by the hassle factor, cultivating diva-ish asparagus isn’t impossible.
Separated dads are getting a raw deal when it comes to custody arrangements and it’s hurting children most, writes Dr Roisin O’Shea.
# read-me - Friday 18 November, 2016
Donald Trump’s mass deportation plan and wall building is very similar to Barack Obama’s and the Clinton’s, writes Julien Mercille.
In an uncertain future where robots take over our jobs, states will have to pay citizens a basic income, writes Dr Malcolm Torry.
# read-me - Thursday 17 November, 2016
Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.
# read-me - Wednesday 16 November, 2016
The President-elect will face fierce opposition both domestically and internationally if he tries to undo decades of progress on fighting climate change, writes Eamon Ryan.
# read-me - Tuesday 15 November, 2016
We must acknowledge that some women lives in violent, dangerous domestic situations, writes Sharon O’Halloran.