# read-me - Yesterday’s News
Women have the right to dress exactly as they want. The right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# read-me - Thursday 23 February, 2017
Going on strike is one of the only weapons a worker has, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# read-me - Wednesday 22 February, 2017
Life after Operation Transformation is already filling up with fun and exciting challenges, writes Mairead Redmond.
Empty homes provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Government to effectively end homelessness in Ireland, writes Pat Doyle.
# read-me - Tuesday 21 February, 2017
There are three choices facing Ireland post-Brexit, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
# read-me - Monday 20 February, 2017
The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# read-me - Sunday 19 February, 2017
People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.
It would be foolish to conclude that all is well with the state of science and science communication in Ireland, writes Cormac Sheridan.
I’m not surprised that women are leading change, writes Elva Carri.
# read-me - Saturday 18 February, 2017
Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.
From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.
Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, writes David Walsh.
# read-me - Friday 17 February, 2017
Much has been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression by initiatives like Cycle Against Suicide, writes Colm Hayes.
# read-me - Thursday 16 February, 2017
Studios should concentrate on why people illegally consume content, rather than trying to stop them doing it, writes Gavin Nugent.
# read-me - Wednesday 15 February, 2017
Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# read-me - Tuesday 14 February, 2017
If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s Day can be really fun and smug. But if you’re not, here is Alice from First Dates on how to find your boo.
# read-me - Monday 13 February, 2017
Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.
Our climate is warming and major flood events are likely to occur once every 10 years by the second half of this century, writes Anja Murray.
# read-me - Sunday 12 February, 2017
Some Late Late viewers weren’t happy when Amanda Brunker got botox on the show last month. But everybody has the right to do what they want and we need to break the taboo around injectables, writes Martha Ryan.
While interpretations of gender are more fluid than ever, there is a steady trajectory of retrogressive masculinity seeping into mainstream culture, writes Mary Cate Smith.
Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.
# read-me - Saturday 11 February, 2017
Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.
A shortage of certain vegetables in our supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. It’s easy and very rewarding to grow your own, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Friday 10 February, 2017
The inviolability of the family home is enshrined in our Constitution, writes solicitor Jody Cantillon.
# read-me - Thursday 9 February, 2017
Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.
# read-me - Wednesday 8 February, 2017
Charities need to invest in people and in plans if they want to make a difference, writes Lucy Masterson.
# read-me - Tuesday 7 February, 2017
Enda Kenny must visit Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day, writes Andrew McGinley.
# read-me - Monday 6 February, 2017
There needs to be a cultural shift when it comes to employing older people, writes Tom Neville TD.
# read-me - Sunday 5 February, 2017
Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.
While it will take many years before Colombia reaches a lasting peace, the country is inspired by Northern Ireland, writes Kieran Duffy.
When we saturate social media with this bloodthirsty salivating, we only help to distract from the real political issues, writes Brian O’Flynn.
# read-me - Saturday 4 February, 2017
Up to one third of the most common cancers are preventable by making improvements to our diet. But there’s no need to ban toast just yet, writes Louise Reynolds.
For starters, we don’t spend €1.2 billion in preserving An Ghaeilge each year, says Caoimhín De Barra.
Research shows that when children are involved in the garden, they are more likely to try new foods at home, writes Michael Kelly.
The Eighth Amendment protected my son, and he was deserving of that protection, writes Anne Trainer.
# read-me - Friday 3 February, 2017
It took Trump’s sledgehammer assault on travel and the right of refugees to seek shelter for us to take notice, writes Ray O’Hanlon.
# read-me - Thursday 2 February, 2017
Ensuring we have a free and pluralistic media is key to a healthy democracy, writes Anne-Marie McNally.
# read-me - Wednesday 1 February, 2017
Lucy’s weightloss plateaued this week, but she’s determined to stay focused on her end goal.