# read-me - Today’s News
Finding that middle ground between idealistic and realistic mothering can be very difficult, writes Grace Vaughan.
Our societies are at their best when the diversity of our worldviews are ethically celebrated, writes Jacob J Erickson.
# read-me - Yesterday’s News
There’s something about this time of the year that just gladdens the heart, writes Michael Kelly.
Sixty years on from the signing of the Treaty of Rome, European unity is more important than ever, writes Noelle O Connell.
World Hijab Day allowed me to see the hijab for what it is – not a threat, not a tool of oppression – but a reflection of care for others and sense of belonging, writes Sinead Mercier.
# read-me - Friday 24 March, 2017
This was the first ever occasion of a non-believing Irish government minister delivering the weekly homily to Brazilian parishioners, writes John Halligan.
Damascus has settled on a clear strategy for a military solution, and has been brutally and successfully executing it, writes Derek O’Rouke
# read-me - Thursday 23 March, 2017
If we’re serious about rural development we must enable craft breweries to become tourist hubs, writes Alan Kelly.
As Chairman of the Seanad Special Select Committee, I will ensure that we will not spend our time analysing the problems Brexit poses, writes Neale Richmond.
# read-me - Wednesday 22 March, 2017
A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.
Redressing survivors of Mother and Baby homes needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Residential Institution Redress Board for Industrial and Reformatory School survivors, writes Sinead Pembroke.
# read-me - Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Irish politics lost a major political figure today, writes David McCann.
Donald Trump’s first official budget document reveals his militarisation plans at the expense of the environment and civil society, writes Julien Mercille.
# read-me - Monday 20 March, 2017
Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.
Enda Kenny’s future as Fine Gael leader will be top of the media agenda this week, writes Jason O’Sullivan.
# read-me - Sunday 19 March, 2017
Visiting friends showed me the life I can never have and it hurts, writes Candi O’Reilly.
I’m an ex-pat in London but I turned the frustration I felt about Ireland’s lack of reproductive rights into action, writes Cara Sanquest.
Emma Watson made an empty promise to young men that if only they do as men have always been expected to do—sacrifice and serve—they will eventually be liberated, writes Karen Straughan.
# read-me - Saturday 18 March, 2017
My whole life used to be consumed by my ex boyfriend’s gambling addiction.
We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children, writes Michael Kelly.
Nationalists may be fobbed off in the short term, but this will lead to demands for clarification from the British government about what conditions will permit a border poll, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# read-me - Friday 17 March, 2017
Ireland is gloriously beautiful but it’s the people who helped me heal after losing my husband, writes Kathleen Maloney.
If we created an alternative and more inclusive Paddy’s Day, it might even change the country for the better, writes Julien Mercille.
# read-me - Thursday 16 March, 2017
The atmosphere of trying out new ideas was addictive and the fearless nature of all the staff allowed us to go on a kind of radio crusade, writes Ian Dempsey.
It is our responsibility to speak truth to power. If it doesn’t happen in the White House, it’ll happen in The Riverside Church NYC tomorrow, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# read-me - Wednesday 15 March, 2017
Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.
# read-me - Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.
# read-me - Monday 13 March, 2017
It’s time that the Irish government and multinationals start to reconsider their attitudes about tax, writes Sorley McCaughey.
# read-me - Sunday 12 March, 2017
Fiacre is non-verbal. He wrote this himself by dictating it, pointing to letters on a board.
We need to stand up to the the lobbying power of the multinational food industry, writes Chris Macey.
The irony is that this self-absorbed generation needs to become aware, writes Hugh O’Donnell.
# read-me - Saturday 11 March, 2017
Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn.
We can encourage more and more bright young women into engineering, writes Professor Laoise McNamara.
Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly.
Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.
# read-me - Friday 10 March, 2017
But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.
# read-me - Thursday 9 March, 2017
# read-me - Wednesday 8 March, 2017
He also expressed his grief at the tragedies of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home bodies and the deaths in Clondalkin fire today.