# read-me - Today’s News
We need to be more ambitious and innovative in tackling Traveller inequality, writes Martin Collins.
# read-me - Yesterday’s News
The only certainty now is that gifted orators like Barack Obama come along once in a lifetime, writes Amy Rose Harte.
It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.
Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.
# read-me - Friday 20 January, 2017
For those of us who care deeply about freedom and human rights, there has never been a more vital moment for activism, writes Colm O’Gorman.
After fact-checking Irish public debate during a tumultuous year for politics, the news media and the concept of truth itself, there are ways we can all improve public debate in 2017, writes Dan Mac Guill.
# read-me - Thursday 19 January, 2017
Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.
Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.
# read-me - Wednesday 18 January, 2017
Barack Obama’s contributions to the economy and health care were positive but his list of failures is longer, writes Julien Mercille.
# read-me - Tuesday 17 January, 2017
The ultimate shape of Brexit will only emerge in 2018 and beyond, despite Theresa May’s current posturing, writes Dr Declan Jordan.
# read-me - Monday 16 January, 2017
January is when divorce solicitors enjoy a surge in business. Dr Ray O’Neill puts the New Year blues into perspective for couples.
The Declaration of Amsterdam, which commits EU support for driverless vehicles, may have been endorsed by Transport Ministers last April, writes Eric Nolan.
# read-me - Sunday 15 January, 2017
All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.
Voters chose by a narrow margin in a referendum in 2013 to retain the Seanad. It’s unlikely they are happy with that decision, writes Senator Gerard P Craughwell.
# read-me - Saturday 14 January, 2017
It’s easy to see why Russia has been pro-Trump but that could quickly turn sour, writes Neil Robinson.
Forget about the stuff you buy in tins. Fresh beetroot from the garden is much tastier and jam-packed with health-giving properties, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Friday 13 January, 2017
Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.
# read-me - Thursday 12 January, 2017
We already take to social media to voice our opinion on whatever’s happening. Digital democracy would make everybody’s opinion count, writes Jonathan Victory.
# read-me - Wednesday 11 January, 2017
The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.
Lucy Dillon was an Operation Transformation leader last year. She’ll be writing her weightloss diary for us over the coming weeks and motivating us to stay on track.
# read-me - Tuesday 10 January, 2017
A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.
# read-me - Monday 9 January, 2017
It’s game over for the current Executive just six months after the Assembly election, writes Dr David McCann.
# read-me - Sunday 8 January, 2017
Endo is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells. The pain can be relentless and there is no cure, writes Julie Ronaghan.
# read-me - Saturday 7 January, 2017
January does not seem like the typical month for gardening, but there are actually several things you can do in the garden now, writes Michael Kelly.
So far 2017 has been another year of chaos, morbidity and mortality with a continuation of the trolley crisis, writes ED Consultant Dr Jim Gray.
# read-me - Friday 6 January, 2017
On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.
# read-me - Thursday 5 January, 2017
# read-me - Wednesday 4 January, 2017
Our addiction to ‘fast fashion’ is having a detrimental impact on the environment, animal welfare and human rights, writes Siobhan O’Brien-Selway.
# read-me - Monday 2 January, 2017
Change your attitude – and even the goals themselves – to achieve real results. Here’s some advice from fitness expert Carl Cautley.
# read-me - Sunday 1 January, 2017
Advice from Jnanadhara, who has been meditating for 20 years and teaching meditation full-time in Dublin for 12 years.
2017 could be the year you make a new start, develop new habits, plan something new or just start thinking about options for the future, writes Derval Chambers Petit.
Forget unrealistic goals and just be nicer to yourself and others in 2017, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# read-me - Saturday 31 December, 2016
According to research most of us gain back any weight lost while dieting. Here are some food resolutions you can keep, writes Karina Melvin.
Leeks are so commonplace and familiar that it’s all too easy to forget just how versatile they are, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Thursday 29 December, 2016
Rural Ireland needs strong villages and towns, writes urban planner Shay Kelleher – but for this to work, their people need to return and live in them.
# read-me - Wednesday 28 December, 2016
The Syrian conflict can be solved but it will be by peacemaking, not more war, writes Jim Roche.
2016 was like some cosmic prank but the spike in hate crime after Brexit and Trump is very worrying, writes Ruairi O’Grady.
# read-me - Tuesday 27 December, 2016
Uncertainty currently reigns in the two countries I call home. Here’s what to expect in the US and in Ireland in 2017, writes Larry Donnelly.