# read-mes - Saturday 29 October, 2016
James Behan of Men’s Voices Ireland on why men’s problems are frequently trivialised.
# read-mes - Thursday 6 October, 2016
Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.
# read-mes - Monday 3 October, 2016
There was a lot to stomach in a Yes vote for a people caused so much pain over the past five decades, writes Michael Sheils McNamee from Medellin.
# read-mes - Wednesday 3 February, 2016
Nothing can beat the knock on the door – sure – but this will be the year to pay attention to the ones who don’t answer.
# read-mes - Sunday 31 May, 2015
# read-mes - Thursday 14 May, 2015
The Taoiseach’s rare appearance on Irish television is a firm signal that Fine Gael is gearing up for a general election – but don’t expect him on Vincent Browne any time soon.
# read-mes - Thursday 16 April, 2015
While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.
# read-mes - Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.
Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.
# read-mes - Friday 20 March, 2015
Established parties are going to fight, and fight dirty, ahead of the general election – Lucinda Creighton’s party need to sort out their communication strategy, writes Paul Allen.
# read-mes - Tuesday 17 February, 2015
News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.
# read-mes - Saturday 14 February, 2015
Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.
# read-mes - Sunday 25 January, 2015
People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.
# read-mes - Saturday 27 December, 2014
The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.
# read-mes - Friday 26 December, 2014
Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…
# read-mes - Saturday 11 October, 2014
Fun ways to make maths count without it being a chore.
# read-mes - Thursday 11 September, 2014
Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.
# read-mes - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.
# read-mes - Monday 30 June, 2014
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-mes - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
# read-mes - Monday 9 June, 2014
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-mes - Sunday 25 May, 2014
Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.
# read-mes - Sunday 18 May, 2014
Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.
# read-mes - Monday 12 May, 2014
Restaurant critic Ross Golden-Bannon reveals his pet hates cultivated as a restaurant critic and food writer
# read-mes - Sunday 11 May, 2014
Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.
# read-mes - Sunday 4 May, 2014
“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.
# read-mes - Saturday 3 May, 2014
The small screen, once home to has-been actors and low-budget dross, has been revolutionised, writes Dave Winterlich.
# read-mes - Sunday 27 April, 2014
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-mes - Thursday 24 April, 2014
A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.
# read-mes - Sunday 20 April, 2014
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-mes - Sunday 13 April, 2014
There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.
# read-mes - Sunday 6 April, 2014
…but this might not be a Bad Thing.
# read-mes - Sunday 23 March, 2014
Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.
# read-mes - Sunday 16 March, 2014
‘Spin doctors? But who the hell is sick?’ To paraphrase the TV drama Borgen, Frank Flannery’s dismissal uncovers some uncomfortable truths about ‘access all areas’ PR in politics.
# read-mes - Friday 14 March, 2014
As I watched the St Patrick’s Day parade march down New York’s Fifth Avenue, the true meaning of our national holiday struck me. And it made me realise many of us fail to understand what March 17 actually represents for our small nation, writes Paul Allen.
# read-mes - Sunday 9 March, 2014
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
# read-mes - Sunday 2 March, 2014
When the economy collapsed the banks got top priority. Building workers and people who need social housing were far down the pecking order. Now they’re telling us a miracle is on the way…
# read-mes - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
With a constant flow of leaks, jousting between journalists and politicians, and the resulting war of words spinning out of control, the casualties in the Garda Ombudsman conflict will be high, writes Paul Allen.
# read-mes - Monday 24 February, 2014
# read-mes - Sunday 23 February, 2014
A glut of cash buyers, homeowners anchored by negative equity and tracker mortgages – in Dublin, the situation for young people trying to buy is alarming.