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The Greek people have said no – so what’s next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

From Business ETC Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

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What age did I know I was transgender? That depends what you mean by ‘know’

I spent my teenage years and young adulthood feeling different in a way I couldn’t put my finger on. I was constantly at war with myself.

Blockbuster cinema is more interested in looking backwards than telling new stories

Hollywood seems intent on taking viewers back to the films they loved growing up – perhaps hoping absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Growing your own food? Here’s what to do in July…

Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

Opinion: Why are Mary Lou and Sinn Féin running away from Syriza?

Yesterday, on this website, Mary Lou McDonald launched the process of distancing her party from the Greek ruling coalition Syriza, writes Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley.

You might care about your online privacy… but would you pay for it?

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

‘Using Greece as an argument not to vote Sinn Féin is a political smear’

At best, linking events in Greece with a vote for Sinn Féin reflects a lack of understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions of the Greek situation, writes Mary Lou McDonald.

What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

‘Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life’

I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.

It’s change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they’re getting into?

What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.

Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It’s time to do the right thing.

Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?

The Troika’s negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

Is Ireland a ‘genuinely filthy nation’?

We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?

Islamic State, one year on: The relationship between media and terrorist organisations must change

As we approach the one year anniversary of Islamic State’s so-called ‘Caliphate’, ISIL will be seeking to make itself appear as strong as ever.

Emigration and Ireland: The evolution of how we say goodbye

The folklore of the emigrant – from Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore to The Fairytale of New York.

A fascinating – and often hilarious – translation of Irish words and phrases

‘Irish Illusions – A Working Glossary’ was written by David E. Tatham of the British Embassy in Dublin during the early 1980s.

State bureaucracy is helping drive up rents, and it needs to stop

It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.

There’s no two ways about it. The ending of a friendship sucks.

Whether it’s ending a romantic or a platonic relationship, breaking up is very, very hard to do.

For all its technological wizardry, there is a terrifying blandness about modern food

The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.

Are you heading for burnout in work?

Life is not and should not be an endurance test; nor should your job.

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

What is the future of Irish journalism?

While it’s premature to write the obituary for print media just yet, the Irish digital landscape is large and has room to grow.

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.

The incredible story of an Irish woman who lived as a man – and fought as an American soldier

Soldier Albert Cashier, who fought notably bravely in the American Civil War, was born Jennie Hodgers in Co Louth in 1843.

Fancy starting your own business? Here’s some helpful advice…

People tend to forget that most entrepreneurs have failed, more than once, before they find success. And I’m no different.

When I left Ireland, I thought I wouldn’t be gone long. But emigration sneaks up on you.

After spending the best part of a decade in Australia, I decided to give Ireland another go. I soon realised I hardly knew anyone. My social cohort had simply disappeared.

The final approach to Pluto: We live in very exciting times for space exploration

In less than one month, on 14 July, New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto.

Think you’re too ‘time poor’ to grow your own food? Think again…

It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.

It’s a jungle out there – how do you date successfully in modern Ireland?

The rules of engagement for dating, both in Ireland and around the world, have changed.

“I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice.”

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

Drop dead gorgeous: Do you know what’s in your cosmetics?

Skin absorbs and delivers to the bloodstream any product it comes into contact with – so you have to be careful what you put on it.

Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?

We have all been subjected to annoying, intimidating or downright dangerous behaviour on a bus or train – it’s unacceptable.

Mr. Holmes shows human nature is the biggest mystery of all

Revisiting and exploring classic stories might seem a cynical exercise steeped in nostalgia, but it does allow for reflection and analysis.

Don’t push your children into careers they’re not suited for – it can backfire

It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.

Insensitive reporting over the Berkeley tragedy was akin to victim blaming

Controversial media coverage in Ireland the US has caused widespread offence in the aftermath of six young people losing their lives.

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