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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 25 September, 2017

Seán Kelly on CETA: 'Scaremongering with inaccuracies and half-truths is irresponsible'

Anti-CETA campaigners advocate an anti-trade position without presenting the facts, writes Seán Kelly MEP.

A short story before bedtime: Dublin Streets

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia: 'It was hard to be near someone who was in pain like that'

Irish people living with fibromyalgia know only too well what Lady Gaga is going through, writes Rachel Lynch.

'North Koreans are neither brainwashed robots nor aspiring democracy activists'

Like people in any country, North Koreans have aspirations for themselves and their families, and their beliefs are complex, writes Alexander Dukalskis.

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'

But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.

Gardening: Tips and recipes for storing and pickling your summer veg GIY

Gardening: Tips and recipes for storing and pickling your summer veg

As the winter draws in, nothing brings out my inner hunter-gatherer quite like having a full larder, writes Michael Kelly.

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

Catalan independence: 'Ireland came into being as a result of a similar "illegal" action'

To deny Catalans the right to a referendum will likely only win converts to the cause of independence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'

Street art has emerged from the shadows and is now firmly in the mainstream, writes Dublin street artist Solus.

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles'

But the solution to stereotyping is not simply to keep increasing the pension age, writes Justin Moran.

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

From North Wall to Trinity: 'My story is not unique - I've made it to college after putting the work in'

Some areas of Dublin get unfairly pigeon-holed as ‘disadvantaged’, writes Alex Fay, who recently started a degree at Trinity College.

How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble

Singer-songwriter by night, book publisher by day, Ciara Sidine was questioning her choice of career. But then she found her way to inspiration.

When was the last time you had an Irish apple? 95% of ones we eat are imported

We have been conditioned to believe that there are just handfuls of apple varieties but, in fact, we have hundreds of native varieties in Ireland alone, writes Michael Kelly.

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

'Voice hearers like myself were once written off - we're due our own revolution and civil rights movement'

“I urge everyone reading this article to rethink ever using the s-word to describe someone again.”

'Hurricanes and flooding show we have to talk about climate change - now'

“For a brief moment the severity and seriousness of climate change has impinged on our consciousness”.

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive'

In an extract from his book, Cormac’s brother Dónal McAnallen writes about coming to terms with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

'My recent trip home brought me back to a time when I was naïve, stupid and emotionally unravelling'

Rick Rossiter shares his story: from suicide attempts in his teens to becoming mental health advocate.

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'

Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.

Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'

I am all for the occasional cheat if it helps me to grow better veggies, writes Micheal Kelly.

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign

The campaign needs to be a positive one which addresses people’s concerns, Mark Govern writes.

Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?

There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'

All I want to do is to try and give her a life of her own. I think she is entitled to that, writes Sorcha Ward.

Column: 'I struggle with simple tasks like tying up my hair in a ponytail'

I will never let dyspraxia define me as a person as it is only a very small part of me, writes Ellen O’Brien.

Paddy Power at Knock: A bit of fun or offensive and hurtful to the devout?

It will remain to be seen if any citizen offended will make a formal complaint either to An Garda Síochána or to the ASAI, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'

I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.

Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins' GIY

Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins'

One of the best things we ever did was to buy flasks for our kids to take hot lunches to school, writes Michael Kelly.

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

Tuam's Confederate monument: 'Put this ugly part of history in a museum'

We should not honour those men who believed that they were better than others merely due to the colour of their skin, writes Katherine Brewer.

Opinion: 'Young GPs wouldn't be emigrating if GMS payments represented take-home pay'

The reality is that these payments do not even cover the cost of the care being provided, writes Chris Goodey.

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