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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet GIY

Hillary Clinton and Wikileaks: Is it legitimate to release personal emails in full?

Should Wikileaks ensure that only details of public interest are released? The answers are not black and white, writes Julien Mercille.

"Humour resolves conflict, and it doesn't threaten" - Blindboy on mental health, society and Gasc**tism

We chatted to one half of the Rubberbandits ahead of the Lingo 2016 spoken word festival.

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.

On the lookout for some new music? 2FM's Dan Hegarty recommends three 'Buried Treasures'

You may listen to an album you love hundreds of times in a lifetime. Could these end up in your list?

'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'

Psychologist Ian Gargan says knowing what we are capable of, not being fearful of the darker sides of our personality and embracing the differences is important.

Opinion: 'Prison does not cure prisoners. They do not effectively punish crime'

It is common knowledge that deaths from suicide and drug overdoses are common in Irish prisons, writes researcher Stephen Strauss-Walsh.

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

The maths gene? It all adds up to a myth

The founder of Maths Week on how everyone can get to grips with the basics – and how we need to for everyday life.

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers

It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.

Budget 2017: 'I am just asking to be able to live the life I deserve'

Áine McDonnell from Belmullet, Co Mayo on her experience as a person living with a disability in rural Ireland.

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS

Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'There is no evidence of support for Trump on campus'

The University of Pennsylvania is Trump’s alma mater but the candidate isn’t doing well on campus, reports Irish woman Rosemary Hennigan in the US.

Mary O'Rourke's letter to Sheryl Sandberg: I have never believed in the glass ceiling for women

It’s not enough for women to be bright or determined – they need to have skills to make it, writes Mary O’Rourke.

How Trump or Clinton can win tonight: Force their rival to make a mistake they can't recover from

US politics is littered with candidates making fatal mistakes in presidential debates, writes Lorcan Nyhan.

The trial of Amanda Knox shows how we demonise female sexuality

We love a monster. And we really love when these monsters are pretty young women, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Explainer: What exactly does Ireland do to protect whistleblowers?

Those who choose to do the right thing can become victimised and ostracised, as we have seen in An Garda Síochána.

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.

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The Debate Room: To wed, or not to wed, that is the question

One couple explains why marriage is important to them and another on why they won’t be taking the plunge.

Colombia's rejection of peace deal has echoes of UK's shock Brexit

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.

'The Budget is an exercise in wasted energy and perpetuating short-termism'

Don’t expect anything that helps build on a long-term vision for Ireland.

Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme

“What in God’s name will I do if that electric yoke won’t bake brown bread?”

Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity

If you walk into any shop in Ireland, there are so many problems with how the food is displayed and marketed, writes Alan Mullen.

'A tweet from Kendall Jenner can be worth more than a €500k marketing budget'

Celebrity endorsements have helped this entrepreneur build his small Dublin salon into a global business.

'With the election looming, America feels balanced on a knife edge'

Kevin McGahern found himself “buffeted by strange winds from all sides” during a five week documentary shoot in the US.

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'

David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”.

Pretty much every pest wants to eat it - so here's how to grow perfect broccoli

Broccoli – or ‘calabrese’ – is relatively handy to grow and can be succession sown, so you can crop almost all summer and autumn.

'Donald Trump's White House bid raises major questions about the future of democracy'

It’s likely the forces of reaction unleashed by the Trump campaign will move from the margins to the mainstream, writes Dr Laurence Davis of UCC.

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: "I'm 22. She's 22. I'm in no position to care for a child. How the hell is this supposed to work?"

We had nobody to help us. It’s a disgusting feeling, the feeling of exile.

"Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees"

Will our children judge us for not doing enough for migrants the way we now wonder about Ireland’s response to the migrant crisis after World War II, asks Barry Ward.

Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important

There is a long history of athletes taking a stand for justice, writes Julien Mercille.

Vincent Browne: I'm no friend of Gerry Adams, but the BBC Spotlight programme on him was tittle-tattle

The programme was compromised from the outside, filled with bullshit drama effects alongside dodgy journalism, writes Vincent Browne.

Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland

Staffless libraries are the first step towards the dismantling of the public library system as it is known and cherished.

It's hard to find great quality lettuce in supermarkets - but it's really easy to grow yourself

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with lettuce – but be careful you don’t sow too much of it.

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

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