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From Business ETC Column: The digital world can support journalism – but who is supporting journalists? Opinion

Column: The digital world can support journalism – but who is supporting journalists?

A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.

Column: I’ve entered the Church of Burton … Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern

After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.

Column: I know from experience – it’s not pleasant being stranded using a wheelchair

For many people, taxis are their only door-to-door public transport service. While we’ve made a good first step in making them wheelchair-friendly, more must be done.

Column: Anxiety often breeds perfectionism and success. But at what cost to the individual?

The fear of failure is a powerful motivator, but when does worrying become destructive?

Column: You cannot – and should not – fix a broken life in front of a thousand cameras

Lindsay Lohan’s “docu-series” on Oprah Winfrey’s channel had bombed; have we finally had enough of watching celebrities fall from grace?

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

Column: They say time heals, but we’re still learning to live with Conor’s sudden death

The world changed forever for our family on 25 July 2006. Our son Conor, who was young and fit, died from sudden cardiac death.

Column: Substance or rhetoric? Martin pledges Fianna Fáil will enter NI politics

Martin’s new strategy for Northern Ireland must be viewed within the context of Fianna Fáil’s attempts to re-merge as a dominant force in politics in the Irish Republic.

Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision

Communities and economies thrive on creative thought and vision – our dancers, writers, thinkers, performers, artists create so much return on the small investments made in them.

Column: Can metaphors make better laws?

It’s very possible that metaphors can help make better laws … But we can only hope that our lawyers and judges, like our metaphors, are chosen wisely.

Video column: The story of No.16 Moore Street and the rebels of the 1916 Rising

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to the great grandson James Connolly about No.16 Moore Street and the 1916 Rising.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

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?

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

Column: Identifying unexpected strengths in adolescents

In adolescents, strengths can be found in unexpected venues – perhaps peering through the cracks of hardship – so keep your eyes open.

Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about

There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI’s day-to-day politics?

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

Column: ‘The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn’t smoke’

When I look back I really can’t believe how stupid I was. It took me six months to go see a doctor – I was studying for a masters and didn’t have time to be sick.

Column: Cinema’s enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good

Negative and inaccurate depictions of those living with mental health problems has led to misunderstanding and fear, but there is hope on the horizon.

Column: Unprovoked violence on Dublin’s streets shouldn’t be accepted as ‘normal’

Dublin is now a more modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, but senseless violence also breaks out on the streets of the capital – we can’t ignore that.

Column: Here’s where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

Column: Our new tax code has created a ‘hierarchy’ of parenting

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings

It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.

Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again

Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in ‘cyberspace’?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan paint a picture of the characters of the capital.

Column: Climate change is insidious, relentless, and will profoundly alter our world

The overwhelming consensus of the scientific community is that climate change is a settled fact. Ultimately our future is a race between education and catastrophe, writes Kieran Rogers.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise Opinion

Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise

There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.

Column: This is the ‘Dangerous Cocktail’ afflicts senior management teams the world over

Senior teams are very often the worst performing groups in the organisation – and I should know, I’ve spend enough time in one, writes Brian F Smyth.

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

Column: The Dodder is one of Europe’s best-preserved city rivers – with huge unexploited potential

Dublin’s Dodder river has a huge amount of unexploited potential, but that’s being overshadowed by pollution and fly-tipping, writes Victoria White.

Column: ‘Traditional’ marriage? It hasn’t always been between a man and a woman

Many opponents of marriage equality espouse the values of ‘tradition’ and believe sanctioned unions have always been between a man and a woman … but that’s not true, writes Peter Ferguson.

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

Column: So Lady Gaga is a ‘control freak’ who wants photos retouched … can you blame her?

We can’t really whinge at Lady Gaga for wanting control over her own image – after all, her image is her livelihood, writes Lisa McInerney.

Column: Let’s change the language we use about older age

A sharp contrast exists between public and private representations of ageing – and the reality of later life is often misrepresented, writes Prof Thomas Scharf.

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