Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.
We asked two high-profile Twitter users to share their experiences of online harassment…
The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.
If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.
Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?
The only way to have a proper break is to leave the kids at home.
We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.
A funeral provides mourners a space to accept death and to safely explore their grief and loss.
Pay rates differ depending on the job you do, the skills you have, the responsibility you hold… the list goes on.
The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.
We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.
Yes, some jellyfish can pose danger to us – but they have also inspired engineering, scientific and medical advances.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.
The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.
Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.
Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.
We’re becoming increasingly disconnected from our immediate environment and from the people around us due to the constant use of mobile phones.
The saying “walk a day in my shoes” really rings true on the wonderful Camino de Santiago.
Open, flexible and accessible education has the potential to open up education to those who cannot access traditional higher education courses.
If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.
There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?
With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.
Promising projects worldwide are successfully demonstrating the union of ecology, flood prevention and recreation.
Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.
Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.
Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.
Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.
It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…
After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.
What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.
Religious minorities who have been forcefully displaced by Islamic State extremists face an uncertain future.
As I sit here in Belfast, there are no British soldiers patrolling the streets and paramilitaries no longer conduct massive bombing campaigns because of the leadership of people like Albert Reynolds.
One very, very good reason.
We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…
Ireland is back on track – according to the ratings agencies anyway – but we aren’t the same people we were ten years ago. And we never will be again.
Are the general public ready for the stark reality of raw, amateur content – often from war zones – to be part of their mainstream media publications and broadcasts?
It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.
The Rosetta spacecraft is searching for clues about the beginning of our solar system.
Last year’s Monaghan Rose says the festival has had a hugely positive effect on her life and she’ll take a bit of slagging because she’s proud to be part of it all.
Blurring the boundary between law enforcement and military action creates the conditions for a military dictatorship.