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Saturday 3 March, 2018

If there's no toilet around, is having a sneaky wee down a lane really a big deal?
# When Nature Calls
# When Nature Calls

If there's no toilet around, is having a sneaky wee down a lane really a big deal?

Mar 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 108,422 Views 104 Comments

When you gotta go, do you really have to go?

Monday 19 February, 2018

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'

Feb 19th 2018, 6:30 AM 239,041 Views 202 Comments

‘Irish courts are not fully applying EU requirements that have become our lifeline.’

Saturday 23 December, 2017

Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children'

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:30 PM 88,350 Views 193 Comments

As my legal team told me at the time of the separation, this is what I signed up for when I got married. Unfortunately nobody told me that before I signed the marriage register.

Friday 1 December, 2017

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'
# Column
# Column

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'

Dec 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 35,956 Views 21 Comments

But HIV is no longer a terminal illness, it’s a chronic disease and is manageable, writes Gary.

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Sunday 16 July, 2017

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'
# A Letter To My Dad
# A Letter To My Dad

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,299 Views 55 Comments

This is a letter to my father, on how his disease has affected me, and how much I love him.

Sunday 14 May, 2017

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'
# Column
# Column

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

May 14th 2017, 7:30 PM 1,098 Views 53 Comments

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

May 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 1,000 Views 36 Comments

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.

Friday 28 April, 2017

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'

Apr 28th 2017, 8:00 PM 518 Views 18 Comments

Treating depression isn’t as simple as putting on a brave face, writes our final Darkness Into Light contributor.

Sunday 19 June, 2016

The victim impact statement I never got to make
# Rape
# Rape

The victim impact statement I never got to make

Jun 19th 2016, 8:00 PM 1,104 Views 21 Comments

In the aftermath of the Stanford rape case, one reader sent us her story about the sexual abuse she experienced, and the lack of action taken