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Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

Aug 16th 2018, 9:30 PM 65,613 Views 142 Comments

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'
# Rental Bias
# Rental Bias

'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'

Feb 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,230 Views 45 Comments

Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.

Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I witnessed abominable prejudice and abuse in the family courts. I had to keep fighting for my kids'
# Father's Rights
# Father's Rights

'I witnessed abominable prejudice and abuse in the family courts. I had to keep fighting for my kids'

Jan 29th 2017, 8:30 PM 27,294 Views 77 Comments

Divorced dads have a legal right to their kids, but the emotional maelstrom of marital breakdown and a family court system that favours mothers means it doesn’t always happen.

Thursday 22 December, 2016

Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 10,740 Views 284 Comments

‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.

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?"
# Abortion
# Abortion

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?"

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 3,392 Views 439 Comments

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

Monday 28 March, 2016

'I never thought I would be unemployed aged 53. I feel I have to beg for social welfare'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I never thought I would be unemployed aged 53. I feel I have to beg for social welfare'

Mar 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 4,632 Views 111 Comments

An anonymous contributor writes about what it’s like to find yourself jobless with no money after working for over 33 years.

Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'

Feb 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,258 Views 141 Comments

It’s election-time and all I have to my name is my vote, writes an anonymous contributor.

Sunday 17 January, 2016

'Five years ago, everything was going my way. Today, I've lost my brothers and my business'
# My Story
# My Story

'Five years ago, everything was going my way. Today, I've lost my brothers and my business'

Jan 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 39 Views 43 Comments

“It is as if destiny wanted to examine our patience.”

Monday 21 December, 2015

'Managing my debt got too much for me. I started to have panic attacks'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Managing my debt got too much for me. I started to have panic attacks'

Dec 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,584 Views 31 Comments

One man describes how he couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday 14 September, 2015

20 years ago my girlfriend had an abortion, we felt we had no choice but now I think of the what-ifs
# Opinion
# Opinion

20 years ago my girlfriend had an abortion, we felt we had no choice but now I think of the what-ifs

Sep 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 5,210 Views 172 Comments

‘Through deceit and lies we got ourselves to an English city for the weekend where an appointment had been made for us.’

Saturday 20 September, 2014

Opinion: 'The anger and pain get hold of me too quickly – I feel trapped and afraid'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'The anger and pain get hold of me too quickly – I feel trapped and afraid'

Sep 20th 2014, 7:00 PM 127 Views 20 Comments

A young person experiencing mental health problems gives an honest and unflinching account of what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, and the challenges to finding help.