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Thursday 14 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

Feb 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,081 Views 23 Comments

I thought if I could just eat and be thin I’d be OK, writes a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous.

Wednesday 2 September, 2015

My Dad was a priest so I asked could I call him Daddy? I was told 'just Father like everyone else'
# Opinion
# Opinion

My Dad was a priest so I asked could I call him Daddy? I was told 'just Father like everyone else'

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 2,280 Views 51 Comments

‘It was unknown and known and all at the same time.’

Sunday 26 July, 2015

Here's what it's really like to work in an Irish factory
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here's what it's really like to work in an Irish factory

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 6,156 Views 70 Comments

We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.

Wednesday 22 April, 2015

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me
# Opinion
# Opinion

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:40 AM 1,113 Views 32 Comments

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

Thursday 2 October, 2014

Column: 'You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Column: 'You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.'

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 70 Views 17 Comments

An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.

Saturday 9 August, 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody
# Stay At Home Dad
# Stay At Home Dad

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 PM 551 Views 84 Comments

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

Friday 1 August, 2014

Opinion: 'When bombing gets close my family come to me... they think I can protect them'
# Gaza
# Gaza

Opinion: 'When bombing gets close my family come to me... they think I can protect them'

Aug 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 23 Views 37 Comments

As conflict continues in the Gaza strip, a human rights worker describes the terror of living through the bombardment.

Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses

Nov 20th 2013, 1:15 PM 1,034 Views 120 Comments

One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.

Saturday 13 April, 2013

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 PM 59 Views 44 Comments

As a recovering alcoholic I should say that alcohol advertising and sponsorship has no place in sport, but I can’t: I know there are few options for sports clubs and I need my GAA club to stay open, writes an anonymous contributor.

Friday 11 May, 2012

Column: 'I did not tell people about my termination as I did not want to be judged'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'I did not tell people about my termination as I did not want to be judged'

May 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 120 Views 84 Comments

A reader shares her traumatic experience of travelling to the UK for an abortion.