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Thursday 4 January, 2018

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

Jan 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 48,225 Views 92 Comments

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Oct 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 6,680 Views 38 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

Oct 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 7,088 Views 83 Comments

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin
# Debate
# Debate

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

Oct 7th 2017, 8:30 AM 7,753 Views 86 Comments

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

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Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'

Oct 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 20,127 Views 61 Comments

This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

Sep 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 27,311 Views 75 Comments

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

Saturday 23 September, 2017

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'
# Bisexual Visibility Day
# Bisexual Visibility Day

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 9,466 Views 97 Comments

But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland's undocumented migrants: 'Our flat was broken into. We couldn't report it to the gardaí'
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Ireland's undocumented migrants: 'Our flat was broken into. We couldn't report it to the gardaí'

Aug 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,811 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s undocumented migrant workers are calling on the Irish government to regularise their status.

Sunday 30 July, 2017

Life on the minimum wage: 'I am on antidepressants to help me cope'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Life on the minimum wage: 'I am on antidepressants to help me cope'

Jul 30th 2017, 7:30 PM 42,598 Views 185 Comments

What kind of life can you live on €9.25 an hour?

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'
# Khulood
# Khulood

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'

Jul 19th 2017, 8:30 PM 9,208 Views 94 Comments

Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil'

Jul 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 17,712 Views 74 Comments

We need a just transition to a low carbon economy, not a sell-off of our future, write Sinead Mercier and Louise Michelle Fitzgerald.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'
# Independent Living
# Independent Living

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'

Jun 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 5,590 Views 6 Comments

After 20 years of institutional living, Alan has moved into his community. This is his story, as well as other HAIL project participants, now living lives of their own choosing.

Sunday 11 June, 2017

Traveller ethnicity: 'We always knew we were people in our own right'
# Traveller Pride Week
# Traveller Pride Week

Traveller ethnicity: 'We always knew we were people in our own right'

Jun 11th 2017, 3:30 PM 1,444 Views 118 Comments

We expect substantial, progressive changes now, for example in repealing the Criminal Trespass legislation, in education and health, and in effective anti-discrimination measures.

Thursday 1 June, 2017

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates
# Fine Gael Leadership Battle
# Fine Gael Leadership Battle

Debate Room: Simon Harris and Paschal Donohoe debate the leadership candidates

Jun 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 52 Views 21 Comments

We will know the new leader of Fine Gael tomorrow. Tonight Paschal Donohoe and Simon Harris tell us who they want to prevail.

Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'
# Fine Gael Leadership
# Fine Gael Leadership

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'

May 20th 2017, 9:30 AM 116 Views 99 Comments

The race for Fine Gael leadership is underway. What do we actually want from a leader?

Sunday 7 May, 2017

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''
# Read Me
# Read Me

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

May 7th 2017, 9:30 AM 13,439 Views 420 Comments

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

Saturday 1 April, 2017

My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college'
# Read Me
# Read Me

My abortion story: 'I was horrified. The doctor was talking about childcare in college'

Apr 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 8,326 Views 288 Comments

We asked three women to share their abortion stories.

Monday 27 March, 2017

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits
# European Union
# European Union

Debate Room: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Nessa Childers debate the EU's merits

Mar 27th 2017, 8:30 PM 154 Views 50 Comments

EU leaders gathered in Rome this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that spawned the European Union.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?
# Debate
# Debate

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 495 Views 76 Comments

A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'

Mar 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 497 Views 94 Comments

What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?

Saturday 4 March, 2017

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Mar 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 3,232 Views 131 Comments

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads
# Cyclists V Motorists
# Cyclists V Motorists

Debate Room: We need a minimum passing distance law or more cyclists will die on our roads

Mar 1st 2017, 8:30 PM 518 Views 158 Comments

Can we ensure that motorists and cyclists are safely sharing our roads with a 1.5 metre minimum distance law?

Sunday 5 February, 2017

Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'

Feb 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 1,046 Views 19 Comments

Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.

Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'A country that invaded and destroyed my dad's home is now telling people like him they are not welcome'
# Trump's Travel Ban
# Trump's Travel Ban

'A country that invaded and destroyed my dad's home is now telling people like him they are not welcome'

Jan 31st 2017, 8:00 PM 147 Views 105 Comments

Trump’s 90-day ban affects travel to the US by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. We asked a selection of those affected, now living here in Ireland, how it will impact their lives.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:30 PM 2,605 Views 144 Comments

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

Thursday 19 January, 2017

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol
# Debate
# Debate

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Jan 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 2,010 Views 50 Comments

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful
# I Want To Get Cancer
# I Want To Get Cancer

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

Jan 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 462 Views 94 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

Sunday 8 January, 2017

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?
# Feeding The Trolls
# Feeding The Trolls

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?

Jan 8th 2017, 8:30 AM 98 Views 85 Comments

While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.

Thursday 22 December, 2016

A diplomatic Christmas: Ambassadors to Ireland explain what the big day means to them
# Read Me
# Read Me

A diplomatic Christmas: Ambassadors to Ireland explain what the big day means to them

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:00 PM 104 Views 4 Comments

From mulled wine in markets to lighting the Menorah, three yuletide-loving ambassadors share their festive memories and traditions.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?
# Equality
# Equality

Debate Room: Do we need gender quotas in sporting bodies?

Dec 14th 2016, 8:30 PM 683 Views 61 Comments

Two commentators debate the use of quotas to increase the number of women on our sporting boards.

Saturday 10 December, 2016

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?
# Burqa Ban
# Burqa Ban

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2016, 9:30 AM 3,727 Views 464 Comments

This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?

Thursday 8 December, 2016

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?
# Read Me
# Read Me

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?

Dec 8th 2016, 8:00 PM 371 Views 59 Comments

A damning new report concluded that lack of transparency from the insurance industry is a major contributing factor to the rising cost of motor insurance.

Monday 19 September, 2016

'It was the loneliest time of my life': Readers share their experiences of miscarriage
# In Their Own Words
# In Their Own Words

'It was the loneliest time of my life': Readers share their experiences of miscarriage

Sep 19th 2016, 9:00 PM 5,190 Views 45 Comments

Eight women who all feel that miscarriage needs to be spoken about more.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?
# Debate Room
# Debate Room

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jul 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 1,619 Views 61 Comments

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jul 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 68 Views 0 Comments

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head on the divisive issue.

Thursday 21 July, 2016

The Debate Room: Does going to see a dominatrix count as cheating?
# Loyalty
# Loyalty

The Debate Room: Does going to see a dominatrix count as cheating?

Jul 21st 2016, 9:00 PM 17,420 Views 87 Comments

There may be no sexual intercourse involved in sessions with a dominatrix, but how would your other half feel about it?

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Britain leave the EU? An Irish perspective
# Debate Room
# Debate Room

The Debate Room: Should Britain leave the EU? An Irish perspective

Jun 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 312 Views 90 Comments

As the referendum on Brexit approaches, we ask two people living in England for their views

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

May 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 187 Views 138 Comments

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,257 Views 99 Comments

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,216 Views 50 Comments

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

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