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Monday 30 June, 2014

Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol
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Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol

Jun 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 2,219 Views 40 Comments

The photos of a friend’s wedding were the tipping point for me – they showed me what I’d been doing, but I couldn’t remember anything.

Thursday 9 January, 2014

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
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# Opinion

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?

Jan 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 28 Views 71 Comments

High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?

Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: Heartbreak, misery and cloying sentimentality – the ingredients of any good Christmas song
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Column: Heartbreak, misery and cloying sentimentality – the ingredients of any good Christmas song

Dec 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 38 Views 11 Comments

We spend an entire month gearing ourselves up to the best day of the year with songs that document heartbreak, war, loneliness and The Wombles. Have we all gone mad?

Saturday 23 November, 2013

Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now
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Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 30 Views 108 Comments

If we haven’t got God to fall back on what does this generation believe in now? Kate Bellamy takes a lighthearted look at what people follow today.

Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: As an Irish woman, I believe in wearing the remembrance poppy. Here's why...
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# Opinion

Column: As an Irish woman, I believe in wearing the remembrance poppy. Here's why...

Nov 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 549 Views 251 Comments

The poppy does not glorify warfare, death, or British nationalism – it recognises the senseless horror of our shared European past, which we have a moral duty to remember, writes Kate Bellamy.

Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Column: Can we just give Halloween a miss this year?
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# Opinion

Column: Can we just give Halloween a miss this year?

Oct 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 13 Views 101 Comments

I’m not a complete scrooge (I swear) but bah-humbug to Halloween! I can’t stand the expense, the binge drinking and the ubiquitous “sexy” costumes, writes Kate Bellamy.

Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
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Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Oct 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 63 Views 123 Comments

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.