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# nw-voices - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,064 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

# nw-voices - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
# Shirt Off Your Back
# Shirt Off Your Back

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,094 Views 37 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

# nw-voices - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women

May 29th 2021, 7:01 PM 15,626 Views 19 Comments

The National Women’s Council says inadequate State investment in childcare has led to an unsustainable system in crisis.

# nw-voices - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
# Radon Aware
# Radon Aware

Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable

May 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 41,845 Views 23 Comments

EcoEye producer Marcus Stewart explains how some straightforward policy moves can bring deaths from the radioactive gas under control.

# nw-voices - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,827 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

# nw-voices - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 27,261 Views 39 Comments

As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.

# nw-voices - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum
# Lost For Words
# Lost For Words

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum

Apr 24th 2021, 7:01 PM 13,107 Views 2 Comments

Mary Phelan writes that lack of accredited training and poor service are having huge consequences and must be addressed by the State.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,527 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,446 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,268 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# nw-voices - Saturday 27 March, 2021

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
# Wild Horses
# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,580 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# nw-voices - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,922 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

# nw-voices - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,156 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

# nw-voices - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,848 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

# nw-voices - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

Jan 16th 2021, 7:01 PM 32,289 Views 67 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

# nw-voices - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,199 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

# nw-voices - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
# Dognapped
# Dognapped

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,452 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

# nw-voices - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
# Festive Waste
# Festive Waste

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,512 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

# nw-voices - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
# Lobby Power
# Lobby Power

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,792 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

# nw-voices - Sunday 1 November, 2020

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
# This Hostel Life
# This Hostel Life

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation

Nov 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 30,757 Views 9 Comments

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.

# nw-voices - Monday 26 October, 2020

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,881 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

# nw-voices - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,614 Views 18 Comments

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

# nw-voices - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 10,009 Views 14 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system
# Bonus Points
# Bonus Points

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system

Sep 30th 2020, 7:00 PM 44,513 Views 43 Comments

Professor Kathleen Lynch argues that a class divide is feeding injustice into our education system.

# nw-voices - Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,843 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

# nw-voices - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
# Assessing Autism
# Assessing Autism

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 18,192 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

# nw-voices - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 27,066 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

# nw-voices - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
# Lowering Standards
# Lowering Standards

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,894 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

# nw-voices - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution
# Seed Revolution
# Seed Revolution

Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution

Aug 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 26,506 Views 6 Comments

Irish Seed Savers outline how support for organic heritage seed is the key to ensuring long-term food security on our island.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work

Aug 12th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,083 Views 1 Comment

96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

# nw-voices - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 45,962 Views 0 Comments

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

# nw-voices - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market

Jul 25th 2020, 6:05 PM 17,715 Views 19 Comments

Advocate Craig Kelly writes about how Covid-19 will make a hard situation worse for people with disabilities trying to find a job.

# nw-voices - Thursday 23 July, 2020

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 12,605 Views 0 Comments

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

# nw-voices - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,092 Views 19 Comments

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

# nw-voices - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

Jul 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,296 Views 11 Comments

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

# nw-voices - Monday 20 July, 2020

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Jul 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,946 Views 49 Comments

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.

# nw-voices - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes
# Burning Issue
# Burning Issue

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,732 Views 70 Comments

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

# nw-voices - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there

Jun 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 12,156 Views 31 Comments

Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.

# nw-voices - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 54,818 Views 55 Comments

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

# nw-voices - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Opinion: Ireland's courts might have a digital future but vulnerable people need protection
# Court In E-Session
# Court In E-Session

Opinion: Ireland's courts might have a digital future but vulnerable people need protection

May 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 12,037 Views 11 Comments

‘Those who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, people with intellectual disabilities and non-native English speakers will need help to navigate the new system.’

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