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# oped - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'
# Yes Campaign
# Yes Campaign

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,472 Views 42 Comments

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

# oped - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework
# Parenting
# Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

Sep 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 38,897 Views 76 Comments

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

# oped - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Opinion: 'Prison does not cure prisoners. They do not effectively punish crime'
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Opinion: 'Prison does not cure prisoners. They do not effectively punish crime'

Oct 16th 2016, 8:30 PM 7,992 Views 112 Comments

It is common knowledge that deaths from suicide and drug overdoses are common in Irish prisons, writes researcher Stephen Strauss-Walsh.

# oped - 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 270 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.

# oped - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Nov 5th 2015, 1:22 PM 1,647 Views 294 Comments

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

# oped - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'

Nov 3rd 2015, 5:20 PM 217 Views 98 Comments

An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.

# oped - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Nov 1st 2015, 9:31 PM 171 Views 17 Comments

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'
# Column
# Column

'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'

Nov 1st 2015, 12:00 PM 3,428 Views 57 Comments

Michael Kelly talks about cutting back on foods to help an ailment and has a great recipe for red cabbage, carrot and beetroot slaw.

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’
# Opinion
# Opinion

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’

Nov 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,437 Views 65 Comments

It’s time to change our attitude toward unemployed people, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# oped - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Here’s what it’s like for a fireman on Halloween night
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here’s what it’s like for a fireman on Halloween night

Oct 31st 2015, 12:05 PM 306 Views 47 Comments

Firefighter Trevor Hunt says tonight will be the busiest night of the year for the Dublin Fire Brigade.

A basic income could get rid of the welfare state
# Opinion
# Opinion

A basic income could get rid of the welfare state

Oct 31st 2015, 8:15 AM 120 Views 63 Comments

The basic income does what it says on the tin. Every citizen over a certain age would receive an income from the state, writes Aaron McKenna.

# oped - Sunday 18 October, 2015

WWI nurse executed by firing squad helped two Irish soldiers escape their German captors
# Opinion
# Opinion

WWI nurse executed by firing squad helped two Irish soldiers escape their German captors

Oct 18th 2015, 6:30 PM 901 Views 18 Comments

This month marks the centenary commemoration of brave and inspirational nurse Edith Cavell who was shot by firing squad.

# oped - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn

Oct 17th 2015, 4:00 PM 40 Views 1 Comment

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.

# oped - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Here's how to get your children feeling good about maths
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here's how to get your children feeling good about maths

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,163 Views 33 Comments

‘I was never any good at maths’ attitude towards the subject needs to change, writes Sheila Donegan, who says maths is an important part of life.

# oped - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Women are getting a raw deal in Hollywood and it's not much better here
# Opinion
# Opinion

Women are getting a raw deal in Hollywood and it's not much better here

Oct 14th 2015, 7:00 PM 118 Views 87 Comments

Jennifer Lawrence and other actresses are speaking out about sexism and film. The truth is there are fewer women working as film and television directors and screenwriters today than there were two decades ago.

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Oct 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 1,078 Views 85 Comments

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

# oped - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Three lessons I have learned building up a business
# Opinion
# Opinion

Three lessons I have learned building up a business

Oct 13th 2015, 8:00 AM 161 Views 10 Comments

Colm O’Brien gives some advice to those on their quest to start their own businesses.

# oped - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school

Oct 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 18,493 Views 139 Comments

A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.

# oped - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Is it time we give up on Dublin's O'Connell Street?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is it time we give up on Dublin's O'Connell Street?

Oct 10th 2015, 8:05 AM 3,290 Views 49 Comments

Instead of wading into the sea to demand the oncoming tide go back, we might stop a minute and wonder why O’Connell Street is going through a seeming relentless process of regression, writes Aaron Mckenna.

# oped - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.
# Column
# Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 30 Views 91 Comments

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety

Nov 13th 2013, 12:58 PM 23 Views 2 Comments

“I did not say a proper goodbye to my father and did not even bury him. I don’t know who did and where,” said Ahmed, whose family has been forced to move around – inside and outside Syria – for more than a year after a shell destroyed their home.

# oped - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: Collaboration, though not easy, is essential for charities to make a difference
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Collaboration, though not easy, is essential for charities to make a difference

Nov 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 77 Views 4 Comments

It’s very rare that a social justice ‘win’ can be claimed by any one group – but when civil society organisations come together to fight for a cause, the results are inspiring, writes Anna Visser on National Giving Week.