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Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Neale Richmond: Boris' Protocol Bill is an insult to everyone in Northern Ireland and the EU

20 hours ago 18,030 Views 23 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says the latest Tory moves in Westminster show a blatant disregard for the will of the people.

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget
# Inflation
# Inflation

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget

Tue 11:12 AM 18,518 Views 108 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says now is the time for emergency measures to tackle rising inflation.

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all

Tue 8:28 AM 5,721 Views 11 Comments

Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?

Sun 8:00 PM 13,141 Views 24 Comments

Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Fri 7:00 AM 24,433 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family

Jun 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 8,910 Views 18 Comments

After the EU Commission green lit candidate status las week, two EEP members don’t want any hold-ups as EU leaders as part of the EU Council on Thursday.

Money Diaries: A laboratory aide on €28K living in Kildare
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A laboratory aide on €28K living in Kildare

Jun 19th 2022, 8:00 PM 41,884 Views 10 Comments

This week, our reader is busy saving in preparation for moving into a new house with her husband.

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland
# Nature
# Nature

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland

Jun 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,224 Views 8 Comments

Author John Connell writes about how a canoe trip in lockdown showed him the importance of the country’s waterways.

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
# Climate Control
# Climate Control

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,073 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
# Investor Funds
# Investor Funds

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals

Jun 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 25,313 Views 51 Comments

Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,804 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €38K living in the east of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €38K living in the east of the country

Jun 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 56,723 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling changeable working hours and is learning how to invest in the stock market.

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'

Jun 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 27,624 Views 10 Comments

In a new book on redress and Ireland’s institutions, Mary Harney tells her story of illegal adoption and the abuse and neglect that followed.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,557 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up
# Saudi Golf Tour
# Saudi Golf Tour

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 11:00 AM 22,666 Views 38 Comments

Our columnist, a keen golfer, reacts to the disruption of his beloved sport this week caused by the new Saudi-backed tour.

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,250 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
# No Room
# No Room

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 8,973 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world

Jun 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,949 Views 2 Comments

Artist AlanJames Burns on how his personal experiences led him to create work challenging narratives about disability.

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,582 Views 36 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous

Jun 7th 2022, 8:04 AM 10,852 Views 11 Comments

Johnson won the vote last night, but is now considered weakened as 40% of his own MPs failed to support him.

Opinion: GDP is not the right measurement for the growth of a country - it's time for a change
# WELL-BEING
# WELL-BEING

Opinion: GDP is not the right measurement for the growth of a country - it's time for a change

Jun 6th 2022, 10:00 PM 13,392 Views 23 Comments

Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party outlines why he believes the future of growth measurement will be more than GDP.

Money Diaries: A doctor on €83K living in the midlands
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A doctor on €83K living in the midlands

Jun 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 74,258 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling work and trying to keep a lid on spending.

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?
# Talk Therapy
# Talk Therapy

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?

Updated Jun 4th 2022, 11:27 AM 32,053 Views 0 Comments

Therapist Margaret Parkes has advice for anyone concerned they may be living in a toxic relationship.

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role
# Patient Advocacy
# Patient Advocacy

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 7,363 Views 2 Comments

Patients have been kept on the outside of their healthcare experience; they should be promoted to educators and decision-makers.

Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?
# Defamation
# Defamation

Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?

Updated May 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 56,456 Views 0 Comments

Seána Glennon looks at the wider implications of the contentious defamation trial on the #MeToo movement.

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 6,759 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

Tom Clonan: Putin's Ukraine advance is a dogged, savage and illegal war of attrition
# Battle For Donbas
# Battle For Donbas

Tom Clonan: Putin's Ukraine advance is a dogged, savage and illegal war of attrition

May 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 17,175 Views 11 Comments

Our columnist says the Russian leader is showing no regard for Ukrainian or Russian lives in the latest assault in the east.

Money Diaries: A public servant on €83K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A public servant on €83K living in Dublin

May 29th 2022, 8:00 PM 86,169 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling busy work and parenting schedules, while worrying about her sick mother.

Opinion: The journey to full LGBTQI+ equality is far from over
# Justice For All
# Justice For All

Opinion: The journey to full LGBTQI+ equality is far from over

May 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,360 Views 12 Comments

FLAC’s Eilis Barry says LGBTQI+ rights have come a long way, but much still needs to be done.

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
# World Hunger Day
# World Hunger Day

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine

May 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,893 Views 1 Comment

Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions

May 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,261 Views 15 Comments

Robert Spitzer says the controversial gun lobby group was considered somewhat moderate on gun laws but took a sharp right turn in the mid-1970s.

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

May 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 9,719 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

May 25th 2022, 7:28 PM 19,414 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,383 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin

May 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 50,265 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and supporting his family while enjoying socialising in Dublin.

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed

May 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 16,792 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated May 20th 2022, 10:09 AM 15,511 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

May 18th 2022, 12:18 PM 18,473 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,239 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them

Updated May 17th 2022, 1:13 PM 13,719 Views 8 Comments

Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.

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