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Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

Dr Mary Aiken: As Ireland is a hub for tech companies, we should be leading the way on online safety

Ireland is falling way behind our neighbours in the UK when it comes to child internet safety

At 60, I was unfit, but two years later, it's Olympic weightlifting for me

Ruth Deasy was advised by doctors to take up resistance training and has never looked back

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

Saoirse McHugh: Climate denial is dangerous at this stage, and the media has a case to answer

In light of the Australia fires, Saoirse McHugh asks: when will the media take the climate crisis seriously and place it top of the reporting agenda?

The Irish For: Toss a Word to Your Witcher, O'Language of Plenty

Viewers of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ will recognise some Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

Ian Dempsey: 'I was in awe of Larry's work ethic and genuine love for what he was doing'

Larry Gogan, who passed away last week, was an inspiration and a helping hand for aspiring radio DJs, writes Ian Dempsey.

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military

Tehran will want to ensure its response does not bring further cost to the nation, writes Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics.

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag

The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin

The Kildare native is hoping to save for a new car and house renovations.

Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body

Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.

A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways

Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.

The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok

Word usage is like a conga line at a wedding – nobody thinks the person at the front is an artistic visionary, but the second and third people to join in create the legitimacy for others to attach themselves

'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin

Fr Bryan Shortall remembers his childhood in the 1970s – from what he ate to what was on the radio.

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

'He passionately wanted to improve things for children in care': A tribute to Shane Griffin

Linda Hayden pays tribute to her friend, activist Shane Griffin, who passed away suddenly on December 31.

How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000

The 21-year-old business student is hoping to go on a J1 next summer.

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage

The 26-year-old is hoping to get a mortgage next summer.

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie

It’s time to start thinking about next year’s garden as 2020 creeps ever-closer.

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

Bloody Sunday, ballot boxes and the death of Terence MacSweeney: Ireland's dramatic year of 1920

1920 is a year that shaped the island of Ireland in ways we still see today, historian Donal Fallon writes.

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

The Irish For: Where old ghosts meet - the story behind On Raglan Road

Irish poetry is a story often told from the perspective of the unrequited lover, but rarely from one who goes in to the affair knowing it is doomed, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

No turkey for Christmas dinner? Here's a vegan recipe from the head chef at Cornucopia

No animal products? No problem. A recipe for celeriac strudels with portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.

Tents, gated lanes and abandoned sites: How street-based injecting shapes everyday life in our cities

Injecting has an impact on our everyday environment that perhaps we don’t realise, writes Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas

The Dublin engineer is trying to curb spending at Christmas as she saves for a mortgage.

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout

Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.

The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives

What harm if we learn some words as Gaeilge along the way?

From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch

In other news, here’s a recipe for some creamy Brussels sprouts to posh up your Christmas dinner.

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

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