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August 2023
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Putin's chef' and enforcer Prigozhin is gone - who took him down?
The politics professor looks at the death of the head of the Wagner Group and says once Prigozhin challenged Putin, he was a dead man walking.
Dr Rory Hearne: 'As a lecturer, I can see what the accommodation crisis is doing to students'
With huge shortages of accommodation before the new term, the housing expert says students are at the front line of the housing crisis.
GP: What is testosterone and who can it help in menopause?
GP Dr Karen Soffe looks at the use of testosterone as part of a hormone replacement protocol for women in menopause.
Gold and glory in 1932: The year Ireland stepped out of the shadows and began to shine
Historian Kevin C. Kearns says 1932 was Ireland’s year of glory and gold with hits at the Olympics, social change and a gold rush.
Money Diaries: A 37-year-old fibre surveyor on €28K still living at home with parents
This week, our reader travels all over the country for work and is trying to balance being healthy and relaxing.
Tales from New York: 'We should learn from the drug treatment approach here'
Tony Duffin says Europe should take inspiration from New York City’s recent response to street-based drug use and increasing drug related deaths.
Larry Donnelly: If we had no Trump or Biden for 2024 - who would the potential candidates be?
Our columnist says despite the expected rerun of the 2020 elections with Biden and Trump, it’s worth asking if there are any alternatives.
Surrealing in the Years: Let's not forget how uncool the housing crisis makes us look
Nation lives with parents.
Sudan: 'She was caring for her own children as well as two others separated from their parents'
As a million flee Sudan, a crisis is unfolding along its border, writes Rosamond Bennett of Christian Aid.
Opinion: Leo Varadkar's Lidl-inspired cost-of-living leaflet is tone-deaf and out of touch
Mum Margaret Lynch says parents don’t need to be told how expensive back-to school costs are.
Two years of the Taliban: 'It cannot last as it rules by fear and violence'
For Afghan opposition figures and those in exile to stand a chance against the Taliban, more international support is needed, writes David Loyn of King’s College in London.
Money Diaries: A 30-year-old accountant on $88K living and working in the Cayman Islands
This week, our reader is enjoying working abroad and planning to settle back in Ireland early next year.
Opinion: The rights of disabled people should be embedded with sustainable development plans
Claire Kenny says disabled people must not be forgotten in the plans for sustainable living.
Opinion: Is it time to ban smart phones in schools?
Dr Catherine Conlon looks at the evidence and arguments for and against an outright ban of smartphones in schools.
Surrealing in the Years: Get ready to hear about Covid again
Cue groans and possibly boos from the audience.
Barry Andrews: Several false narratives surround migration and asylum seeking - here are some facts
The MEP looks at some of the common views and misconceptions around immgration.
Opinion: The time of sitting tight on climate is over - we have to look up
Dr Emma Howard looks at the worrying climate events this year and outlines small changes we can make to how we live in response.
Peter Flanagan: Curing my stage fright - with meditation, therapy and hypnosis
The comedian looks at his crushing stage fright over the years and the many ways he tackled it.
Parenting: Tips for supporting children and young people with body image issues
Fiona Flynn of Bodywhys has some helpful advice for parents and guardians of young children and teens.
Surrogacy: Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there
How Irish people use international surrogacy raises thorny ethical issues, writes McCarthy from Nairobi.
Money Diaries follow-up: A 25-year-old legal executive on €36K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is revisiting the Money Diaries format to see how their saving and spending are going.
Opinion: Shared maternity and paternity leave rights could end discrimination against working mothers
Current parental leave rights in Ireland are outdated and do as much to damage the rights of women in the workplace, writes Damien McCarthy.
Dog behaviourist: A dog's separation anxiety is similar to a human's panic attack
Dogs live in the moment so those that suffer from this type of anxiety believe they are permanently separated from their human carers, writes Suzi Walsh.
Surrealing in the Years: Micheál Martin heals us through the power of podcasting
Good news: everything is fine.
Opinion: When we hear about 'refugees' or 'migrants', remember these are real people
Fellipe Lopes of the Immigrant Council of Ireland says the people fleeing conflict to live in Ireland can enrich and enhance this country.
Larry Donnelly: This Trump indictment is explosive - it makes for chilling reading
The Boston lawyer and law lecturer says the case against Trump is no joke but neither is the support he continues to receive.
Column: 'I know all too well the fear of living in a family unrecognised by the State'
A group campaigning for the rights of children born to same-sex couples protested outside the Italian embassy in Dublin last night.
Opinion: Bord na Móna's former Derrinlough briquette factory should be preserved, not sold
Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Emma Gilleece argue for the halt of the sale of the long-running briquette plant in the Midlands.
Donal Fallon: During his time in Ireland, Frederick Douglass was captivated by Daniel O'Connell
As a new statue of slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass is unveiled in Belfast, the historian reflects on Douglass’ love for Ireland.
Ipsos survey: Girls in green have created new football fans with World Cup dream
Majority of women aged under 35 are interested in the tournament as are 3 out of every 5 mothers, writes Ipsos director Kieran O’Leary.
July 2023
Irish climate activist: How my Just Stop Oil arrest gives me hope for the future
Dr Genevieve Shanahan is an Irish lecturer in Cardiff. She explains why she joined Just Stop Oil.
Extract: How to nourish your body while you go through menopause
Nutritional therapist Rachel Graham shares an extract from her new book, The Menopause Kitchen.
Money Diaries: A newly set up business owner on €36K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is loving life as a newly set up business owner and finds the work-life balance working for them.
Emer Nolan: Sinéad blew up the image of Irish womanhood like Edna O'Brien had done before her
The English professor says Sinéad’s keens, prayers and cries of pain will always matter so intensely to many people in the country.
Opinion: As we move to a fairer and greener future we cannot forget those on the margins
Sorley McCaughey looks at how Ireland is doing when it comes to the agreed global Sustainable Development Goals.
Surrealing in the Years: The week began with nationalist gold and only got weirder from there
Why do you have all of that gold? Why are you like this?
Fiachna Ó Braonáin: Sinéad was a gifted, intelligent and sensitive soul - we will miss her
The Hothouse Flowers musician pays tribute to the singer who died this week.
Pádraic Fogarty: 'Farmers' power has seeped like a smothering fog through Irish politics'
The environmental campaigner who quit the Irish Wildlife Trust this week says the farm organisations are blocking progress on green goals.
Dr Niall Muldoon: We need radical and brave leadership to turn around child mental health services
The Ombudsman for Children says it is now clear that we’ve reached the end of the line with the current CAMHS service.
Opinion: The IVF funding scheme may be devastating for many, but it will also relieve some heartache
June Shannon is an award-winning medical journalist with a specialist interest in women’s health and the health of vulnerable groups.