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Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology
# Children And Tech
# Children And Tech

Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology

Apr 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 17,264 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Helen Browne has some tips for parents and children navigating a world crammed with technology.

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
# Visit To Ukraine
# Visit To Ukraine

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 1:20 PM 45,187 Views 74 Comments

The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
# Homes
# Homes

Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 8:15 PM 43,017 Views 54 Comments

The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.

Tom Clonan: Russia has pivoted to regenerate a major offensive on the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia has pivoted to regenerate a major offensive on the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts

Apr 12th 2022, 7:30 PM 20,626 Views 22 Comments

Security analyst Tom Clonan writes about how the Russian forces have taken out their frustrations on the civilian population.

Tric Kearney: 'It was time to say I have more than survived George Gibney'
# George Gibney
# George Gibney

Tric Kearney: 'It was time to say I have more than survived George Gibney'

Apr 10th 2022, 9:13 PM 24,443 Views 8 Comments

Author Tric Kearney describes how revisiting painful, 25-year-old memories in a popular podcast finally gave her and other survivors a voice.

Money Diaries: A data centre IT technician on €55K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A data centre IT technician on €55K living in Dublin

Apr 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 51,206 Views 45 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be living at home with his parents while saving for a mortgage.

Opinion: I am one of 'generation rent' - it sounds like a joke but we've stopped laughing
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

Opinion: I am one of 'generation rent' - it sounds like a joke but we've stopped laughing

Apr 10th 2022, 6:55 PM 58,214 Views 87 Comments

Conor Brummell says young people in Ireland feel they’ve been forgotten by all on the political spectrum.

Opinion: To achieve equal education, we must remove religious instruction from school hours
# Religion In Schools
# Religion In Schools

Opinion: To achieve equal education, we must remove religious instruction from school hours

Apr 9th 2022, 8:30 PM 33,082 Views 106 Comments

Paddy Monahan of Education Equality says it’s time to separate religion and education, once and for all.

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault

Apr 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 31,724 Views 19 Comments

Author Catherine Prasifka reflects on what growing up has taught her about how society treats teenage girls.

Opinion: I'm a psychiatrist, and here's what Ireland's mental health services need
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I'm a psychiatrist, and here's what Ireland's mental health services need

Apr 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 28,083 Views 25 Comments

Brendan Kelly writes about what he’s learned in his decades of working as a psychiatrist and how best to serve people.

Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required
# Barrister Protest
# Barrister Protest

Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required

Apr 7th 2022, 9:19 AM 28,084 Views 27 Comments

Darren Lalor is leading the campaign for better legal aid rates for barristers defending criminal cases in the District Court.

Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs

Apr 6th 2022, 10:45 AM 19,686 Views 25 Comments

Economist Brian O’Boyle says Ireland could really help Ukraine but cutting off the flow of Russian money through the country.

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,865 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old legal secretary on €36K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old legal secretary on €36K living and working in Dublin

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:00 PM 61,299 Views 19 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be renting from a friend who moved abroad while working hard and studying.

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:30 AM 51,788 Views 9 Comments

Aoife Rafter details how her CF and a cancer diagnosis have brought her to a place of gratitude and resilience.

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 PM 16,303 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.

Charlie Bird: 'I am so thankful to the people who raised money and will climb with me today'
# Croagh Patrick Climb
# Croagh Patrick Climb

Charlie Bird: 'I am so thankful to the people who raised money and will climb with me today'

Apr 2nd 2022, 12:04 AM 33,248 Views 8 Comments

The broadcaster who is battling motor neurone disease looks forward to today’s climb of Croagh Patrick, with €1 million already raised.

Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
# International Criminal Court
# International Criminal Court

Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?

Mar 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 22,787 Views 27 Comments

Trinity’s Dr Donna Lyons outlines the historical background to war crimes charges and asks where Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sits under the law.

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
# Trans Day Of Visibility
# Trans Day Of Visibility

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 9:39 AM 58,900 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine

Mar 29th 2022, 6:15 PM 67,407 Views 30 Comments

The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.

Money Diaries: A sales executive on €47K living with her husband in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A sales executive on €47K living with her husband in Dublin

Mar 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 55,627 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined in her saving towards buying a new home.

Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine
# What Next?
# What Next?

Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 55,973 Views 24 Comments

Dr Brendan Flynn of NUI Galway looks at similar historical invasions and walks through possible outcomes.

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,715 Views 9 Comments

Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.

Malcolm Byrne: We need a TV leaders' debate on Ireland's foreign policy
# Russia Invades Ukraine
# Russia Invades Ukraine

Malcolm Byrne: We need a TV leaders' debate on Ireland's foreign policy

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 10,728 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says war in Ukraine has shown how international events truly affect us here and it’s time party leaders debated the issues.

Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:50 AM 35,227 Views 27 Comments

However, the security analyst writes that the Russian military has been “mauled” on the approach to Kyiv.

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old software developer on €50K living in Louth
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old software developer on €50K living in Louth

Mar 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 68,512 Views 36 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home while spending the weekend with his girlfriend.

Opinion: Invisible illness will unhinge your identity and splinter your world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Invisible illness will unhinge your identity and splinter your world

Mar 20th 2022, 7:45 AM 40,615 Views 9 Comments

Poet Trudie Gorman has found solace and hope through writing about the unseen – like chronic illness and poverty.

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
# Neutral Ireland
# Neutral Ireland

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,581 Views 29 Comments

The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.

Time to get baking - sweet treat recipes from Eloise Head
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time to get baking - sweet treat recipes from Eloise Head

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,926 Views 8 Comments

Baking expert Eloise Head has three delicious and simple recipes for you to follow at home.

Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here are some tips for helping nature in your area
# Local Heroes
# Local Heroes

Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here are some tips for helping nature in your area

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,125 Views 20 Comments

Lauren Tuite is a local environmental activist – she has some tips for other budding environmentalists.

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
# Mad World
# Mad World

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 10:28 AM 15,210 Views 23 Comments

Sharon Byrne of Barnardos offers some helpful advice to parents trying to navigate discussing the war with their children.

Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
# Going Green
# Going Green

Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day

Mar 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 45,825 Views 26 Comments

From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.

Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees

Mar 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,557 Views 21 Comments

Author and medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle writes that tomorrow we should reflect on how we can write a new chapter of Ireland’s history.

Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard
# Fridays For Future
# Fridays For Future

Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard

Mar 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,443 Views 20 Comments

Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she has learned a lot since the massive global protest three years ago today.

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old trainee accountant on €30K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old trainee accountant on €30K living in Dublin

Mar 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 46,968 Views 8 Comments

This week, our reader balances a busy work week with socialising with friends and planning a trip away.

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
# Putin And Assad
# Putin And Assad

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria

Updated Mar 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 28,569 Views 19 Comments

The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.

Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime
# Space
# Space

Dr Niamh Shaw: Why space travel is much more than a billionaire’s pastime

Mar 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,385 Views 7 Comments

The space exploration advocate makes the case for continuing to look up and learn from the cosmos.

Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us

Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,056 Views 22 Comments

Author Denise Deegan uses Irish sayings and phrases to look at the Irish soul.

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality

Mar 12th 2022, 11:00 AM 17,902 Views 17 Comments

As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
# Cities Under Siege
# Cities Under Siege

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war

Mar 11th 2022, 5:57 PM 23,203 Views 10 Comments

The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.