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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 17,907 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.

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 11:44 AM 24,710 Views 2 Comments

Concern’s Kieran McConville meets the refugees telling their stories of heartbreak and survival.

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,469 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

Money Diaries: A sales manager on €240K living in Dublin with her partner and their three dogs
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A sales manager on €240K living in Dublin with her partner and their three dogs

Mar 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 149,312 Views 74 Comments

This week, our reader is busy juggling work, renovating a property and planning her wedding.

Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot

Mar 6th 2022, 7:04 AM 22,195 Views 0 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about President Biden’s speech, which had to undergo a massive edit due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 13,951 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

Tom Clonan: The Kremlin’s war aims are slowly revealing themselves - here's what we know
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Tom Clonan: The Kremlin’s war aims are slowly revealing themselves - here's what we know

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:32 PM 50,380 Views 44 Comments

The security analyst says that it would appear at this point that the Russians are seeking to cut Ukraine in two.

The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland

Mar 3rd 2022, 8:00 PM 49,089 Views 9 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha take a look at the most popular baby names last year.

Opinion: Raising your children through Irish is the best way to learn the language yourself
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Opinion: Raising your children through Irish is the best way to learn the language yourself

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 15,601 Views 43 Comments

The best strategy for creating a bilingual family environment is for one parent to speak the minority language exclusively, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
# Propaganda Machine
# Propaganda Machine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:24 PM 26,929 Views 12 Comments

The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.

Opinion: Lockdown took me on a journey to film life along Dublin's North Circular Road
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Lockdown took me on a journey to film life along Dublin's North Circular Road

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 17,270 Views 3 Comments

Director Luke McManus on how being confined to his local area made him see it in a new way.

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions
# Russia Ukraine
# Russia Ukraine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 PM 16,870 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman.

Opinion: Ever heard of Baggotonia? Why I've made a film about this forgotten part of Dublin's past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ever heard of Baggotonia? Why I've made a film about this forgotten part of Dublin's past

Mar 1st 2022, 1:00 PM 17,065 Views 7 Comments

Director Alan Gilsenan has made a new documentary about the history of Baggot St in Dublin. Here, he explains the inspiration behind it.

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction

Mar 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 35,407 Views 45 Comments

The security expert says the Russian leader has employed similar tactics in Grozny in Chechnya.

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Opinion: I moved to Brussels after college and I'm not rushing back - Ireland is too expensive

Feb 24th 2022, 1:00 AM 35,853 Views 42 Comments

Young people are locked out of housing and struggling against rising costs in Ireland, writes Conor Brummell.

Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:35 PM 11,785 Views 17 Comments

Russia’s recognition of the breakaway republics’ ‘2014 borders’ represents a declaration of intent to re-take the region, Tom Clonan writes.

Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements

Feb 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 37,050 Views 33 Comments

The broadcaster lends his support to a group of NGOs seeking an end to EU trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories.

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old social media manager on €32K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old social media manager on €32K living in Dublin

Feb 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 62,605 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while studying for a diploma.

Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction
# Irish Drug Policy
# Irish Drug Policy

Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction

Feb 20th 2022, 7:30 AM 29,838 Views 122 Comments

The independent senator says criminalising addiction is about intimidation – it’s society taking revenge and warning others of their fate.

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise
# Media Scrutiny
# Media Scrutiny

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 37,055 Views 78 Comments

Our columnist says SF may find recent media scrutiny tough, but it’s nothing compared to the questions they’ll face in government.

Opinion: The new retrofitting scheme must move fast to make any kind of difference
# Retrofit Your Home
# Retrofit Your Home

Opinion: The new retrofitting scheme must move fast to make any kind of difference

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,134 Views 24 Comments

Dr Wendy Rowan & Dr Stephen McCarthy welcome the new scheme but say it must be made as easy as possible for all to use.

Opinion: The government's temporary measures are doing nothing to tame inflation
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Opinion: The government's temporary measures are doing nothing to tame inflation

Feb 18th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,485 Views 24 Comments

Putting money in people’s pockets after the fact instead of tackling the cause of high prices won’t curb the cost of living, Victor Duggan writes.

Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore
# Global Violence
# Global Violence

Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore

Feb 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,572 Views 19 Comments

Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra says it’s time for global action on gender-based violence.

Tom Clonan: The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the future of peace in Ukraine and Europe
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the future of peace in Ukraine and Europe

Feb 15th 2022, 7:30 PM 15,114 Views 33 Comments

The security analyst says a Russian invasion of Ukraine could mean the largest conventional ground offensive in Europe since World War II.

Opinion: Our war on nature has led to climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics
# Glen Of The Downs
# Glen Of The Downs

Opinion: Our war on nature has led to climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics

Feb 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,310 Views 9 Comments

Gavin Harte writes about the fight to save Glen of the Downs to a road being built through it in 1997.

Money Diaries: A student on €13K working part-time while doing an internship
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A student on €13K working part-time while doing an internship

Feb 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 49,956 Views 17 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling an internship and part-time work to keep things going.

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'
# Voices
# Voices

Cliodhna Russell: 'I didn’t know what was ahead. I didn’t know how aggressive the cancer was'

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 63,053 Views 13 Comments

One year ago today, the newsreader and reporter was starting into cancer treatment just two weeks after becoming a mother for the first time.

Opinion: Are international doctors only here to fill the roster gaps?
# Specialist Care
# Specialist Care

Opinion: Are international doctors only here to fill the roster gaps?

Feb 12th 2022, 7:30 PM 21,104 Views 9 Comments

Dr Liqa ur Rehman writes that non-EU doctors working in our health system are in a constant battle of survival.

Opinion: Divorce can be stressful financially, but there are ways to make it easier
# Financial Planning
# Financial Planning

Opinion: Divorce can be stressful financially, but there are ways to make it easier

Feb 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,993 Views 13 Comments

Financial expert David Quinn has some advice for couples facing separation or divorce.

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'

Feb 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 16,963 Views 0 Comments

Author Eithne Shortall on how the habits of young children and phones inspired her latest novel.

Opinion: Galway in a climate crisis - not a single cycleway has been built in years
# Salthill Cycleway
# Salthill Cycleway

Opinion: Galway in a climate crisis - not a single cycleway has been built in years

Updated Feb 10th 2022, 7:41 PM 18,868 Views 86 Comments

Galway resident Gráinne Faller addresses the divisive Salthill Cycleways but urges councillors not to scrap the plans in a vote next week.

Former AG of Israel: With great sadness I conclude that my country is now an apartheid regime
# Apartheid
# Apartheid

Former AG of Israel: With great sadness I conclude that my country is now an apartheid regime

Updated Feb 10th 2022, 2:50 PM 75,740 Views 57 Comments

Michael Benyair, former Attorney General of Israel, agrees with Amnesty International.

Ivana Bacik: Flexible work makes sense, so why is the government clinging to old ways?
# Stuck In Traffic
# Stuck In Traffic

Ivana Bacik: Flexible work makes sense, so why is the government clinging to old ways?

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 2:00 PM 20,535 Views 26 Comments

The TD says the conservatism being shown by Government on flexible working is in stark contrast to the need for radical change.

Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people

Feb 8th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,965 Views 4 Comments

A culture of ableism means disabled people were forgotten as Covid restrictions eased, writes Rosie Farrell.

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 2:33 PM 24,196 Views 39 Comments

Throughout history, false flag operations have been mounted many times to justify the invasion of a neighbouring territory.

Opinion: Hybrid work - is it offering the best or worst of two worlds?
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Opinion: Hybrid work - is it offering the best or worst of two worlds?

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 11:00 AM 34,502 Views 21 Comments

Rowena Hennigan says a mix of office and remote may not be the silver bullet for new work practices.

Money Diaries: A 36-year-old working in pharmaceuticals living in the east of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 36-year-old working in pharmaceuticals living in the east of the country

Feb 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 98,072 Views 57 Comments

This week, our reader has a unique way of keeping track of his savings.

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men
# Just Say No More
# Just Say No More

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men

Feb 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 33,442 Views 49 Comments

The independent senator looks back at the influence of powerful US politicians with racist agendas on global drug policies.

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us
# Regularisation
# Regularisation

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 15,771 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist welcomes the regularisation scheme for undocumented immigrants here and is reminded of Irish people in the same boat in the US.