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Opinion: A citizen's assembly is one of many steps necessary to preserve Ireland's biodiversity
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: A citizen's assembly is one of many steps necessary to preserve Ireland's biodiversity

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,958 Views 2 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD welcomes news this week that Cabinet is to consider a citizen’s assembly on biodiversity.

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem
# Pensions
# Pensions

Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem

Feb 4th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,601 Views 35 Comments

Rory McNab says Ireland’s unaffordable housing means a whole generation will be without pension cover in years to come.

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: The DUP's move this week is ultimately an act of self-harm

Feb 4th 2022, 2:26 PM 22,934 Views 25 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Opinion: Putin's obsession with making Russia great again is driving his approach to Ukraine
# Russian Strongman
# Russian Strongman

Opinion: Putin's obsession with making Russia great again is driving his approach to Ukraine

Feb 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 21,863 Views 19 Comments

Journalist Hannah McCarthy explains the thinking of Russian President Vladimir Putin as his military builds along the border with Ukraine.

Ulysses 100 years on: A story of love, lust, anger, jealousy and all human feeling
# Donal Fallon
# Donal Fallon

Ulysses 100 years on: A story of love, lust, anger, jealousy and all human feeling

Feb 1st 2022, 9:54 AM 12,221 Views 22 Comments

It’s 100 years this week since the publication of Joyce’s classic tale of a day in the life of the Irish capital.

Taryn de Vere: Dressing up as household objects reminded me of the importance of being playful
# Art
# Art

Taryn de Vere: Dressing up as household objects reminded me of the importance of being playful

Jan 31st 2022, 7:03 PM 23,699 Views 14 Comments

The artist looks back at her month-long #ObjectDressChallenge and shares the lessons she’s learned.

Money Diaries: A financial employee on €60K living in the east of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A financial employee on €60K living in the east of the country

Jan 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 76,380 Views 18 Comments

This week, our reader is busy saving while trying to balance working from home, studying and taking care of her son.

Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities

Jan 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,891 Views 13 Comments

Rachel Morrogh says Ireland must keep pace with other countries and examines how lung screening can be introduced here.

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,708 Views 15 Comments

Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.

Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,403 Views 4 Comments

Writer and artist Sofi Thanhauser has written a people’s history of clothing, and in this extract she writes about what clothing can teach us about the world and history.

Marie Sherlock: The government should scrap its remote working plans and start over
# Do It Right
# Do It Right

Marie Sherlock: The government should scrap its remote working plans and start over

Jan 28th 2022, 12:00 PM 30,871 Views 54 Comments

Labour Senator Marie Sherlock says the plans announced this week are not worth the paper they’re written on.

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics
# UUP
# UUP

Opinion: Doug Beattie's tweets highlight the widespread misogyny in Northern Ireland politics

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 8:30 AM 21,933 Views 38 Comments

In order to tackle toxic masculinity in everyday life, we need political leaders to take ownership of their own actions, writes Emma DeSouza.

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

Jan 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,664 Views 11 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Russia
# Russia

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 9:43 PM 74,657 Views 91 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'

Jan 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 13,945 Views 4 Comments

An extract from the memoir of Republican Máire Comerford, about an incident during the Civil War.

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,810 Views 4 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

Money Diary: A 25-year-old primary school teacher on €38K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diary: A 25-year-old primary school teacher on €38K living in Dublin

Jan 23rd 2022, 8:00 PM 99,327 Views 81 Comments

This week, our reader is eating out and enjoying the company of friends, as well as a weekend away.

Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do
# Opinion
# Opinion

Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do

Jan 23rd 2022, 9:30 AM 15,316 Views 14 Comments

Author Clodagh Finn on the women who are too often relegated to the footnotes of history.

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
# Global Politics
# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 12,836 Views 13 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

Jan 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 35,551 Views 97 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will
# The War On Drugs
# The War On Drugs

Lynn Ruane: Prohibition has never worked anywhere, and it never will

Jan 22nd 2022, 9:00 AM 23,825 Views 50 Comments

The independent senator says successive governments have failed to truly address the issue of drug use in Ireland.

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful
# Advice From A Therapist
# Advice From A Therapist

Opinion: The increase in toxic positivity driven by social media is destructive and unhelpful

Jan 22nd 2022, 7:00 AM 30,018 Views 21 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says the culture of ‘staying positive’ denies a person their true feelings and stifles healing.

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

Jan 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,167 Views 45 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

Jan 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 8,397 Views 5 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 9,006 Views 7 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
# World Hunger
# World Hunger

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away

Jan 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,812 Views 16 Comments

We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City

Jan 16th 2022, 8:00 PM 50,274 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in Cork and enjoying a bit of socialising while paying back his Mam.

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,776 Views 0 Comments

Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment

Jan 15th 2022, 9:07 AM 22,750 Views 0 Comments

Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.

Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows
# For Ashling
# For Ashling

Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows

Jan 14th 2022, 5:19 PM 49,433 Views 101 Comments

After the murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, the businesswoman and broadcaster describes the endless safety routine female runners have to follow.

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
# Adoption
# Adoption

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 2:00 PM 7,816 Views 7 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman reacts to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill launched today.

Money Diaries: A senior software engineering manager on €233K living in Kerry
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A senior software engineering manager on €233K living in Kerry

Jan 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 183,165 Views 111 Comments

This week, our reader juggles remote working and family life, while keeping things simple and saving to buy a house.

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff
# Irish Civil Service
# Irish Civil Service

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff

Jan 9th 2022, 7:45 AM 50,696 Views 78 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends the comments of her party leader earlier this week.

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime
# Avoid Future Hacks
# Avoid Future Hacks

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime

Jan 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,701 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says we need to make sure Ireland is equipped to deal with future cyber attacks.

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,516 Views 27 Comments

The RTÉ journalist looks at the events of 7 January 1922 which are analysed in a TV special tonight.

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided
# One Year On
# One Year On

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 1:00 PM 21,020 Views 48 Comments

Our columnist looks at US politics a year on from the infamous storming of the US Capitol Building.

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland

Jan 4th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,166 Views 46 Comments

The Minister of State for Agriculture says Ireland is falling in its targets on forestry but the government plans to accelerate progress this year.

Money Diaries: A 31-year-old performance marketing manager on $90K living in Toronto
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 31-year-old performance marketing manager on $90K living in Toronto

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 61,542 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying life in Toronto, taking care of their health after a diagnosis while busy playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
# More Greens
# More Greens

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 30,284 Views 12 Comments

Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 11,031 Views 5 Comments

Siobhan Murray says it’s not the time to deprive or judge ourselves, but instead to celebrate all we’ve coped with in the last two years.