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How I Spend my Money: A 30-year-old primary teacher on €37,000 living in a mobile home

This week, our reader is a primary teacher living in a mobile home with her new husband, in the hope of saving for a house.

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

The Irish For: 'Tis far from pizza and spaghetti we were reared

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks what words for foreign foods tell us about Ireland.

Opinion: Addressing the gender pay gap may cost Irish companies, but the costs of failing to do so are greater

Much is yet to be done to tackle inequality, writes Dr Michelle Cullen.

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians

Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

Opinion: All hail The Dice Man, the High King of Grafton Street

On the 25th anniversary of the passing of Thom McGinty, Robert O’Byrne and Trevor White pay tribute to one of Dublin’s best-loved characters.

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

Opinion: Yes, we're still on coronavirus lockdown in China, weeks later

Irishman Greg McDonough shares his family’s experience while housebound in China during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'

Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.

How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working

This week, our reader shows how he manages to keep his spending down because he gets his meals at work.

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

Opinion: Why are so many Irish men in crisis? 'Flicker' film director explores Irish masculinity

‘Flicker’ opens at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) this month.

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

Opinion: Last Saturday, I voted for the first time as an Irish citizen. It was a gift I will cherish

I have never had the freedom to vote before, writes Razan Ibrahim.

Opinion: Cycling to work shouldn't feel like going to war but I still get flashbacks from being hit by car

Joan O’Connell is fighting for safer cycling conditions after she was knocked off her bike by a 1.5-tonne seven-seater car.

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Lise Hand: We might get a female taoiseach but gender balance stays stubbornly skewed

Ireland had six crucial decades when the nation was being shaped where women were absent from the top table of government. But what now?, asks Lise Hand.

A colourful character, a progressive and a lover of arts. Goodbye to Tommy Smith of Grogan’s

Smith, who passed away on Sunday, was part of the fabric of Dublin life, writes Donal Fallon.

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old corporate solicitor on €112,000 with a young family, living in Dublin

This week, our reader details her spending while juggling work and a young family.

The Irish For: Time for two Irish romantic traditions - Leap Year proposals and the Skellig Lists

February 29 proposals are sweet, but the Skellig Lists were another story, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Lise Hand: Reckoning day as 531 candidates put themselves at the mercy of democracy

Lise Hand looks back at the four-week campaign and towards a bloody count.

Opinion: Bernie can beat Trump, he's the only one who can

Sanders’ centrist critics deliberately miss the point of his appeal, writes Conor Kenny.

Opinion: Never discount the 'friends and neighbours' factor in an Irish election

Candidates in Ireland tend to poll best in their local communities, writes Cathal Mullaney.

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

Opinion: My polling card will arrive this week, but I live in the UK. Irish citizens abroad should have a vote

It suits politicians who’ve made mistakes for the ‘unforgiving’ Irish emigrants not to have a vote, writes Dr Alan Greene.

Larry Donnelly: If luck and timing count in politics, then both are in Trump's favour for November

Buttigeg, Bloomberg and Trump were the winners in Iowa, writes Larry Donnelly from Boston.

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

Opinion: We don’t want the crumbs from the table – childcare is in crisis and we need support

Cut the bureaucracy and fund childcare properly, writes crèche operator Margaret Connell.

The Secret Canvasser: 'Some of them are your die-hards. Like Renée Zellweger, you had them at hello.'

But most residents feel we’re a just a nuisance, writes our Secret #GE2020 Canvasser.

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old back living at home and on the dole after over a year travelling

This week, our reader details her spending while on social welfare benefits after taking a year out to travel.

Lise Hand in London: 'Empires end, not with a bang, but with a last burst of delusion'

The party was a bit flat and the Prime Minister was not often spotted. Lise Hand reports from London.

The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely

There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story

Greg McDonough is an Irishman living in China. He’s currently stuck in a town with his wife and child.

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

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