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Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
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Donn McClean: Five to watch at the Dublin Racing Festival
Five picks for this weekend’s festival at Leopardstown.
Last month
January 2023
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The squeezed middle: What we should learn from the Great Recession of 2007-2013
By studying and learning from the effects of the Great Recession, policy makers can gain valuable insights into how to respond to the cost-of-living crisis.
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Donn McClean: Impressive winners at the first Grade 1 races of the year
The Novice Hurdles at Sandown and Naas are fertile ground for Cheltenham Festival winners.
Last year
2022
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Children with parents in prison are silently serving sentences of their own this Christmas
At Christmas time, children have extremely limited access to their parents in prison, writes Saoirse Brady of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.
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Donn McClean: Icy weather wreaks havoc as Energumene’s talent shows
Several big events were called off owing to adverse conditions.
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Larry Donnelly: My Boston community and I are praying for the people of Creeslough
Our columnist says he couldn’t focus on anything else all week, as the country and long-distance relatives abroad offer support to the people of Donegal.
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It's Home: England winning Euro 2022 can only benefit Ireland
In her final column of this tournament for The42, Heather Payne reviews it all.
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Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.
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Euro 2022 final could go either way, but Germany Top of the Popps for me
In her latest column for The42, Heather Payne previews this evening’s Wembley decider.
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Donn McClean: Maturing Sionnach Eile reigns in the Galway rain
It’s proving to be a sparkling week for Peter Fahey.
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Galway Day 3 review: 'You couldn't take your eyes off this one'
Galway Plate winner Hewick cost John Hanlon just €850, and has now bagged around 300 times that in prize money.
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Galway Day 2 review: 'Magic Chegaga cost €12,500. That was the start of the journey'
The mare’s journey through the race was far less eventful than her journey to the races.
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All eyes on England-Sweden, but tomorrow's semi-final winners are my favourites as of now
In her latest column for The42, Heather Payne looks ahead to the Euro 2022 semi-finals.
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England have yet to be tested - tonight we'll find out if they are true Euros favourites
In her latest column for The42, Heather Payne looks ahead to the quarter-finals at the European Championships.
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England's demolition of Norway a standout result but Euro 2022 is still wide open
In her latest column for The42, Heather Payne gives an overview of the tournament so far and looks at what’s to come.
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I can't say whether It's Coming Home or not, but Euro 2022 will be a terrific tournament
In her first Euro 2022 column for The42, Heather Payne previews the tournament ahead of kick-off tonight.
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Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.
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Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.
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Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us
Our columnist welcomes the regularisation scheme for undocumented immigrants here and is reminded of Irish people in the same boat in the US.
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Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.
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Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do
Author Clodagh Finn on the women who are too often relegated to the footnotes of history.
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Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.
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Johnny Ward: The tears that Gordon Elliott fought trumped the rest
‘For the whole team, we have had a rough year and we are back,’ he said.
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Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.
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Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.
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Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling
Our columnist returns and has some insights into our collective need for a digital detox.
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Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.
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Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.
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Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.
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Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.
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Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.
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Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.
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'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks
‘I am concerned for my colleagues and all the women with an interest in politics that may look at this and think, why would I bother?’
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Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.
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Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.
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Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
Ireland has played a real part in the advancement of space science and technology in Europe, and there are more opportunities out there, writes Leo Enright.
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Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.
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Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.
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Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.
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Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.