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# column - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
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# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,282 Views 49 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts
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# Wushu

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 9,437 Views 9 Comments

Maynooth University lecturer Dr Lu Zhouxiang explains how martial arts have been a bridge from China to other countries around the world.

# column - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,767 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

# column - Thursday 20 May, 2021

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality
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# Column

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,453 Views 40 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

# column - Monday 17 May, 2021

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,613 Views 29 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

# column - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Opinion: The future of work after Covid has to be better than what we currently have
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The future of work after Covid has to be better than what we currently have

May 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,989 Views 4 Comments

The great political challenge of the pandemic is fixing workplaces to be better than they are, writes Michael Taft.

# column - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'
# Harassment Of Politicians
# Harassment Of Politicians

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'

May 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 57,154 Views 46 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East describes the highs and worrying lows of life as a woman in Irish politics.

# column - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,296 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

# column - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,027 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

# column - Monday 19 April, 2021

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
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# Opinion

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

Apr 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,300 Views 16 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

# column - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
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# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,713 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

# column - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 22,822 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

# column - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
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# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,795 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

# column - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes

Mar 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,454 Views 0 Comments

Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious sweet recipes ahead of Easter weekend.

# column - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,813 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

# column - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes
# Holiday Fare
# Holiday Fare

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,193 Views 10 Comments

Caitlin Lopes, pastry chef at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast shares some delicious sweet treat recipes.

# column - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,843 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

# column - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
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# Safety

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough

Mar 11th 2021, 9:46 AM 40,255 Views 0 Comments

Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.

# column - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible
# Column
From The42
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Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible

Mar 10th 2021, 12:48 PM 3,537 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Ward sets the scene ahead of a Festival like no other.

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,470 Views 53 Comments

In the week when we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Social Democrats TD says we should settle for nothing less than equal pay for equal work.

# column - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,224 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey

Mar 6th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,441 Views 24 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,250 Views 13 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

# column - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
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# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,219 Views 37 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good
# Opinion
# Opinion

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good

Mar 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 90,615 Views 0 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey outlines ways to make Ireland a world leader in the Zero Covid approach to this pandemic.

# column - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
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# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,190 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

Punishment for Gordon Elliott must reflect the damage done to racing
# Column
From The42
# Column

Punishment for Gordon Elliott must reflect the damage done to racing

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:04 PM 9,618 Views 15 Comments

The trainer has put so many jobs at risk, if not the sport’s future funding, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Friday 26 February, 2021

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 53,332 Views 52 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

# column - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'

Feb 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 34,125 Views 45 Comments

Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.

# column - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
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# Column

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,671 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.

# column - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
# Relationships
# Relationships

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 14,962 Views 3 Comments

Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.

# column - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: 'One of the most audacious gambles in the history of sport... that almost came off'
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: 'One of the most audacious gambles in the history of sport... that almost came off'

Feb 10th 2021, 10:48 AM 5,061 Views 4 Comments

Our columnist considers the fallout and implications from the long-shot racing treble that just came up short on Sunday.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,199 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

# column - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown

Feb 7th 2021, 7:48 PM 2,808 Views 8 Comments

Kemboy and Monkfish both caught the eye at Leopardstown.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,944 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain
# Opinion
# Opinion

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain

Feb 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,909 Views 54 Comments

Rather than looking for swingeing spending cuts or increased taxes on work, how about we start at the top, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Friday 29 January, 2021

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,376 Views 90 Comments

UCC’s Professor Ivan Perry says the idea that a Zero Covid approach offers a ‘false promise’ for the elimination of the virus is just wrong.

# column - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

Jan 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,210 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

# column - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,257 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

# column - Sunday 3 January, 2021

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun
# Fionnuala McCarthy
# Fionnuala McCarthy

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun

Jan 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 69,080 Views 32 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, poet and activist Pat Tierney died on his 39th birthday. Fionnuala McCarthy remembers a life story overshadowed by a controversy in death.

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