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# column - Friday 24 June, 2022

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Fri 7:00 AM 23,232 Views 0 Comments

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.

# column - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
# Trans Day Of Visibility
# Trans Day Of Visibility

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 9:39 AM 59,003 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.

# column - Saturday 5 February, 2022

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 15,800 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.

# column - Saturday 29 January, 2022

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 10,721 Views 15 Comments

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

# column - Sunday 23 January, 2022

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 15,345 Views 14 Comments

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

# column - Saturday 22 January, 2022

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 35,569 Views 97 Comments

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

# column - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Johnny Ward: The tears that Gordon Elliott fought trumped the rest
# Emotional
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# Emotional

Johnny Ward: The tears that Gordon Elliott fought trumped the rest

Dec 28th 2021, 6:01 PM 6,677 Views 4 Comments

‘For the whole team, we have had a rough year and we are back,’ he said.

# column - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,705 Views 60 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,818 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

# column - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 10:10 AM 19,676 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist returns and has some insights into our collective need for a digital detox.

# column - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
# Cop26
# Cop26

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,529 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,797 Views 6 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

# column - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,796 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# column - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,554 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# column - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,693 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

# column - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,394 Views 45 Comments

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.

# column - Monday 13 September, 2021

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks

Sep 13th 2021, 5:21 PM 109,487 Views 57 Comments

‘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?’

# column - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
# Engage
# Engage

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,739 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

# column - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,470 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# column - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool

Aug 24th 2021, 7:00 PM 8,967 Views 12 Comments

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.

# column - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,462 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

# column - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,719 Views 23 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

# column - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,544 Views 79 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,697 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

# column - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,919 Views 87 Comments

Legislation to underpin individual accountability in the financial sector must be published without delay, writes the Sinn Féin TD.

# column - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,358 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,105 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

# column - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,159 Views 14 Comments

Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.

# column - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
# By-election
# By-election

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 40,074 Views 47 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,275 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# column - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,688 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

# column - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 35,481 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

# column - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# 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 39,323 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

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

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

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 10,347 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 25,385 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
# Column
# Column

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

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,919 Views 41 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 21,764 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 11,242 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 57,514 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
# Column
# Column

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

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,441 Views 84 Comments

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

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