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May 2024
Sky blue thinking: Why City’s brilliance and success is soulless
The reality is City’s ruthless and relentless pursuit of victory doesn’t stir the soul of the general fan.
Opinion: Ozempic isn't the answer — we need to change our toxic food system
Dr Catherine Conlon
Opinion: Protesting Israel's war on Gaza isn't antisemitic — it's a display of humanity
Emma DeSouza
Parenting: Raising older kids can be lonely — and we haven't even reached the teenage years
Margaret Lynch
Opinion: Eurovision was always political, but the world it now operates in has changed
Johnny Fallon
Vicki Notaro: Writing about women can tackle serious issues and still be seriously fun
Vicki Notaro
Irish football has achieved miracles despite itself - imagine what's possible if we get our act together
The sport has been fighting against its many, many problems – it can flourish if we choose to do the right things.
Opinion: 'A new Dublin taskforce would do nothing to help inner city communities'
Darragh Moriarty
Time running out: 'Invasion of Rafah would be a death sentence for thousands'
Rosamond Bennett
Eurovision 2024: Bambie Thug is the anti-Dana, but they might just be the voice of a generation
Peter Flanagan
Donal Fallon: 'Many royal and political figures were honoured with street names'
Donal Fallon
50 years of Guaranteed Irish: 'Within two months over 200 companies had joined'
Enda MacMahon
Late autism diagnosis: 'Now I know, I don't care what anyone thinks of me'
Clare McAfee
Larry Donnelly: Campus protests are squeezing Biden from left and right
Larry Donnelly
Graduate: 'The reality of the J-1 visa leaves Irish graduates vulnerable to exploitation'
Sarah Moran
Opinion: Dialogue is key to solving the UK-Ireland asylum issue
Dr Clare Rice
Trashing the place: 'The actual state of litter in Ireland'
Niamh O'Reilly
Opinion: Our media and government forget about Ireland's history when they talk about refugees
Leon Diop
Opinion: Unions matter, and we need them more now than ever
Marie Sherlock
April 2024
John Connell: We must take a stake in the future. I have begun with 12 sheep.
John Connell
Opinion: Enough of the greenwashing - we cannot recycle our way out of our waste problems
Lyndsey O’Connell
Parenting: After years of hardship and sacrifice, we finally have a home of our own
Margaret Lynch
Travel: I had just retired and could see the future and it sucked, so I decided to travel
Peter Murtagh
Housing: If we don't ruffle the feathers of existing homeowners, we care less than we pretend
Ciarán Casey
We have decided to become a minnow of international football. When are the FAI going to change it?
The reality of how far Irish football has fallen is frightening – and it will only get worse if it is not quickly addressed.
Opinion: What's the point of a new national park if we're not preserving nature?
Pádraic Fogarty
Tom Clonan: US money is a shot in the arm for Ukraine defence
Tom Clonan
Paul Murphy: If we want real change, we should ban fossil fuel companies from advertising
Paul Murphy
Tony Duffin: The trauma of war is fuelling drug abuse among soldiers in Ukraine
Tony Duffin
Larry Donnelly: The immigration issue compounds uncertainty in Irish politics
Larry Donnelly
Opinion: People pleasing is exhausting, but learning to say 'no' is liberating
Niamh O'Reilly
Opinion: Trans young people have nowhere to turn, and the Cass Report has made it worse
Dr Chris Noone & Karen Sugrue
Opinion: The Cass Report is welcome - here's what it means for Ireland
Dr Paul Moran
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
The diary of a journalist covering the FAI's managerial search
As the FAI’s search for a new manager reaches its 149th day, we publish the diary Gavin Cooney has been keeping while reporting on the process.
Dublin Bus chief: 'It's easy for cynics to sneer at efforts to climate-proof bus services'
Billy Hann
Tom Clonan: We have reached a dangerous moment in the Middle East conflict
Tom Clonan
Opinion: We and other NGOs are saying no to the EU's migration pact
Jim Clarken
John O'Brien: We had a road safety policing model that worked, what went wrong?
John O'Brien
Choking on fresh air: How Ireland's air quality is leading to premature deaths
Dr Lisa McNamee