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April 2024
Emma DeSouza: Should we really put a price on a United Ireland?
Emma DeSouza
Author: My recovery from illness helped me create characters for my books
Jenny Ireland
La Rochelle seek to absorb Rebel county then travel to Dublin as continuity Cork
Ronan O’Gara knows European champions need an injection of Corkness to give them the edge against Leinster.
Solicitor: Insurers should take note of the Supreme Court's decision today on personal injuries
Stuart Gilhooly
Aoife Barry: What could Dublin learn from Cork's English Market?
Aoife Barry
Opinion: Israel's treatment of innocent Palestinians is reminiscent of humanity's darkest days
Bobby McDonagh
Opinion: State board members are paid so why aren't charity organisation board members?
Fiona Cormican
Money Diaries: How is your spending and saving going? Would you like to keep a diary for us? reader
Jordan Lees: Dreaming up the enchanted world of The Whisperwicks was a journey in itself
Jordan Lees
Reflections from Boston: Radical steps needed to make the American Dream achievable for all
Larry Donnelly
Understanding neurodiversity: There's no correct way for the brain to work, we're all different
Nessa Hill
Opinion: No one should have to choose between career and family
Tracy Gunn
Money Diaries: How is your spending and saving going? Would you like to keep a diary for us? reader
There has never been so much football punditry - and yet it has never been so bad
Opinion: We must rethink recycling for Ireland’s Circular Economy and stop penalising consumers
Fearghal Carroll
Opinion: Fed up with the endless email bombardment? Me too
Sarah Geraghty
Dr Catherine Conlon: Are there too many humans?
Dr Catherine Conlon
March 2024
Money Diaries follow-up: A Kilkenny agricultural worker looks back at her spending reader
In our anxiety for success, is the Irish football hype machine asking too much of players?
There’s a touch of the proud, overbearing parent to the way we treat our young footballers.
The Irish For: What was Ireland like the weekend before the 1916 Rising?
Darach Ó Séaghdha
Parenting: Can we stop the madness of uncomfortable and costly school uniforms?
Margaret Lynch
Opinion: How did we ever believe self-regulation by tech platforms would be a good idea?
Noeline Blackwell
Extract: 'The destruction Davy Tweed brought to my life followed me like the shadow of a demon'
Amanda Brown
Poll: Strong division among younger voters on immigration issues and candidates
Kevin Cunningham
Laugh at culture war over England jersey - but we may soon have our own cross to bear
The Irish team has so far avoided becoming the focus of a culture war in the same way as the English team has.
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Opinion: Israel's actions in Gaza have weakened our humanity — a ceasefire must come now
Karol Balfe
Opinion: Assisted dying – we should learn from what's happening in Canada
Seána Glennon
Larry Donnelly: Who will Trump pick as his running mate?
Larry Donnelly
Niamh O’Reilly: Voice notes are the self-indulgent monologues that no one wants to hear
Niamh O'Reilly
Nurse: Witnessing cancer and going through it yourself are two vastly different things
Deborah Murphy
‘Vengeance, bejaysus, vengeance’ - Spite still the prime motivator in the age of sports science
The Six Nations is the latest indicator that sport remains an exercise in proving people wrong.
Barry Andrews: Watch as Russia interferes with European politics ahead of the elections
Barry Andrews
Soccer culture has become beyond poisonous - let's fix it and integrate the fans
The madness of crowds has infected cross-channel soccer and damaged it beyond repair. The same rules don’t have to apply here.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Putin's sham victory — the winner fakes it all
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Life with an eating disorder: 'Don’t wait for rock bottom'
Anna Geary: 'Resilience is a mindset and once you realise that, you can work on it'
Anna Geary
Zoe Ryan: I used to be ashamed of my psoriasis, but now it's part of who I am
Zoe Ryan
Analysis: What is the history of the White House shamrock presentation?
Dr Catherine Healy
Music producer: Irish acts should be commended for their SXSW boycott
Pat Neary