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# column - Friday 29 November, 2019

Johnny Ward: Gordon Elliott remains one of Irish racing's most glaring enigmas
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Johnny Ward: Gordon Elliott remains one of Irish racing's most glaring enigmas

Nov 29th 2019, 11:28 AM 10,984 Views 1 Comment

‘He is the messer at the bar who wants the night to continue, yet there is no chance whatsoever of him being late for work at the morning.’

# column - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'
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Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 PM 45,205 Views 70 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

# column - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence
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Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,529 Views 46 Comments

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
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The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,157 Views 10 Comments

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# column - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently
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From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently

Nov 23rd 2019, 1:00 PM 19,745 Views 17 Comments

This week’s gardening column features tips for growing your own herbs and a recipe for root veg pie.

# column - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend
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Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend

Nov 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 2,405 Views 0 Comments

The highly-rated steeplechasers will face off in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

# column - Sunday 17 November, 2019

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?
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The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

Nov 17th 2019, 8:30 AM 58,750 Views 46 Comments

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter
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From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter

Nov 16th 2019, 1:00 PM 24,355 Views 1 Comment

I feel blessed to have so much delicious, nutritious food to hand, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 15 November, 2019

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines
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Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

Nov 15th 2019, 12:11 PM 37,769 Views 18 Comments

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism
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Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 29,784 Views 102 Comments

There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
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The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,910 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
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Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

Nov 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,469 Views 38 Comments

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens
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From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Nov 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,282 Views 14 Comments

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season
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Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season

Nov 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 3,637 Views 3 Comments

One of Ireland’s top racing journalists picks out the horses worth following after Road To Respect’s victory at Down Royal.

# column - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?
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Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:00 PM 21,720 Views 70 Comments

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?
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The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?

Nov 3rd 2019, 8:30 AM 14,128 Views 3 Comments

Dances and words travel between cultures in a similar way, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes
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From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

Nov 2nd 2019, 1:00 PM 14,688 Views 3 Comments

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 1 November, 2019

Johnny Ward: Kemboy's predicament exposes the mess that Supreme Racing has gotten itself into
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Johnny Ward: Kemboy's predicament exposes the mess that Supreme Racing has gotten itself into

Nov 1st 2019, 2:16 PM 6,744 Views 3 Comments

As of Monday of last week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite is not allowed to race.

# column - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Donn McClean: Big names return as National Hunt season takes flight
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Donn McClean: Big names return as National Hunt season takes flight

Oct 29th 2019, 7:50 PM 3,887 Views 0 Comments

Prepare for the seasonal debuts of Clan Des Obeaux, Road To Respect, Bristol De Mai, Envoi Allen, Delta Work and Samcro.

# column - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government
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Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government

Oct 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,429 Views 30 Comments

The Shannon natural gas terminal could lock us into further decades of fossil fuel reliance.

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac
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The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oct 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 35,089 Views 9 Comments

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

# column - Saturday 26 October, 2019

From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June
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From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June

Oct 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,962 Views 4 Comments

Although traditionally sown in December, putting the garlic in the ground now gives it the best chance of thriving in cold weather.

# column - Friday 25 October, 2019

If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing
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If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing

Oct 25th 2019, 1:22 PM 14,104 Views 13 Comments

It is obvious the majority of bookmakers are copying the work of a rival’s odds-compiler, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic
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Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 2,820 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Kerry native joined a long list of racing’s greats at Ascot on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

# column - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases
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Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases

Oct 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 33,244 Views 7 Comments

The Fermanagh journalist details how he and the victims are exposing wrongdoing and seeking the truth. It is not just his job, but his duty, he writes.

Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change
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Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change

Oct 20th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,193 Views 29 Comments

There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.

The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature
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The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature

Oct 20th 2019, 8:30 AM 10,907 Views 5 Comments

The tale of Úna Bhán and Tomás Laidir is one of many sad stories in Irish literature, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners
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Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

Oct 18th 2019, 1:22 PM 3,468 Views 1 Comment

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# column - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh
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17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh

Oct 15th 2019, 12:46 PM 4,557 Views 1 Comment

The talented apprentice jockey had a landmark win on the Willie Mullins-trained Royal Illusion, writes Donn McClean.

# column - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'
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'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:30 PM 23,259 Views 30 Comments

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

# column - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment
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Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 PM 27,714 Views 38 Comments

There is no room, environmentally or socially, for fast fashion anymore, writes Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party.

The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney
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The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,804 Views 16 Comments

Coleen is derived from cailín, the Irish word for a girl, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation
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From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 PM 18,388 Views 5 Comments

Roasting root vegetables has become a staple in our house, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'
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'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,570 Views 10 Comments

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

# column - Monday 7 October, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'
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Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,790 Views 53 Comments

We are hopefully moving towards a country with a more positive attitude to sex and relationships.

# column - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'
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Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

Oct 6th 2019, 11:26 AM 52,638 Views 74 Comments

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words
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The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

Oct 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,475 Views 16 Comments

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

# column - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
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History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:52 PM 2,783 Views 4 Comments

Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.

# column - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Community-led rewilding could bring life back to the countryside
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Saoirse McHugh: Community-led rewilding could bring life back to the countryside

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,714 Views 43 Comments

It is important to allow nature to do its own thing.

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
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The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,682 Views 8 Comments

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.