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# the good information project
Five big ideas to help solve Ireland's housing crisis (including 'tenure blind' homes and community-led developments)
We asked five experts for their best idea.
# new york homes
People think Dermot Bannon's new show in New York is going to give him even more notions
Empire state of mind.
'The media should tell the truth about the alt-right'
The alt-right is a phenomenon, and matters to public life – so the media should report on it by telling the truth about it, writes Julien Mercille.
Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?
We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.
# sponsored
Pantry bliss: what to keep stocked in your cupboards all the time
Stock up and you’ll never be caught short.
# sponsored
6 dinners that make lovely lunches the next day
Less cooking – more eating. Win win.
# sponsored
7 tips for hosting the perfect family dinner
You’ll fear the Sunday roast no more.
# world rugby
Does rugby need to move to a global calendar to grow?
A leading figure says rugby needs ‘to bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together.’
# full of ideas
Every day last month, 135 new Irish businesses were set up
Insolvencies were also down.
This non-profit wants to start up 100 projects across the country in 100 days
ChangeX aims to help communities start up their own projects to help improve their lives.
# Interview
Jeffrey Archer has a little bit of Irish in him... and thinks we might win the World Cup
The writer whose books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide talked to about rugby, his literary success and life as a storyteller.
# Firm Proposals
Small firms want to be "back on a level playing field"
Chambers Ireland says it wants a reduction of marginal tax rates.
# ideas
What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile?’s rugby department has been viewing the action from Brazil with an open mind.
# connected
WiFi provider Bitbuzz sees over one million logins made in March
The week leading up to St Patrick’s day saw more than a quarter of a million logins made through the service.
# break the fast
Love sausages? Here are some ways to make them even better
Put your own spin on the full Irish.
# sponsored by IKEA
7 creative ways to involve your kids around the house
Looking for clever ways to get your kids helping out? Look no further.
# Gadgets
Gadget makers reveal killer new tech lineups
Are they trying to make us – gasp! – Christmas shop already?
# Mammy's Day
Mammy's Day gifts: the good, the bad and the, eh...?
“I’m grand, sure I don’t want anything.”
# Love is in the air
Valentine's treats that won't cost more than a supersized Coke*
We’ve done the thinking so you don’t have to. (*well, a little more)
Column: From idea to reality, the story of a young Irish start-up
Gary Fox took a business idea from college classroom to young company. Here he describes how he did it.
# Migrants
Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House
How did four migrants get on during a pilot scheme working with TDs for six months? finds out.
# Inspiration
TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year
How social media is making us emotionally lazy, why humans are born optimists and one man who has probably made you cry: the inspiring talks to expect from non-profit group TED this year.
# you're not fired
The Apprentice is NOT being cancelled, says TV3
TV3 said that a newspaper report saying the show was being cancelled was “untrue and misleading”.
# fringe
On the Fringe: presents the ABSOLUT Fringe Fest
For the next 16 days, is your hub for free tickets, recommendations, video, photos and artist interviews – and a chance to join our readers’ review panel!