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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# identity

This year
Interview: 'Being mixed race seemed to give others the impression I could be poked and prodded'
Mia Douglas meets Áine Mulloy who documents the changes she’s witnessed in how people approach her over the years.
Last year
'Researching Good Friday Agreement' in fight to compete and 2022 world title win
Rhys McClenaghan reflects on a positive end to 2022 and the challenges he faced throughout the year.
'What works in Leinster doesn't necessarily work in Munster' - Leamy
Munster’s new defence coach says the province ‘are a work in progress’ ahead of the new URC season.
Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy
The Boys in Green fell to a disappointing defeat against Ukraine in the Nations League last night.
"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland
The Irish language faces intense obstacles in Northern Ireland, but many are prepared to stand up for it.
Irish language is growing in popularity in Northern Ireland, especially at primary level and in adult further education
Some educationalists face online sectarian campaigns when promoting the language
Failure to introduce Irish Language Act creating a political flashpoint
Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us
Author Denise Deegan uses Irish sayings and phrases to look at the Irish soul.
All time
Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
An adoptee rights group said that Tusla’s apology is a “long overdue acknowledgement” of adoptees’ pain.
How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'
Andy Friend’s men are aiming for a better balance in their attacking game.
'I find it amazing the importance people put on which hospital you were born in'
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes who you’re with is more important than where you’re from.
'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett
The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.
'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'
The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.
Why can't the remains of 5 unidentified men buried in Ireland be exhumed for DNA testing?
There have been renewed calls for a centralised database and repository as currently the State does not know how many unidentified remains there are.
Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?
Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.
Irish and mixed heritage: 'I'm a proud Irish woman and that identity is part of who I am'
#IamIrish exhibition opens this month to explore issues around identity and culture with Irish people of mixed heritage.
Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty earlier said the card will “give an improved, enhanced and effective service”.
Hospitals, schools, jobs? Why the government's 'end goal' is for every adult to have a Public Services Card
Stories of people denied services for not having the Public Services Card have made the news. Here’s what you need to know about it.
You'll soon need a public services card to renew your passport
Concerns have been raised about the card, with some critics maintaining it equates to an identity card “by stealth”.
'Hypocrisy in cheering for our gay Taoiseach, and turning a blind eye to his policies'
Do we truly care about LGBT people – or only those who have votes and who can afford the cost of a pint in The George, writes Oonagh Murphy.
Do Jose Mourinho's United lack identity and more Premier League talking points
Plus, Loris Karius was a concern on a frustrating night for Liverpool.
There's been an increase in queries about Irish passports today
People have been contacting the Passport Service to ask if they are entitled to a passport following the Brexit result.
'You walk out to a sea of green and start thinking about holidays on farms in Kerry and Clare'
Gary Breen admits getting ‘very emotional’ right before Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign and says he sees a similar togetherness in the current squad.
High Court directs Twitter to reveal info on anonymous user
A man who appeared in an RTÉ Prime Time programme earlier this year claims he was defamed by the user.
Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con
Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.
What age did I know I was transgender? That depends what you mean by 'know'
I spent my teenage years and young adulthood feeling different in a way I couldn’t put my finger on. I was constantly at war with myself.
Ex-Scotland boss: Change the rule that allows McCarthy and McGeady to play for Ireland
Craig Brown: “I would have wanted them to play for Scotland but the rules are the rules.”
'We never once felt English' - Aldridge, Hughton, McCarthy, and McAteer discuss their Irishness
A host of ex-Ireland internationals have been asked about their upbringings.
Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents
Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.
Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster
Toulon’s predecessors as European champions are being written off for this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.
Cork hotel cancels debate with Polish far-right politician
Left wing groups in Ireland had been planning to picket the event.
'I tied every aspect of my life to my sexual identity - it had to change'
We should refrain from solely defining ourselves in tandem with who we are attracted to, writes Christine Allen.
Eastenders draws an audience of more than 12 million for big reveal
Over 400,000 tuned into RTÉ’s coverage of the episode.
Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland
Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.
Case of mistaken identity sees two families attacked by burglars
The occupants of the house were thought to be wealthy restaurant owners.
Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'
James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.
How Scottish-born McGeady and McCarthy ended up playing for Ireland
The pair will have the strange experience of lining out for an away international in their hometown if they feature on Friday.
US commando who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal identity
An interview with the Navy Seal will air on Fox News next month.
Can you help identify this man whose body was found in Galway?
The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
Opinion: Does learning a second language lead to a new identity?
Speakers can feel liberated by the ‘voice’ they discover in a new language.
Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems
The US Patent and Trademark office objected to the company’s bid saying the word glass was a “merely descriptive” term.
Facebook develops software that can recognise faces as well as you can
DeepFace has a 97.25 chance of correctly identifying a face, regardless of variations in lighting or whether the person in the image is directly facing the camera.