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# read-me - 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 27,605 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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# Wagatha Christie

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,300 Views 16 Comments

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

# read-me - Saturday 12 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 PM 17,254 Views 5 Comments

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

# read-me - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'
# Post-natal Depression
# Post-natal Depression

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

Oct 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,490 Views 10 Comments

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

# read-me - 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 12,679 Views 53 Comments

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

# read-me - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,967 Views 16 Comments

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

# read-me - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season
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# GIY

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season

Oct 5th 2019, 1:00 PM 9,201 Views 2 Comments

It’s difficult to tell when pears are ripe but there is a knack to it, writes Michael Kelly.

# read-me - 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 23,636 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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# Column

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,161 Views 8 Comments

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

# read-me - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility
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# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

Sep 26th 2019, 9:46 AM 12,582 Views 62 Comments

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.

# read-me - Sunday 22 September, 2019

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?
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# Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 AM 8,900 Views 13 Comments

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

# read-me - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration
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# Column

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

Sep 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 34,520 Views 52 Comments

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside
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# Léigh Mé

The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside

Sep 15th 2019, 8:30 AM 29,152 Views 9 Comments

Do you know your banshee thimbles from your blue hatreds?

# read-me - Monday 9 September, 2019

Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women
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Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women

Sep 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,737 Views 45 Comments

The rise of automation is threatening widespread job destruction – especially for men.

# read-me - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
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Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,085 Views 11 Comments

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

'The doctors have no idea how to treat her condition': Giving birth to Ireland's smallest surviving baby
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# Rare Condition

'The doctors have no idea how to treat her condition': Giving birth to Ireland's smallest surviving baby

Sep 8th 2019, 4:00 PM 83,340 Views 13 Comments

Katie Keogh writes about her baby Charlotte who was born with an extremely rare condition.

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
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# Mammy

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,024 Views 9 Comments

How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?

# read-me - Saturday 7 September, 2019

From the Garden: Salvaging the last beets of the season and putting them in a kraut
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# Column

From the Garden: Salvaging the last beets of the season and putting them in a kraut

Sep 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 7,240 Views 3 Comments

Anyone growing beets will be preparing them for harvest next month.

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned
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# Opinion

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned

Sep 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 19,205 Views 8 Comments

I delivered my talk with my legs shaking – but I managed it in one take, writes Tony Duffin.

# read-me - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires
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# Amazon Fires

Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires

Sep 1st 2019, 8:30 PM 16,065 Views 45 Comments

Giving money to Brazil may not be the solution, but there are ways to make a difference.

The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms
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# Constitution

The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms

Sep 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 22,839 Views 6 Comments

The Irish constitution drew inspiration from others, but did not include the right to bear arms.

# read-me - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
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# Mother And Baby Home

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'

Aug 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 17,120 Views 33 Comments

Family members of the 796 babies who died and survivors of the home held a peaceful protest last month.

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich
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# GIY

From the Garden: Healthy back to school recipes to break free from the ham sandwich

Aug 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 21,308 Views 7 Comments

Salads, stews and cold omelettes are great options for a back to school lunchbox.

# read-me - Sunday 25 August, 2019

The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos'
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# Léigh Mé

The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos'

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 AM 51,443 Views 36 Comments

Designating certain areas far away from Dublin as Gaeltachtaí, and then denying them investment so they’d stay that way- was a dreadful mistake.

# read-me - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'
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# Opinion

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

Aug 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 21,649 Views 37 Comments

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# read-me - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Katy Hayward: Why we should take note of the unexpected in Boris Johnson's letter to Donald Tusk
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Katy Hayward: Why we should take note of the unexpected in Boris Johnson's letter to Donald Tusk

Aug 20th 2019, 7:10 PM 31,185 Views 15 Comments

Johnson’s letter to Tusk signals the approach the new British prime minister is taking with Europe, writes Katy Hayward.

# read-me - Sunday 18 August, 2019

The Irish For: How a familiar tale can help young bookworms become bilingual
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# Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How a familiar tale can help young bookworms become bilingual

Aug 18th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,535 Views 1 Comment

Translating well-known books to Irish could be the best way to get pre-teen bookworms learning Irish.

# read-me - Sunday 11 August, 2019

The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling
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The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling

Aug 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 26,997 Views 14 Comments

Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users
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# Opinion

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,484 Views 40 Comments

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

# read-me - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change
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# PLAN OF ACTION

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

Aug 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 30,645 Views 135 Comments

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

The Irish For: Bank holidays and Lú, the god of August
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The Irish For: Bank holidays and Lú, the god of August

Aug 4th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,266 Views 10 Comments

In Irish, August is Lúnasa, named in honour of the ancient god Lú, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'
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Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'

Aug 3rd 2019, 7:30 PM 16,236 Views 27 Comments

The independent senator writes about the barriers in suicide prevention when it comes to helping people with their mental health.

# read-me - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash
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# Election 2020

Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash

Aug 1st 2019, 3:14 PM 10,071 Views 12 Comments

Some observers will welcome a clearing out of the long-shots – but others may find it unnerving.

# read-me - Sunday 28 July, 2019

The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from?
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The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from?

Jul 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 65,854 Views 60 Comments

Shifting is a regional use of a global term, so you can’t just search for the first recorded incidence – you have to look at context.

# read-me - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country
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# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,412 Views 52 Comments

Many one-parent families are living at risk of poverty and an overhaul of our child supports legislation is vital to protecting their future.

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
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# The Irish For

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 31,092 Views 13 Comments

The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?
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Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Jul 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 15,117 Views 52 Comments

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

# read-me - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Stressed about summer with the kids? How to make the next few weeks a success for all the family
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Stressed about summer with the kids? How to make the next few weeks a success for all the family

Jul 14th 2019, 8:30 PM 21,660 Views 28 Comments

Summer can seem like a difficult time to be a parent, but it doesn’t need to be.

The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held
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The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held

Jul 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 24,661 Views 31 Comments

Some languages are intimately associated with religions but not Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors
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Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,462 Views 24 Comments

The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.