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# read-me - Sunday 7 July, 2019

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish
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# Column

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,348 Views 10 Comments

Book series translated from one language to another can lead to complications as the plot thickens, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop
# From The Garden
# From The Garden

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop

Jul 6th 2019, 1:00 PM 11,565 Views 8 Comments

A hardy crop of broad beans and homemade herbal tea is on the agenda from the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# read-me - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Opinion: Early school pick-up times mean mums can't commute anywhere but back to the kitchen
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Early school pick-up times mean mums can't commute anywhere but back to the kitchen

Jun 30th 2019, 8:30 PM 71,923 Views 119 Comments

To encourage more women back to work perhaps it’s time to examine school finishing times, writes Mary McCarthy.

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach

Jun 30th 2019, 8:30 AM 31,269 Views 10 Comments

If you’re going to insult someone, do it properly, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Saturday 29 June, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period
# GIY
# GIY

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period

Jun 29th 2019, 1:00 PM 12,598 Views 11 Comments

There’s plenty to do in the garden as abundant rain and improving temperatures mean everything is growing quickly, write Michael Kelly.

# read-me - Friday 28 June, 2019

John Cleese versus the Irish language: Don't mention the 'bh' war
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

John Cleese versus the Irish language: Don't mention the 'bh' war

Jun 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 50,050 Views 85 Comments

Cleese said that Irish names look like deliberate attempts to mislead innocent people but this is not the case, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Monday 24 June, 2019

Opinion: Living with a disability in Ireland - a relentless dystopian nightmare
# TOM CLONAN
# TOM CLONAN

Opinion: Living with a disability in Ireland - a relentless dystopian nightmare

Jun 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,295 Views 17 Comments

The daily life of a person with a disability is not aided by Irish society, writes Tom Clonan.

# read-me - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:30 PM 41,858 Views 31 Comments

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

The Irish For: Cockwombles and the decline of British insults
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# Column

The Irish For: Cockwombles and the decline of British insults

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:30 AM 28,429 Views 18 Comments

The Brexit process should be a golden age for satirists and comedians, but unfortunately, something else has happened, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Shane Dunphy: Some things to consider before you post images of your kids on social media
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Dunphy: Some things to consider before you post images of your kids on social media

Jun 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 47,435 Views 37 Comments

We should all think a little more deeply about the images we share, writes child protection expert Shane Dunphy.

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in
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# Column

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in

Jun 22nd 2019, 1:00 PM 28,274 Views 23 Comments

An insect hotel will encourage more wildlife and biodiversity into the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# read-me - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
# Regina Doherty
# Regina Doherty

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

Jun 16th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,205 Views 36 Comments

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

# read-me - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Winning the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition changed my life. It's like I'm floating outside myself
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# Read Me

Winning the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition changed my life. It's like I'm floating outside myself

Apr 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,969 Views 6 Comments

I had no money or backup plan when I started writing. That’s why the call from RTE meant so much, writes Colin Walsh.

# read-me - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough'
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# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough'

Apr 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 27,200 Views 51 Comments

We don’t have time for small measures when it comes to climate change, writes Lynn Ruane.

The Irish For: How Beyoncé is helping to get fadas in formation
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# Column

The Irish For: How Beyoncé is helping to get fadas in formation

Apr 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 42,427 Views 14 Comments

Thanks to Queen Bé, April 2019 has been an interesting month for accessorised letters, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# read-me - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'
# Column
# Column

From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'

Apr 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 66,203 Views 119 Comments

It is remarkable to watch this young woman speak her truth to power, writes Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself Ireland.

Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not'

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 36,192 Views 78 Comments

A lot of what governs Ireland is stuck in the 1960s and hasn’t moved on at all. Parental Leave is one such thing, writes Derek Power.

# read-me - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema

Mar 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 98,451 Views 24 Comments

I was on a diet from age 14 and got the diagnosis at 31. I was amazed and felt like crying as I finally knew what was wrong, writes Andrea Quigley.

# read-me - Monday 18 March, 2019

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Mar 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 34,947 Views 20 Comments

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

# read-me - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'

Feb 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,542 Views 29 Comments

Abuse within institutions and care situations isn’t just part of Ireland’s history, writes Lynn Ruane – it’s something that is still a reality for vulnerable groups today.

# read-me - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein

Jan 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,673 Views 58 Comments

A proposed new EU Directive aims to develop a secondary market for non-performing loans and poses a serious threat to the rights of borrowers and consumers, writes Matt Carthy.

# read-me - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'

Jan 12th 2019, 10:27 AM 18,831 Views 124 Comments

There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.

# read-me - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 13,831 Views 93 Comments

If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.

# read-me - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

Dec 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,642 Views 38 Comments

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

From the Garden: Reflecting on the year - it all went great except for the aubergines!
# Grow It Yourself
# Grow It Yourself

From the Garden: Reflecting on the year - it all went great except for the aubergines!

Dec 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 6,312 Views 0 Comments

As usual, the aubergines were a disaster – at this stage, I think I only bother sowing them because there’s not much else to do in February, writes Michael Kelly.

# read-me - Friday 28 December, 2018

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now

Dec 28th 2018, 11:00 AM 48,038 Views 71 Comments

And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.

# read-me - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: Donal Moloney reflects on a striking year in photography
# Moloney's Eye
# Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: Donal Moloney reflects on a striking year in photography

Dec 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 46,545 Views 5 Comments

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# read-me - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones
# RIP
# RIP

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones

Dec 23rd 2018, 11:00 AM 30,212 Views 9 Comments

Graham Jones, who died earlier this month, lived an extraordinary life. Here, Lynn Ruane explains about the difference he made to the people around him.

# read-me - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:00 PM 16,461 Views 48 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

# read-me - Friday 21 December, 2018

Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures?

Dec 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 13,173 Views 33 Comments

15-year-old Beth Doherty is here to hold you accountable for your lack of action on climate change. ‘As an adult reading this – you have power, I don’t have any,’ she writes.

# read-me - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'
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# Column

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Dec 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 68,708 Views 219 Comments

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# read-me - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Dec 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,498 Views 44 Comments

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

# read-me - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?
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# Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Nov 24th 2018, 4:45 PM 28,987 Views 70 Comments

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

# read-me - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like?
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Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like?

Nov 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,503 Views 40 Comments

It’s been three years since the WHO released its guidelines about processed meat – so why aren’t we listening?

# read-me - Monday 12 November, 2018

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters
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# Opinion

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

Nov 12th 2018, 6:50 PM 49,660 Views 65 Comments

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

# read-me - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland

Nov 10th 2018, 4:20 PM 16,651 Views 49 Comments

The war was never forgotten among those who had fought it or those who lost loved ones, writes historian Donal Fallon.

# read-me - Thursday 8 November, 2018

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms
# Opinion
# Opinion

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Nov 8th 2018, 9:22 PM 17,528 Views 31 Comments

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

# read-me - Monday 5 November, 2018

The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections
# Eunan Mckinney
# Eunan Mckinney

The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections

Nov 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,556 Views 0 Comments

The Democrats need to retain Senator Joe Donnelly’s seat if they are to have any chance of taking back the Senate, writes Eunan McKinney.

# read-me - Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Oct 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 34,657 Views 15 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers'

Oct 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 31,601 Views 0 Comments

Bigotry never openly acknowledges its existence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.