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Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

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

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

From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables GIY

From the Garden: What to do when you have an abundance of vegetables

Large amounts of veg can be used up and kept for later in many ways.

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

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

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system GIY

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system

A delicious courgette salad recipe and some top compost tips.

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

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

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids GIY

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids

This week is all about the alliums and making a spicy tomato salad.

Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users

We cannot pretend drug addiction issues don’t exist, writes Jade Wilson.

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

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

Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?

“Despite a significant amount of new blood entering the political establishment, the old elites still have some sway,” writes Assistant Professor Tanya Lokot.

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

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.

'My great-aunt Chrissy left home at fourteen to go join a convent. That was in 1954'

Ian Maleney writes about family, memory, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Opinion: Why it's important to call out people referring to Shane Lowry as British

Caoimhín De Barra argues that it’s something to get exercised about.

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs' GIY

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs'

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.

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

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

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

From the Garden: If your garden is blooming, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to cook

Too much cauliflower? There is a recipe for that, writes Michael Kelly.

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

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

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

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

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

From the Garden: Some notes on immature onions and homemade ratatouille

Immature onions and homemade ratatouille are the focus from the garden this week, writes Michael Kelly.

A deep compassion for his fellow citizens: A tribute to my friend Noel Whelan

Larry Donnelly on how the late barrister and author’s ‘abiding faith in people’ shone through his public and personal life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think

Herd instinct can be explained through behavioural economics, writes Michael Sanders, author of the book Social Butterflies .

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Donnelly: Biden needs to come up with some effective counter-punches to survive this long (long) campaign

The first debates between Democratic presidential hopefuls were held this week.

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

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

'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin

When women cyclists were surveyed, here’s what they had to say about travelling by bike.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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