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Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin
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Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin

Sun 8:00 PM 41,776 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and supporting his family while enjoying socialising in Dublin.

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed

Sat 8:00 PM 16,068 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated Fri 10:09 AM 14,861 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

Wed 12:18 PM 18,000 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,984 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them

Updated May 17th 2022, 1:13 PM 13,429 Views 8 Comments

Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.

Money Diaries: An early childhood educator on €35K living in Leinster
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: An early childhood educator on €35K living in Leinster

May 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 51,809 Views 18 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in two roles and also equally as hard on maintaining healthy finances.

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise

May 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 24,589 Views 44 Comments

The Labour leader says a national pay rise will be a win-win for everyone.

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,803 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?

May 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 43,686 Views 0 Comments

Growing up, Marguerite Penrose had various labels placed on her: Black, born in a mother and baby home, disabled. Here, she writes about her journey to be herself.

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 20,416 Views 55 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
# Women And Children
# Women And Children

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them

May 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,588 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Mary Van Lieshout says Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to exploitation and government agencies and NGOs must do more to protect them.

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,190 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland
# Overpriced
# Overpriced

Opinion: Out-of-pocket expenses for workers are way too high in Ireland

May 10th 2022, 11:23 AM 28,051 Views 14 Comments

A worker in Ireland earning a very modest wage must pay market prices for essential services, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'
# Russia's War
# Russia's War

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'

Updated May 9th 2022, 9:55 PM 29,776 Views 16 Comments

There was little for Putin to celebrate during this year’s ‘Victory Day’.

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters

Updated May 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 19,310 Views 16 Comments

Johnny Fallon discusses the political relevance of the song contest coming up this week in the midst of the war in Ukraine.

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €42K in Dublin currently on maternity leave
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €42K in Dublin currently on maternity leave

May 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 60,905 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is busy taking care of her children while saving to take unpaid maternity leave.

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Brian Rowan: Sinn Féin and Alliance's success represents a political shift in Northern Ireland

May 8th 2022, 12:05 PM 21,036 Views 33 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says the story of “two tribes” in the North is now being stretched out across a wider canvas.

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care

May 8th 2022, 7:30 AM 22,679 Views 11 Comments

Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
# No Room
# No Room

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke

May 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 44,804 Views 15 Comments

Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.

Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past

Updated May 7th 2022, 12:45 PM 24,231 Views 52 Comments

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says Ireland’s history illustrates that the healthcare of women often came second to a Catholic moral code.

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire
# Stormont Vote Count
# Stormont Vote Count

Opinion: The DUP in this election began to look like the lost tribe of the British Empire

Updated May 6th 2022, 10:51 AM 51,594 Views 39 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the election in Northern Ireland has shown that Loyalist and British values are no longer the same.

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call
# Voting Tomorrow
# Voting Tomorrow

Brian Rowan: There's nothing dull about this election in Northern Ireland - it's hard to call

Updated May 4th 2022, 2:40 PM 19,248 Views 22 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says every party is playing it safe and steady ahead of tomorrow’s vote.

Money Diaries: A quality assurance analyst in biopharmaceuticals on €99K living in Dublin
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A quality assurance analyst in biopharmaceuticals on €99K living in Dublin

May 1st 2022, 8:00 PM 62,262 Views 17 Comments

This week, our reader enjoys cooking at home and socialising with friends in between working hard.

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,764 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself

Apr 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 17,981 Views 14 Comments

Founder and CEO of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche shares her fears as the world marks the 36th anniversary of the tragedy.

Money Diaries: A financial services employee on €100K living in Shanghai
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A financial services employee on €100K living in Shanghai

Apr 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 55,812 Views 41 Comments

This week, our reader documents a week in Shanghai as he navigates life there amid Covid lockdowns.

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,895 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
# French Election
# French Election

Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:35 AM 18,961 Views 26 Comments

Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.

Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 14,010 Views 11 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 15,908 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

Opinion: Dissident Republican ÓNH issued a warning to Loyalists - what does this mean?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Dissident Republican ÓNH issued a warning to Loyalists - what does this mean?

Apr 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 29,419 Views 13 Comments

Historian Dieter Reinisch looks at events organised by paramilitary groups over Easter in Northern Ireland and says they illustrate a worrying shift.

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window
# Help Them Out
# Help Them Out

The Bee Guy: Diary of a mother bumble bee stuck at the window

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 PM 21,150 Views 11 Comments

Paul Handrick charts the story of that one bee you hear tapping at the window to get out, and he asks us to help her escape.

Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform
# Prolonging Grief
# Prolonging Grief

Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform

Apr 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,648 Views 3 Comments

Liam Herrick says that the process of investigating tragic deaths is not functioning as it should be.

Money Diaries: A project manager on €35K living in Dublin with her boyfriend and their baby
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A project manager on €35K living in Dublin with her boyfriend and their baby

Apr 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 56,271 Views 29 Comments

This week, our reader is busy juggling work and parenting but is grateful for family support, too.

Opinion: Keeping your money working for you - how to deal with rising costs
# Minding Money
# Minding Money

Opinion: Keeping your money working for you - how to deal with rising costs

Apr 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 32,167 Views 25 Comments

Financial expert David Quinn says it’s tricky at the moment as the cost of living rises – but there are little changes you can make to help your pocket.

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,335 Views 58 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets

Apr 15th 2022, 9:00 PM 33,768 Views 7 Comments

Mark Mc Menamin writes about how he discovered the fascinating story of the hunt for the Ireland’s Nazi spies.

Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare
# Cruel Practice
# Cruel Practice

Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare

Apr 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 17,301 Views 13 Comments

The senator says some unscrupulous operators are cashing in on demand for certain breeds and that further regulation is urgently needed.

Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms
# Science Advice
# Science Advice

Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms

Apr 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 24,600 Views 21 Comments

The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.

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