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Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life

Sep 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,556 Views 12 Comments

David Maher from SOLAS in Co Laois shares his tips on how we can teach children to live sustainably.

Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message

Sep 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,175 Views 28 Comments

CEO of Women’s Aid Sarah Benson says the judiciary and other legal professionals need more training on how best to handle domestic violence cases.

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,848 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
# Broken System
# Broken System

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 46,557 Views 46 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
# Medicine
# Medicine

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help

Sep 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,676 Views 37 Comments

The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.

Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 11:57 AM 27,857 Views 127 Comments

The Fine Gael TD is releasing a new Gender Balance Bill providing for gender quotas on boards and governing councils.

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
# Engage
# Engage

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,757 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

Opinion: The State must foster an anti-racist culture in public institutions
# Racism In Ireland
# Racism In Ireland

Opinion: The State must foster an anti-racist culture in public institutions

Sep 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,631 Views 45 Comments

Sinéad Gibney of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says State bodies play a major role in stamping out racism in Ireland.

Money Diaries: A product manager on over €140K with a young family in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A product manager on over €140K with a young family in Dublin

Sep 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 114,451 Views 86 Comments

This week, our reader is busy balancing working from home with taking care of their children.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
# What Next?
# What Next?

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,366 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,514 Views 16 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 63,262 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home
# Ireland's Housing Crisis
# Ireland's Housing Crisis

Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:30 AM 88,974 Views 81 Comments

Eoin Hayes returned to Ireland after years abroad, set up his own business and now rents. He says he cannot get near the property ladder.

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself

Aug 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 19,296 Views 4 Comments

Artist Ciara Chapman’s work on chronic pain is to be exhibited in Cork city – here, she explains how chronic pain has affected her life and how art has helped.

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old student and fast food worker on €13K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 23-year-old student and fast food worker on €13K living in Dublin

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 68,816 Views 33 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to save for college fees.

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
# China World Stage
# China World Stage

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'

Aug 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,712 Views 29 Comments

As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.

Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,586 Views 46 Comments

Many Palestinian children will face violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers and settlers as they return to school.

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,699 Views 40 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz
# Rolling Stones
# Rolling Stones

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 10,425 Views 13 Comments

Professor of music Victor Coelho looks at the Rolling Stones drummer, who died this week.

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,357 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Opinion: For those who lived through the 2010 earthquake, the tremors are a recurring nightmare
# Haiti Earthquake
# Haiti Earthquake

Opinion: For those who lived through the 2010 earthquake, the tremors are a recurring nightmare

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 1:19 PM 7,945 Views 0 Comments

Concern aid worker Makayla Palazzo gives a first-hand account of conditions in Haiti after the recent earthquake.

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,674 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 11:10 AM 26,648 Views 3 Comments

Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says pregnancy often causes incontinence but help is at hand.

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
# Afghanistan Rescue
# Afghanistan Rescue

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,993 Views 60 Comments

The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool

Aug 24th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,003 Views 12 Comments

Ireland has played a real part in the advancement of space science and technology in Europe, and there are more opportunities out there, writes Leo Enright.

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €33k living in Dublin and working from home
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €33k living in Dublin and working from home

Aug 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 82,146 Views 45 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while trying not to overspend when socialising with friends.

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry
# A Musician's Story
# A Musician's Story

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry

Aug 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 15,447 Views 14 Comments

Musician Aoife Scott shares her story of the past 18 months and says restrictions have shown how little Ireland values creative careers.

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
# Taliban
# Taliban

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,544 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself

Aug 20th 2021, 11:00 PM 22,847 Views 32 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Geopolitics
# Geopolitics

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,803 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
# History Repeating
# History Repeating

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,602 Views 111 Comments

Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says no one, especially global leaders, should fall for the Taliban’s charm offensive.

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'

Aug 16th 2021, 1:21 PM 50,204 Views 35 Comments

The events of the next 48 – 72 hours in Afghanistan are being shaped in a highly fluid and febrile environment, security expert Tom Clonan writes.

Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family

Aug 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,247 Views 16 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling family life and working from home, taking care not to overspend.

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference
# Small Changes Big Difference
# Small Changes Big Difference

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,656 Views 60 Comments

Jane Hackett says that small changes we make together can make a big difference.

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul

Aug 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,915 Views 16 Comments

Our columnist reflects on the New York governor’s fall from grace and looks at the career of the woman who will replace him.

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,812 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 70,926 Views 98 Comments

The security analyst says the Taliban brings its violent misogyny with it, meaning women and girls will suffer most.

GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements
# Abortion Protests
# Abortion Protests

GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements

Aug 12th 2021, 12:55 PM 33,737 Views 105 Comments

Dr Brian Kennedy says recurring abortion protests outside healthcare clinics are wrong and need to stop.

Bríd Smith: At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned - some in government here just hide
# Ipcc Climate Report
# Ipcc Climate Report

Bríd Smith: At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned - some in government here just hide

Aug 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,530 Views 57 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says the fact it took the country’s leading politicians 24 hours to react to the IPCC report is telling.

John Gibbons: We cannot fall prey to lobbyists as they set about picking the IPCC report apart
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

John Gibbons: We cannot fall prey to lobbyists as they set about picking the IPCC report apart

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,679 Views 100 Comments

John Gibbons says we no longer have the luxury of hitting the ‘snooze’ button after yesterday’s climate report.