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Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 28,029 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

Sunday 26 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt

Sep 26th 2021, 8:00 PM 72,354 Views 48 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save the equivalent of her mortgage payments while living with her aunt.

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,443 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Saturday 25 September, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 59,666 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?
# No Time To Die
# No Time To Die

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?

Sep 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 25,611 Views 30 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams examines whether the secret agent with a licence to kill is a psychopath, and why we still like him for it.

Thursday 23 September, 2021

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 4,643 Views 1 Comment

Caoimhe de Barra of Trócaire says humanity must act as one on ending hunger and malnutrition.

Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 21,212 Views 67 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?
# Ivermectin As Treatment
# Ivermectin As Treatment

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 24,713 Views 43 Comments

The professor says it’s important to look in depth at the evidence using a critical theoretical framework, or ask someone else who can do this.

Monday 20 September, 2021

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
# A Modern Workplace
# A Modern Workplace

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 3:15 PM 22,133 Views 20 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self
# Retirement Plans
# Retirement Plans

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self

Sep 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,623 Views 26 Comments

On pensions awareness week, financial expert David Quinn has advice for anyone who has not yet set one up.

Sunday 19 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin

Sep 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,854 Views 14 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home while saving money for when she goes on maternity leave.

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,963 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

Saturday 18 September, 2021

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,323 Views 15 Comments

Dr Peter May and Professor Charles Normand say palliative care in Ireland must be expanded now to meet current and future needs.

Jamie Oliver: Three delicious new recipes for sharing with loved ones
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Jamie Oliver: Three delicious new recipes for sharing with loved ones

Sep 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,456 Views 7 Comments

The world-renowned chef shares three delicious recipes from his new book, Together.

Friday 17 September, 2021

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,519 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland

Sep 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,741 Views 47 Comments

Alexander Conway outlines why we should be listening to Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address tomorrow.

Monday 13 September, 2021

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks

Sep 13th 2021, 5:21 PM 109,561 Views 57 Comments

‘I am concerned for my colleagues and all the women with an interest in politics that may look at this and think, why would I bother?’

Sunday 12 September, 2021

Money Diaries: A project engineer in the north east of the country on €32K
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A project engineer in the north east of the country on €32K

Sep 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,753 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and managing finances while trying to save for a mortgage.

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood

Sep 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 16,833 Views 14 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams says mental health difficulties should be taken into consideration as we emerge from the past 18 months of trauma.

Saturday 11 September, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,249 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist looks back at the events of September 11 and the impact that day on the world.

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 12,570 Views 12 Comments

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

Friday 10 September, 2021

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 24,216 Views 27 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 15,855 Views 22 Comments

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

Thursday 9 September, 2021

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 46,652 Views 45 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 17,727 Views 37 Comments

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

Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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 27,869 Views 127 Comments

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

Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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 9,783 Views 5 Comments

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

Monday 6 September, 2021

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 17,640 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.

Sunday 5 September, 2021

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 114,704 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 20,377 Views 15 Comments

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

Saturday 4 September, 2021

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 24,584 Views 15 Comments

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

Friday 3 September, 2021

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 63,294 Views 84 Comments

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

Thursday 2 September, 2021

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 89,034 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.

Tuesday 31 August, 2021

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 19,342 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.

Sunday 29 August, 2021

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 68,851 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 14,722 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.

Saturday 28 August, 2021

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 22,595 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 18,707 Views 40 Comments

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

Friday 27 August, 2021

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 10,435 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 14,370 Views 16 Comments

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