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Last year 2021

Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions

Jul 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,775 Views 99 Comments

Should vaccination be mandatory to prevent the emergency of new Covid-19 variants?

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,328 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement
# Conservatoriship
# Conservatoriship

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement

Jul 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,600 Views 9 Comments

The wards of court system is expected to be abolished next year.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,503 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,995 Views 5 Comments

25 academics will launch an alternative summary of the commission’s report today.

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,169 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding

Jul 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,003 Views 23 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland’s Frances Byrne says years of inadequate funding have crippled our childcare system.

Opinion: I have become that which I most feared - a man who does DIY
# Don't Screw It Up
# Don't Screw It Up

Opinion: I have become that which I most feared - a man who does DIY

Jul 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 25,829 Views 18 Comments

Rory McNab says he doesn’t cover himself in glory with his DIY efforts, but it does feel good.

Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens
# End Prohibition
# End Prohibition

Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens

Jul 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,968 Views 52 Comments

Youth worker Eoin Lynagh is part of a group calling for an end to prohibition.

Opinion: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them
# Bees
# Bees

Opinion: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them

Jul 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,762 Views 21 Comments

Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan argues that protecting bees should be a priority for the Department of Agriculture.

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Opinion: It’s harder for the Dublin Bay South voters to not elect a woman - and that's progress

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 11:52 AM 19,287 Views 87 Comments

Caitriona Gleeson of Women for Election says Ireland’s record of women entering politics is a matter of concern but this by-election is a step forward.

Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform

Jul 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,862 Views 10 Comments

DCU’s Dr Vicky Conway looks at the development of GSOC since its creation, ahead of a new study of complainants’ experiences with the body.

Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe

Jul 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,093 Views 32 Comments

But the MEP says while the citizen-led revolution is inspiring, legislators must do better on climate.

Money Diaries: A public sector manager on €96K grateful for remote working and time with family
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A public sector manager on €96K grateful for remote working and time with family

Jul 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 92,825 Views 61 Comments

This week, our reader is grateful for the ability to work from home and spend more quality time with family.

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,373 Views 14 Comments

Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
# By-election
# By-election

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 40,150 Views 47 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,337 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:30 AM 24,307 Views 15 Comments

Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains how diet and particularly sugar balance can help women cope with the changes of menopause.

Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,447 Views 0 Comments

Shane Smith has three delicious recipes to share to help you brighten up your meals.

Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 4:16 PM 52,192 Views 158 Comments

The student says young people have been consistently left behind so will be now leaving in their droves.

John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 10:17 AM 29,290 Views 45 Comments

The environmentalist says we ignore the record-breaking temperatures this week at our peril.

Opinion: New Garda Powers Bill fails to protect rights of journalists
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Opinion: New Garda Powers Bill fails to protect rights of journalists

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 16,708 Views 19 Comments

Dr Cian Ó Concubhair looks at the issue of journalistic privilege and says we should look to Northern Ireland for a better system.

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,440 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

Opinion: We've spent weeks preparing for indoor dining - who is going to foot that bill?
# Restaurants
# Restaurants

Opinion: We've spent weeks preparing for indoor dining - who is going to foot that bill?

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 28,297 Views 55 Comments

Rachel Keane of Póg Cafe Group says people in the industry are tired and fed up of the lack of clear communication from Government.

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Jul 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 11,213 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.

Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality
# Covid Effects On Women
# Covid Effects On Women

Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality

Jun 30th 2021, 11:56 AM 11,049 Views 13 Comments

David Miliband and Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason look to the Generation Equality Forum this week as an opportune moment to leap forward for gender equality.

Opinion: The #FreeBritney case has highlighted the problems with adult guardianship
# Britney Spears
# Britney Spears

Opinion: The #FreeBritney case has highlighted the problems with adult guardianship

Jun 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,626 Views 2 Comments

Professor of Law Eilionóir Flynn says many disabled people also living under adult guardianship orders.

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old software developer earning €40K and living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old software developer earning €40K and living in Dublin

Jun 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,000 Views 31 Comments

This week, our reader is managing a return to socialising and keeping an eye on the spending with it.

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week

Jun 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 25,015 Views 17 Comments

People in creative industries have had a difficult time during the pandemic. Actor Jessica Freed was evicted and is worried for her future.

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,502 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 9:50 AM 28,265 Views 86 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says Ireland’s society and climate will not gain anything from data centres.

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government

Jun 24th 2021, 12:30 PM 12,523 Views 20 Comments

The Assistant Professor at the School of Law in Trinity College says the law does establish a legal route for compulsory purchase.

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 35,095 Views 43 Comments

The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital says the Catholic ethos will never meet with that of the State and it’s time to move on.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
# Media
# Media

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,173 Views 14 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
# Irish Courts
# Irish Courts

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 9,056 Views 7 Comments

Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought

Jun 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 64,710 Views 28 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while renovating a new house with her partner.

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
# Mortgage Lending Rules
# Mortgage Lending Rules

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,190 Views 10 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,748 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
# Shirt Off Your Back
# Shirt Off Your Back

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,938 Views 37 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
# Academic Research
# Academic Research

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school

Jun 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,861 Views 91 Comments

Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.