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Saturday 24 April, 2021

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
# Novels
# Novels

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,676 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

Friday 23 April, 2021

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,958 Views 23 Comments

We need to better prioritise the care of pregnant women during Covid, writes Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith.

Thursday 22 April, 2021

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making
# Football
# Football

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 13,608 Views 18 Comments

UCC’s Dr Seán Ó Conaill looks back on an extraordinary week for international football.

Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:02 AM 26,577 Views 72 Comments

Pitting first-time buyers against cuckoo funds is a recipe for disaster, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 28,027 Views 7 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,125 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

Monday 19 April, 2021

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
# Opinion
# Opinion

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

Apr 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,625 Views 16 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Apr 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 44,187 Views 54 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

Sunday 18 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because rents are so high
# Finances
# Finances

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €21K living at home because rents are so high

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,292 Views 22 Comments

This week, our reader is glad to be still working during Covid and is trying to make his earnings work for him.

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,248 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

Saturday 17 April, 2021

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

Apr 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,158 Views 33 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,528 Views 9 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

Friday 16 April, 2021

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,360 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,127 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,767 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,148 Views 3 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

Monday 12 April, 2021

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: We need a greater connection between Brussels and Belfast

Apr 12th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,740 Views 17 Comments

It has often been said that Unionism has few friends globally. If the same is true in Brussels, it is largely down to the fact that the DUP rarely missed a chance to repeat pro-Brexit slogans

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An apprentice lab analyst on €25K saving to extend the family home

Apr 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 50,907 Views 17 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard to build a new career while saving with her husband to renovate the family home.

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

Apr 11th 2021, 8:45 AM 16,304 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Friday 9 April, 2021

Loyalist mum: The Bobby Storey decision was the spark that lit the tinderbox this week
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Loyalist mum: The Bobby Storey decision was the spark that lit the tinderbox this week

Apr 9th 2021, 8:30 PM 55,208 Views 102 Comments

Emma Shaw, a member of the East Belfast community, discusses the gradual building of tensions that have lead to this week of violence.

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,361 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad
# Scoop The Poop
# Scoop The Poop

Opinion: Dog fouling is driving Ireland's residents barking mad

Apr 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,401 Views 69 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Cormal Devlin says we need greater education and enforcement when it comes to the growing scourge of dog fouling.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world
# School
# School

Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world

Apr 8th 2021, 7:28 PM 41,619 Views 89 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,494 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Apr 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,591 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,660 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 23,393 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 10,210 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

Sunday 4 April, 2021

Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A bank analyst on €63K living in London but working through Covid from home in Cork

Apr 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 83,950 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is back with his parents and working remotely from Cork during the pandemic.

Opinion: The commute is extinct - remote working can revive rural Ireland
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Opinion: The commute is extinct - remote working can revive rural Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,318 Views 47 Comments

Grow Remote’s Joanne Mangan says remote working is here to stay so it’s time we all worked together to get it right.

Saturday 3 April, 2021

Easter Fare: Shane Rigney shares a recipe for roast lamb, the time-honoured favourite
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Easter Fare: Shane Rigney shares a recipe for roast lamb, the time-honoured favourite

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 17,511 Views 15 Comments

Chef Shane Rigney looks at the history of an Easter favourite, the roast lamb and shares a tasty recipe.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
# Dogs
# Dogs

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 51,878 Views 201 Comments

Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
# Irish Law
# Irish Law

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'

Apr 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 21,054 Views 34 Comments

Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 17,434 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,624 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

Opinion: 'Take your virus back to China' is one of the ready-made slurs we hear
# Stop Asian Hate
# Stop Asian Hate

Opinion: 'Take your virus back to China' is one of the ready-made slurs we hear

Mar 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 14,834 Views 0 Comments

Trinity researcher Moonyoung Hong outlines the racist abuse she and other Asian women receive in Ireland.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,870 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

Monday 29 March, 2021

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 25,740 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

Sunday 28 March, 2021

Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A software engineer on €50K living in Dublin with her parents to save for a home

Mar 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 81,164 Views 70 Comments

This week, our reader has moved back to the family home in order to try to save money for a house, which she feels is out of her reach.

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,310 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.