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Money Diaries: A project manager on €35K living in Dublin with her boyfriend and their baby
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
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
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
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
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
The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.
Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology
Psychotherapist Helen Browne has some tips for parents and children navigating a world crammed with technology.
Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.
Dr Lorcan Sirr: Ukrainian refugees can be housed quickly and easily if government acts now
The senior lecturer in housing says the urgent need to house Ukrainian refugees may be what Ireland’s housing crisis needs, with political will.
Tom Clonan: Russia has pivoted to regenerate a major offensive on the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
Security analyst Tom Clonan writes about how the Russian forces have taken out their frustrations on the civilian population.
Tric Kearney: 'It was time to say I have more than survived George Gibney'
Author Tric Kearney describes how revisiting painful, 25-year-old memories in a popular podcast finally gave her and other survivors a voice.
Money Diaries: A data centre IT technician on €55K living in Dublin
This week, our reader feels lucky to be living at home with his parents while saving for a mortgage.
Opinion: I am one of 'generation rent' - it sounds like a joke but we've stopped laughing
Conor Brummell says young people in Ireland feel they’ve been forgotten by all on the political spectrum.
Opinion: To achieve equal education, we must remove religious instruction from school hours
Paddy Monahan of Education Equality says it’s time to separate religion and education, once and for all.
Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault
Author Catherine Prasifka reflects on what growing up has taught her about how society treats teenage girls.
Opinion: I'm a psychiatrist, and here's what Ireland's mental health services need
Brendan Kelly writes about what he’s learned in his decades of working as a psychiatrist and how best to serve people.
Defence lawyer: Rates of payment are miserable compared to the time, work and skill required
Darren Lalor is leading the campaign for better legal aid rates for barristers defending criminal cases in the District Court.
Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs
Economist Brian O’Boyle says Ireland could really help Ukraine but cutting off the flow of Russian money through the country.
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.
Money Diaries: A 23-year-old legal secretary on €36K living and working in Dublin
This week, our reader feels lucky to be renting from a friend who moved abroad while working hard and studying.
Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'
Aoife Rafter details how her CF and a cancer diagnosis have brought her to a place of gratitude and resilience.
Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.
Charlie Bird: 'I am so thankful to the people who raised money and will climb with me today'
The broadcaster who is battling motor neurone disease looks forward to today’s climb of Croagh Patrick, with €1 million already raised.
Analysis: Under international law, is Putin criminally liable for his invasion of Ukraine?
Trinity’s Dr Donna Lyons outlines the historical background to war crimes charges and asks where Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sits under the law.
Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.
Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.
Money Diaries: A sales executive on €47K living with her husband in Dublin
This week, our reader is disciplined in her saving towards buying a new home.
Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine
Dr Brendan Flynn of NUI Galway looks at similar historical invasions and walks through possible outcomes.
The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.
Malcolm Byrne: We need a TV leaders' debate on Ireland's foreign policy
The Fianna Fáil senator says war in Ukraine has shown how international events truly affect us here and it’s time party leaders debated the issues.
Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering
However, the security analyst writes that the Russian military has been “mauled” on the approach to Kyiv.
Money Diaries: A 24-year-old software developer on €50K living in Louth
This week, our reader is working from home while spending the weekend with his girlfriend.
Opinion: Invisible illness will unhinge your identity and splinter your world
Poet Trudie Gorman has found solace and hope through writing about the unseen – like chronic illness and poverty.
Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.
Time to get baking - sweet treat recipes from Eloise Head
Baking expert Eloise Head has three delicious and simple recipes for you to follow at home.
Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here are some tips for helping nature in your area
Lauren Tuite is a local environmental activist – she has some tips for other budding environmentalists.
Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
Sharon Byrne of Barnardos offers some helpful advice to parents trying to navigate discussing the war with their children.
Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.
Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees
Author and medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle writes that tomorrow we should reflect on how we can write a new chapter of Ireland’s history.
Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard
Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she has learned a lot since the massive global protest three years ago today.