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Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
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# Opinion

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,088 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
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# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 16,966 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,045 Views 18 Comments

The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone
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# Banking

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone

Mar 23rd 2021, 12:42 PM 17,216 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says traditional banking is clearly disrupted and it’s important we get ahead in education and upskilling to cope with the changes.

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 60,365 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis
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# GoodInformation

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,831 Views 30 Comments

A new all-Ireland constitution can enshrine into law the inviolable rights of nature and create a space to ensure a safe climate future.

Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: An occupational therapist on €54K working through the pandemic in Dublin

Mar 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 70,118 Views 47 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working in a hospital and watching spending to save for a wedding.

Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'
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# EXTRACT

Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'

Mar 21st 2021, 6:00 PM 47,487 Views 3 Comments

Sophie White writes about her father’s illness and death, and its impact on her.

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust

Mar 21st 2021, 10:30 AM 13,135 Views 25 Comments

In a special week for Ireland, our Boston-born columnist looks at the strength of ties between the two countries.

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 118,387 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
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# Opinion

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,068 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

Opinion: Close encounters of the dolphin kind - swimming with Dingle's beloved Fungie
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Opinion: Close encounters of the dolphin kind - swimming with Dingle's beloved Fungie

Mar 20th 2021, 8:30 AM 31,805 Views 10 Comments

Brian Holmes and Sheila Stokes had the pleasure of spending years with the Dingle dolphin, who became known as Fungie.

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
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# Opinion

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection

Mar 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,292 Views 9 Comments

Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes
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# Holiday Fare

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,182 Views 10 Comments

Caitlin Lopes, pastry chef at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast shares some delicious sweet treat recipes.

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind

Mar 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,446 Views 21 Comments

Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,826 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

Column: If you want a shared island, it's time to listen to your unionist neighbours
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# GoodInformation

Column: If you want a shared island, it's time to listen to your unionist neighbours

Mar 15th 2021, 6:12 PM 32,883 Views 81 Comments

A united Ireland will not mean healing and reconciliation for many people in Northern Ireland. For some it will mean pain, sadness and trauma, writes Sarah Creighton.

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,454 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A charity shop manager in the south of the country trying to make ends meet

Mar 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,188 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader is a charity shop manager receiving the Covid payment while lockdown continues.

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,608 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

Noeline Blackwell: This week has exposed society's distorted attitudes towards gender-based violence
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# Opinion

Noeline Blackwell: This week has exposed society's distorted attitudes towards gender-based violence

Mar 13th 2021, 9:30 AM 23,527 Views 44 Comments

The head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reflects on another painful week for women in Ireland and the UK.

Ciara Attwell of My Fussy Eater shares tips and recipes to simplify family food
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# Saturday Serving

Ciara Attwell of My Fussy Eater shares tips and recipes to simplify family food

Mar 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,544 Views 2 Comments

The busy mum shares some handy ways to speed up the cooking and serving of healthy family meals.

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic
# Covid Anniversary
# Covid Anniversary

Opinion: One year on, we're seeing the mental health impacts of this pandemic

Mar 12th 2021, 5:30 PM 17,846 Views 26 Comments

Dr Niall Duffy and Dr Stephen McWilliams of St John of God say that many people referred to the hospital in the last year have not been helped by Covid stress.

Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go

Mar 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,814 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist highlights the challenges faced by trans people every day.

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
# Safety
# Safety

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough

Mar 11th 2021, 9:46 AM 40,124 Views 0 Comments

Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 69,324 Views 101 Comments

Irish Heart Foundation CEO Dr Tim Collins says we need to understand just how dangerous open fires are to our health.

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives
# The Disconnect
# The Disconnect

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,447 Views 4 Comments

Writer Roisin Kiberd looks at the world of the internet – and the effect it has on our lives – in her new essay collection, The Disconnect. Here, she takes us through her early days online.

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,413 Views 53 Comments

In the week when we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Social Democrats TD says we should settle for nothing less than equal pay for equal work.

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
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# Opinion

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,846 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

Opinion: Why British media coverage of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview could backfire
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Opinion: Why British media coverage of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview could backfire

Mar 9th 2021, 1:15 PM 64,136 Views 54 Comments

University of Westminster Professor Steven Barnett says the UK media is on the attack because Harry and Meghan threaten its economic reliance on Royal coverage.

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language

Mar 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,624 Views 58 Comments

On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer
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# Opinion

Guilt, messiness and forgiving yourself: What I learned from being a professional declutterer

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,934 Views 5 Comments

Reformed hoarder and clutter expert Emma Gleeson looks at what her work has taught her about how we run our homes – and our lives.

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust
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# Opinion

Bobby McDonagh: Britain, the Protocol and another breach of trust

Mar 8th 2021, 12:29 PM 14,868 Views 10 Comments

The former ambassador says the decision by the UK to act unilaterally on some issues in relation to the Brexit Protocol is another deeply unhelpful move.

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
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# Opinion

International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic

Mar 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,966 Views 6 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown
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# HISMM

Money Diaries: A primary teacher on €37K based in the south east during lockdown

Mar 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 101,793 Views 30 Comments

This week, our reader is back home away from Dublin for lockdown and is able to earn some extra cash painting along the way.

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,189 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation
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# Misinformation

Opinion: Lack of trust in politics in a pandemic is a breeding ground for disinformation

Mar 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,397 Views 43 Comments

Joe Galvin outlines how far-right groups are capitalising on current frustrations around Covid restrictions.

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey

Mar 6th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,426 Views 24 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
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# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,057 Views 13 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,170 Views 38 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.