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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,913 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
# Corporation Tax Rate
# Corporation Tax Rate

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,481 Views 28 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre
# Heroin Addiction
# Heroin Addiction

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,797 Views 23 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says there’s no excuse not to have injecting centres by now.

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,162 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,750 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,866 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support

Jun 12th 2021, 11:00 AM 13,296 Views 14 Comments

In the early moments of the pandemic a group of Chinese experts took time to brief Irish doctors on what they knew so far about Covid-19, Paul O’Brien explains how those connections were made.

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 2:29 PM 11,067 Views 24 Comments

Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
# Sea Swimming
# Sea Swimming

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,404 Views 11 Comments

Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.

Opinion: 'I had to ask myself - at what point did I accept the othering of Traveller children?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I had to ask myself - at what point did I accept the othering of Traveller children?'

Jun 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,997 Views 0 Comments

When she collaborated with Traveller women on a project about hair and Traveller culture, Breda Mayock came to a number of realisations about Ireland and prejudice.

Opinion: It's time to celebrate the women of Irish street art - they're breaking barriers for us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: It's time to celebrate the women of Irish street art - they're breaking barriers for us all

Jun 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,441 Views 12 Comments

Lucy Medlycott brings us the stories of female street artists in Ireland, who seek “to subvert, to question and to transform”.

Opinion: 'I'm worried about the kids who are stepping over needles and broken bottles to get to school'
# YOUTH WORKERS
# YOUTH WORKERS

Opinion: 'I'm worried about the kids who are stepping over needles and broken bottles to get to school'

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 2:45 PM 21,380 Views 2 Comments

Dublin youth worker Declan Keenan says Covid has set their work back extensively and many children are paying the price.

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 11,371 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews
# A New Column
# A New Column

Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews

Jun 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,421 Views 8 Comments

In our new regular Voices column, career expert Sarah Geraghty offers advice to our readers who would like a change to their working life.

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,124 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts
# Wushu
# Wushu

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 9,989 Views 9 Comments

Maynooth University lecturer Dr Lu Zhouxiang explains how martial arts have been a bridge from China to other countries around the world.

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity
# No Honey Here
# No Honey Here

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity

Jun 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 19,509 Views 18 Comments

Paul Handrick runs ‘the only true bee sanctuary on the planet’ in county Wicklow and before you ask, no, they don’t produce honey.

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,142 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,413 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 12:00 PM 10,653 Views 27 Comments

The MEP says it’s now clear that local councils in Ireland have have weak powers compared to the rest of Europe.

Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 23,572 Views 42 Comments

The Dublin businesswoman, campaigner and broadcaster says Covid-19 has exposed the under-resourcing and neglect of Dublin’s outdoor spaces.

Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes
# Taxes
# Taxes

Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:46 PM 20,036 Views 67 Comments

The Green Party councillor says 90% of Ireland’s household wealth is tied up in property and that we should keep taxing it.

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,222 Views 14 Comments

How can a non-permanent member of the Security Council like Ireland ensure that human rights remain at the heart of the Council’s agenda?

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities
# Pro Tennis
# Pro Tennis

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 20,599 Views 50 Comments

As Osaka withdraws from the French Open, psychology professor Peter Terry says we should remember that athletes are not super human

Money Diaries: A finance company employee on €24K living in Kildare
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A finance company employee on €24K living in Kildare

May 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,350 Views 35 Comments

This week, our reader is saving hard and managing finances, but is keen to move closer to friends and family.

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women

May 29th 2021, 7:01 PM 15,696 Views 19 Comments

The National Women’s Council says inadequate State investment in childcare has led to an unsustainable system in crisis.

The Irish For: What is with our love affair with coleslaw?
# Food
# Food

The Irish For: What is with our love affair with coleslaw?

May 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,020 Views 43 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks back at the introduction of coleslaw to Ireland and wonders why exactly we embraced this strange mix of veg and mayo.

Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites
# Online Pornography
# Online Pornography

Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites

Updated May 28th 2021, 10:19 AM 36,359 Views 2 Comments

A comprehensive study by Dr Fiona Vera-Gray and Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham University uncovered worrying levels of access to violent pornography.

Opinion: Staff are worried that employers will just insist on an immediate return to the office
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Opinion: Staff are worried that employers will just insist on an immediate return to the office

Updated May 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 62,999 Views 49 Comments

Joanne Mangan from Grow Remote is urging employers to embrace a hybrid working model and help reimagine how we live and work.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,691 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

Burning the Custom House: Some Dublin firefighters played significant role by deliberately spreading the blaze
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Burning the Custom House: Some Dublin firefighters played significant role by deliberately spreading the blaze

May 25th 2021, 1:08 PM 16,162 Views 13 Comments

Las Fallon explores the role of Dublin Fire Brigade members in aiding the attack.

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,014 Views 38 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

Money Diaries: A loan officer on €34K who has moved back to Wexford because of lockdown
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A loan officer on €34K who has moved back to Wexford because of lockdown

May 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 47,393 Views 19 Comments

This week, our reader has moved home from a house share in Dublin and is working from home and enjoying life in the country.

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,988 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 9,080 Views 89 Comments

The extent to which we protect and defend human rights tells us who we are as a society, writes Anthony Moore SC.

The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened
# Centenary
# Centenary

The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened

May 22nd 2021, 11:18 AM 22,221 Views 40 Comments

It’s 100 years since the IRA attacked the administrative heart of the British civil service in Ireland.

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent

May 21st 2021, 7:45 PM 81,517 Views 122 Comments

The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'

May 20th 2021, 7:58 PM 13,480 Views 7 Comments

Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality
# Column
# Column

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,661 Views 41 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 47,572 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.