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Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 15,125 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
# Irish On Film
# Irish On Film

Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction

Jan 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 17,813 Views 37 Comments

Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Opinion: Fix the mortgage rate problem in Ireland by considering public ownership of banks

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 28,160 Views 55 Comments

Cillian Doyle says there are positive international examples of how large banks taken into public ownership can work better for customer, environment and economy.

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 94,068 Views 101 Comments

The RISE TD argues that now is the time for an overhaul of our approach to Covid-19 so we can make this lockdown the last.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

Jan 21st 2021, 6:55 AM 15,543 Views 77 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Jan 20th 2021, 8:14 AM 28,751 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,390 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

Jan 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 60,963 Views 86 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

Jan 16th 2021, 7:01 PM 31,349 Views 66 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Jan 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,115 Views 85 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes

Jan 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,836 Views 16 Comments

Grow Remote’s Tracy Keogh welcomes the Government plans to legislate for more remote working but says companies must move from ‘remote-friendly’ to ‘remote-first’ for it to work.

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Jan 15th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,197 Views 46 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the legal advice provided to Government in relation to rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Jan 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 83,186 Views 59 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
# Trump
# Trump

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists

Jan 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,417 Views 30 Comments

Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,117 Views 34 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie, Ian Dempsey pays tribute to his musical hero and looks back at some of his gigs in Ireland.

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,099 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?

Jan 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,935 Views 114 Comments

In the wake of Brexit, as some debate continues about a united Ireland in the future, Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan looks at the reunification of Germany and the lessons it can provide.

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,685 Views 64 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra looks at Trump’s legacy and the impact his presidency has had on democracy.

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,402 Views 17 Comments

As plans continue for a new Register of Electors Bill, the Fianna Fáil senator says a Commission would face major challenges.

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business

Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,831 Views 6 Comments

Emily and Lucy O’Connor felt there wasn’t enough being done for Irish women in business, so they decided to do something about that.

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'

Jan 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 46,245 Views 0 Comments

Secondary student Beth Doherty says it’s unfair for Government to make sweeping decisions about school closure and exams in 2021 without consulting students.

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,573 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun
# Fionnuala McCarthy
# Fionnuala McCarthy

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun

Jan 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 68,971 Views 33 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, poet and activist Pat Tierney died on his 39th birthday. Fionnuala McCarthy remembers a life story overshadowed by a controversy in death.

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
# US Election
# US Election

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,906 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 47,953 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand

Jan 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 70,429 Views 35 Comments

GP Dr Deirdre Forde specialises in menopause and is urging women suffering to seek advice and assistance.

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'

Dec 31st 2020, 12:30 PM 23,378 Views 15 Comments

Resilience coach Siobhán Murray says it’s time to forget the overwhelming and unreachable resolutions and to instead focus on one key word for 2021.

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 48,577 Views 16 Comments

Kildare mum Margaret Lynch says she’s grateful for all the blessings in her life, despite the fact that 2020 pushed her family’s dream of a new home further away.

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,999 Views 0 Comments

Our new columnist writes about the importance of listening to trans people when it comes to healthcare, sparked by a recent visit to the doctor’s.

'You'll mask up and serve the community': A letter from a pharmacist to his pre-pandemic self
# A LETTER TO MYSELF
# A LETTER TO MYSELF

'You'll mask up and serve the community': A letter from a pharmacist to his pre-pandemic self

Dec 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 11,706 Views 1 Comment

Aaron Koay advises his past self on self-belief and perseverance during the pandemic.

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?

Dec 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 30,068 Views 7 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the pandemic has brought along the use of many new phrases and words, and he has one as Gaeilge for 2020.

Christmas Fare: Fed up of turkey? It might be time to try a recipe for taco chips
# Food
# Food

Christmas Fare: Fed up of turkey? It might be time to try a recipe for taco chips

Dec 29th 2020, 12:30 PM 24,049 Views 13 Comments

If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches and leftover omelettes this week, this could be just the recipe for you, from Dario Macari of Romayos.

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

Dec 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,520 Views 7 Comments

Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.

My 2020: 'My college life is now a strange virtual reality'
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2020: 'My college life is now a strange virtual reality'

Dec 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,083 Views 4 Comments

As part of our ‘My 2020′ series, this Christmas, Ava Keady shares her thoughts on an unprecedented year for college students.

'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves
# A LETTER TO MYSELF
# A LETTER TO MYSELF

'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves

Dec 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,489 Views 1 Comment

Sisters and business partners Masindi Phiriga and Denga Phiriga look back on launching a small business during the pandemic.

Christmas Fare: Try some festive seafood recipes from Star Seafoods
# Food
# Food

Christmas Fare: Try some festive seafood recipes from Star Seafoods

Dec 27th 2020, 12:30 PM 13,510 Views 3 Comments

Daniel McCarthy of Star Seafoods discusses a difficult year and his chef Zbigniew Blaszchak shares some seafood recipes for you to try at home.

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 31,806 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much

Dec 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,369 Views 4 Comments

Broadcaster and wellness practitioner Bibi Baskin on why lockdown forced her to embrace the quiet and ultimately change how she earns a living.

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,198 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

Christmas Fare: Leftovers need TLC? Shane Rigney's got a recipe for hash topped with poachers
# Food
# Food

Christmas Fare: Leftovers need TLC? Shane Rigney's got a recipe for hash topped with poachers

Dec 26th 2020, 8:30 AM 16,940 Views 11 Comments

Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 says you’re not allowed throw out yesterday’s leftovers, time to get creative instead.