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Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further

Aug 9th 2020, 10:30 AM 34,122 Views 20 Comments

Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Aug 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,363 Views 54 Comments

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,166 Views 7 Comments

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

Steamed mussels and 'Beeramisu' - two recipes for you from Urban Brewing in Dublin
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Steamed mussels and 'Beeramisu' - two recipes for you from Urban Brewing in Dublin

Aug 8th 2020, 7:30 AM 18,593 Views 2 Comments

Dan Keane, head chef at Urban Brewing, shares his lockdown experience and a couple of tasty recipes.

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Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?
# Menstruation
# Menstruation

Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 38,978 Views 67 Comments

Menstrual Cycle Awareness facilitator Kitty Maguire says the recent banning of an ad for tampons missed the point entirely.

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good
# NUCLEAR BOMB ANNIVERSARY
# NUCLEAR BOMB ANNIVERSARY

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good

Aug 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,492 Views 31 Comments

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The International Committee of the Red Cross says we must now work collectively stop the development of nuclear weapons.

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'
# Concern
# Concern

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'

Aug 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 23,249 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

Aug 5th 2020, 1:20 PM 19,225 Views 5 Comments

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it

Aug 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,571 Views 8 Comments

Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

Aug 3rd 2020, 8:01 AM 47,029 Views 69 Comments

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A team leader in Galway on €37K working from home who is also a single mother

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 66,842 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader, who lives with her daughter in Galway and has an underlying health condition, details her spending and saving during the Covid-19 period.

Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:30 AM 24,046 Views 15 Comments

Tommy McLoughlin of Butterfly Cup outlines why the fight to get rid of plastic must continue in the midst of the Covid-19 changes.

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 PM 45,571 Views 0 Comments

Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.

Try a protein-rich veggie burger and chocolate chip cookies with these Happy Pear recipes
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Try a protein-rich veggie burger and chocolate chip cookies with these Happy Pear recipes

Aug 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 24,232 Views 54 Comments

David and Stephen Flynn share recipes from their new book The Happy Pear: Vegan Cooking for Everyone.

Opinion: The Supreme Court's ruling on the government's climate plan is a watershed moment
# Midnight Must Read
# Midnight Must Read

Opinion: The Supreme Court's ruling on the government's climate plan is a watershed moment

Aug 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 22,738 Views 24 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the Supreme Court’s ruling has major implications for environmental policy and the court.

Opinion: Northern Ireland is the 'problem child' and that's not likely to change any time soon
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Northern Ireland is the 'problem child' and that's not likely to change any time soon

Jul 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 26,120 Views 53 Comments

Charlie Power is from Northern Ireland. He looks at the tricky positioning of the province in the eyes of the UK and Ireland and says not much is likely to change in the coming years.

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

Jul 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,330 Views 30 Comments

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

Trouble sleeping? You're not alone, but there are tools you can use to help yourself
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Trouble sleeping? You're not alone, but there are tools you can use to help yourself

Jul 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,195 Views 20 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray highlights many of the causes of insomnia and offers some tips to help you avoid those sleepless nights.

Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland?

Jul 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 404,937 Views 50 Comments

Liam Printer is Irish and lives in Switzerland, where he teaches in a secondary school. They’ve been back in the classroom for some time and here, he describes what it’s been like.

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,183 Views 5 Comments

Dr Karen Moore of the An Taisce Green-Schools programme wonders if despite Covid-19 and the lockdown, can we take some long-lasting benefits from it all – for the air we breathe, our health and quality of life.

Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A university administrator in Limerick working from home who is starting to socialise more

Jul 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 55,062 Views 26 Comments

This week, our reader has been spending lockdown working from home but is now starting to socialise with friends, prompting an increase in spending.

Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?

Jul 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 16,432 Views 17 Comments

Rowena Hennigan is an expert in remote working. She says emergency remote working in the pandemic is not the way to approach remote working long term.

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,707 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market

Jul 25th 2020, 6:05 PM 17,607 Views 18 Comments

Advocate Craig Kelly writes about how Covid-19 will make a hard situation worse for people with disabilities trying to find a job.

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'
# Ann Devine
# Ann Devine

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'

Jul 25th 2020, 7:45 AM 31,776 Views 14 Comments

Catch up with what Ann Devine is up to in the latest novel from Colm O’Regan.

Opinion: When it comes to paying for Covid-19, are we still 'in this together'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: When it comes to paying for Covid-19, are we still 'in this together'?

Jul 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,532 Views 44 Comments

Economist Dr Brian O’Boyle says we need to learn the lessons from the last global recession and make sure the economic burden of Covid-19 is shared equally.

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 12,557 Views 0 Comments

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza
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# BeKind

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 17,955 Views 8 Comments

Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,002 Views 19 Comments

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

Jul 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,128 Views 11 Comments

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Jul 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,531 Views 49 Comments

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 26-year-old data analyst living alone and working from home in a new job

Jul 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,682 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is living in her own apartment in the city centre and is working from home in a new job.

Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online

Jul 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 18,389 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Deasy and Brian McDermott created Event Fuel but have completely rearranged and renamed their business in the wake of Covid-19.

We have a wealth of talented podcasters here in Ireland, so why are we not counting their listeners?
# Opinion
# Opinion

We have a wealth of talented podcasters here in Ireland, so why are we not counting their listeners?

Jul 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 17,874 Views 18 Comments

As Bressie’s podcast wins an award, Darach Ó Séaghdha argues that it’s high time the JNLR figures took podcasting into account.

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
# Addiction
# Addiction

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,607 Views 10 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

Enjoy some summer fruit baking recipes from master pastry chef Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Enjoy some summer fruit baking recipes from master pastry chef Shane Smith

Jul 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 16,222 Views 4 Comments

Shane offers some simple recipes for you to try at home.

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,099 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

Ransomware and remote working: If Twitter can be breached, then every company must be vigilant
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ransomware and remote working: If Twitter can be breached, then every company must be vigilant

Jul 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,579 Views 5 Comments

Jacky Fox of Accenture Security outlines the security threats posed to busineses at the moment and offers some advice on how to handle this growing criminal activity.

So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it

Jul 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,538 Views 8 Comments

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Jul 14th 2020, 7:38 AM 53,612 Views 30 Comments

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.