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Opinion: Let's celebrate the dog - man's best friend in a pandemic
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# Opinion

Opinion: Let's celebrate the dog - man's best friend in a pandemic

Nov 7th 2020, 4:00 PM 20,189 Views 19 Comments

Tom Inglis and his Wheaten terrier, Pepe, lived together for eighteen years. Here, he pays tribute to Pepe and all the furry friends who have helped us through 2020.

Shane Rigney shares a recipe and asks: 'To veg, or not to veg?'
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# Saturday Serving

Shane Rigney shares a recipe and asks: 'To veg, or not to veg?'

Nov 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,223 Views 4 Comments

Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 hopes to consider the environment while also keeping customers and suppliers happy. It’s tricky, but he says balance is key.

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,955 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

My week in wellness: A pregnant 33-year-old who's trying to strike a better work-life balance
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A pregnant 33-year-old who's trying to strike a better work-life balance

Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,769 Views 4 Comments

An Irish expat in Dubai takes some work calls out of hours and battles with a secondhand stroller.

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Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork

Nov 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 22,642 Views 8 Comments

Corkman Greg Delanty, a poet, found himself running as a candidate in the US election in 2004. It was a learning experience.

Tom Clonan: Last night's attack in Vienna shows Islamic State is regrouping and shifting focus
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Last night's attack in Vienna shows Islamic State is regrouping and shifting focus

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:53 PM 18,782 Views 16 Comments

Islamic State’s so-called ‘Caliphate’ took a beating last year, but the terror group has been revived from new bases in Africa, writes Tom Clonan.

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 95,802 Views 34 Comments

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,450 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
# This Hostel Life
# This Hostel Life

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation

Nov 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 30,732 Views 9 Comments

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania

Nov 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 40,004 Views 44 Comments

Larry Donnelly’s rational self tells him that Joe Biden will win – but does lightning ever strike twice?

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
# CSO
# CSO

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

Nov 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 16,642 Views 33 Comments

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 63,853 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'
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# Column

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 33,775 Views 36 Comments

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
# Health
# Health

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,849 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was
# Opinion
# Opinion

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 49,674 Views 86 Comments

The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,974 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,743 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Oct 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,369 Views 17 Comments

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house
# How Is Spend My Money
# How Is Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 108,921 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home in his parents’ house which means he’s able to save a substantial amount.

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen
# Dublin Marathon
# Dublin Marathon

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen

Oct 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 18,272 Views 7 Comments

Mick Bourke has run several marathons and pays tribute to runners today as the Dublin City Marathon moves online.

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Oct 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 22,750 Views 5 Comments

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Oct 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,870 Views 3 Comments

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate
# Trump V Biden
# Trump V Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:00 PM 42,743 Views 86 Comments

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 56,359 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness
# Level 5
# Level 5

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:37 AM 151,148 Views 161 Comments

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy
# Level 5
# Level 5

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,593 Views 22 Comments

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 61,620 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,610 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

My week in wellness: A 31-year-old trying to stay positive after losing her job during the pandemic
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 31-year-old trying to stay positive after losing her job during the pandemic

Oct 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 23,745 Views 7 Comments

This week, a home cook and recent sea swimming convert talks us through her week.

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 15,970 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19

Oct 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 74,752 Views 57 Comments

This week, our nurse describes the pressure she and colleagues are under in work and outside, as they maintain a distance.

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author
# RIP
# RIP

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author

Oct 18th 2020, 10:15 AM 21,925 Views 8 Comments

In an extract from his moving, searing memoir, Paddy Doyle writes about his early days at St Michael’s Industrial School after his parents both died.

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle

Oct 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 92,937 Views 90 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the numbers, the fact that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and concludes that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to return to the White House.

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'

Oct 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 52,618 Views 58 Comments

Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.

Home cooking for the family? Donal Skehan's got you covered
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Home cooking for the family? Donal Skehan's got you covered

Oct 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 37,375 Views 14 Comments

Chef Donal Skehan is enjoying his return to Ireland and he has some recipes to shar from his new website and RTÉ show.

Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity

Oct 16th 2020, 12:45 PM 33,850 Views 68 Comments

RISE TD Paul Murphy is part of a new Europe-wide campaign for a ‘Covid Tax’, to avoid saddling people with years of austerity after the pandemic.

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles

Oct 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 24,092 Views 26 Comments

The Labour senator is calling for the introduction of support bubbles through Covid restrictions – not just for older people, but for everyone who lives alone in this country.

My miscarriage: 'I kept hoping mine would be one of those miracle stories, where the baby would survive'
# Miscarriage
# Miscarriage

My miscarriage: 'I kept hoping mine would be one of those miracle stories, where the baby would survive'

Oct 15th 2020, 7:02 AM 26,119 Views 10 Comments

Kitty Maguire works with a lot of women who have suffered miscarriages. Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and until now, Kitty hadn’t written about her own loss.

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers

Oct 14th 2020, 1:15 PM 18,983 Views 18 Comments

Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.

My week in wellness: A 43-year-old yoga teacher who wants to sleep better and spend less time online
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 43-year-old yoga teacher who wants to sleep better and spend less time online

Oct 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,715 Views 17 Comments

This week, a reader in Dublin tries a nature sounds app to help her sleep – and orders a birthday takeaway or two.