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The Irish Read: An extract from Billy O'Callaghan's new novel, Life Sentences
# Homegrown Writing
# Homegrown Writing

The Irish Read: An extract from Billy O'Callaghan's new novel, Life Sentences

Feb 14th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,607 Views 6 Comments

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
# Relationships
# Relationships

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 14,997 Views 3 Comments

Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.

Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet

Feb 13th 2021, 11:30 AM 25,747 Views 22 Comments

Dr Pete Wedderburn says there are many things to consider when you’re planning to get a new pet, but for now, he has 10 tips.

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
# Children
# Children

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,232 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

Neale Richmond: To tackle knife crime we should take our cues from Scotland
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Neale Richmond: To tackle knife crime we should take our cues from Scotland

Feb 11th 2021, 7:39 AM 15,942 Views 23 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says we should look to Scotland and how they handled a surge in knife crime if we are to tackle our knife problem here.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,221 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old woman on €46K having moved from Dublin to the country

Feb 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 112,415 Views 50 Comments

This week, our reader enjoys a better quality of life and stretches her income further now she’s out of Dublin.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,061 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain
# Opinion
# Opinion

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain

Feb 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,946 Views 54 Comments

Rather than looking for swingeing spending cuts or increased taxes on work, how about we start at the top, writes Victor Duggan.

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny

Feb 6th 2021, 2:00 PM 22,518 Views 65 Comments

Following the recent report on institutions there, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister says an all-island approach is needed on this issue, to address the wrongs of the past.

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
# Courts
# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,692 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'

Feb 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,632 Views 14 Comments

Senators Catherine Ardagh and Fiona O’Loughlin are calling on the Government to make good on a promise fund IVF.

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
# World Cancer DAy
# World Cancer DAy

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,055 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

Gino Kenny: Vaccinating only those in wealthy countries is counterproductive
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Gino Kenny: Vaccinating only those in wealthy countries is counterproductive

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 15,222 Views 19 Comments

The People Before Profit TD makes the case for the People’s Vaccine, a global campaign to make vaccines available for all.

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 18,225 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home
# Money Diaries
# Money Diaries

Money Diaries: A 27-year-old technical support worker on €34K decorating her new home

Jan 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 69,950 Views 35 Comments

This week, our reader is renovating the new home she just bought in county Offaly.

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children

Jan 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 28,573 Views 12 Comments

Jamie Canavan is researching the stories of children who were forced into ‘boarding out’, a term given to fostering in the early to mid last century.

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice
# Constitution
# Constitution

Opinion: The role of Attorney General should be more transparent - let's start by publishing the advice

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 11,104 Views 9 Comments

Dr David Kenny and Dr Conor Casey argue that the refusal to publish the advice of the AG by successive governments serves no one.

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,396 Views 90 Comments

UCC’s Professor Ivan Perry says the idea that a Zero Covid approach offers a ‘false promise’ for the elimination of the virus is just wrong.

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,948 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh on 2021: 'One thing is certain, and that is that there still is hope'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh on 2021: 'One thing is certain, and that is that there still is hope'

Jan 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,080 Views 1 Comment

Writer Kerri Ní Dochartaigh explores the idea of the year ahead, taking in the ideas of time, borders, and family.

Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better
# Transparency
# Transparency

Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better

Jan 28th 2021, 4:29 PM 16,785 Views 63 Comments

DCU’s John Devitt and Robert Gillanders say the country must control corruption if it is to protect more than just its international reputation.

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

Jan 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,251 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Opinion: The Affordable Housing Bill will line developers' pockets while young couples can't buy a home

Jan 26th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,923 Views 28 Comments

The Government must stop pursuing policies which inflate the property market and think again about the Affordable Housing Bill, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,680 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,578 Views 57 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 21,021 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,849 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

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 15,287 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 17,896 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 28,376 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 94,201 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 15,613 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 28,807 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 16,479 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 61,126 Views 85 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 32,299 Views 67 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 42,162 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 16,877 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 19,280 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.