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Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds

Larry Donnelly, a ‘yank in Ireland’, has a little shutdown rant.

A simple coddle recipe and a dessert to make your mouth water, courtesy of a Michelin starred chef? Yes, please

Chapter One’s Michelin starred chef, Ross Lewis discusses his new routine at home and shares some recipes.

Rewilding: ‘This shutdown gives us a chance to return to seeing the world as if for the first time’

Lucy O’Hagan of the Phoenix Forest School believes this is a chance for us to reengage with nature.

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

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'Boris the Bungler' has been a calamity for the UK, but it's ordinary people who will pay the price

Peter Flanagan says the UK is merely catching up on the terrible reality of Covid-19.

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham

Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.

'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'

Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.

Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil

Dil Wickremasinghe says it’s challenging for couples at the moment.

'I'd only meant to stay a few months aboard Radio Caroline. Ronan O'Rahilly's magnetism kept me there for years'

Steve Conway pays tribute to the founder of Radio Caroline, the original radio pirate.

'Social distancing is impossible for refugees in Greece'. One volunteer describes conditions there

Freya Mergler says the odds are against the people in camps there.

'Singing can be therapy during the Covid-19 shutdown'. One singing teacher says it's worth a try

Eimear Crehan says singing can help your mood in these testing times.

O'Casey said: 'Th’ time is rotten ripe for revolution'. Minister McHugh, now is the time to revolutionise the Leaving Cert

Our teacher says that in the midst of this Covid-19 crisis, we need an empathetic response to the Leaving Certificate question.

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old graduate surveyor living with family in Dublin

This week, our reader adjusts to life in Covid-19 lockdown and finds she’s spending a lot less.

'We can find meaning in this isolation'. Professor Ciaran O’Boyle says supporting each other is the key to getting through this

Professor O’Boyle says we should embrace all means of communication to stay connected.

'The future of food is local'. Dave Whelan of the Edible Landscape Project says now is the time for us to make the change

Whelan says we can make a small difference by thinking about our food sources.

Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares some kitchen comfort food for all at home

This week, we enjoy some easy recipes that can be put together from your cupboard ingredients.

'Older people are not a passive vulnerable group. They are a vital part of Irish society'

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing group offers sound, evidence-based advice to those who are remaining at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

Wellness Wednesday: 'Anxiety isn’t only in your head' - an occupational therapist says the body holds the key

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says we can freeze up at times like this, but there are simple ways to ease stress.

This pandemic has taught us that science matters. In a sea of misinformation, communication is crucial

Malcolm Love says science communication has never been more important, as conspiracy theories grow.

How I Spend my Money: A 55-year-old office administrator from Galway with four children

This week, our reader details the week she spent in early March as Covid-19 became a public health issue in Ireland.

How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme

Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.

Larry Donnelly: Bernie’s out, but he leaves a lasting legacy

Sanders didn’t lose because of his socialist leanings, he did so because of his praise for Castro and criticism of JFK, writes Donnelly.

Opinion: 'Love and loss in the time of coronavirus... Together, apart, we wait for the dawn'

Maura McElhone writes about how the imminent birth of her first child makes her reflect on the loss of her grandmother, and in turn on what this current pandemic means for families.

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

Roz Purcell shares her routine, recipes and tips for staying positive during Covid-19 isolation

The cookery author says focusing on nutrition and wellbeing is helping her handle the changes.

Living with cystic fibrosis in a pandemic is tough, but we have lived this for some time

Patricia Duffy-Barber, Chairperson of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland says people CF are nervous, but they’re doing their best to get through.

'The silence right now is ominous': Concern for women and children trapped with abusers during Covid-19 shutdown

Sharon O’Halloran, Co-CEO of Safe Ireland, says the lack of contact from abused women and children during Covid-19 is a real cause for concern.

Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland

Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.

Tom Clonan: Ireland's ICU guidelines for Covid-19 must safeguard people with disabilities

Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan.

Embracing the new normal after the Covid-19 shutdown - notes from a Kerryman in China

Greg McDonough says life is returning to some semblance of normal for his family after the shutdown in China.

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!

Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak

Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

Wood Quay veteran, hero of the Liberties: John Gallagher's death has deprived Dublin of one of its champions

Gallagher, who passed away recently, kept Dublin and the Liberties in his heart.

Opinion: Should the EU's role in the Covid-19 crisis merely be as Best Supporting Actor?

Noelle O Connell says the EU is reacting faster to this crisis than it did in 2008, but it needs the agreement of all members.

How I Spend My Money: A 37-year-old who just signed on the dole before the Covid-19 crisis hit

This week, our reader comes to terms with life in isolation on a small budget.

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.