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Sunday 14 November, 2021

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?
# Political Failure
# Political Failure

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,416 Views 5 Comments

Ursula Quill makes the argument for the role of democratic movements like Citizen’s Assemblies in the face of the climate crisis.

Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,407 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

Mary Berry serves up some delicious new recipes for you to try at home
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Mary Berry serves up some delicious new recipes for you to try at home

Nov 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,327 Views 11 Comments

The renowned chef and TV personality has some new flavours to add to your kitchen servings.

Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,431 Views 17 Comments

What does the future look like for Ireland’s coasts? Two of the authors of the An Post Irish Book Awards-nominated Coastal Atlas of Ireland explain.

Friday 12 November, 2021

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth
# Women In Science
# Women In Science

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth

Nov 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,975 Views 6 Comments

Dr Niamh Shaw says it took her Mars simulation training for her to realise just how precious life on Earth really is.

Opinion: Austin Currie - peacemaker, parliamentarian and titan of the civil rights movement
# RIP
# RIP

Opinion: Austin Currie - peacemaker, parliamentarian and titan of the civil rights movement

Nov 12th 2021, 11:20 AM 6,826 Views 6 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to the late politician and civil rights campaigner, who will be buried today.

Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,728 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'
# Movember
# Movember

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:00 PM 20,042 Views 9 Comments

As part of the Movember campaign, Stephen McIntyre shares his story of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.

Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
# Fast Fashion
# Fast Fashion

Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,178 Views 4 Comments

Caitriona Rogerson highlights the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade on African countries.

Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'

Nov 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,936 Views 6 Comments

Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.

Sunday 7 November, 2021

Money Diaries: A support worker on €35K living with her partner in the south west of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A support worker on €35K living with her partner in the south west of the country

Nov 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 40,397 Views 22 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined in saving for her wedding after recently getting engaged.

Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue
# Ableism
# Ableism

Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue

Nov 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 11,935 Views 9 Comments

Matt McCann says despite the challenges of Covid, some welcome changes have come for those with disabilities and those changes should not be lost.

Saturday 6 November, 2021

Opinion: I've been accused of faking my visual impairment - this got worse during Covid
# Fighting Blindness
# Fighting Blindness

Opinion: I've been accused of faking my visual impairment - this got worse during Covid

Nov 6th 2021, 8:30 AM 26,436 Views 15 Comments

Gillian Stafford outlines what life has been like as a person battling blindness and the further challenges she’s faced during the pandemic.

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,719 Views 2 Comments

Freddie Alexander has written a madcap adventure involving a man called Mr Spicebag. Here, he writes about how inspiration comes from the most unusual of places

Friday 5 November, 2021

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'

Nov 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,735 Views 0 Comments

In this extract from her book, Philippa Ryder writes about a question she asked her wife-to-be which changed the course of her life.

Thursday 4 November, 2021

Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork

Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,839 Views 47 Comments

Cork woman Dr Susan Power, a human rights lawyer, asks Simon Coveney to advocate for six NGOs designated as terrorist organisations by Israel.

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,456 Views 0 Comments

An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rosaleen McDonagh has written a searing book of essays – here, she writes about their genesis.

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?
# Pensions For Planet
# Pensions For Planet

Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,429 Views 6 Comments

Pensions expert Ralph Benson looks at the rise of ethical investing and how it can benefit the planet.

Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent
# Knowhere To Go
# Knowhere To Go

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 12:20 PM 41,017 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Westpheling says she compartmentalised the experience of sexual assault, only realising years later that what had happened was wrong.

Sunday 31 October, 2021

Money Diaries: Customer service clerk on €38K who bought a home outright with savings
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: Customer service clerk on €38K who bought a home outright with savings

Oct 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 108,507 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader earns some extra money by renting out the spare room in her apartment.

Saturday 30 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,971 Views 4 Comments

Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
# Cop26
# Cop26

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,538 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,827 Views 7 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,814 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'

Oct 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,910 Views 9 Comments

Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.

Thursday 28 October, 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
# Housing Rights
# Housing Rights

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,453 Views 3 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

Monday 25 October, 2021

Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down
# Bulbsforbees
# Bulbsforbees

Opinion: Young people are demanding action on climate and biodiversity, we can't let them down

Oct 25th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,309 Views 58 Comments

Yvonne McKenna of Gaisce outlines their plans to encourage biodiversity by asking the public to plant bulbs for the bees.

Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes

Oct 25th 2021, 6:45 AM 14,745 Views 17 Comments

The Civil Engagement Group senators say the government needs to be fairer and act faster in its budgets.

Sunday 24 October, 2021

Money Diaries: A PhD student on €16K living and studying in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A PhD student on €16K living and studying in Dublin

Oct 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 67,432 Views 29 Comments

This week, our reader is earning very little during a PhD but manages her spending by planning lots of homecooked meals.

Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households

Oct 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,307 Views 31 Comments

Issy Petrie from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul says the government must act now to prevent people slipping in to poverty this winter.

Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,566 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Friday 22 October, 2021

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices
# Plastic Or Planet?
# Plastic Or Planet?

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices

Updated Oct 22nd 2021, 2:10 PM 14,836 Views 35 Comments

Lyndsey O’Connell of the Sick of Plastic campaign outlines just how destructive this material is and offers simple ways to avoid using it.

Thursday 21 October, 2021

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,901 Views 6 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 29,651 Views 40 Comments

Former negotiator Sydney Nash says it’s sovereignty, not sausages, that the UK government cares about.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'
# Dublin City Marathon
# Dublin City Marathon

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'

Oct 20th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,377 Views 7 Comments

Alan Corcoran, who once ran 35 marathons in 35 days, documents how he came to run his first Dublin City Marathon.

Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,736 Views 31 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Opinion: Ireland's outdated definition of 'Mother' leaves thousands of families in limbo
# Legal Rights
# Legal Rights

Opinion: Ireland's outdated definition of 'Mother' leaves thousands of families in limbo

Oct 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,838 Views 13 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse meets families urging the government to keep promises on changes to assisted reproduction legislation.

Monday 18 October, 2021

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 34,731 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

Sunday 17 October, 2021

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,241 Views 25 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to live with his parents rent-free while saving up for a deposit to buy his own house.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

Oct 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,094 Views 29 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.