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Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes
# Burning Issue
# Burning Issue

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,099 Views 70 Comments

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria
# Justice
# Justice

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

Jul 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,425 Views 31 Comments

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

Breakfast time? Try these carrot and walnut pancakes, courtesy of The Cake Cafe and SLICE
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Breakfast time? Try these carrot and walnut pancakes, courtesy of The Cake Cafe and SLICE

Jul 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 15,906 Views 5 Comments

Ray O’Neill of The Cake Cafe and SLICE in Dublin shares his thoughts on the last few months and offers a nice healthy pancake recipe.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,887 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

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Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Jul 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,721 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must close the pubs again - our health workers deserve better
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must close the pubs again - our health workers deserve better

Jul 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 121,331 Views 87 Comments

Ruairí Brugha says the scenes from Dublin city centre last weekend show how dangerously close we are to the second wave of Covid-19 unless drastic action is taken.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Jul 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,496 Views 7 Comments

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 71,450 Views 142 Comments

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now

Jul 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,586 Views 25 Comments

CEO of One Family Karen Kiernan says we desperately need a new modern, fit-for-purpose family law system.

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A retired lecturer in Galway documents life and spending in lockdown

Jul 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 71,232 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader has been cocooning throughout the Covid-19 shutdown.

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work

Jul 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,385 Views 6 Comments

Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...
# Leopold Kerney
# Leopold Kerney

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Jul 4th 2020, 4:00 PM 28,819 Views 19 Comments

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

Jul 4th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,458 Views 1 Comment

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

Opinion: Our rotting Seanad won’t survive much longer, it's crying out for reform
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Our rotting Seanad won’t survive much longer, it's crying out for reform

Jul 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 18,837 Views 42 Comments

UCC students Adam Hallissey and Charlie Power argue that the Seanad has become a place for failed TDs to wait for election, and it has the capacity for so much more.

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,540 Views 5 Comments

One childcare provider shares her thoughts on reopening in the ‘new normal’ and thanks former minister Katherine Zappone for the work she’s done.

Dreading the return to 'normal'?' Here's how to emerge from lockdown with your wellbeing intact
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Dreading the return to 'normal'?' Here's how to emerge from lockdown with your wellbeing intact

Jul 1st 2020, 3:17 PM 17,297 Views 8 Comments

Sheena McGinley shares her thoughts and fears about returning to the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19 shutdown.

As millennials approach middle age, they face the second recession of their generation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

As millennials approach middle age, they face the second recession of their generation

Jun 30th 2020, 8:04 AM 33,724 Views 84 Comments

Dr Amie Lajoie says millennials hope the policy of Ireland’s new government will be anything but austerity, to avoid further damaging an already bruised generation.

Opinion: 'Reopening your business today? Here's the legal advice you need to know'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Reopening your business today? Here's the legal advice you need to know'

Jun 29th 2020, 8:34 AM 20,522 Views 14 Comments

Solicitor Jason O’Sullivan outlines all the practical steps businesses should have taken ahead of today’s reopening.

Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A project manager in the north west on €43k who is used to working remotely

Jun 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,220 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader and her fiancé are busy renovating their home as they prepare for the birth of their first child. They are used to remote working.

The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger

Jun 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,514 Views 10 Comments

Brian Cremin of 3SIXTY consultancy says it’s important that businesses examine all aspects of how they work and adapt fast to meet the new changes.

Fancy a tea-based summer cocktail recipe or two? Go on, go on, go on
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Fancy a tea-based summer cocktail recipe or two? Go on, go on, go on

Jun 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 11,769 Views 1 Comment

Oscar Woolley, founder of SUKI Tea Makers shares some summer tea cocktail blends.

Maeve Higgins: Irish women in comedy - I see you, I hear you and here's how we can change things
# Opinion
# Opinion

Maeve Higgins: Irish women in comedy - I see you, I hear you and here's how we can change things

Jun 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,055 Views 51 Comments

Irish comedian Maeve Higgins offers support to Irish women in the industry on the back of revelations about the behaviour of some male comedians.

Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The programme for government is like a visit from Santa for cyclists

Jun 25th 2020, 7:55 AM 24,417 Views 175 Comments

Cycling advocate Martina Callanan says now is the time to embrace cycling as the answer to so many modern lifestyle problems.

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself
# Body Confidence
# Body Confidence

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,740 Views 16 Comments

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means
# Opinion
# Opinion

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 24,283 Views 71 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the UK is having an identity crisis, fuelled by a government that doesn’t listen to science and an education system that ignores its history.

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:00 PM 11,567 Views 50 Comments

Environmentalist John Gibbons says the programme for government, for all its imperfections, is the best step forward in at least a decade.

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come
# Opinion
# Opinion

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come

Jun 22nd 2020, 11:21 AM 29,060 Views 40 Comments

The Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal by Irish climate activists today and tomorrow.

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 32-year-old accountant on €50k living in Clare with his wife and child

Jun 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 100,122 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is in County Clare with his wife and baby daughter. They’re managing through the lockdown, working from home and reuniting with family as lockdown eases.

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
# World Refugee Day 2020
# World Refugee Day 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,316 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

Enjoy some summer recipes and reflections from Daddy's Café in Dublin 8
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Enjoy some summer recipes and reflections from Daddy's Café in Dublin 8

Jun 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,621 Views 6 Comments

Colm Keane opened Daddy’s Café in Rialto only a few months ago. He shares some recipes and his thoughts on an ‘unusual’ first year.

Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness'

Jun 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,714 Views 0 Comments

Ralph Riegel on why he wrote about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in a new book.

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,035 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 16,832 Views 82 Comments

RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,039 Views 6 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'

Jun 16th 2020, 3:00 PM 8,927 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, problems with search engines have largely fallen under the public radar, writes FuJo’s Dr Eileen Culloty.

Cocooning through Covid-19 with CF has taken focus but I have never felt better
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cocooning through Covid-19 with CF has taken focus but I have never felt better

Jun 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,953 Views 4 Comments

Benat Broderick, who has cystic fibrosis, has been cocooning at home and says he’s grateful for the time to focus on his health and wellbeing.

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'

Jun 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,296 Views 22 Comments

Dr Olive McCarthy and Dr Noreen Byrne of UCC say while new Central Bank rules for moneylenders are welcome, they don’t go far enough.

Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 21-year-old freelancer with various jobs keeping her going during the lockdown

Jun 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 68,602 Views 43 Comments

This week, our reader is grateful she has various incomes for freelancing as it means she’s not reliant on just one job in a crisis.

'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries

Jun 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 8,177 Views 1 Comment

We have three extracts from the latest Stinging Fly for you to enjoy.

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Jun 14th 2020, 7:30 AM 11,993 Views 27 Comments

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.