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Wellness Wednesday: IBS is no joke, but there are simple things you can do to help yourself

April is IBS awareness month and Consultant Gastroenterologist Deirdre G. O’Donovan offers simple advice to those suffering with IBS.

Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected

Peter Flanagan says Covid-19 has stripped Johnson of his dreams of a clean Brexit legacy.

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty

The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival

Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.

A 'virtual birthday' and an over-walked dog: One Irish mammy's experience of Covid-19 distancing

Amanda Magnier describes life for her family in isolation and finds the simplest of things bring the most happiness.

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19

An all-party coalition is now needed to bring politicians together to address the crisis, writes Ciarán Cuffe of The Green Party.

Opinion: This current crisis is calling for the emergence of a bolder, braver and kinder humanity

Ruairí McKiernan says yes, this is a scary time, but our social structure hasn’t been working for everyone, and we may have an opportunity to change.

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice

Parents throughout Ireland are facing new and difficult challenges. What advice is there from those who’ve been doing this for years?

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis

Jason O’Sullivan says now is a time of major change, and businesses must try to adapt.

Opinion: 'We are in the midst of the worst crisis since World War II'. An Irishman in Italy on the Covid-19 nightmare

John McCourt says it’s simple: by leaving your home you are causing more deaths.

Opinion: We survived lockdown in China, you too can get through this Covid-19 crisis

Greg McDonough and his wife and son have been on lockdown near Wuhan for weeks.

Opinion: Demonising the young, the old or anyone else in society will not help us battle Covid-19

Ian Power of says young people are upset and concerned about the coronavirus, and blaming them for its spread is unhelpful.

The Irish For - Does Google Translate understand what 'A Cute Hoor' is?

By the 1990s, the phrase no longer appeared in inverted commas.

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

Opinion: Colm O'Regan crunches the Covid-19 numbers, and sums up isolation matters

When you look at virus modelling, staying at home now makes absolute sense, writes O’Regan.

Opinion: If you're anxious and overwhelmed, you're not alone. Online counselling can help with Covid-19 stress

Dil Wickremasinghe says this difficult Covid-19 experience can bring challenges, but that help is available.

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland

Declan Murray runs a boy’s secondary school in the North and says this week was beyond challenging.

Opinion: Virtual meditation & yoga, just two ways to help manage Covid-19 stress

The coronavirus has caused a major shift in how we live. Mindfulness practitioners are offering ways to help us deal with that shift.

Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'

Mother’s six-year struggle of appeals, complaints and a High Court case to get her son the help he needed.

As Gaeilge: Dubhghlas de hÍde's epic trip to America to woo the US President

Conradh na Gaeilge’s Cuan Ó Seireadáin writes an introduction about Douglas Hyde’s 1905-06 tour of the United States.

The Irish For - You’ll never catch our linguistic Lucky Charms

It’s St Patrick’s Day, in an extraordinary week, but Darach Ó Séaghdha says there’s no harm looking back at the legend of the leprechaun.

Opinion: So, you're working from home for now. How do you manage?

Barbara Edwards offers advice to workers who now find themselves signing in remotely, during the Covid-19 outbreak.

How I Spend my Money: A law student working part time as a waiter in Cork on €20,400

This week, a student in UCC details a busy week studying, travelling and socialising.

The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the stories behind some of Ireland’s most famous animals

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me

Benat Broderick writes about his concerns regarding Covid-19.

'It's a matter of when we health workers get this coronavirus, not if': Notes from a doctor at the frontline

Professor Rónán Collins says that he and his colleagues have accepted that they will most likely contract Covid-19

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion needs to change'

‘I’d become wise how to beat the tests’ – responses to concussion researcher show more than protocols and workshops needed to change culture.

Opinion: 'Dublin is changing - and we don't need conversations, we need interventions'

While searching for an accessible bathroom, Rosaleen McDonagh began to ruminate on the kinds of contentious spaces we see around our city.

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: A hands-off, worry-about-it-later approach to containment is exactly what will help Covid-19 spread

Professor Sam McConkey says containing COVID-19 in Ireland will require the formation of a new ‘virus cabinet’.

How I Spend My Money: A 55-year-old woman in Dublin who cares for her elderly mother and works part-time in a shop

This week, our reader explains how she and her husband bought their house in 2003 for over 500K, which caused them some hardship, but now they live a happy life of careful spending.

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time

Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line

Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.