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What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers

Oct 14th 2020, 1:15 PM 18,996 Views 18 Comments

Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.

My week in wellness: A 43-year-old yoga teacher who wants to sleep better and spend less time online
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 43-year-old yoga teacher who wants to sleep better and spend less time online

Oct 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,724 Views 17 Comments

This week, a reader in Dublin tries a nature sounds app to help her sleep – and orders a birthday takeaway or two.

Opinion: Government must learn the lessons of the Leaving Cert calculated grades debacle
# Leaving Cert Controversy
# Leaving Cert Controversy

Opinion: Government must learn the lessons of the Leaving Cert calculated grades debacle

Oct 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,369 Views 13 Comments

Aisling Ryan and Pierce Ryan of UCC say the State and tech will intertwine more and more and the Leaving Cert issue tells us that transparency is key for future projects.

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 24-year-old management consultant on €32K in Dublin

Oct 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 61,771 Views 54 Comments

This week, our reader has moved home to his parent’s house since Covid-19 hit and he’s finding he saves a lot more money.

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate

Oct 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 29,983 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,585 Views 18 Comments

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'
# Running
# Running

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,492 Views 19 Comments

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

Opinion: Telling the stories of Irish women - a tribute to Margaret MacCurtain
# Tribute
# Tribute

Opinion: Telling the stories of Irish women - a tribute to Margaret MacCurtain

Oct 10th 2020, 10:30 AM 19,140 Views 6 Comments

Academic Mary McAuliffe pays tribute to Dr MacCurtain and the groundbreaking work she did.

Chef Shane Rigney shares a recipe to help you get fit and healthy this winter
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Chef Shane Rigney shares a recipe to help you get fit and healthy this winter

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 59,008 Views 16 Comments

The Dublin chef is also asking us to spare a thought for our local cafes and restaurants as Level 3 takes hold around the country.

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage

Oct 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,808 Views 54 Comments

Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along
# Opinion
# Opinion

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,514 Views 28 Comments

MEP Grace O’Sullivan gives a broad welcome to Ireland’s Climate Action Bill and the EU’s Climate Law, both on the table this week.

Notes from a GP: Covid cases in millennials are now showing in their grandparents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: Covid cases in millennials are now showing in their grandparents

Oct 8th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,537 Views 18 Comments

Our GP argues that while it’s understandable the government didn’t want to rush to Level 5 this week, the numbers now mean this is inevitable.

Advice vs Law: Here's how gardaí are permitted to enforce the new Level 3 restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Advice vs Law: Here's how gardaí are permitted to enforce the new Level 3 restrictions

Oct 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 66,332 Views 33 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says depriving gardai of Covid-19 enforcement powers could undermine the whole effort.

My week in wellness: A 32-year-old teacher caring for a sick baby, and trying to stress less
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 32-year-old teacher caring for a sick baby, and trying to stress less

Oct 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,495 Views 8 Comments

This week, a Roscommon dad struggles with some old sports injuries and a lack of sleep.

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable

Oct 6th 2020, 12:33 PM 163,969 Views 149 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey says he understands the thinking behind yesterday’s decision by Government, but believes it won’t be enough to stop the second wave of Covid-19.

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 35-year-old secondary school teacher living and saving in Spain

Oct 4th 2020, 8:00 PM 93,502 Views 21 Comments

This week, our Irish teacher living in Madrid highlights the reasonable cost of living in the city.

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 12,332 Views 10 Comments

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:53 PM 34,473 Views 46 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the state of the US election after this week’s ‘shameful’ debate, in the wake of the news about Trump and FLOTUS.

Opinion: 'The pandemic isn't down to one reckless group - it's because of the contagiousness of Covid-19'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'The pandemic isn't down to one reckless group - it's because of the contagiousness of Covid-19'

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 60,939 Views 32 Comments

Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says that disapproval from the right sources is the key to fighting non-compliance.

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 9,974 Views 13 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,046 Views 24 Comments

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system
# Bonus Points
# Bonus Points

Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system

Sep 30th 2020, 7:00 PM 43,904 Views 42 Comments

Professor Kathleen Lynch argues that a class divide is feeding injustice into our education system.

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916
# History
# History

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 24,246 Views 45 Comments

Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.

My week in wellness: A 41-year-old community worker who's trying to run more to keep stress at bay
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 41-year-old community worker who's trying to run more to keep stress at bay

Sep 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,482 Views 7 Comments

This week, we hear from a Dublin dad of three who goes sea swimming and attends a local men’s circle group.

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'
# University
# University

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'

Sep 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,463 Views 17 Comments

Harry McCann says students involved in recent ‘partying’ are not representative of the majority trying to study and live within Covid guidelines.

Opinion: Now is the time to make Ireland's cities liveable again
# City Planning
# City Planning

Opinion: Now is the time to make Ireland's cities liveable again

Sep 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,480 Views 25 Comments

Strategic planning consultant James Chilton says 2020 has exposed weaknesses in the design of Irish cities, and now is the time to reimagine a new liveable urban space.

Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream

Sep 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 24,880 Views 8 Comments

Self-published author Seán Brennan has some simple advice for anyone who feels it’s time to write that book they’ve been thinking about.

Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support

Sep 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 53,131 Views 54 Comments

Tom Clonan says the government’s new Commission on the Future of the Defence Forces must not delay in tackling the many crises faced in the forces of this country.

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions
# China
# China

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Sep 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 72,122 Views 33 Comments

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here
# Health
# Health

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Sep 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,894 Views 79 Comments

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Sep 24th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,418 Views 45 Comments

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

My week in wellness: A 45-year-old with two young kids in Dundalk who wants to be more active
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 45-year-old with two young kids in Dundalk who wants to be more active

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 24,446 Views 14 Comments

In the first instalment of our new wellness diary series, we hear from a reader who’s struggling to find time for herself.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
# Literature
# Literature

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,513 Views 56 Comments

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Opinion: Dublin City Council's decision to cut Local Property Tax will only favour the wealthy
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Opinion: Dublin City Council's decision to cut Local Property Tax will only favour the wealthy

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:57 PM 30,468 Views 95 Comments

Dublin City Council councillors last night voted in favour of retaining a 15% cut. Here, Michael Pidgeon argues why he believes this to be a regressive step.

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 23,538 Views 46 Comments

Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Opinion: People seeking absolutes in times of uncertainty are falling for conspiracies online

Sep 21st 2020, 7:08 AM 31,565 Views 72 Comments

Disinformation analyst Ciaran O’Connor says extremist groups online are offering simple answers to complex questions at a time when many people are frustrated.

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Sep 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,194 Views 37 Comments

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change
# Climate
# Climate

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Sep 19th 2020, 9:00 PM 27,270 Views 47 Comments

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: Brexit was no one hit wonder - the Tory party fostered this toxic sentiment over many years

Sep 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,333 Views 32 Comments

Neale Richmond says the UK has become a slave to insular thinking and it has led them to Brexit and the current mess it has caused.

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

Sep 18th 2020, 6:36 AM 17,257 Views 7 Comments

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.