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Wednesday 1 December, 2021

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
# Empty The Tank
# Empty The Tank

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

Dec 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 8,444 Views 7 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 25,555 Views 41 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,181 Views 75 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Monday 29 November, 2021

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

Nov 29th 2021, 9:07 PM 10,363 Views 11 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

Sunday 28 November, 2021

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old quality control analyst on €54K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 29-year-old quality control analyst on €54K living in Dublin

Nov 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 62,486 Views 20 Comments

This week, our reader is determined to get back to travelling a little more and enjoys subsidised meals at work.

Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,749 Views 60 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,857 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

Friday 26 November, 2021

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,289 Views 15 Comments

Mother and baby home survivor Beth Wallace says no one can suggest those who spent fewer than six months there were not traumatised.

Thursday 25 November, 2021

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Govt needs to admit if public-private partnerships are now the model for healthcare
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Govt needs to admit if public-private partnerships are now the model for healthcare

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:20 PM 24,840 Views 39 Comments

The Consultant Gastroenterologist and former member of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council says the government is pinning the future of healthcare on the private sector.

Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy
# Belarus Border
# Belarus Border

Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:10 AM 15,661 Views 53 Comments

Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland says the EU must better protect migrants suffering at its borders.

Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Opinion: We must now accept that office work will never be the same again
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Opinion: We must now accept that office work will never be the same again

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:00 PM 26,190 Views 14 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says there will be no ‘great return to the office’ and we now have a chance to make Ireland a world leader in remote practices.

Sunday 21 November, 2021

Money Diaries: A student and retail worker earning €14K and living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A student and retail worker earning €14K and living in Dublin

Nov 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 42,669 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is getting ready to return to college while earning some extra money baking for friends and family.

Saturday 20 November, 2021

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'

Nov 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,436 Views 17 Comments

The author and broadcaster writes about researching his latest book on the Irish language and the many colourful words in it.

Thursday 18 November, 2021

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 10:10 AM 19,699 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist returns and has some insights into our collective need for a digital detox.

Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades

Nov 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 15,937 Views 0 Comments

Flor MacCarthy shares the uplifting and often heartbreaking real-life stories she discovered while reading the Presidents’ letters.

Sunday 14 November, 2021

Money Diary: A finance analyst on €60K living with family just outside Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diary: A finance analyst on €60K living with family just outside Dublin

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 59,918 Views 10 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying going out and socialising with friends again after the lockdowns.

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 7,454 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 11,415 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 27,365 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 19,457 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 11,985 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 6,845 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 18,791 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 20,053 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 12,211 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 9,947 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 40,437 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 11,953 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 26,451 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 11,730 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 51,753 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 40,870 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 14,474 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 6,462 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 41,049 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 108,625 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 18,001 Views 5 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 5,543 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 7,844 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 6,822 Views 17 Comments

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