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# Society

All time
Passion and hard work: Pixar filmmaker's inspirational letter to kids
Column: Why does our TV portray men as helpless fools? Come on…
Eleanor Tiernan
The truth behind 5 old wives' tales
Column: Discussing teen drinking... over a bottle of vino
Lisa McInerney
These are the surprising things that can help you live longer
Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year
In pics: Photographs of life in Dublin flats goes on show… in a Dublin flat
Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s
The burning question*: Do you lick the yoghurt foil lid or not?
Poll: Do you know your neighbours?
Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.
Alan Jagoe
The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?
Lisa McInerney
Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day
Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
Charlie McConalogue
Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish
Mark Boyle
Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt
Aaron McKenna
How to get to Know Your Neighbour
The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter?
8 terrible Father's Day presents
Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide
Nick Leeson
Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts
Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?
Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'
Joanna Fortune
Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
Lisa McInerney
Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
Here is the week's news... skewed
Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse
Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both.
Lisa McInerney
Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system
Sinéad O'Connor
Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day
The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom?
10 tips on overcoming fear
VIDEO: What happens when a TD faces the social welfare system?
Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone
Clara Fischer
The (emergency) burning question*: King or Tayto crisps?
Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
Stephen Donnelly
Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme
The burning question*: Do you add salt before tasting your dinner?
You wanted a book of John Hinde postcards? You got it.