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Voices

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Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
Yesterday
28th January 2023
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Larry Donnelly: How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
Our columnist says the Donohoe affair and protests of recent weeks show that the political mood here has darkened.
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The squeezed middle: What we should learn from the Great Recession of 2007-2013
By studying and learning from the effects of the Great Recession, policy makers can gain valuable insights into how to respond to the cost-of-living crisis.
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Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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ISPCC chief: The CAMHS report came as no surprise to anyone caring for children in turmoil
John Church says the recent CAMHS shows just how many young people in Ireland are suffering.
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Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
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Lorraine Clifford-Lee: The law on pregnancy concealment is outdated and cruel to women
The Fianna Fáil senator says the current legal approach to these cases is entirely out of touch with trauma-sensitive approaches.
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Mary Lou McDonald: CAMHS is not working - we need to act urgently to reform how it operates
The Sinn Féin leader reacts to the CAMHS report this week and outlines her ideas for change.
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Opinion: You might not know the name Artavazd Pelechian, but this cult film director matters
Director Tadhg O’Sullivan writes about why the cult director is a must-see at this year’s Dublin International Film Festival.
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Money Diaries: A health and social care worker on €63K living in the east of the country
This week, our reader is a single mum working full time and juggling it all.
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Therapist: How do we challenge toxic masculinity and its appeal to impressionable young men?
Geoffrey McCarthy looks at the Andrew Tate case and the troubling message it brings.
This month
January 2023
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Under the shadow of Hezbollah: 'I'm not naïve, I know political assassins are rarely found'
The widow of a murdered Hezbollah critic tells journalist Hannah McCarthy of Lebanon’s culture of impunity.
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Analysis: The gender pay gap tells us less about wages and more about company power structures
Economist and lecturer Dr Aedín Doris looks at the recent publications of gender pay figures and what it means for equality in the workplace.
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Lynn Ruane: In all my years of community work I've never met the ones 'fighting for Ireland'
The independent senator takes the narrative of the Far Right to task and asks them just how much they truly care for communities in Ireland.
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Irish Iranians: 'We cannot give in to this barbaric regime'
Irish Iranians show solidarity with protestors in Iran and ask European lawmakers to take decisive action against the regime.
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Opinion: Refurbished Clerys clock unveiled above a Dublin struggling to maintain its identity
The Clerys Archive is a reminder of Dublin’s strange balancing act.
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Opinion: 'Telling my child she'd missed a school place broke my heart'
Mum Margaret Lynch says she and her family are no closer to owning their home, after years of trying.
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Psychologist: Media coverage of Prince Harry's book is the perfect example of 'bad news sells'
Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the media’s handling of the new autobiography by the British prince.
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Louise Bruton: A costly redevelopment of a public swimming spot should never exclude anyone
Louise Bruton is an avid sea swimmer but says she’s disappointed that the new baths in Dún Laoghaire are not wheelchair accessible.
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Larry Donnelly: Biden's classified documents problem is an embarrassing political setback
Our columnist looks at the political hot water the US president has found himself in this week.
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Frances Fitzgerald: We hope this will be the year for EU-wide action on violence against women
The Irish MEP says comprehensive laws on gender-based violence must be widened to all EU states.
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Opinion: A year on from the loss of Ashling Murphy, has anything changed?
On the anniversary of the death of Ashling Murphy, writer Clare Egan says if we really want to end male violence, we must listen to survivors.
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Money Diaries: A financial analyst on €81K who recently moved to London
This week, our reader is enjoying living in London having moved there to save after being priced out of the property market in Ireland.
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Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here's how you can make a real difference this year
Hans Zomer of Global Action Plan has some tips for engaging with others and changing your habits to help the planet.
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Opinion: Struggling to keep your New Year's Resolutions? It's all about short-term goals
Dr Emma Howard says it’s easy to set up ambitious resolutions but we won’t get far without short-term incentives.
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Larry Donnelly: The radicals are wreaking havoc on Capitol Hill
Our columnist looks at the chaos in the US Congress as Republicans spar over the election of a speaker.
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Opinion: How do we attract more women into STEM roles to shape a better world?
I Wish co-founders Gillian Keating and Caroline O’Driscoll discuss the importance of encouraging young women into careers in STEM.
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Opinion: Should we rethink how we approach men's healthcare?
RCSI Professor Dr Seamus Cowman looks at the trajectory of understanding of men’s health in Ireland.
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Analysis: How is Ireland doing after 50 years in the EU?
Emma DeSouza recently visited Strasbourg and looked at how Ireland has been doing as a member state.
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Money Diaries: A 30-year-old architect on €45K living in South Dublin
This week, our reader is juggling work and socialising.
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The Irish For: Jolabokaflod - a look at Iceland's Christmas books tradition
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at how people in Iceland focus on books over the holiday season.
Last month
December 2022
Energy costs: Practical advice to help you and your family this Christmas
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A national campaign is underway encouraging people to “reduce your use” over the winter months while staying warm and well.
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Analysis: Are we headed for recession? Does it matter?
Economist Victor Duggan says there’s talk of the ‘R’ word everywhere, but we might just avoid it if the many global storms settle.
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Michéal Martin: Europe’s most sacred task remains its first - peace
The Tánaiste reflects on Ireland’s 50 years in the EU and the development of the country’s voice within.
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Opinion: When it comes to AI we need to proceed with caution and build trust
Data Scientist Dr Oisín Boydell looks at the emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence and how they impact humans and society. 
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Brian Rowan: Northern Ireland cannot continue with pantomime politics and a pretend parliament
The former BBC correspondent looks back at a year of turmoil and persistent deadlock in Northern Irish politics.
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Opinion: Reflecting on 2022, the LGBT+ community is hopeful of progress in the year ahead
Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation (NXF) takes stock of what 2022 meant for the LGBT+ community, and what the focus should be in 2023.
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Analysis: This year was a financial rollercoaster - what will 2023 bring for your money?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the highs and lows of the economy this year and asks if the future is brighter.
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Dog behaviourist: We love our dogs, but do we understand how they see the world?
Suzi Walsh outlines how dogs see things differently to us.
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The Irish For: Joyce’s The Dead is not white Christmas - my thoughts on 'that ad'
Darach Ó Séaghdha shares his thoughts on one of the most recognisable Christmas ads on Irish TV.
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Opinion: Are we finally seeing the end of 'Brexit mania' in Britain?
Peter Flanagan asks if the tide is now turning against the great Brexit experiment across the water.
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Peter Power: Climate change risking famine in Somalia and beyond as global leaders dither
The head of UNICEF Ireland says children may face famine in Somalia while powerful governments stall on climate action.