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Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

9 hours ago 5,524 Views 5 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

Thu 7:00 AM 8,205 Views 6 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
# World Hunger
# World Hunger

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away

Wed 7:00 AM 12,253 Views 16 Comments

We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A development chemist on €63K living in Cork City

Sun 8:00 PM 45,768 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in Cork and enjoying a bit of socialising while paying back his Mam.

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all

Sat 7:00 PM 21,320 Views 0 Comments

Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment

Jan 15th 2022, 9:07 AM 22,133 Views 0 Comments

Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.

Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows
# For Ashling
# For Ashling

Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows

Jan 14th 2022, 5:19 PM 48,861 Views 101 Comments

After the murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, the businesswoman and broadcaster describes the endless safety routine female runners have to follow.

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
# Adoption
# Adoption

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 2:00 PM 7,574 Views 7 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman reacts to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill launched today.

Money Diaries: A senior software engineering manager on €233K living in Kerry
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A senior software engineering manager on €233K living in Kerry

Jan 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 177,484 Views 111 Comments

This week, our reader juggles remote working and family life, while keeping things simple and saving to buy a house.

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff
# Irish Civil Service
# Irish Civil Service

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff

Jan 9th 2022, 7:45 AM 50,289 Views 78 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends the comments of her party leader earlier this week.

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime
# Avoid Future Hacks
# Avoid Future Hacks

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime

Jan 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,492 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says we need to make sure Ireland is equipped to deal with future cyber attacks.

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,241 Views 27 Comments

The RTÉ journalist looks at the events of 7 January 1922 which are analysed in a TV special tonight.

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided
# One Year On
# One Year On

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 1:00 PM 20,894 Views 48 Comments

Our columnist looks at US politics a year on from the infamous storming of the US Capitol Building.

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland

Jan 4th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,814 Views 46 Comments

The Minister of State for Agriculture says Ireland is falling in its targets on forestry but the government plans to accelerate progress this year.

Money Diaries: A 31-year-old performance marketing manager on $90K living in Toronto
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 31-year-old performance marketing manager on $90K living in Toronto

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 60,143 Views 24 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying life in Toronto, taking care of their health after a diagnosis while busy playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
# More Greens
# More Greens

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 29,900 Views 12 Comments

Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 10,896 Views 5 Comments

Siobhan Murray says it’s not the time to deprive or judge ourselves, but instead to celebrate all we’ve coped with in the last two years.

Opinion: How to get financially fit in 2022 - some advice from an expert
# New Year Plans
# New Year Plans

Opinion: How to get financially fit in 2022 - some advice from an expert

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 11:14 AM 35,819 Views 28 Comments

Financial expert David Quinn has some advice on how to flex your financial muscles in 2022.

Opinion: Three quick and easy tips for strengthening your relationship over Christmas
# Holiday Woes
# Holiday Woes

Opinion: Three quick and easy tips for strengthening your relationship over Christmas

Dec 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,979 Views 0 Comments

Relationship expert Beth Wallace offers some helpful tips to maintain your communication over the holidays.

Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill
# Judicial System
# Judicial System

Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill

Dec 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,266 Views 20 Comments

Professor Kathleen Lynch says our prison system has too long been used to incarcerate those who have additional needs.

Money Diaries: A 34-year-old project manager on €75K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 34-year-old project manager on €75K living and working in Dublin

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 PM 86,706 Views 51 Comments

This week, our reader makes time for socialising and Christmas shopping during a busy week at work.

Christmas Fare: Rachel Allen has two delicious soup recipes for you to try at home
# Love The Leftovers
# Love The Leftovers

Christmas Fare: Rachel Allen has two delicious soup recipes for you to try at home

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 AM 38,972 Views 9 Comments

The renowned chef shares two tasty ways for you to use up some Christmas leftovers this week.

Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10
# Hurray For Hollywood
# Hurray For Hollywood

Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10

Dec 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 45,892 Views 22 Comments

A self-confessed ‘ignoramus’ about pop culture, even Larry Donnelly has his own festive film favourites.

Opinion: Wild camping in Ireland is a great, cheap way to push yourself to your limits
# The Scary Outdoors
# The Scary Outdoors

Opinion: Wild camping in Ireland is a great, cheap way to push yourself to your limits

Dec 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,957 Views 24 Comments

Rory McNab details how he and his girlfriend attempted to wild camp in winter, in Ireland – it was a challenge.

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
# Reading
# Reading

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,583 Views 17 Comments

Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.

Opinion: Three charity workers share how Covid changed fundraising without dampening spirits
# Three Charities
# Three Charities

Opinion: Three charity workers share how Covid changed fundraising without dampening spirits

Dec 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,021 Views 2 Comments

The pandemic has affected the sector, but these three people from different charities say they’re still feeling bright about the spirit of giving.

Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:30 PM 13,006 Views 12 Comments

Trócaire’s Paul Healy tells of a different Christmas in Somalia this year, among those struggling to stay alive.

Christmas Fare: Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious chocolate-themed recipes
# Seasonal Cooking
# Seasonal Cooking

Christmas Fare: Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious chocolate-themed recipes

Dec 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 16,088 Views 0 Comments

If it’s chocolate desserts you’re looking for to wow at Christmas, try these at home.

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,719 Views 6 Comments

Two chartered psychologists offer some helpful advice to help you avoid letting Christmas get you down this year.

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation
# Next Of Kin
# Next Of Kin

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 8,341 Views 4 Comments

Absence of clear oversight and supports leave children and caring relatives in precarious position.

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels

Dec 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,066 Views 102 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says that regulating the drug would allow it to be researched with more accuracy and protect young people from its harms.

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,053 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety
# Home Security
# Home Security

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 11:00 AM 14,917 Views 2 Comments

Jonathan Pim of Manguard Plus security offers some practical advice to avoid thieves and opportunists this Christmas.

Money Diaries: A healthcare manager on €47K living in the west of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A healthcare manager on €47K living in the west of the country

Dec 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,739 Views 30 Comments

This week, our reader is busy at work and staying on top of finances, while catching up with family and friends.

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
# Waver On Vaccine Patents
# Waver On Vaccine Patents

Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver

Dec 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,758 Views 7 Comments

Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.

Opinion: 'You might think Ireland's fast going to hell in a handbasket. But that’s not true'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'You might think Ireland's fast going to hell in a handbasket. But that’s not true'

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 33,636 Views 52 Comments

It’s been a tough week – but Ireland does have a lot of positive things going for it, writes author Mark Henry.

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
# New Variant
# New Variant

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron

Updated Dec 18th 2021, 9:34 AM 34,786 Views 53 Comments

Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
# Wellness At Christmas
# Wellness At Christmas

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,936 Views 14 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,374 Views 35 Comments

Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright
# A Shared Island
# A Shared Island

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:10 AM 28,394 Views 39 Comments

The comedian and broadcaster shares the text of his stirring speech made at the Shared Island Forum earlier this week.

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