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Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

9 hours ago 7,437 Views 21 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

19 hours ago 14,366 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Fri 7:00 PM 20,569 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility

Fri 7:00 AM 9,852 Views 6 Comments

Director of the National Women’s Council, Orla O’Connor says while this week’s announcement is welcome, we must move fast to provide universal contraception.

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Thu 4:37 PM 26,648 Views 33 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle
# PHONE ADDICTION
# PHONE ADDICTION

Dr Anna Lembke: The smartphone has become the modern-day hypodermic needle

Updated Thu 3:00 PM 22,654 Views 7 Comments

The Stanford professor examines how social media is driving our digital dependence, and what we can do to break the habit.

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Wed 7:00 PM 9,126 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
# Trinity Tales
# Trinity Tales

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Wed 7:00 AM 18,981 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Mon 10:00 AM 29,693 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

Money Diaries: A management consultant on €62K living in Dublin with his dog
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A management consultant on €62K living in Dublin with his dog

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 64,692 Views 32 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined in managing his finances while overpaying on his mortgage.

Professor Ronán Collins: Why do we put up with the state of our hospitals?
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Professor Ronán Collins: Why do we put up with the state of our hospitals?

Oct 10th 2021, 7:30 PM 46,642 Views 93 Comments

The consultant geriatrician says the hospital model of care in Ireland is broken and Sláintecare doesn’t seem fit to fix it.

Opinion: Young people north and south look forward while political figures dither over the past
# Cross Border Survey
# Cross Border Survey

Opinion: Young people north and south look forward while political figures dither over the past

Oct 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,025 Views 12 Comments

While politicians argue over commemorations, Emma DeSouza says new youth-led cross-border research shows young people have moved on.

Why The Telegraph's 2014 front page on Labour, UKIP and immigration was my worst nightmare
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Why The Telegraph's 2014 front page on Labour, UKIP and immigration was my worst nightmare

Oct 9th 2021, 6:00 PM 19,281 Views 7 Comments

Looking back at his time with the Labour Party in the UK as UKIP was emerging, Kevin Cunningham analyses how and why anti-immigration politics have almost uniquely failed to take hold in Ireland.

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
# Global Cyber Wars
# Global Cyber Wars

Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 7,822 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.

Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?
# National Breastfeeding Week
# National Breastfeeding Week

Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?

Oct 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 24,086 Views 52 Comments

Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith says the legislation around marketing of follow on milk should be addressed again and more support should be given to new mothers.

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 4:00 PM 13,217 Views 14 Comments

The security analyst says the recent documentary has merely scratched the surface of issues for women in the Defence Forces.

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
# Ireland Housing System
# Ireland Housing System

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,351 Views 14 Comments

Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.

Money Diaries: A barista on €19K living with her partner in shared accommodation in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A barista on €19K living with her partner in shared accommodation in Dublin

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 73,793 Views 51 Comments

This week, our reader is taking her time saving money so she can go back to college.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,259 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 118,293 Views 40 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
# Back To Boston
# Back To Boston

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,929 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,575 Views 31 Comments

Lisa Hone lives with mica in her home every day. She warns householders that they have very little protection on the biggest purchase of their lives.

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain
# Brexit Backdraft
# Brexit Backdraft

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 10:26 AM 57,423 Views 63 Comments

The TD says the UK administration is misleading the public about the source of its recent transport woes.

Opinion: 'After my dyslexia diagnosis, seeing myself as limited wasn't an option'
# Early Diagnosis
# Early Diagnosis

Opinion: 'After my dyslexia diagnosis, seeing myself as limited wasn't an option'

Sep 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,258 Views 11 Comments

Kyra Menai Hamilton gives an account of life with dyslexia and says the condition is nothing to be ashamed of.

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,307 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt

Sep 26th 2021, 8:00 PM 70,548 Views 48 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save the equivalent of her mortgage payments while living with her aunt.

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,740 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 58,106 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?
# No Time To Die
# No Time To Die

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?

Sep 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 24,848 Views 30 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams examines whether the secret agent with a licence to kill is a psychopath, and why we still like him for it.

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 4,514 Views 1 Comment

Caoimhe de Barra of Trócaire says humanity must act as one on ending hunger and malnutrition.

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 20,394 Views 66 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?
# Ivermectin As Treatment
# Ivermectin As Treatment

Sam McConkey: What's driving this demand for unproven Covid-19 treatments?

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 24,390 Views 43 Comments

The professor says it’s important to look in depth at the evidence using a critical theoretical framework, or ask someone else who can do this.

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
# A Modern Workplace
# A Modern Workplace

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 3:15 PM 21,344 Views 19 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self
# Retirement Plans
# Retirement Plans

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self

Sep 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,968 Views 26 Comments

On pensions awareness week, financial expert David Quinn has advice for anyone who has not yet set one up.

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin

Sep 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,787 Views 14 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home while saving money for when she goes on maternity leave.

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,265 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,065 Views 15 Comments

Dr Peter May and Professor Charles Normand say palliative care in Ireland must be expanded now to meet current and future needs.

Jamie Oliver: Three delicious new recipes for sharing with loved ones
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Jamie Oliver: Three delicious new recipes for sharing with loved ones

Sep 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,853 Views 7 Comments

The world-renowned chef shares three delicious recipes from his new book, Together.

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,264 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland

Sep 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,553 Views 46 Comments

Alexander Conway outlines why we should be listening to Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address tomorrow.

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