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Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'
# Student Accommodation
# Student Accommodation

Student: 'In a country with top universities, it's disgraceful that we have nowhere to live'

2 hours ago 8,620 Views 8 Comments

Students deserve more than just barely surviving in college, says Mairead Maguire.

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Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms

14 hours ago 11,160 Views 1 Comment

Our columnist looks at the key battles in the US ahead of November’s vote.

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Fake Russia Great Again' is surely Putin's new motto
# Annexation
# Annexation

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Fake Russia Great Again' is surely Putin's new motto

20 hours ago 16,428 Views 20 Comments

The politics professor examines the Russian leader’s attempt this week to annex parts of Ukraine in a sham referendum.

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share

Updated 21 hours ago 7,197 Views 6 Comments

Environmental campaigner Jamie Rohu says we must rethink our relationship with the natural world.

Thursday 29 September, 2022

Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction

Thu 7:00 PM 10,479 Views 13 Comments

Catherine Ardagh says the IVF support announced in the budget should take pressure off many hoping to conceive.

Wednesday 28 September, 2022

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Analysis: ‘Giveaway’ budget can’t gloss over collapsing living standards

Wed 7:00 PM 13,356 Views 13 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan says while some budget measures will help, we cannot ignore the rough winter ahead.

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Explained: How can I get the most out of Budget 2023?

Updated Wed 9:50 AM 25,784 Views 1 Comment

Financial advisor Ralph Benson looks at the budget announcements today and finds out who got top billing.

Monday 26 September, 2022

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
# Italy Leans Right
# Italy Leans Right

Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

Mon 10:30 AM 21,252 Views 15 Comments

Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.

Analysis: Minister Donohoe, this is what you should and shouldn't do tomorrow
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Analysis: Minister Donohoe, this is what you should and shouldn't do tomorrow

Updated Sep 26th 2022, 5:41 AM 31,996 Views 28 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan has some good advice for the finance minister ahead of tomorrow’s budget.

Sunday 25 September, 2022

Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin

Sep 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 42,556 Views 41 Comments

This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.

Saturday 24 September, 2022

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?
# Future Generations
# Future Generations

Opinion: Longtermism - what is it and why should we embrace it in legislation?

Sep 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,570 Views 12 Comments

Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party says legislators should always consider future generations.

Thursday 22 September, 2022

Opinion: The new childcare ‘Core Funding’ is positive news but more is needed in the budget
# Childcare Sector
# Childcare Sector

Opinion: The new childcare ‘Core Funding’ is positive news but more is needed in the budget

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 9:30 AM 12,195 Views 7 Comments

Regina Bushell of Seas Suas childcare group says recent changes are to be welcomed, but Budget 2023 must not forget the sector.

Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment

Sep 21st 2022, 8:34 PM 61,142 Views 32 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Russian president’s latest move and the level of threat he now poses.

Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Money Diaries: Have you curbed your spending - would you like to keep a diary for us?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Money Diaries: Have you curbed your spending - would you like to keep a diary for us?

Sep 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,731 Views 11 Comments

As we face the cost of living crisis, we’d like you to keep a Money Diary to let us know how your spending and savings are changing.

Monday 19 September, 2022

Analysis: Dysfunctional housing policy is failing a generation of renters
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Analysis: Dysfunctional housing policy is failing a generation of renters

Updated Sep 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 24,465 Views 49 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks at the rental policy failures that have brought us to the current crisis.

Sunday 18 September, 2022

Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?

Sep 18th 2022, 8:00 PM 29,660 Views 33 Comments

Financial advisor Ralph Benson has some tips in relation to pensions and savings to be made ahead of Budget 23.

Opinion: 'Travelling to Limerick in search of college digs as a care-leaver felt so lonely'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

Opinion: 'Travelling to Limerick in search of college digs as a care-leaver felt so lonely'

Sep 18th 2022, 7:45 AM 21,309 Views 19 Comments

Rory Brown grew up in care and says education changed his life. He’s asking the government not to forget children in care in Budget 23.

Saturday 17 September, 2022

Opinion: No one told me that childcare is the true engine of creative work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: No one told me that childcare is the true engine of creative work

Sep 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,708 Views 1 Comment

Erin Fornoff on how she wrote a play while living on a sinking barge with a toddler – and no childcare.

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Why are some TDs unwilling to call themselves landlords - when that's exactly what they are

Sep 17th 2022, 7:00 AM 30,580 Views 75 Comments

Rory Hearne responds to an investigation by The Journal which found eight TDs own rental properties but did not declare rental income on the Dáil register.

Friday 16 September, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
# US After Trump
# US After Trump

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 11:00 AM 38,913 Views 12 Comments

Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.

Thursday 15 September, 2022

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement

Sep 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,350 Views 2 Comments

The head of the Irish delegation at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast, David Donoghue, writes about the experience.

Opinion: Communication is key for families facing decisions around palliative care
# End Of Life
# End Of Life

Opinion: Communication is key for families facing decisions around palliative care

Sep 15th 2022, 9:41 AM 10,331 Views 7 Comments

Dr Geraldine Foley says the palliative care needs in this country will only grow as the population ages.

Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us
# Dublin Fringe Festival
# Dublin Fringe Festival

Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us

Sep 13th 2022, 7:30 PM 9,429 Views 2 Comments

Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray outlines the reasons why he wrote his new play, opening at the Fringe.

Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
# Conflict
# Conflict

Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing

Sep 13th 2022, 3:26 PM 35,630 Views 34 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes are high now as Ukraine troops push back and all eyes are now on Moscow.

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible

Sep 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,473 Views 22 Comments

Brendan O’Leary’s new book looks at how a united Ireland might happen and how it might work best.

Monday 12 September, 2022

Opinion: Never heard of hygiene poverty? Here's how it affects people in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Never heard of hygiene poverty? Here's how it affects people in Ireland

Sep 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,553 Views 5 Comments

Most of us don’t give having a shower or washing our hair a second thought. But for some people in Ireland, hygiene is never a guarantee, writes Ciara Dalton

Saturday 10 September, 2022

Opinion: Trans rights issues are being used as a right-wing recruitment tool
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Opinion: Trans rights issues are being used as a right-wing recruitment tool

Sep 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 22,285 Views 0 Comments

Aoife Gallagher argues that anti-trans campaigners do not have science on their side no matter how hard they try.

Tom Clonan: There is now little chance of a Russian breakthrough in Ukraine
# War In Europe
# War In Europe

Tom Clonan: There is now little chance of a Russian breakthrough in Ukraine

Sep 10th 2022, 5:23 PM 57,964 Views 64 Comments

The security analyst says Putin’s tactics are failing and the international community must work hard to bring a peaceful end to the conflict.

Friday 9 September, 2022

Analysis: ECB rates are on the rise, what does this mean for mortgage holders?
# Tracker Rates
# Tracker Rates

Analysis: ECB rates are on the rise, what does this mean for mortgage holders?

Updated Sep 9th 2022, 10:15 AM 25,958 Views 25 Comments

Financial expert David Quinn looks at the latest rate hike and the options available to homeowners.

Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead

Sep 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 25,161 Views 11 Comments

Artist Áine O’Hara has created the Rest Rooms, where rest is a form of resistance – here, she explains the background to the installation.

Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Opinion: Does the behaviour of gulls in the city need to change - or do we?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Does the behaviour of gulls in the city need to change - or do we?

Sep 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 19,158 Views 36 Comments

Artist Shanna May Breen found herself mulling over this after seagulls nested near her flat. Now she’s made a theatre show in tribute to the bird.

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Analysis: Governments must act before energy prices break consumers' backs

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 9:30 AM 21,664 Views 34 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan looks at rising energy prices and possible ways consumers can be helped.

Monday 5 September, 2022

From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM
# Analysis
# Analysis

From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM

Sep 5th 2022, 11:45 AM 9,720 Views 5 Comments

Christina McSorley of the BBC’s politics Westminster team on what lies in store for the new occupant of Number 10 Downing Street.

Sunday 4 September, 2022

Money Diaries: A technology sales executive on €44K living in the east of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A technology sales executive on €44K living in the east of the country

Sep 4th 2022, 8:00 PM 42,231 Views 18 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save to buy her own home while living at home with her family.

Opinion: Artificial intelligence can no longer be ignored - we need policies to deal with it
# AI Humankind
# AI Humankind

Opinion: Artificial intelligence can no longer be ignored - we need policies to deal with it

Sep 4th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,012 Views 36 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says AI tech is advancing at pace and politics must move to meet it.

Saturday 3 September, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean
# College Fees
# College Fees

Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean

Sep 3rd 2022, 8:15 PM 18,566 Views 17 Comments

Our columnist looks at the prohibitive cost of education in the US and Biden’s recent efforts to address this.

Deaglán de Bréadún: It was clear in Moscow that Gorbachev's popularity was not reflected there
# Back In The USSR
# Back In The USSR

Deaglán de Bréadún: It was clear in Moscow that Gorbachev's popularity was not reflected there

Updated Sep 3rd 2022, 8:34 AM 26,034 Views 9 Comments

Gorbachev’s popularity on the international stage did not exist to the same extent on his home ground.

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma

Sep 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 31,714 Views 0 Comments

Playwright Lianne O’Hara makes her stage debut with FLUFF – following two Dublin strippers through an evening’s work and aiming to amplify the voices of sex workers – opening at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Therapist: Back-to-school anxiety is real for many pupils this week - here's how you can help
# Back To School
# Back To School

Therapist: Back-to-school anxiety is real for many pupils this week - here's how you can help

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 1:42 PM 19,835 Views 18 Comments

Susi Lodola writes about what causes anxiety in children, how to identify it and what you parents and guardians can do to help.

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Remember what our soldiers told the Snake Island ship? That's how I feel reading calls for us to capitulate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Remember what our soldiers told the Snake Island ship? That's how I feel reading calls for us to capitulate

Aug 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 26,137 Views 23 Comments

Ukrainian writer and journalist Polina Bashkina has made her home in Ireland in recent months – she says her nation is physically incapable of giving up.

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