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Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Fri 7:00 AM 22,994 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Opinion: Ukraine is fighting for Europe, it deserves to be part of the European family

Tue 6:30 AM 8,637 Views 18 Comments

After the EU Commission green lit candidate status las week, two EEP members don’t want any hold-ups as EU leaders as part of the EU Council on Thursday.

Money Diaries: A laboratory aide on €28K living in Kildare
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A laboratory aide on €28K living in Kildare

Jun 19th 2022, 8:00 PM 40,237 Views 10 Comments

This week, our reader is busy saving in preparation for moving into a new house with her husband.

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland
# Nature
# Nature

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland

Jun 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,080 Views 8 Comments

Author John Connell writes about how a canoe trip in lockdown showed him the importance of the country’s waterways.

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
# Climate Control
# Climate Control

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,003 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
# Investor Funds
# Investor Funds

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals

Jun 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 25,188 Views 51 Comments

Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,702 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €38K living in the east of the country
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €38K living in the east of the country

Jun 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 56,370 Views 34 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling changeable working hours and is learning how to invest in the stock market.

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'

Jun 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 27,508 Views 10 Comments

In a new book on redress and Ireland’s institutions, Mary Harney tells her story of illegal adoption and the abuse and neglect that followed.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,523 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up
# Saudi Golf Tour
# Saudi Golf Tour

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 11:00 AM 22,594 Views 38 Comments

Our columnist, a keen golfer, reacts to the disruption of his beloved sport this week caused by the new Saudi-backed tour.

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,172 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
# No Room
# No Room

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 8,929 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world

Jun 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,860 Views 2 Comments

Artist AlanJames Burns on how his personal experiences led him to create work challenging narratives about disability.

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,533 Views 36 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous
# Uk Prime Minister
# Uk Prime Minister

Opinion: Boris Johnson wins confidence vote - but the margin will make him nervous

Jun 7th 2022, 8:04 AM 10,814 Views 11 Comments

Johnson won the vote last night, but is now considered weakened as 40% of his own MPs failed to support him.

Opinion: GDP is not the right measurement for the growth of a country - it's time for a change
# WELL-BEING
# WELL-BEING

Opinion: GDP is not the right measurement for the growth of a country - it's time for a change

Jun 6th 2022, 10:00 PM 13,351 Views 23 Comments

Marc Ó Cathasaigh of the Green Party outlines why he believes the future of growth measurement will be more than GDP.

Money Diaries: A doctor on €83K living in the midlands
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A doctor on €83K living in the midlands

Jun 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 73,946 Views 13 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling work and trying to keep a lid on spending.

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?
# Talk Therapy
# Talk Therapy

Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?

Updated Jun 4th 2022, 11:27 AM 32,011 Views 0 Comments

Therapist Margaret Parkes has advice for anyone concerned they may be living in a toxic relationship.

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role
# Patient Advocacy
# Patient Advocacy

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 7,339 Views 2 Comments

Patients have been kept on the outside of their healthcare experience; they should be promoted to educators and decision-makers.

Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?
# Defamation
# Defamation

Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?

Updated May 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 56,410 Views 0 Comments

Seána Glennon looks at the wider implications of the contentious defamation trial on the #MeToo movement.

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 6,735 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

Tom Clonan: Putin's Ukraine advance is a dogged, savage and illegal war of attrition
# Battle For Donbas
# Battle For Donbas

Tom Clonan: Putin's Ukraine advance is a dogged, savage and illegal war of attrition

May 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 17,151 Views 11 Comments

Our columnist says the Russian leader is showing no regard for Ukrainian or Russian lives in the latest assault in the east.

Money Diaries: A public servant on €83K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A public servant on €83K living in Dublin

May 29th 2022, 8:00 PM 86,018 Views 39 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling busy work and parenting schedules, while worrying about her sick mother.

Opinion: The journey to full LGBTQI+ equality is far from over
# Justice For All
# Justice For All

Opinion: The journey to full LGBTQI+ equality is far from over

May 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,345 Views 12 Comments

FLAC’s Eilis Barry says LGBTQI+ rights have come a long way, but much still needs to be done.

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
# World Hunger Day
# World Hunger Day

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine

May 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,882 Views 1 Comment

Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions

May 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,248 Views 15 Comments

Robert Spitzer says the controversial gun lobby group was considered somewhat moderate on gun laws but took a sharp right turn in the mid-1970s.

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

May 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 9,706 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

May 25th 2022, 7:28 PM 19,406 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,364 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An IT associate on €47K living in Dublin

May 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 50,196 Views 23 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard and supporting his family while enjoying socialising in Dublin.

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed

May 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 16,771 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated May 20th 2022, 10:09 AM 15,493 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

May 18th 2022, 12:18 PM 18,458 Views 75 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing
# Assembly Elections
# Assembly Elections

Emma DeSouza: Running in the Assembly elections was an education - Northern Ireland is changing

May 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,226 Views 3 Comments

Emma DeSouza ran in the recent Stormont elections – she didn’t win but she shares her thoughts on it all.

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them

Updated May 17th 2022, 1:13 PM 13,705 Views 8 Comments

Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.

Money Diaries: An early childhood educator on €35K living in Leinster
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An early childhood educator on €35K living in Leinster

May 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 53,731 Views 18 Comments

This week, our reader is working hard in two roles and also equally as hard on maintaining healthy finances.

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ivana Bacik: Something has to give as costs soar - Ireland needs a pay rise

May 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,147 Views 44 Comments

The Labour leader says a national pay rise will be a win-win for everyone.

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,030 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?

May 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 44,185 Views 0 Comments

Growing up, Marguerite Penrose had various labels placed on her: Black, born in a mother and baby home, disabled. Here, she writes about her journey to be herself.

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