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Larry Donnelly: Sondland's impeachment testimony was explosive, but don't expect it to change the outcome for Trump

Is this week’s explosive impeachment testimony simply water that will drip smoothly off Trump’s back?

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud

Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month

The young software developer moved from Dublin to Berlin earlier this year

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter GIY

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter

I feel blessed to have so much delicious, nutritious food to hand, writes Michael Kelly.

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist

Macardle was a friend of Éamon de Valera, and he wrote the foreword to her book The Irish Republic.

Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going

Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.

Extract: Patrick McCabe revisits the Butcher Boy with his new book

The book sees Francie Brady return – this time as publisher of his own magazine, The Big Yaroo.

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland

The young banker worked two jobs in order to purchase his first property

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000

The 24-year-old is adjusting to life in Limerick after completing his masters in Dublin.

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

All eyes on Iowa: A view of the Democratic candidates from the key state

Irish journalist Colm Quinn is on the ground in Iowa to see how the Democratic frontrunners are doing.

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The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

Memories of Gaybo: 'He seemed smaller than I remembered him ... once he was on his feet the microphone worked its magic'

Former Sunday Press columnist and reporter Éanna Brophy shares a memory of one of Gay Byrne’s final public appearances, on a cold November morning in Dublin.

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so'

Security expert Tom Clonan outlines what could happen with Lisa Smith’s return to Ireland.

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

The Offaly man works in Limerick but travels home at the weekend.

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?

Dances and words travel between cultures in a similar way, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes GIY

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house

The tech writer is trying to cut back on socialising in order to save for a mortgage

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges

A new book by journalist Michael Brennan delves into the water charges debacle. Here are some of the moments that still stick out.

Stuff That Changed the World: From sarcophagus to taphophobia, the history of the coffin

Ahead of Halloween, Simon Tierney runs us through the fascinating history of the coffin.

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