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# column - Monday 13 September, 2021

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks

Mon 5:21 PM 106,544 Views 56 Comments

‘I am concerned for my colleagues and all the women with an interest in politics that may look at this and think, why would I bother?’

# column - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
# Engage
# Engage

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,242 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

# column - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,598 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# column - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool
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# The Good Information Project

Leo Enright: Why invest in space? It's not just to make Ireland look cool

Aug 24th 2021, 7:00 PM 8,705 Views 12 Comments

Ireland has played a real part in the advancement of space science and technology in Europe, and there are more opportunities out there, writes Leo Enright.

# column - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,153 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

# column - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,456 Views 23 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

# column - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,403 Views 78 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,554 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

# column - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,383 Views 87 Comments

Legislation to underpin individual accountability in the financial sector must be published without delay, writes the Sinn Féin TD.

# column - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,278 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,036 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

# column - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
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# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,288 Views 14 Comments

Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.

# column - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
# By-election
# By-election

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 39,991 Views 46 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
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# The Good Information Project

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,164 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

# column - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,608 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

# column - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,792 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

# column - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,102 Views 49 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts
# Wushu
# Wushu

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 9,978 Views 9 Comments

Maynooth University lecturer Dr Lu Zhouxiang explains how martial arts have been a bridge from China to other countries around the world.

# column - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,987 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

# column - Thursday 20 May, 2021

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality
# Column
# Column

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,656 Views 41 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

# column - Monday 17 May, 2021

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,709 Views 29 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

# column - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Opinion: The future of work after Covid has to be better than what we currently have
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The future of work after Covid has to be better than what we currently have

May 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,136 Views 4 Comments

The great political challenge of the pandemic is fixing workplaces to be better than they are, writes Michael Taft.

# column - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'
# Harassment Of Politicians
# Harassment Of Politicians

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'

May 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 57,310 Views 46 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East describes the highs and worrying lows of life as a woman in Irish politics.

# column - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,390 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

# column - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,078 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

# column - Monday 19 April, 2021

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
# Opinion
# Opinion

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

Apr 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,467 Views 16 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

# column - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,941 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

# column - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 23,025 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

# column - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,952 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

# column - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes

Mar 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,583 Views 0 Comments

Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious sweet recipes ahead of Easter weekend.

# column - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,853 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

# column - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes
# Holiday Fare
# Holiday Fare

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,221 Views 10 Comments

Caitlin Lopes, pastry chef at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast shares some delicious sweet treat recipes.

# column - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,889 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

# column - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
# Safety
# Safety

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough

Mar 11th 2021, 9:46 AM 40,598 Views 0 Comments

Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.

# column - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible
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Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible

Mar 10th 2021, 12:48 PM 3,609 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Ward sets the scene ahead of a Festival like no other.

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,625 Views 53 Comments

In the week when we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Social Democrats TD says we should settle for nothing less than equal pay for equal work.

# column - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,300 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey

Mar 6th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,504 Views 24 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,679 Views 13 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

# column - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,326 Views 38 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

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