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Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters

The poetry, prose and history of the Irish language should be taken out of the current course and put into a separate, optional subject for advanced students – while “Irish Language” should be taught to every student as a core subject, writes Aodhán Ó Deá.


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Column: 'I'm going to miss my partner in crime'

Michelle Hennessy gets emotional about her buddy.

Column: Pre-Budget politics — lies, damned lies and a gullible public

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest — and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

Column: Underage drinking and peer-pressure – a second-level student’s perspective

A few drinks now and then does little harm – but just because everybody else is doing it, doesn’t mean you have to, writes Dónal Keane.

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Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?

Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.