# read-me - Today’s News
There are three choices facing Ireland post-Brexit, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
# read-me - Yesterday’s News
The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# read-me - Sunday 19 February, 2017
People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.
It would be foolish to conclude that all is well with the state of science and science communication in Ireland, writes Cormac Sheridan.
I’m not surprised that women are leading change, writes Elva Carri.
# read-me - Saturday 18 February, 2017
Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.
From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.
'Boys are taught they are violent oppressors and that whatever violence they experience doesn't matter'
Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, writes David Walsh.
# read-me - Friday 17 February, 2017
Colm Hayes: 'Anxiety comes with the job. I don’t hold it in and I’m a stronger person because of it'
Much has been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression by initiatives like Cycle Against Suicide, writes Colm Hayes.
# read-me - Thursday 16 February, 2017
Digital piracy: 'People can't get the television they want, when they want it through legal channels'
Studios should concentrate on why people illegally consume content, rather than trying to stop them doing it, writes Gavin Nugent.
# read-me - Wednesday 15 February, 2017
Ming Flanagan: 'Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media'
Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# read-me - Tuesday 14 February, 2017
If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s Day can be really fun and smug. But if you’re not, here is Alice from First Dates on how to find your boo.
# read-me - Monday 13 February, 2017
Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.
Our climate is warming and major flood events are likely to occur once every 10 years by the second half of this century, writes Anja Murray.
# read-me - Sunday 12 February, 2017
Some Late Late viewers weren’t happy when Amanda Brunker got botox on the show last month. But everybody has the right to do what they want and we need to break the taboo around injectables, writes Martha Ryan.
While interpretations of gender are more fluid than ever, there is a steady trajectory of retrogressive masculinity seeping into mainstream culture, writes Mary Cate Smith.
Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.
# read-me - Saturday 11 February, 2017
'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'
Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.
A shortage of certain vegetables in our supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. It’s easy and very rewarding to grow your own, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Friday 10 February, 2017
'It is arguable that the acts of vulture funds are outside what is to be permitted by the Constitution'
The inviolability of the family home is enshrined in our Constitution, writes solicitor Jody Cantillon.
# read-me - Thursday 9 February, 2017
'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'
Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.
# read-me - Wednesday 8 February, 2017
Charities need to invest in people and in plans if they want to make a difference, writes Lucy Masterson.
# read-me - Tuesday 7 February, 2017
'It's in our best interests to bite our tongues. Kenny's White House visit gives us a rare opportunity'
Enda Kenny must visit Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day, writes Andrew McGinley.
# read-me - Monday 6 February, 2017
'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'
There needs to be a cultural shift when it comes to employing older people, writes Tom Neville TD.
# read-me - Sunday 5 February, 2017
Medical students confess: 'I don't talk about my rape. People might not see me as a capable future doctor'
Medical school is inherently stressful. This is heightened when you can’t talk openly about your problems.
An Irishman in Colombia: 'It's worth remembering the Good Friday agreement has acted as an inspiration'
While it will take many years before Colombia reaches a lasting peace, the country is inspired by Northern Ireland, writes Kieran Duffy.
When we saturate social media with this bloodthirsty salivating, we only help to distract from the real political issues, writes Brian O’Flynn.
# read-me - Saturday 4 February, 2017
Up to one third of the most common cancers are preventable by making improvements to our diet. But there’s no need to ban toast just yet, writes Louise Reynolds.
For starters, we don’t spend €1.2 billion in preserving An Ghaeilge each year, says Caoimhín De Barra.
Research shows that when children are involved in the garden, they are more likely to try new foods at home, writes Michael Kelly.
The Eighth Amendment protected my son, and he was deserving of that protection, writes Anne Trainer.
# read-me - Friday 3 February, 2017
'I remember a Paddy's Day visit by Haughey when four Irish were put on a London-bound flight in handcuffs'
It took Trump’s sledgehammer assault on travel and the right of refugees to seek shelter for us to take notice, writes Ray O’Hanlon.
# read-me - Thursday 2 February, 2017
Ensuring we have a free and pluralistic media is key to a healthy democracy, writes Anne-Marie McNally.
# read-me - Wednesday 1 February, 2017
Operation Transformation diary: 'I'm furious but won't stop until I reach my target weight of 13st 5lbs'
Lucy’s weightloss plateaued this week, but she’s determined to stay focused on her end goal.
CAO deadline: 'It's easy to forget about other options outside of this one, points-driven route to education'
Apprenticeships and traineeships must no longer be thought of as an alternative to traditional education, rather they must be viewed as viable and vibrant options within Ireland’s education system, writes Elisha Collier O’Brien.
# read-me - Tuesday 31 January, 2017
'A country that invaded and destroyed my dad's home is now telling people like him they are not welcome'
Trump’s 90-day ban affects travel to the US by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. We asked a selection of those affected, now living here in Ireland, how it will impact their lives.
'If ever there was a sign that the boom is back, it’s vultures building student homes on Summerhill'
Affordable student housing is essential and could be a solid investment for the Government. So why are we handing it over to the vultures, writes Éilis Ryan.
# read-me - Monday 30 January, 2017
I, and many others with a disability, would be more than willing to pay a small service fee each year to address accessibility issues, writes Stephen Cluskey.