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Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
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Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sun 8:30 AM 15,710 Views 44 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

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

Sep 13th 2021, 5:21 PM 108,130 Views 57 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?’

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

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,426 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,900 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2021, 7:00 PM 8,770 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.

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

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,182 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.

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

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,479 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,425 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'
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Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,569 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.

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

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,429 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,291 Views 42 Comments

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

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
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Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,043 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.

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

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,324 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 40,000 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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Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,180 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,619 Views 7 Comments

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

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
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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 34,905 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.

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

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,136 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

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

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 9,993 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.

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

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 24,996 Views 34 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,665 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.

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

May 17th 2021, 1:11 PM 21,717 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.

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

May 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,146 Views 4 Comments

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

Minister Anne Rabbitte: 'The voice at the end of the line told me to back down or they'd come for me'
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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 57,325 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,398 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,084 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.

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

Apr 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,478 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,958 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 23,039 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,955 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,589 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,857 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.

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

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,227 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,896 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.

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
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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 40,659 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.

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 3,615 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
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Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,632 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.

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
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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 34,301 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.

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

Mar 6th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,509 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
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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 29,690 Views 13 Comments

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

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