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Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
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Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Sat 8:00 PM 28,035 Views 111 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis
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Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis

Fri 7:00 AM 24,647 Views 49 Comments

Dr Cian Ó Concubhair and Dr Ian Marder say the DPP and Gardaí need a more common-sense approach in their application of certain drug laws.

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
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Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,772 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

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 23,020 Views 86 Comments

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

Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work
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Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work

Jul 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 21,047 Views 14 Comments

Three months paternity leave isn’t the norm – but it’s good for both family and employer, says Shane Doyle

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot
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Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 11:00 AM 20,699 Views 50 Comments

Jason O’Mahony pays tribute to founder of the PDs and former senior minister, Des O’Malley, who died yesterday.

Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin
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Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 16,870 Views 6 Comments

Donal Fallon describes the impact the Dublin Corporation architect Herbert Simms had on Dublin city.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
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Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 19,719 Views 67 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

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 19,028 Views 42 Comments

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

'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best
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'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:29 PM 22,977 Views 14 Comments

The ex-Ireland captain also believes Johnny Sexton should have been called up.

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
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Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,795 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement
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Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement

Jul 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,885 Views 9 Comments

The wards of court system is expected to be abolished next year.

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress
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Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,684 Views 5 Comments

25 academics will launch an alternative summary of the commission’s report today.

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

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,928 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: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them
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Opinion: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them

Jul 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,252 Views 21 Comments

Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan argues that protecting bees should be a priority for the Department of Agriculture.

Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe
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Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe

Jul 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,863 Views 32 Comments

But the MEP says while the citizen-led revolution is inspiring, legislators must do better on climate.

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 15,095 Views 13 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 39,830 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 18,057 Views 0 Comments

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

Why do Irish fans root against England?
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Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 15,933 Views 59 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share
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Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,819 Views 0 Comments

Shane Smith has three delicious recipes to share to help you brighten up your meals.

Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate
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Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 4:16 PM 51,018 Views 157 Comments

The student says young people have been consistently left behind so will be now leaving in their droves.

John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
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John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 10:17 AM 29,056 Views 45 Comments

The environmentalist says we ignore the record-breaking temperatures this week at our peril.

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
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Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,106 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

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Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Jul 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 10,707 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.

Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality
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Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality

Jun 30th 2021, 11:56 AM 10,880 Views 13 Comments

David Miliband and Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason look to the Generation Equality Forum this week as an opportune moment to leap forward for gender equality.

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week
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Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week

Jun 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 24,405 Views 12 Comments

People in creative industries have had a difficult time during the pandemic. Actor Jessica Freed was evicted and is worried for her future.

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
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Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,345 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government
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Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government

Jun 24th 2021, 12:30 PM 12,177 Views 20 Comments

The Assistant Professor at the School of Law in Trinity College says the law does establish a legal route for compulsory purchase.

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B
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Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 34,314 Views 43 Comments

The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital says the Catholic ethos will never meet with that of the State and it’s time to move on.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
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Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,028 Views 14 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
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Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,065 Views 10 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

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 28,408 Views 7 Comments

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

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
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Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,124 Views 37 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
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Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 8:32 AM 12,598 Views 15 Comments

As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,854 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
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Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,150 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

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 34,620 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.

Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support
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Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support

Jun 12th 2021, 11:00 AM 13,232 Views 14 Comments

In the early moments of the pandemic a group of Chinese experts took time to brief Irish doctors on what they knew so far about Covid-19, Paul O’Brien explains how those connections were made.

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
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Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 2:29 PM 10,936 Views 24 Comments

Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.

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