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Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
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Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Sat 7:00 AM 7,168 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
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Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,001 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
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Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 33,324 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
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Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,607 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
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Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,316 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
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Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,588 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
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Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,004 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 10:16 PM 46,858 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a morale-boosting victory.

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
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Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,750 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying
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Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 4:00 PM 13,351 Views 14 Comments

The security analyst says the recent documentary has merely scratched the surface of issues for women in the Defence Forces.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
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Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,370 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
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The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 119,582 Views 40 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
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Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,079 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
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Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,736 Views 31 Comments

Lisa Hone lives with mica in her home every day. She warns householders that they have very little protection on the biggest purchase of their lives.

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain
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Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 10:26 AM 57,589 Views 63 Comments

The TD says the UK administration is misleading the public about the source of its recent transport woes.

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
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Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,426 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

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

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,931 Views 45 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.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
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Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 58,391 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
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Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 20,467 Views 66 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
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Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 3:15 PM 21,480 Views 20 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self
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Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self

Sep 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,051 Views 26 Comments

On pensions awareness week, financial expert David Quinn has advice for anyone who has not yet set one up.

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
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Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,507 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important
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Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,105 Views 15 Comments

Dr Peter May and Professor Charles Normand say palliative care in Ireland must be expanded now to meet current and future needs.

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
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Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,310 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

'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 108,860 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?’

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism
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Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,131 Views 27 Comments

Our columnist looks back at the events of September 11 and the impact that day on the world.

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
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Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,691 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
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Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 45,882 Views 45 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must
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Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 11:57 AM 27,693 Views 127 Comments

The Fine Gael TD is releasing a new Gender Balance Bill providing for gender quotas on boards and governing councils.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia

Sep 7th 2021, 9:52 PM 20,808 Views 9 Comments

Ireland earned a second 1-1 draw in the space of four days.

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 9,573 Views 5 Comments

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

Meath's meteoric, magical rise to a maiden All-Ireland senior crown as Dublin fall on the big day
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Meath's meteoric, magical rise to a maiden All-Ireland senior crown as Dublin fall on the big day

Sep 5th 2021, 8:16 PM 5,354 Views 3 Comments

The Royals lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the very first time after a rollercoaster journey.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Sep 4th 2021, 7:33 PM 61,967 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side picked up their first point of the campaign this afternoon.

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 23,501 Views 16 Comments

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

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
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Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 62,959 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal

Sep 1st 2021, 10:34 PM 24,037 Views 23 Comments

Ireland went close to securing a famous victory in Faro.

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself
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Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself

Aug 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 18,981 Views 4 Comments

Artist Ciara Chapman’s work on chronic pain is to be exhibited in Cork city – here, she explains how chronic pain has affected her life and how art has helped.

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
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Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,630 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
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Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,269 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
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Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,608 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

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