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Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
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Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

Sat 8:00 PM 11,620 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?
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Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?

Thu 7:00 PM 43,372 Views 0 Comments

Growing up, Marguerite Penrose had various labels placed on her: Black, born in a mother and baby home, disabled. Here, she writes about her journey to be herself.

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
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John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,104 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
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'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke

May 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 44,691 Views 15 Comments

Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
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Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,679 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself
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Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself

Apr 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 17,953 Views 14 Comments

Founder and CEO of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche shares her fears as the world marks the 36th anniversary of the tragedy.

Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing
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Opinion: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 13,989 Views 11 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
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Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 15,890 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform
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Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform

Apr 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,635 Views 3 Comments

Liam Herrick says that the process of investigating tragic deaths is not functioning as it should be.

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
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Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,317 Views 58 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets
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Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets

Apr 15th 2022, 9:00 PM 33,730 Views 7 Comments

Mark Mc Menamin writes about how he discovered the fascinating story of the hunt for the Ireland’s Nazi spies.

Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare
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Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare

Apr 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 17,151 Views 13 Comments

The senator says some unscrupulous operators are cashing in on demand for certain breeds and that further regulation is urgently needed.

Tom Clonan: Russia has pivoted to regenerate a major offensive on the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
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Tom Clonan: Russia has pivoted to regenerate a major offensive on the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts

Apr 12th 2022, 7:30 PM 20,617 Views 22 Comments

Security analyst Tom Clonan writes about how the Russian forces have taken out their frustrations on the civilian population.

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault
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Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault

Apr 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 31,712 Views 19 Comments

Author Catherine Prasifka reflects on what growing up has taught her about how society treats teenage girls.

Opinion: I'm a psychiatrist, and here's what Ireland's mental health services need
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Opinion: I'm a psychiatrist, and here's what Ireland's mental health services need

Apr 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 28,024 Views 25 Comments

Brendan Kelly writes about what he’s learned in his decades of working as a psychiatrist and how best to serve people.

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
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Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 PM 16,299 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
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Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 9:39 AM 58,894 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
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Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine

Mar 29th 2022, 6:15 PM 67,403 Views 30 Comments

The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Belgium?
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Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Belgium?

Mar 23rd 2022, 9:43 PM 36,594 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make.

Malcolm Byrne: We need a TV leaders' debate on Ireland's foreign policy
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Malcolm Byrne: We need a TV leaders' debate on Ireland's foreign policy

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 10,723 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says war in Ukraine has shown how international events truly affect us here and it’s time party leaders debated the issues.

Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering
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Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 6:50 AM 35,223 Views 27 Comments

However, the security analyst writes that the Russian military has been “mauled” on the approach to Kyiv.

Opinion: Invisible illness will unhinge your identity and splinter your world
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Opinion: Invisible illness will unhinge your identity and splinter your world

Mar 20th 2022, 7:45 AM 40,605 Views 9 Comments

Poet Trudie Gorman has found solace and hope through writing about the unseen – like chronic illness and poverty.

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
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Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,579 Views 29 Comments

The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.

Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here are some tips for helping nature in your area
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Opinion: Worried about climate change? Here are some tips for helping nature in your area

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,122 Views 20 Comments

Lauren Tuite is a local environmental activist – she has some tips for other budding environmentalists.

Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
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Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day

Mar 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 45,824 Views 26 Comments

From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.

Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees
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Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees

Mar 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,555 Views 20 Comments

Author and medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle writes that tomorrow we should reflect on how we can write a new chapter of Ireland’s history.

Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard
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Opinion: The youth climate movement has learned and grown - now is the time to be heard

Mar 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,437 Views 19 Comments

Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she has learned a lot since the massive global protest three years ago today.

By saying nothing, Eddie Howe said everything
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By saying nothing, Eddie Howe said everything

Mar 15th 2022, 7:15 AM 12,630 Views 18 Comments

The Newcastle boss has been criticised for not condemning Saudi Arabia’s execution of 81 people in one day.

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
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Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria

Updated Mar 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 28,565 Views 19 Comments

The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.

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Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,048 Views 22 Comments

Author Denise Deegan uses Irish sayings and phrases to look at the Irish soul.

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
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Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality

Mar 12th 2022, 11:00 AM 17,899 Views 16 Comments

As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
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Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war

Mar 11th 2022, 5:57 PM 23,201 Views 10 Comments

The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.

Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot
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Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot

Mar 6th 2022, 7:04 AM 22,191 Views 0 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about President Biden’s speech, which had to undergo a massive edit due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Opinion: Raising your children through Irish is the best way to learn the language yourself
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Opinion: Raising your children through Irish is the best way to learn the language yourself

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 15,591 Views 43 Comments

The best strategy for creating a bilingual family environment is for one parent to speak the minority language exclusively, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

Opinion: Lockdown took me on a journey to film life along Dublin's North Circular Road
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Opinion: Lockdown took me on a journey to film life along Dublin's North Circular Road

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 17,266 Views 3 Comments

Director Luke McManus on how being confined to his local area made him see it in a new way.

Opinion: Ever heard of Baggotonia? Why I've made a film about this forgotten part of Dublin's past
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Opinion: Ever heard of Baggotonia? Why I've made a film about this forgotten part of Dublin's past

Mar 1st 2022, 1:00 PM 17,062 Views 6 Comments

Director Alan Gilsenan has made a new documentary about the history of Baggot St in Dublin. Here, he explains the inspiration behind it.

Tom Clonan: This war will test European values in a manner not seen since the 1940s
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Tom Clonan: This war will test European values in a manner not seen since the 1940s

Updated Feb 24th 2022, 7:15 PM 51,565 Views 46 Comments

The choreography for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has been protracted and overt, Tom Clonan writes.

Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine
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Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:35 PM 11,782 Views 17 Comments

Russia’s recognition of the breakaway republics’ ‘2014 borders’ represents a declaration of intent to re-take the region, Tom Clonan writes.

Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction
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Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction

Feb 20th 2022, 7:30 AM 29,831 Views 122 Comments

The independent senator says criminalising addiction is about intimidation – it’s society taking revenge and warning others of their fate.

Opinion: The government's temporary measures are doing nothing to tame inflation
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Opinion: The government's temporary measures are doing nothing to tame inflation

Feb 18th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,481 Views 24 Comments

Putting money in people’s pockets after the fact instead of tackling the cause of high prices won’t curb the cost of living, Victor Duggan writes.

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