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Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
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Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women

May 29th 2021, 7:01 PM 15,692 Views 19 Comments

The National Women’s Council says inadequate State investment in childcare has led to an unsustainable system in crisis.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,690 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
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Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,010 Views 38 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

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 24,987 Views 34 Comments

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

Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
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Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent

May 21st 2021, 7:45 PM 81,511 Views 123 Comments

The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.

A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
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A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'

May 20th 2021, 7:58 PM 13,480 Views 7 Comments

Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.

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 19,659 Views 40 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'
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Dr Rory Hearne: Investors received a clear message from Government last night - 'keep buying, you're flying'

May 19th 2021, 11:40 AM 47,560 Views 51 Comments

The housing analyst responds to last night’s announcement by Government on investment funds and property.

Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
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Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle

May 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,715 Views 63 Comments

Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.

Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
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Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable

May 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 41,995 Views 23 Comments

EcoEye producer Marcus Stewart explains how some straightforward policy moves can bring deaths from the radioactive gas under control.

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
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Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated May 14th 2021, 11:19 AM 22,551 Views 62 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
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Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

May 10th 2021, 6:05 PM 46,940 Views 54 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'
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Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'

May 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,676 Views 87 Comments

Unless you earn over €70k or have wealthy parents, you’re simply not catered for when it comes to owning a house, writes Jenn Gannon.

Blindboy Boatclub: If you're against cannabis in Ireland, you're against safe cannabis
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Blindboy Boatclub: If you're against cannabis in Ireland, you're against safe cannabis

May 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,880 Views 222 Comments

The artist, author and podcaster asks if we should reconsider the prohibition model when it comes to cannabis use.

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
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Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,864 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining
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Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining

May 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 22,223 Views 9 Comments

The TV chef shares some thoughts and two delicious recipes to liven up any table this summer.

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
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Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

May 7th 2021, 11:16 AM 14,032 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 146,241 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

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 11,137 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 57,312 Views 46 Comments

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

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
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Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 27,500 Views 39 Comments

As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.

Paul Murphy: This May Day, imagine a world without weekends...
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Paul Murphy: This May Day, imagine a world without weekends...

Updated May 1st 2021, 4:00 PM 30,710 Views 75 Comments

The People Before Profit TD looks at the history of May Day and assesses the challenges of the modern workplace.

Opinion: Why it's not that strange to seek solace by reading books that imagine the worst
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Opinion: Why it's not that strange to seek solace by reading books that imagine the worst

May 1st 2021, 2:30 PM 8,250 Views 10 Comments

Author Niall Bourke explores why we turn to books about disaster to find some solace in life.

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
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Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,321 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision
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Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision

Apr 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,020 Views 29 Comments

GunPlot is a new TV Documentary and podcast series from RTÉ on the Arms Crisis of 1970. Researcher on the TV documentary, Róisín O’Dea looks at the crisis fifty years on …

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
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Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 33,029 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them
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Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them

Apr 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,854 Views 8 Comments

CEO of ALONE Seán Moynihan says we owe it to our older people to put the correct plans for re-emergence.

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum
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Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum

Apr 24th 2021, 7:01 PM 13,164 Views 2 Comments

Mary Phelan writes that lack of accredited training and poor service are having huge consequences and must be addressed by the State.

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
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Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,626 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
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Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,813 Views 23 Comments

We need to better prioritise the care of pregnant women during Covid, writes Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith.

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making
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Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 13,289 Views 18 Comments

UCC’s Dr Seán Ó Conaill looks back on an extraordinary week for international football.

Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes
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Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:02 AM 26,100 Views 72 Comments

Pitting first-time buyers against cuckoo funds is a recipe for disaster, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
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Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 26,579 Views 7 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

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 17,081 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 25,469 Views 16 Comments

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

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
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Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Apr 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,911 Views 54 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
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'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 88,622 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
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Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

Apr 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,101 Views 33 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
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Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,430 Views 9 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
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Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,234 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.