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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 16,235 Views 39 Comments

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

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 7,953 Views 0 Comments

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

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
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Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,586 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
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Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,967 Views 3 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
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Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Apr 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,065 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
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Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,534 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 10,007 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland
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A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland

Apr 5th 2021, 10:15 AM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

Should the Irish language stay in the constitution of a united Ireland? Our readers share their ideas for how Ireland could change.

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
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Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 50,939 Views 202 Comments

Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
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Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'

Apr 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,891 Views 34 Comments

Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.

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 16,952 Views 0 Comments

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

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
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Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,324 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

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

Mar 30th 2021, 10:27 PM 42,594 Views 30 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s winless run continued, though the Irish team improved on Saturday’s dismal display.

Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off
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Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off

Mar 30th 2021, 11:52 AM 3,558 Views 0 Comments

Goals – 17 to be precise – late drama and talent galore on show in the Women’s National League so far.

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
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Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,830 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
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Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 25,165 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
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Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,264 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

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

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 PM 60,370 Views 76 Comments

Ireland suffered an embarrassing defeat at the Aviva Stadium.

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
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If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,656 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?

Mar 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 31,474 Views 75 Comments

As debates continued this week around how a united Ireland would look, Lee outlines the defence challenges it would pose.

Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade
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Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade

Mar 25th 2021, 12:27 PM 44,478 Views 58 Comments

The container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking the passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
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Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,166 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

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

Mar 24th 2021, 10:20 PM 51,463 Views 50 Comments

Ireland were left frustrated after their opening World Cup qualifier in Belgrade.

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
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Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 17,028 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
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Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,193 Views 18 Comments

The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone
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Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone

Mar 23rd 2021, 12:42 PM 17,293 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says traditional banking is clearly disrupted and it’s important we get ahead in education and upskilling to cope with the changes.

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust
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Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust

Mar 21st 2021, 10:30 AM 13,479 Views 25 Comments

In a special week for Ireland, our Boston-born columnist looks at the strength of ties between the two countries.

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
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Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 121,028 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
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Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,992 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
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Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection

Mar 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,420 Views 9 Comments

Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.

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 16,225 Views 10 Comments

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

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
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Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind

Mar 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,569 Views 21 Comments

Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.

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 7,889 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: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
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Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,699 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
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Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,662 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

Noeline Blackwell: This week has exposed society's distorted attitudes towards gender-based violence
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Noeline Blackwell: This week has exposed society's distorted attitudes towards gender-based violence

Mar 13th 2021, 9:30 AM 23,697 Views 44 Comments

The head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reflects on another painful week for women in Ireland and the UK.

Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go
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Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go

Mar 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,357 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist highlights the challenges faced by trans people every day.

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 40,611 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.