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Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
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Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

Fri 7:00 AM 52,058 Views 52 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain
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The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain

Feb 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,573 Views 54 Comments

Rather than looking for swingeing spending cuts or increased taxes on work, how about we start at the top, writes Victor Duggan.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
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Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,628 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
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Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

Jan 16th 2021, 7:01 PM 30,888 Views 66 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
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Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,878 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
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Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,383 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
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Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,930 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent
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Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent

Dec 19th 2020, 9:59 AM 18,502 Views 17 Comments

The passing of Coco’s Law will prevent the sharing of intimate images without consent – regardless of the motivation for doing so.

Have your say: a chance for the public to tell policymakers where we go from here
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Have your say: a chance for the public to tell policymakers where we go from here

Nov 11th 2020, 10:55 AM 15,474 Views 5 Comments

Live discussions on Science Week platform will hear what Irish citizens think the ‘new normal’ should look like.

College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'
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College student: 'There's been no dancing on tables or shots at the bar'

Sep 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,447 Views 17 Comments

Harry McCann says students involved in recent ‘partying’ are not representative of the majority trying to study and live within Covid guidelines.

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it
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Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 23,401 Views 46 Comments

Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
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'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid

Aug 31st 2020, 7:12 AM 16,977 Views 8 Comments

Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
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The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,941 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'
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'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,613 Views 78 Comments

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
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Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 26,703 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
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Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,807 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution
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Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution

Aug 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 26,466 Views 6 Comments

Irish Seed Savers outline how support for organic heritage seed is the key to ensuring long-term food security on our island.

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
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Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'

Aug 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 54,129 Views 52 Comments

What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'
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Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

Aug 5th 2020, 1:20 PM 19,337 Views 5 Comments

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes
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Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,181 Views 70 Comments

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria
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Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

Jul 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,441 Views 31 Comments

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
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Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,911 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?
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Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

Apr 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 19,936 Views 28 Comments

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language
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The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language

Apr 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 20,390 Views 20 Comments

We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000
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How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

Mar 22nd 2020, 8:00 PM 99,058 Views 59 Comments

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting
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Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Mar 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,432 Views 38 Comments

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
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Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Feb 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,646 Views 41 Comments

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely
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The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:30 AM 14,102 Views 6 Comments

There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer
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Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

Feb 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 7,315 Views 5 Comments

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash
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Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash

Jan 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,612 Views 68 Comments

The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?
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Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

Jan 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 27,258 Views 181 Comments

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok
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The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok

Jan 5th 2020, 11:00 AM 26,104 Views 10 Comments

Word usage is like a conga line at a wedding – nobody thinks the person at the front is an artistic visionary, but the second and third people to join in create the legitimacy for others to attach themselves

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch
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From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

Jan 4th 2020, 1:00 PM 9,633 Views 6 Comments

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away
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Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 PM 53,125 Views 79 Comments

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
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The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,884 Views 4 Comments

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie
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From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie

Dec 28th 2019, 12:45 PM 13,541 Views 8 Comments

It’s time to start thinking about next year’s garden as 2020 creeps ever-closer.

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU
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Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

Dec 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 25,991 Views 40 Comments

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas
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Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

Dec 25th 2019, 3:00 PM 21,417 Views 6 Comments

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien
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Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Dec 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,137 Views 38 Comments

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around
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Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 17,812 Views 40 Comments

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

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