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Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability
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Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability

Sun 8:30 AM 22,336 Views 85 Comments

Legislation to underpin individual accountability in the financial sector must be published without delay, writes the Sinn Féin TD.

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
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Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 18,895 Views 41 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?
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Opinion: Why are home make-over tv shows so popular in Ireland?

Jul 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,056 Views 13 Comments

Property programmes thrive in societies where home ownership is the most valued and celebrated housing ideology, writes Emmett Scanlon.

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism
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Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 PM 18,017 Views 0 Comments

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen.

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
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Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 27,104 Views 37 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
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Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

Jun 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,587 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts
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Column: The history, politics and identity of Chinese martial arts

Jun 5th 2021, 11:00 AM 9,791 Views 9 Comments

Maynooth University lecturer Dr Lu Zhouxiang explains how martial arts have been a bridge from China to other countries around the world.

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 15,629 Views 19 Comments

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

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 10,828 Views 12 Comments

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

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 11,080 Views 4 Comments

The great political challenge of the pandemic is fixing workplaces to be better than they are, writes Michael Taft.

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 13,117 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: 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 21,450 Views 0 Comments

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

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 22,586 Views 42 Comments

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

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
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'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 29,274 Views 38 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
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Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,235 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

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

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 53,397 Views 51 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 31,944 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 24,848 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 32,297 Views 67 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 30,201 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 14,624 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 21,454 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 18,770 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 15,483 Views 6 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 25,486 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 23,610 Views 47 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 17,264 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 18,200 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 46,978 Views 80 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 27,072 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 14,894 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 26,506 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 54,452 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 19,517 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 38,734 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 27,506 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 6,947 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 19,958 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 20,422 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 99,560 Views 59 Comments

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

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