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# Society

This year
Taoiseach: 'National conversation needed on what's driving anger and violence in society'
Varadkar says we need to asked ourselves what has changed in our society in the last couple of years.
Last year
Leah Williamson: England's success has changed society
The Lionesses are looking to secure the first major silverware in their history in Sunday’s Euro 2022 final.
All time
Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes
The Civil Engagement Group senators say the government needs to be fairer and act faster in its budgets.
Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.
Opinion: 'The pandemic isn't down to one reckless group - it's because of the contagiousness of Covid-19'
Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says that disapproval from the right sources is the key to fighting non-compliance.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
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.
Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)
Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing.
'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'
Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.
The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040
The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.
Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society
Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.
Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year
A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.
German minister criticised for saying Islam is 'not part of Germany'
Germany’s Muslim community is estimated to be about 4.5 million.
How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society
Ireland, in numbers.
Hindu chef unfairly dismissed after going on prayer leave after his dad died
The chef was required to mourn for 40 days.
Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath
The latest batch of Census results have been released.
The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older
For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.
Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it
Most people are opposed to a choice in all circumstances.
Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year
Some people are doing very well.
Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.
Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis
…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.
What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?
It was the slogan that he built a campaign on.
Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?
Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.
Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?
We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.
'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.
'Don't scrap the USC - it's one of the fairest and most progressive taxes in Ireland'
David Gibney writes that if you scrap the USC, the revenue must be found elsewhere or we will face deteriorated public services.
New documentary asks what turned these teenagers into killers
Some of the most brutal murders in this country were carried out by teens who showed little remorse afterwards.
9 questions you've probably had about filling out Census 2016
Pen at the ready.
15 people who don't give a damn about your 'rules'
Break the system.
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut
It follows the controversial decision to cut the hardship fund for families of children with cancer – which was later reversed.
Miss USA crowned amid controversy over Donald Trump's Mexican immigrant comments
Questions over immigration or Trump’s comments did not come up at the competition.
'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'
Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.
"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
An Irish play tackles drug use head on.
You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen
Refinement is easier to pull off in black and white.
The good, the bad and the ugly: Are selfies turning us all into narcissists?
Or were we already halfway there?
Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?
Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?
Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week
#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.
No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.
Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark
Dia dhuit is mise…
Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so
Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society.