# column - Today’s News
Column: 'Obama showed that traditional oratory is the most powerful way that politicians can connect'
The only certainty now is that gifted orators like Barack Obama come along once in a lifetime, writes Amy Rose Harte.
It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.
Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.
# column - Yesterday’s News
For those of us who care deeply about freedom and human rights, there has never been a more vital moment for activism, writes Colm O’Gorman.
# column - Thursday 19 January, 2017
Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.
Physio and personal trainer Sarah Cremen offers her advice in her weekly column.
# column - Wednesday 18 January, 2017
‘Everyone in fitness is trying to sell you something, nobody is trying to sell you the truth,’ writes personal trainer James Hanley.
Barack Obama’s contributions to the economy and health care were positive but his list of failures is longer, writes Julien Mercille.
# column - Tuesday 17 January, 2017
VIDEO: 'I'll never catcall, I'll treat and respect and help create an Ireland that will stand in awe of all mná'
Heartbreak is a powerful, new Irish short from writer Emmet Kirwan and director Dave Tynan.
The ultimate shape of Brexit will only emerge in 2018 and beyond, despite Theresa May’s current posturing, writes Dr Declan Jordan.
# column - Monday 16 January, 2017
January is when divorce solicitors enjoy a surge in business. Dr Ray O’Neill puts the New Year blues into perspective for couples.
The Declaration of Amsterdam, which commits EU support for driverless vehicles, may have been endorsed by Transport Ministers last April, writes Eric Nolan.
# column - Sunday 15 January, 2017
All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.
Voters chose by a narrow margin in a referendum in 2013 to retain the Seanad. It’s unlikely they are happy with that decision, writes Senator Gerard P Craughwell.
In overlooking certain perspectives, the media is committing its gravest error in this undeniably frightening time of political upheaval, writes Larry Donnelly.
# column - Saturday 14 January, 2017
It’s easy to see why Russia has been pro-Trump but that could quickly turn sour, writes Neil Robinson.
Forget about the stuff you buy in tins. Fresh beetroot from the garden is much tastier and jam-packed with health-giving properties, writes Michael Kelly.
Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.
# column - Friday 13 January, 2017
Life coach Sarah Doyle on the importance of having the right mindset to exercise and fitness.
Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.
# column - Thursday 12 January, 2017
Incorporate these exercises into your fitness regime and you’ll soon see the benefits, writes Sarah Cremen
We already take to social media to voice our opinion on whatever’s happening. Digital democracy would make everybody’s opinion count, writes Jonathan Victory.
# column - Wednesday 11 January, 2017
Operation Transformation diary: 'I can actually go into clothes shops now and buy clothes I want to wear'
Lucy Dillon was an Operation Transformation leader last year. She’ll be writing her weightloss diary for us over the coming weeks and motivating us to stay on track.
# column - Tuesday 10 January, 2017
This country needs a lot more people to say enough is enough, and on many more issues than homelessness, writes Frankie Gaffney.
Before diving in and signing up for the cheapest option, figure out what would work best for you, writes David Last.
An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'
A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.
# column - Monday 9 January, 2017
Opinion: 'Brexit and a weak economy mean that Northern Ireland has little time to be stuck in neutral'
It’s game over for the current Executive just six months after the Assembly election, writes Dr David McCann.
Roger Goodell wants more teams in the postseason, but is it a good idea?
# column - Sunday 8 January, 2017
Endometriosis: 'It's the kind of pain that takes the breath from you and makes you fall to your knees'
Endo is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells. The pain can be relentless and there is no cure, writes Julie Ronaghan.
While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.
# column - Saturday 7 January, 2017
January does not seem like the typical month for gardening, but there are actually several things you can do in the garden now, writes Michael Kelly.
So far 2017 has been another year of chaos, morbidity and mortality with a continuation of the trolley crisis, writes ED Consultant Dr Jim Gray.
# column - Friday 6 January, 2017
Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'
On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.
# column - Thursday 5 January, 2017
# column - Wednesday 4 January, 2017
Our addiction to ‘fast fashion’ is having a detrimental impact on the environment, animal welfare and human rights, writes Siobhan O’Brien-Selway.
# column - Tuesday 3 January, 2017
It’s important not to dive in at the deep end if you want to achieve long-term goals, writes David Last.
# column - Monday 2 January, 2017
Change your attitude – and even the goals themselves – to achieve real results. Here’s some advice from fitness expert Carl Cautley.
# column - Sunday 1 January, 2017
2017 could be the year you make a new start, develop new habits, plan something new or just start thinking about options for the future, writes Derval Chambers Petit.
Forget unrealistic goals and just be nicer to yourself and others in 2017, writes Lorraine Courtney.