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# opinion - Saturday 4 December, 2021

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
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I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

Sat 7:00 AM 32,534 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

# opinion - Friday 3 December, 2021

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far
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There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far

Fri 4:58 PM 5,272 Views 5 Comments

Mo Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool.

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
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Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

Fri 7:00 AM 11,467 Views 14 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
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“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

Wed 7:30 PM 7,983 Views 7 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
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School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Wed 4:45 PM 25,031 Views 40 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

# opinion - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
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Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,179 Views 59 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
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Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,447 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

# opinion - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'
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Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'

Nov 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,085 Views 17 Comments

The author and broadcaster writes about researching his latest book on the Irish language and the many colourful words in it.

# opinion - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades
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Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades

Nov 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 15,504 Views 0 Comments

Flor MacCarthy shares the uplifting and often heartbreaking real-life stories she discovered while reading the Presidents’ letters.

# opinion - Monday 15 November, 2021

Luxembourg victory was the final confirmation - Stephen Kenny deserves a new contract
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Luxembourg victory was the final confirmation - Stephen Kenny deserves a new contract

Nov 15th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,339 Views 47 Comments

The FAI board are set to make a decision on whether their manager deserves to take charge of the Euro 2024 campaign.

# opinion - Sunday 14 November, 2021

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

Nov 14th 2021, 10:07 PM 15,124 Views 8 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were made to work for what was ultimately a convincing 3-0 victory.

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?
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Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,147 Views 5 Comments

Ursula Quill makes the argument for the role of democratic movements like Citizen’s Assemblies in the face of the climate crisis.

# opinion - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Luxembourg?
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# Looking Ahead

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Luxembourg?

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 9:36 PM 29,982 Views 27 Comments

Stephen Kenny has a few tough calls to make.

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
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Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,232 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# opinion - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
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Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,121 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

# opinion - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
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Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,668 Views 4 Comments

Caitriona Rogerson highlights the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade on African countries.

# opinion - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
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Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'

Nov 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,785 Views 6 Comments

Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.

# opinion - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...
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Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,569 Views 2 Comments

Freddie Alexander has written a madcap adventure involving a man called Mr Spicebag. Here, he writes about how inspiration comes from the most unusual of places

# opinion - Friday 5 November, 2021

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'
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Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'

Nov 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,278 Views 0 Comments

In this extract from her book, Philippa Ryder writes about a question she asked her wife-to-be which changed the course of her life.

# opinion - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'
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Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,165 Views 0 Comments

An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rosaleen McDonagh has written a searing book of essays – here, she writes about their genesis.

# opinion - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
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Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,484 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
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Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,652 Views 7 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

# opinion - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
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Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,745 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# opinion - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
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Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,507 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
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Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,557 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

# opinion - Monday 18 October, 2021

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
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Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 33,798 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

# opinion - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
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Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,968 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

# opinion - Friday 15 October, 2021

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
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Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,705 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
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Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,137 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

# opinion - Monday 11 October, 2021

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
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Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,727 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

# opinion - Saturday 9 October, 2021

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

Oct 9th 2021, 10:16 PM 46,869 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a morale-boosting victory.

# opinion - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
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Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,768 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying
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Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 4:00 PM 13,561 Views 14 Comments

The security analyst says the recent documentary has merely scratched the surface of issues for women in the Defence Forces.

# opinion - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
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Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,513 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
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The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 120,249 Views 40 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.

# opinion - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
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Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,245 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
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Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,094 Views 31 Comments

Lisa Hone lives with mica in her home every day. She warns householders that they have very little protection on the biggest purchase of their lives.

# opinion - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain
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Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 10:26 AM 57,823 Views 63 Comments

The TD says the UK administration is misleading the public about the source of its recent transport woes.

# opinion - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
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Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,679 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

# opinion - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
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Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,188 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

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