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Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work
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Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work

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Three months paternity leave isn’t the norm – but it’s good for both family and employer, says Shane Doyle

# opinion - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot
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Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot

Updated Thu 11:00 AM 20,265 Views 50 Comments

Jason O’Mahony pays tribute to founder of the PDs and former senior minister, Des O’Malley, who died yesterday.

Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin
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Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin

Thu 7:00 AM 15,920 Views 6 Comments

Donal Fallon describes the impact the Dublin Corporation architect Herbert Simms had on Dublin city.

# opinion - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
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Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Wed 7:00 AM 19,439 Views 67 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

# opinion - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

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

Tue 2:13 PM 18,315 Views 41 Comments

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

# opinion - Monday 19 July, 2021

'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best
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'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best

Updated Mon 5:29 PM 22,954 Views 14 Comments

The ex-Ireland captain also believes Johnny Sexton should have been called up.

# opinion - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
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Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,543 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement
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Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement

Jul 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,729 Views 9 Comments

The wards of court system is expected to be abolished next year.

# opinion - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress
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Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,572 Views 5 Comments

25 academics will launch an alternative summary of the commission’s report today.

# opinion - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
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Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,845 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

# opinion - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Opinion: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them
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Opinion: Bees and agriculture need each other - we should class bees as livestock to protect them

Jul 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,186 Views 21 Comments

Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan argues that protecting bees should be a priority for the Department of Agriculture.

# opinion - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe
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Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe

Jul 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,810 Views 32 Comments

But the MEP says while the citizen-led revolution is inspiring, legislators must do better on climate.

# opinion - Sunday 4 July, 2021

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 15,037 Views 13 Comments

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

# opinion - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
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Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 39,692 Views 46 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

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 18,002 Views 0 Comments

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

Why do Irish fans root against England?
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Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 15,861 Views 60 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share
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Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,783 Views 0 Comments

Shane Smith has three delicious recipes to share to help you brighten up your meals.

# opinion - Friday 2 July, 2021

Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate
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Harry McCann: The message to my generation is 'you don't matter' - so we prepare to emigrate

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 4:16 PM 50,907 Views 155 Comments

The student says young people have been consistently left behind so will be now leaving in their droves.

John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
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John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 10:17 AM 28,725 Views 45 Comments

The environmentalist says we ignore the record-breaking temperatures this week at our peril.

# opinion - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
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Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,064 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

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Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Jul 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 10,661 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.

# opinion - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality
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Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality

Jun 30th 2021, 11:56 AM 10,837 Views 13 Comments

David Miliband and Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason look to the Generation Equality Forum this week as an opportune moment to leap forward for gender equality.

# opinion - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week
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Opinion: Anyone who thinks couch-surfing in your 50s is fun should try it for a week

Jun 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 24,326 Views 12 Comments

People in creative industries have had a difficult time during the pandemic. Actor Jessica Freed was evicted and is worried for her future.

# opinion - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily
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Opinion: Spare a thought for the victims of torture among us battling their trauma daily

Jun 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,320 Views 7 Comments

On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, John O’Donoghue of Spirasi discusses the impact torture can have on victims.

# opinion - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government
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Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government

Jun 24th 2021, 12:30 PM 12,119 Views 20 Comments

The Assistant Professor at the School of Law in Trinity College says the law does establish a legal route for compulsory purchase.

# opinion - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B
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Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 34,204 Views 43 Comments

The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital says the Catholic ethos will never meet with that of the State and it’s time to move on.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
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Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,008 Views 14 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

# opinion - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
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Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

Jun 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,055 Views 10 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

# opinion - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
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Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,383 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

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 27,094 Views 37 Comments

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

# opinion - Friday 18 June, 2021

Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
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Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 8:32 AM 12,579 Views 15 Comments

As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.

# opinion - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,834 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

# opinion - Monday 14 June, 2021

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
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Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,142 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

# opinion - Sunday 13 June, 2021

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 34,564 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.

# opinion - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support
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Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support

Jun 12th 2021, 11:00 AM 13,216 Views 14 Comments

In the early moments of the pandemic a group of Chinese experts took time to brief Irish doctors on what they knew so far about Covid-19, Paul O’Brien explains how those connections were made.

# opinion - Friday 11 June, 2021

Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
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Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 2:29 PM 10,892 Views 24 Comments

Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
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Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,237 Views 11 Comments

Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.

# opinion - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Opinion: 'I had to ask myself - at what point did I accept the othering of Traveller children?'
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Opinion: 'I had to ask myself - at what point did I accept the othering of Traveller children?'

Jun 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,868 Views 0 Comments

When she collaborated with Traveller women on a project about hair and Traveller culture, Breda Mayock came to a number of realisations about Ireland and prejudice.

# opinion - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Opinion: It's time to celebrate the women of Irish street art - they're breaking barriers for us all
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Opinion: It's time to celebrate the women of Irish street art - they're breaking barriers for us all

Jun 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,348 Views 12 Comments

Lucy Medlycott brings us the stories of female street artists in Ireland, who seek “to subvert, to question and to transform”.

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
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'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 11,126 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

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