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Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
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Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,337 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
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Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,865 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role
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Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 7,565 Views 2 Comments

Patients have been kept on the outside of their healthcare experience; they should be promoted to educators and decision-makers.

Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
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Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,817 Views 15 Comments

Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.

Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do
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Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do

Jan 23rd 2022, 9:30 AM 15,477 Views 14 Comments

Author Clodagh Finn on the women who are too often relegated to the footnotes of history.

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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 12,260 Views 4 Comments

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

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 7,883 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: 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 7,599 Views 36 Comments

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

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 9,779 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.

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
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Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,810 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
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Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,651 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
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Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,688 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
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Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,546 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
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Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,801 Views 23 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
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Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,588 Views 79 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
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Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,760 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

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

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,041 Views 87 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 19,424 Views 42 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 16,367 Views 14 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 18,335 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 27,921 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 35,605 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 10,438 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 15,897 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 10,988 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 11,278 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 13,421 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 21,686 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 23,044 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 29,474 Views 37 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 39,432 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 53,591 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 32,079 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 25,120 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 32,983 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 30,813 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 14,791 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

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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 21,936 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 19,077 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 15,507 Views 6 Comments

Live discussions on Science Week platform will hear what Irish citizens think the ‘new normal’ should look like.

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