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August 2023
Barry Andrews: Several false narratives surround migration and asylum seeking - here are some facts
The MEP looks at some of the common views and misconceptions around immgration.
Opinion: The time of sitting tight on climate is over - we have to look up
Dr Emma Howard looks at the worrying climate events this year and outlines small changes we can make to how we live in response.
Peter Flanagan: Curing my stage fright - with meditation, therapy and hypnosis
The comedian looks at his crushing stage fright over the years and the many ways he tackled it.
Parenting: Tips for supporting children and young people with body image issues
Fiona Flynn of Bodywhys has some helpful advice for parents and guardians of young children and teens.
Surrogacy: Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there
How Irish people use international surrogacy raises thorny ethical issues, writes McCarthy from Nairobi.
Money Diaries follow-up: A 25-year-old legal executive on €36K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is revisiting the Money Diaries format to see how their saving and spending are going.
Opinion: Shared maternity and paternity leave rights could end discrimination against working mothers
Current parental leave rights in Ireland are outdated and do as much to damage the rights of women in the workplace, writes Damien McCarthy.
Dog behaviourist: A dog's separation anxiety is similar to a human's panic attack
Dogs live in the moment so those that suffer from this type of anxiety believe they are permanently separated from their human carers, writes Suzi Walsh.
Surrealing in the Years: Micheál Martin heals us through the power of podcasting
Good news: everything is fine.
Opinion: When we hear about 'refugees' or 'migrants', remember these are real people
Fellipe Lopes of the Immigrant Council of Ireland says the people fleeing conflict to live in Ireland can enrich and enhance this country.
Larry Donnelly: This Trump indictment is explosive - it makes for chilling reading
The Boston lawyer and law lecturer says the case against Trump is no joke but neither is the support he continues to receive.
Column: 'I know all too well the fear of living in a family unrecognised by the State'
A group campaigning for the rights of children born to same-sex couples protested outside the Italian embassy in Dublin last night.
Opinion: Bord na Móna's former Derrinlough briquette factory should be preserved, not sold
Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Emma Gilleece argue for the halt of the sale of the long-running briquette plant in the Midlands.
Donal Fallon: During his time in Ireland, Frederick Douglass was captivated by Daniel O'Connell
As a new statue of slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass is unveiled in Belfast, the historian reflects on Douglass’ love for Ireland.
Ipsos survey: Girls in green have created new football fans with World Cup dream
Majority of women aged under 35 are interested in the tournament as are 3 out of every 5 mothers, writes Ipsos director Kieran O’Leary.
July 2023
Irish climate activist: How my Just Stop Oil arrest gives me hope for the future
Dr Genevieve Shanahan is an Irish lecturer in Cardiff. She explains why she joined Just Stop Oil.
Extract: How to nourish your body while you go through menopause
Nutritional therapist Rachel Graham shares an extract from her new book, The Menopause Kitchen.
Money Diaries: A newly set up business owner on €36K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is loving life as a newly set up business owner and finds the work-life balance working for them.
Emer Nolan: Sinéad blew up the image of Irish womanhood like Edna O'Brien had done before her
The English professor says Sinéad’s keens, prayers and cries of pain will always matter so intensely to many people in the country.
Opinion: As we move to a fairer and greener future we cannot forget those on the margins
Sorley McCaughey looks at how Ireland is doing when it comes to the agreed global Sustainable Development Goals.
Surrealing in the Years: The week began with nationalist gold and only got weirder from there
Why do you have all of that gold? Why are you like this?
Fiachna Ó Braonáin: Sinéad was a gifted, intelligent and sensitive soul - we will miss her
The Hothouse Flowers musician pays tribute to the singer who died this week.
Pádraic Fogarty: 'Farmers' power has seeped like a smothering fog through Irish politics'
The environmental campaigner who quit the Irish Wildlife Trust this week says the farm organisations are blocking progress on green goals.
Dr Niall Muldoon: We need radical and brave leadership to turn around child mental health services
The Ombudsman for Children says it is now clear that we’ve reached the end of the line with the current CAMHS service.
Opinion: The IVF funding scheme may be devastating for many, but it will also relieve some heartache
June Shannon is an award-winning medical journalist with a specialist interest in women’s health and the health of vulnerable groups.
Opinion: Do you really know what’s behind your makeup or face cream?
Katherine Shaw of World Vision has conducted research into the darker side of the beauty industry
Opinion: 'Climate and biodiversity are not election issues' - it's time that changed
It’s important not to forget to advocate for nature, says Dr Donal Griffin of the Fair Seas campaign.
Money Diaries: A 32-year-old architect on €67K living and house-hunting in Dublin
This week, our reader is facing into the long road of trying to find a home in Dublin, battling all the other bidders.
Opinion: The state’s failure of vulnerable children is unfortunately nothing new
Seána Glennon says the state must refocus its approach to the protection of vulnerable children and adults in this country after years of failures.
Larry Donnelly: Why is it that political will is lagging behind climate chaos?
Our columnist examines recent record temperatures across the globe and attitudes toward climate change in the US.
Surrealing in the Years: Yes, the profits are enormous, but that doesn't affect our price hikes
We almost got through the whole column without mentioning RTÉ!
Analysis: 'Terrifying' LGBTQ+ event in Tralee aims to drag us back to the past
Aoife Gallagher charts the rise of anger and misinformation around a lighthearted LGBTQ+ family storytime event in Tralee recently.
Analysis: Generative AI won’t replace human creativity, but it will change it
DCU’s Vlad Glaveanu and Constance de Saint Laurent look at the fears around AI and ask if it really will threaten human creativity.
Analysis: To improve women’s football in Ireland we should avoid the mistakes made by the men's game
Dr Payam Ansari and Dr Gary Sinclair look at the ways women’s football could be progressed in Ireland.
Money Diaries: A supply chain manager on €110K living in Leinster
This week, our reader is busy juggling parenting, work and ferrying kids to sport lessons.
Opinion: 'On the front lines of the housing crisis and we get gaslighting from the Taoiseach'
James O’Toole says when you’ve deprived thousands of people of homes for years, it’s no wonder some are saying no to unsuitable offerings.
Interview: 'Being mixed race seemed to give others the impression I could be poked and prodded'
Mia Douglas meets Áine Mulloy who documents the changes she’s witnessed in how people approach her over the years.
Surrealing in the Years: The martyrdom of a humble Toy Man
Ryan Tubridy sees himself as a victim of recklessness with the public purse, rather than a longstanding beneficiary.
Therapist: Don't let the social media feed of others' perfect holidays get you down
Maxine Walsh addresses the pitfalls of doom-scrolling on social media, particularly at a time when summer adventures are everywhere.
Opinion: 'Everyone in the Traveller community has experienced prejudice at some point'
Michael Power of Involve Youth Services looks at the challenges and the positives to be addressed around this year’s Traveller Pride Week.