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Have we ditched the Stardust-era stereotype that the working classes are wild and reckless?

Once might be carelessness; twice begins to look like unconscious bias. To come to terms with the full import of last week’s inquest verdicts of...

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Fintan O&x27Toole

From coral babies to a battery-powered grid, there are reasons for hope

This article won the Opinion and overall Student Journalist of the Year categories at the Newsbrands Ireland Press Pass Student Journalism awards...

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Grace Oleary

Should the mandatory three-day wait for abortion be lifted? Dr Mary Favier and Eilís Mulroy debate

Women are still leaving Ireland for abortion – at least 860 women since the Eighth Amendment was repealed. Many of these women are pushed over the...

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Mary Favier And Eilis Mulroy

Politics is all about managing the present. What people need is a story of the future

No offence to Fine Gael’s new leader but Simon Harris: The Movie is unlikely to be made. Ryan Gosling’s phone will never ring with the offer to...

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Joe Humphreys

‘Money and I are best friends’: The influencers promising that manifesting will make you rich

Here is a video of a young woman with blonde highlights and a smattering of chin acne. She smiles serenely for the camera, patting her temples like...

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Rachel Odwyer

Many parents still value a Catholic education, but too few teachers are willing to provide it

Sigmund Freud famously quipped that the Irish were the only people in the world resistant to psychoanalysis. They may also be the only people in...

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Alexander Ohara

Did no alarm bell tinkle from RTÉ's editorial structures about its programme on abortion services?

Way back at the end of the last century, I was wondering whether to continue with the insecure, six-month researcher contracts I was getting from...

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Breda O&x27Brien

Surge dining: Would you pay more to eat a rib-eye on a Saturday than on Tuesday?

Wendy’s is an American hamburger chain famous for fare that sounds like a Young Scientist experiment: square beef patties and “Frosty”...

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Jennifer O&x27Connell

I have reported in Rwanda three times. On my fourth attempt, I was not allowed on the plane

It took me a moment to realise that the airline staff at the gate in front of me were shaking their heads. It was March 25th, and I was in Addis...

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Sally Hayden

When it comes to tackling global warming, individual actions do not go far enough

Stephen Omukoko Okoth, a young man from western Kenya, distinguished himself as the only student from his school to secure an educational stint in...

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Peter Mcgarry

The Bertie Ahern world with the Simon Harris universe when it comes to housing are radically different

While not agreeing with the economics of it, I could see the politics behind Bertie Ahern’s housing-banking Celtic Tiger policy. Build loads of...

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David Mcwilliams

The era of mega-budgets isn’t over. But it really should be

Normally budget kites start to flutter in the summer breeze. But over the past couple of years the kites have been flying earlier and earlier. In...

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Cliff Taylor

Simon Harris brings one big advantage to the job of Taoiseach – and one big disadvantage

A week and a half into the Simon Harris era and too soon, really, to make even an early judgment. But there are some clear signposts to how he will...

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Pat Leahy

Iran’s attack has ended Israel’s isolation

The events of the past week - a direct attack on Israeli soil by Iran last weekend, followed by a reported Israeli drone strike on Isfahan in Iran...

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Vincent Durac

I bought into the idea that wellness guru Andrew Huberman could fix my life. Then I read about him

Early last year, I had a conversation with a friend about a spell of intractable insomnia I was going through at the time – a condition that has...

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Mark O&x27Connell

Ramping up home building isn’t impossible - we’ve done it before

Tá Éire ag Forbairt (Ireland is Building) was the confident title of a gleaming brochure issued by the first coalition government in 1949. It...

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Diarmaid Ferriter

Electing ‘characters’ as MEPs could harm our country

The time has come for Irish voters to take the European elections seriously and pay proper attention to the implications of their choice for the...

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Stephen Collins

Helen McEntee frets about knife crime, although the evidence fails to show a big rise

Fine Gael Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is a bit worried about knife crime. There is, she says, a “small and incremental problem here in...

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John Mcmanus

Stabbings at the Sydney mall: When horror came to ‘County Bondi’

Sydney in autumn is stunningly beautiful. With summer’s relentless humidity and persistent flies gone, it’s the time of year many Sydneysiders...

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Billy Cantwell

This man is the best hope for peace in the Middle East. First Israel has to release him from prison

The image of Marwan Barghouti smiling as he raises manacled hands overhead, making the V for Victory sign in a Tel Aviv courtroom, is one of the...

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Lara Marlowe

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