# opinion - Monday 29 September, 2014
Young graduate Oisin Gregorian is making a video diary of his experience of leaving Ireland for Spain.
The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.
Chelsea and Manchester City will make the Premier League a two-horse race – but the Red Devils are right in the chasing pack
If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.
At 28, Turner Syndrome continues to dominate my life and now the time is right to step out from the invisible wall I seem to have built around myself.
# opinion - Sunday 28 September, 2014
In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.
Death is an inevitable part of life – but suicide is not. We all need to arm ourselves with the skills to intervene and assist people when they need help.
# opinion - Saturday 27 September, 2014
The stresses and strains of life were getting me down, but then I did what we so often neglect to do: I embraced the moment.
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
# opinion - Friday 26 September, 2014
Many of us find it hard to focus, blaming the distractions we have on our modern working lives – but how can we achieve clear thinking?
# opinion - Thursday 25 September, 2014
The picture is clear: without adequate food and proper nutrition, a child will not live, learn and grow up to lead a healthy and productive life.
We’re going to need 20ccs of drama, STAT.
Mindfulness meditation is about accepting our current experience, whatever that may be, in a relaxed, alert, and open way.
# opinion - Tuesday 23 September, 2014
Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.
# opinion - Monday 22 September, 2014
Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.
# opinion - Sunday 21 September, 2014
Language affects worldview in minuscule ways, as a study of colour perception has shown.
# opinion - Saturday 20 September, 2014
A young person experiencing mental health problems gives an honest and unflinching account of what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, and the challenges to finding help.
Coalitions are the price of proportional systems such as ours: voters should have truthful information about potential alliances in order to make informed decisions.
# opinion - Friday 19 September, 2014
This weekend, protests are planned all over the world to show that citizens care about this climate change – but do they really?
# opinion - Thursday 18 September, 2014
My naivety blinded me to the complex mental health issues that bring about eating disorders in the first place
How are Chelsea, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund faring after the opening group games?
Looking at how water charges have been implemented elsewhere allows us to glimpse what their likely effect will be in Ireland… and it’s not pretty.
This week, he’s coming back in a capacity he could only have dreamed of all those years ago, writes Larry Donnelly.
# opinion - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
Irish Sign Language (ISL) is not yet legally or officially recognised in Ireland.
The Belgium international scored a hat-trick for the club’s Under-21 side on Monday.
Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’
If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.
Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.
# opinion - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
The former star believes Anfield will be a tough place for visiting sides.
Column: ‘Music isn’t just about what you hear. Where and how we hear it can have just as much impact’
Composer Fergal Dowling talks about two new site-specific concerts programmed in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
A job is no longer a guarantee of economic security and women are particularly vulnerable to precarious work and low wages.
# opinion - Monday 15 September, 2014
Column: As a country that thrives on its reputation for craic, we must ensure our cities are a place of enjoyment
‘A good city is like a good party – people stay much longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’
The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.
Column: ‘My school was unable to have a dedicated higher maths class, so I studied through video-link’
Through ‘Connected Classroom’ four students participated in higher-level maths classes through a video link-up with their sister school, Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin.
# opinion - Sunday 14 September, 2014
Those of us who have loved and lost are told to ‘move on’. Yes, we must do just that but it takes time and a lot of healing.
A Christian Aid Ireland delegation visited David Rabelo, a human rights defender in Bogota prison, where he is serving 18 years.
There has been surprisingly little coverage or comment on Scottish independence in Ireland, but a Yes vote would affect us on many fronts.
# opinion - Saturday 13 September, 2014
It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.
The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.
Historically it is appropriate to remember that substantial figure has gone and it is worth just remembering his substantial contribution to our politics.