# read-me - Friday 12 December, 2014
Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan made global headlines when they tried to have their Canadian marriage recognised by the Irish State.
# read-me - Wednesday 10 December, 2014
What a well-read bunch!
# read-me - Friday 21 November, 2014
The MEP describes his night in the Emergency Department with his seven-week-old baby.
# read-me - Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?
# read-me - Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Rapes by ‘monsters’ are actually a much rarer disease on the world. The greater epidemic is the violent men that can be found in kitchens, sports grounds and hotel rooms around the world.
# read-me - Monday 3 November, 2014
Next year’s referendum is a once-in-a-generation moment. Let’s not blow it.
# read-me - Saturday 11 October, 2014
Fun ways to make maths count without it being a chore.
# read-me - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
Irish Sign Language (ISL) is not yet legally or officially recognised in Ireland.
# read-me - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
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.
# read-me - 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.
# read-me - Friday 12 September, 2014
The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.
Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.
# read-me - Thursday 11 September, 2014
By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.
Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.
There’s more hurling to be done in Croke Park this Sunday.
# read-me - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
Since Waterford Search and Rescue was established they have saved 74 lives.
…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.
To say it doesn’t is an insult to the 60,698 Irish students who studied for 3 years to sit the exam last June.
With Apple moving into health and fitness and quantifying our lives even further, more data about us is going to be gathered.
# read-me - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.
All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.
# read-me - Monday 8 September, 2014
Dublin City Councillors will be asked to support proceeding with the Poolbeg Incinerator this evening.
Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin
Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.
# read-me - Sunday 3 August, 2014
Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?
# read-me - Monday 30 June, 2014
Despite his reputation being torn to shreds by the media, Luis Suarez will remain hot property for companies eager to associate with one of the hottest, if most controversial, figures in sport, writes Paul Allen.
# read-me - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
# read-me - Monday 9 June, 2014
It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.
# read-me - Saturday 31 May, 2014
Column: How the Catholic Church and the media thought Satanic cults were a real danger to young people in the 1980s
If reports were to be believed, the Ouija Board rivalled the Game Boy in the popularity stakes with young people in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s.
# read-me - Sunday 25 May, 2014
Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.
# read-me - Sunday 18 May, 2014
Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.
# read-me - Monday 12 May, 2014
Restaurant critic Ross Golden-Bannon reveals his pet hates cultivated as a restaurant critic and food writer
Telling jokes to buy bikes and riding bikes to save lives – Comedian PJ Gallagher on finding a passion for volunteering.
# read-me - Sunday 11 May, 2014
Professor James Kelly explains how tying a rooster to a post and throwing sticks at it until it died was considered sport in the 17th century.
Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.
# read-me - Saturday 10 May, 2014
We thought we had the makings of a Eurovision winner – but what are we doing wrong?
# read-me - Friday 9 May, 2014
Working long hours, with a wife and child at home, reverted me to a 1950s style husband until somebody (not me) spoke up.
Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.
Should employers be receptive to employees calling in sick for a mental health issue – they should be, writes an anonymous contributor.