If the Irish are 'wealthier than ever', why don't we feel it?
This year marks a decade since recession hit Ireland in 2008. Economically -- on paper at least -- the recovery has been remarkable. Yet the headline figures on economic progress hide recession scars, which many households are still suffering.
10 Jan 2018
Ireland's abortion regime too cruel even for Trump
The Irish regime threatens women who had an abortion and their doctors with penalties more severe than those generally imposed on child rapists. A referendum likely to be held in summer 2018 may change that.
20 Dec 2017
Not Irish enough for free university fees
Irish emigrants who have been living outside the EU for at least three years lose their entitlement to free fees at Irish third-level colleges and universities. Why?
13 Dec 2017
Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations
If, for the first time in 800 years, Ireland is proving to be in a much stronger political position than Britain, what does that say about what Brexit is doing to Britain’s strength?
6 Dec 2017
Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy
In the run up to Christmas, the last thing the Irish public wanted was a snap general election. But up to lunchtime on Tuesday, after a week of political posturing that had whipped itself into a crisis, it was looking increasingly likely.
29 Nov 2017
When mothers can't afford to work
The number of stay-at-home mothers in Ireland has fallen quite dramatically, yet they still outnumber their male counterparts by more than 40 times. Only 3 out 5 Irish women work. What seems to be the obstacle?
22 Nov 2017
Is Ireland entering another property bubble?
House prices are predicted to rise by at least 12% in the next three years -- a statistic that shoots right to the heart of first-time buyers. Average prices in Dublin are rising by 100 euros per day, 4.50 euros per hour, or 7 cents a minute.
17 Nov 2017
When rapists remain unnamed
In Ireland, those accused of rape are only publicly identified if convicted, but in reality, most are never named, even after conviction, due to strict laws protecting the identity of their victims.
8 Nov 2017
Politicians not speaking the same language -- deadlock in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing government for 10 months, with a proposed Irish language act considered the main issue holding up a deal. But does the divide run deeper than that?
2 Nov 2017
When banks lie to lenders -- the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal
The "largest scam ever perpetrated on customers in the State", was how David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation described the tracker mortgage scandal that broke in Ireland this week.
23 Oct 2017
"Bonkers and unbelievable" pension system in Ireland
The Irish state pension has been calculated based on the number weeks of work. For women who left the workforce to raise children, or in some cases simply got married, this calculation is resulting in a considerably lower payment.
17 Oct 2017
What part of 'No' does 20 percent of Ireland not understand?
The issue of consent unleashed a media storm in Ireland when George Hook, a high-profile broadcaster, made victim blaiming comments on national radio.
10 Oct 2017
Men's side of the abortion story
For every one of the 170,000 people from Ireland who travelled abroad for terminations since 1980 – mostly women but also some trans men – a man was involved at some stage in the story
4 Oct 2017
Will Irish women still need to go on abortion "holidays" in 2018?
Ireland's restrictive abortion law is forcing women with unwanted pregnancies and with fatal fetal abnormalities, to travel abroad for a termination, or order illegal abortion pills online. It is time for change.
28 Sep 2017
Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children
For thousands of children in Ireland today, a hotel room is home. Can you imagine living family life within the confines of those four walls?
26 Sep 2017
Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?
Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
25 Sep 2017