Irish language needs to be supported or beidh sé bás

The census shows that number of daily Irish speakers in Gaeltacht areas continues to plummet, writesElaine Loughlin Political Reporter.

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Clodagh Finn: When there is an empty chair at Christmas

The jolt of realising that you’ve already sent the last card to a beloved relative is part of the emotional roller-coaster that is the festive season,writesClodagh ...

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Israeli move an opportunity lost rather than a crisis created

What the Trump administration seems to have in mind is to give outsiders such as audiArabia a central role in peacemaking, writes Richard N Haass

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There’s a political risk to doing the right thing

Democrats should do the right thing on sexual harassment claims and only make an exception when faced with worse policy outcomes for women, writes Scott Lemieux

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EU leaders won’t smile just yet as Brexit still has some way to go

Leo Varadkar trusts Theresa May. At least, that’s what he told journalists as he arrived for the crucial leaders’ summit in Brussels, writes Juno McEnroe. ...

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Pendulum swinging away from the right?

IT has been a difficult few years for anyone who holds cautiously progressive beliefs, for anyone who believes that considered liberalism and broad, but qualified, ...

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Soaring economy is at an Icarus moment

As we march towards the climax of Christmas, a well-exercised credit card at the ready, the Greek fable about Icarus, the boy who ignored his father, Daedalus’ ...

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Next greenway please

Waterford’s Greenway, a spectacular 46km all-weather cycling-and-walking trail that stretches from Waterford city to the coastal town of Dungarvan is a resounding ...

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Readers Blog: Dublin City Councillors welcome 8th committee vote

As a group of Dublin City Councillors, we are acutely aware of how the Eighth Amendment, and Ireland’s restrictive abortion legislation, has impacted on the ...

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Readers Blog: Volcanoes’ effects on changes in our climate

From studies of history and geology, it is clear that what we now call Ireland experienced cycles of climate change. We have rocks that formed under tropical seas ...

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