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TERRY PRONE: We are all barely coping, just hanging on by the skin of our teeth

If you tell me that you’re comfortable in your own skin, I will make affirmative noises. But, secretly, I will be looking at you sideways. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Phones can be used as digital pepper spray

ME TOO. You too. Her too. Us too. And probably all of them over there too as well. Grammar can suffer horribly when trying to make a point about sexual harassment. Seriously though — you too? 

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COLM O'REGAN: The beauty of missed calls back in the day

Missed call! It was always the ship that passed in the night. When we were
dependent on landlines — or phones as they used to be called — it was particularly excruciating writes Colm O’Regan

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Timing is everything: Tracking a scandal

The victims of the tracker scandal found themselves at the mercy of the banks when it was raining cats and dogs, writes Michael Clifford.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Bankers look to be untouchable, unteachable, impregnable

To those who played a role and were responsible for this scandal, you are probably unmoved by my outrage, writes Daniel McConnell.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: 'Periods are still seen as something that should be kept secret for fear we scare the men-folk'

When I first began writing, I had my own blog. The most popular piece I ever posted was when I shared embarrassing period stories and asked other women to comment underneath with their own, writes Louise O'Neill.

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AIDA AUSTIN: 'Guess Where I Am' - a game for cohabiting couples

It is 8.30am, on Saturday morning, but conditions are proving too adverse for a lie-in. 

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Our Taoiseach really needs a lesson in checking his privilege

Surely there was someone somewhere, a man even, willing to point out to the Taoiseach that he’s big time storing up trouble with Irish women the way that he’s going on.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Care work is as important as ever — carers deserve their reward

Yesterday’s debate on the disadvantaging of mostly women carers when they come to pension age goes to the heart of defining who we are and what we value.

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GERARD HOWLIN: China’s growing power simply restores its global economic clout

After Ophelia, and especially after a Fianna Fáil ard fheis, don’t forget that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China opens in Beijing today. It may be more important.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Donohoe failed to put personal stamp on maiden budget speech

Back in 1967, on April 11 to be precise, the then minister for finance delivered a very long and very remarkable budget speech. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Harvey getting a grip on himself, not women

Today let us look at the recent statement from a squillionaire Hollywood mogul exposed as a long-term sexual predator.

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COLM O'REGAN: After Che Guevara, who is next to be on a stamp?

I WENT into the post office and they were gone. Completely. Che Guevara had sold out, writes Colm O’Regan

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TERRY PRONE: Generations of ambitious young people were subject to predators

Thinking you’re cool gives you no armoury to cope with a sexual predator like Weinstein, writes Terry Prone.

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