# read-me - Today’s News
“Can I mute you?”
# read-me - Monday 27 July, 2015
There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.
# read-me - Sunday 26 July, 2015
As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.
The standard narrative represents the pre-independence city as economically stagnant and socially polarised.
We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.
# read-me - Saturday 25 July, 2015
People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.
UK Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime supporter of Irish unification. What would his election mean for Northern Ireland?
# read-me - Friday 24 July, 2015
Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.
Walk down any Dublin city street sober on a Saturday night and you will at some point be worried about your personal safety.
# read-me - Thursday 23 July, 2015
BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch responds to concerns about Ireland’s ‘rogue’ gulls.
Minaj’s complaint was not a tantrum, it was the complaint of a black woman who has had to sit back and watch all her life while her culture has been marginalised, dismissed and then later appropriated.
# read-me - Sunday 7 June, 2015
Watch. The. Details.
# read-me - Saturday 6 June, 2015
Seriously – check your writing skills.
# read-me - Friday 5 June, 2015
It’s hard to know where to start – here’s some advice to get you going.
# read-me - Wednesday 3 June, 2015
Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy
# read-me - Tuesday 2 June, 2015
Ever heard of the 5 Cs of women in politics? Kathryn Reilly has – and they are massive hurdles.
# read-me - Sunday 31 May, 2015
An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.
# read-me - Thursday 28 May, 2015
Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.
# read-me - Thursday 14 May, 2015
The Taoiseach’s rare appearance on Irish television is a firm signal that Fine Gael is gearing up for a general election – but don’t expect him on Vincent Browne any time soon.
# read-me - Thursday 16 April, 2015
While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.
# read-me - Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.
Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.
# read-me - Friday 20 March, 2015
Established parties are going to fight, and fight dirty, ahead of the general election – Lucinda Creighton’s party need to sort out their communication strategy, writes Paul Allen.
# read-me - Sunday 15 March, 2015
‘My alcoholic father’s attitude is to see how much alcohol he can drink before he falls over and dies.’
# read-me - Friday 13 March, 2015
A bride-to-be was recently left stunned by a restaurant that responded to bad reviews of her hen party meal by calling her friends “chav cheap trash” and “peasants”.
# read-me - Wednesday 11 March, 2015
# read-me - Tuesday 10 March, 2015
People should look to the original Land League a little more closely and learn from the past, writes historian Kevin McGuire.
People in their thirties are under less pressure to conform to society than ever before and as with anything there are positives and negatives.
# read-me - Monday 9 March, 2015
This video of Brighid and Paddy is being shared by the Vote With Us campaign.
# read-me - Tuesday 17 February, 2015
News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.
# read-me - Saturday 14 February, 2015
Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.
# read-me - Sunday 25 January, 2015
People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.
# read-me - Saturday 24 January, 2015
Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.
# read-me - Saturday 27 December, 2014
The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.
# read-me - Friday 26 December, 2014
Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…
# read-me - Wednesday 24 December, 2014
I’m one of those mischievous opposition politicians doing down a government trying it’s best but listen instead to the ESRI, writes Eoin Ó Broin.
# 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?