# read-me - Today’s News
Tell us what you can’t live without – no matter how embarrassing.
# 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?
# 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.