Willie O’Reilly: Could the lockdown compliance ever be repeated?
By and large, the public have responded to the Covid-19 restrictions with obedience – and their changed behaviour is likely to continue for quite some time
Social scientists and public health officials will look back at the lockdown and pore over its immediate and widespread adoption. In a liberal society, the public have reacted as one to the various restricting Covid-19 messages: wash your hands, stay safe, stay local have all entered the national lexicon and been widely adopted.
Yes, we are seeing some splintering of that unity now, particularly among the young, who as ever think themselves invincible. The crowds...
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Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
Thanks to a shameful and dangerous lack of political leadership, mistrust and division is rife in unionism – to everybody’s cost