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Ironically, the more openly we talk about sex in public, the more fraught our personal relationships are. We’re not short on discourse, but empathy

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Censoring other voices, no matter how offensive they may be, is an own goal for liberals everywhere, as displayed by the latest furore over Steve Bannon’s invitation to the New Yorker festival

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The Presidential election is likely to be highly entertaining fare, but let’s not build up the job itself into something that it’s not

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The difference between our reaction to the refreshingly honest Carlow Rose and to a Pope who mumbles platitudes in response to child abuse reveals all we need to know about our nation’s problematic relationship with the truth

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Finally a festival which doesn’t make you feel you’re too vintage to enjoy it. All Together Now, let’s raise a glass of Prosecco to that

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Singer/songwriter David Kitt is emigrating due to the high cost of living in this country – and much of the reaction to his decision showed us why Ireland has increasingly become a cold house for artists

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As Eamon Dunphy bowed out of television last week with a characteristic flourish, it seems sad that a younger generation of broadcasters and journalists have no licence to emulate his old-school audacity and originality

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There will always be those who decry a state drugs policy that informs as well as criminalises, but with cocaine and ketamine use spiralling, isn’t it time we made protecting people’s health more important than avoiding offence?

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If we’re going to beat 2018’s stresses, we have to find increasingly outlandish ways to relax. So brace yourself for bootcamp, llamas, surfing and a dose of Michael D’s dogs

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The online shaming of Anthony Bourdain’s partner following the food author and TV presenter’s suicide is a grim reminder that we are living in the age of the Wild West internet

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It’s time to stop stigmatising the singleton – and instead to learn to see people for who they are

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Someone out there probably has a get-rich-quick-scheme which will derail your five-year plan, which means your CV needs to be about rolling with the punches, not loyalty

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Shame has held women back from telling their stories for too long – and this referendum is helping to shine an important light on untold truths

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Adele’s Titanic-movie homage in celebration of her 30th birthday may have sunk her credibility with some fans, but for me this minor blunder is just more proof that she’s the queen of keeping it real

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With its vague and reductive looks-based message Amy Schumer’s latest film, I Feel Pretty, tears women down, all the while masquerading as a vehicle to build them up