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Off Message: Twitter rage, Coleen Rooney-style

Off Message: Twitter rage, Coleen Rooney-style

It’s best to be like James Blunt when it comes to ignoring some of the nastier stuff on Twitter. But for the ultimate lesson in revenge, it’s hard to beat Coleen’s ‘Roo-dunnit?’, where the footballer’s wife gave a masterclass in dishes served cold

Off Message: The trouble with the books industry

Off Message: The trouble with the books industry

In the age of social media, even the most committed book worm can find themselves distracted from their first love. But if you are suffering from a books drought, there’s no need to panic: the right book will come along eventually to sweep you off your feet

Off Message: How we talk about suicide

Off Message: How we talk about suicide

If young musicians are writing about anxiety and suicide ideation, is it a good idea for parents to let their teens listen to it?

Off Message: The joy of ageing disgracefully

Off Message: The joy of ageing disgracefully

Why do we feel pressured to settle down early, get married and have kids? The idea of sprinting through life stages is a cultural hangover from a bygone era – there’s nothing wrong with slow-motion ageing

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More and more of us are expected to be available to our employers outside work hours, for no extra pay. We’re reluctant to ignore the calls and emails, even on holiday, for fear of undermining our careers. It’s a problem that requires government action

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For young people in today’s Ireland, defining their sexuality as strictly one thing or another is passé. Our teens and 20-somethings recognise that life is not so straightforward, and that’s surely a sign of progress

Off message: Irish language needs a rebrand

Off message: Irish language needs a rebrand

Too many students resent studying Irish, but making it an optional subject is a cop-out: we need to change the way we teach it, and jazz up its staid image

Off Message: Good writing is what readers need in their lives, not a literary caste system

Off Message: Good writing is what readers need in their lives, not a literary caste system

Colm Tóibín caused an online firestorm last week after dismissing crime fiction as ‘blank’ and ‘nothing’. But good writing is what readers need in their lives, not a literary caste system

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Stevie Wonder confused many fans when he took a break on Tuesday night to listen to a DJ playing other people’s music. But was the soul superstar motivated by a sense of community?

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Hotel designers are thrilling to the delights of visibility, but have they gone too far? Yes, yes they have

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In her own low-key but resolute way, Philomena Lynott, who died last week aged 88, played an important part in changing the face of modern Ireland

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Imagine if we had to sign waivers and disclaimers every time we walked out of our front door. That’s what could happen if compensation culture is allowed to flourish

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It’s time to cancel ‘cancel culture’ and replace bilious trolling with a ‘forgiveness culture’ that drags the online community out of a cycle of self-destructive negativity

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Tagging, refuse collection and public urination aren’t the sexiest of subjects, but when it comes to the looming local elections, they’re the ones that matter

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Making Caster Semenya take medication to artificially reduce her testosterone levels seems like a very mean, and highly questionable, attempt to force an athlete off the podium