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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

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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

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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

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There’s no faster way for a Generation X-er to look like a has-been than engaging in a spot of millennial-bashing. It’s getting tiresome and it’s time to give the younger generation their due

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We cannot stick our heads in the sand and pretend that Lisa Smith, the Isis bride, does not exist. If we are to have any hope of combating radicalisation, we must first understand it

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Books about burnout are ten-a-penny, but let’s not forget that the act of being busy is important for us emotionally and intellectually

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As scores of children increasingly roam around the big summer music events, this seasoned festival-goer wonders if they really are ideal places to bring the little ones to

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If you search your heart, you’ll find there’s one true music venue in which your soul rejoices: and for our columnist, it has to be Whelan’s