The weird, worrying and wild world of online dating

As I was perusing the online edition of The Irish Times recently, I noticed that among the numerous other features provided, such as the regular print edition, cheap travel deals, and ancestry finding, there is a dating service. Now I apologise profusely for my lack of speed on the uptake, but I wasn’t aware that […]

“I will use my hulking great backside to shatter glass ceiling…”

A big tall glass of freshly squeezed opinion.

Head to Head: Abortion

It is time to become passionate about learning again

anderson of Oundle is the embodiment of all my romantic notions of what education should be. A famous schoolmaster of Oundle school, in Northamptonshire in England, from 1892 until the time of his death in 1922, he wanted his students to reach their potential by themselves.

Got the itch to hitch?

Hitch-hiking should be revived before it becomes a lost art, writes Iain Mac Eochagáin

Smart kids need funding too

Neglect of education under recent budget goes farther than registration fee hike, writes Áine Ní Choisdealbha

“America must change, and this is the first measure”

In a little more than two weeks, the world will be a different place. After eight years of misguided Republican rulership, the United States of America will have the opportunity to begin rectifying the serious mistakes of the past.

Cutting education funding could exacerbate recession

In this budget, students are being asked to bear the cost of the reckless policies of the government, writes Jason Somerville

The economy: safe as houses?

With stormy economic waters ahead, Ireland’s economy is being overseen by an intelligent man with a fierce political mind, combined with a very bad sense of timing, says Aoife Crowley of Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan

Giving money to charity is good, but giving time is better

The shake of the collection box has long been a familiar sound to Irish ears. From the poor black babies’ collections of the sixties, through the Hurricane Katrina appeal, right up to today’s charity street fundraisers, it seems the appeal for money is incessant. But where does all this money go? Is it worth giving […]


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