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If you have a loved one who is showing signs of addiction, you can be conflicted and confused about the best way to help. Substance abuse problems are deep-rooted and do not resolve themselves quickly or neatly. Hard work and failure are often required in order even to...

Dear Minister Charlie Flanagan TD, the minister for Justice and Equality,

I'm writing this letter after considering carefully what to say. I read with interest, about how happy the minister was in welcoming a few refugee families to Ireland and read in the newspaper, th...

Dear Joe McHugh,

We are writing this letter out of concern for students in this country who have, are currently, or will one day be applying to Reasonable Accommodations for the Certificate Exams (RACE) when sitting their Leaving Certificate. As you know, RACE is a sche...

To the managers of Women,

We need to talk about her. You probably know who. That analyst, designer, writer, engineer who has been at the organization for just a year or two and is already doing the work of someone several levels above her current pay band. Or maybe she’...

Back in 1999 Chris Sidoti, then-head of the Australian Human Rights Commission, called the baby boomers “the most selfish generation in history”. “I don’t think there’s been a generation like this that has been so unwilling to pay a fair share of taxation,” he said....

Bringing your Billpay phone on your  citybreak? Think twice -a cautionary tale.

I am currently being pursued by Meteor for  €7,000 worth of  roaming charges incurred on my Meteor billpay phone. These charges were incurred by thieves  when my phone was pickpocketed on ho...

I was wondering about how I was going to start this article but then it struck me – 12 million euro is to be taken from the mental health budget placing people in desperate need at risk, especially young people. Depression is an illness which affects us all whether dir...

To all the landlords & politicians,

I have lived in the same accommodation in Dublin city centre for 5 years. It is located in the Grand Canal and as a results I pay a high rental price for my ensuite bedroom. The landlord uses a management company to manage the apartme...

To the former minister Joan Burton,

As a member of one of your Gateway Schemes I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to experience what it is like to belong to the Irish workforce. And, hopefully after next week, what it will be like for many years to come...

The location of the new children's hospital is something that I care deeply about. Today, I'm a doctor who works in St James's, but a decade ago, I was that sick child, travelling up from Galway to Crumlin for chemotherapy. I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma wh...

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