Irish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
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- King Coal's return to Britain
Sir, – In light of the British government giving the go-ahead for the first coal mine in 30 years in Cumbria, should Michael Gove be now dubbed "Secretary of State for Shovelling Up"? – Yours, etc,
- World Cup quarter-final: Donabate Mac Allisters provide Ireland with tenuous link to Qatar
World Cup quarter-final: Netherlands v Argentina, Lusail Stadium, Friday, 7pm (Irish time) – Live on RTÉ 2 and BBC One
- Bono – a safe pair of hands
Sir, – Bono stands tall in Morocco goal as they eliminate Spain from the World Cup. Is there no end to his talents? – Yours, etc,
- Coats in church
Sir, – Maurice Fitzgerald writes "many people keep their coats on" in church (Letters, December 7th).
- NI dysfunctionality is a shared experience
Sir, – I am afraid that a great many people would have difficulty agreeing with Newton Emerson's assertion that "the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme revealed a completely dysfunctional civil service" ("Northern Ireland, a technocracy once again", Opinion and Analysis, December, 1st).
- Royal treatment
Sir, – Every time I fly from Kerry Airport to Dublin I get a little irked at having to go through immigration control and show ID. Surely this is taking the acknowledgement of us being from a separate Kingdom a little too far. – Yours, etc,
- Temporary solution
Sir, – Could we please have speakers on the broadcast media give the word "temporary" back its fourth syllable? Unless, of course, the move to three syllables is a permanent one? – Yours, etc,
- Where are you from?
Sir, – The redundancy of Róisín Ingle's article (Life, December 7th) on the supposed social perils of asking people where they are from is highlighted by the raison d'être of the regular series below her piece, "New to the Parish". – Yours, etc,
- Bingo – full house
A chara, – I have taken to playing "Sinn Féin bingo" with some of your columnists.
- Christmas and commerce
Sir, – Michael Gannon seems to suggest that the media and advertisers are mostly responsible for the extraordinary spending splurge at Christmas (Letters, December 6th).
- Stolen Lives: 239 violent deaths of women in Ireland from 1996 to today
This article chronicles 239 violent deaths of women in Ireland since 1996 — a particularly gruesome year for "femicide", with 19 killings of women....
- Aggravated burglary: The rise of a 'nasty' crime
The Keoghs were not expecting any visitors to their home in Newbridge, Co Kildare on New Year's Eve. Joe (92) and Evelyn (89) had been cocooning for nearly a year and the only people who usually called up were their daughters....
- New Ireland: New ideas by David Puttnam, Dermot Desmond, Catherine Motherway and more
Now that we know we can do things differently when we have to, we asked leading experts and specialists across a range of sectors for changes that will improve how we live in a post-pandemic world. Here's what they said:...
- Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones: 'Is this how our 20s are supposed to be?'
"I've been told," says Daisy Edgar-Jones, "that the trick for posing at film premieres is to put one foot forward, lift your chin, and basically try to emanate with your face that you're a top-class lawyer who's won a big case."...
- Young people and activism: 'You can't stand by and hope everything's going to be okay'
Is this the age of the young female activist? Amika George led a movement at 17 that changed the lives of millions of schoolgirls. She tells Catherine Cleary about her work. Young Irish people are fighting too, for issues ranging from equality to climate change. Filomena Kaguako meets some of...
- Irish Times mental health survey: We are recovering from a 'mass trauma event'
Mental health professionals say many of us are still hurting badly from the Covid-19 pandemic and are changed by the experience of the past two...
- Donegal's mica crisis: 'It's not who has mica. It's who doesn't'
'The cracks just keep extending and getting bigger and more often': Who is responsible for Donegal's crumbling homes? Nobody is putting their hands...
- 'I have far too many stories': 30 Irish women on harassment and assault
The Sarah Everard case in London has prompted much discussion about women's safety. The Irish Times asked if women would share their experiences of being harassed, assaulted or worse, in villages, towns and cities around ireland. there was a huge response. Thank you for all the submissions. Here...
- TV guide: 12 of the best new shows to watch this week, beginning tonight
- Cyberbullying incidents 'soar' during pandemic, Oireachtas committee hears
Cyberbullying incidents have "soared in number" during the pandemic, leaving children "only a click away from distress", an Oireachtas Committee meeting on the mental health impacts of school bullying has heard....