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  • Tertiary education – quality and quantity

    Sir, – Further to David McWilliams's column "A new united Ireland must plan for a population of 10 million" (Weekend, Opinion, November 19th), of course we can take pride in being "the best educated country in the European Union", when this is gauged by the metric of 50 per cent of us having completed tertiary education, although such international comparisons are not always...

  • Land and the housing crisis

    Sir, – It has been argued that, unlike land required for roads, bridges, etc, justifying a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of a particular field for building housing or other urban infrastructure, rather than any other field, is problematic (Letters, November 22nd).

  • Housing crisis and youth emigration

    Sir, – I would like to respond to Leo Varadkar's recent comments about the housing crisis and youth emigration. Specifically, "You're not going to find that rents are lower in New York, or that it's easier to buy a house in Sydney. It might be the case if you go to a very rural area or a third- or fourth-tier city but that can be true in Ireland too, so sometimes the grass looks greener"

  • Paying for inquiry into abuse

    Sir, – As with most scandals in Ireland, a public inquiry has been called for in relation to alleged abuse at schools run by the Spiritan order.

  • Enoch Burke and contempt of court

    Sir, – I am not an evangelical Christian but justice provokes me to point out that in a civilised society punishment should be proportionate to the offence.

  • World Cup protests

    Sir, – May I, through the hospitality of this column, add my warbled note to the hymns arising from all quarters in praise of the world's elite footballers? Faced with bigotry and injustice, they stand shoulder to shoulder with victims, bravely showing themselves capable of any sacrifice – up to, but not including, yellow cards. Their courage leaves me speechless. – Yours, etc,

  • Rent increases

    Sir, – Your report that "market rents" rose by 14.1 per cent nationally in the third quarter of the year compared to the third quarter of last year may be factually correct, but it shows how percentages should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it doesn't mean that all rents rose by 14.1 per cent in that time ("Rents rise by record 14.1 per cent annually on back of extreme shortage...

  • It's all kicking off

    A chara, – In a preview of a forthcoming auction (November 19th) you refer to the 1939 All-Ireland hurling final kick-off. There is no such thing in GAA games, football or hurling. It is a "throw-in". – Is mise,

  • Restorative justice and victims of abuse

    Sir, – So much has been said about whether restorative justice has anything to offer in response to the sexual abuse of children in Ireland and across the globe.

  • Increases in road tolls

    A chara, – There has been an outcry over increases in road tolls at a time when consumers and commuters are already hard pressed by high inflation ("Proposal to scrap road toll increases could leave State on hook for €25 million", News, November 21st).

  • Voting rights and the diaspora

    Sir, – When President Higgins signs an Act into law, that law applies to everyone resident in or visiting Ireland and to nobody outside the country.

  • Almost 900,000 people experiencing 'enforced deprivation' in Ireland

    The number of people in Ireland suffering "enforced deprivation" has risen sharply on the back of rising energy and food cost, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

  • Bank of Ireland, Akara and Webio among companies honoured at AI Awards

    Bank of Ireland, Akara Robotics and Webio are among the companies that have been recognised at the annual AI Awards.

  • 'I'm in a relationship with a woman who is 20 years older. That she will continue to age scares me'


  • Signed copies of Bob Dylan's new book were on sale for $600 each. Then fans spotted a problem

    Henry Bernstein has seen Bob Dylan 27 times in concert and owns three items autographed by him: a copy of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album, a photograph of the singer and a John Wesley Harding songbook. His favourite song is Tangled Up in Blue.

  • Win tickets to The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker and dinner at Zampas

    Enjoy a sparkling night on the town with a delicious dinner in Zampas, the Peruvian inspired bar on Dublin's Lord Edward Street, followed by the ultimate festive treat the live cinema screening of The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker.

  • World Cup Group E: Morocco earn opening draw against Croatia in stalemate

    The drums of the Morocco ultras behind the goal suggested the outcome had been favourable. A high tempo rat-a-tat-tat broke out on the final whistle, at a tempo that echoed the energy of the north Africans' performance as they took a point from the 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia in an engaging goalless draw.

  • The biggest rival to Mercedes' all-electric EQS arrives. And it's another Mercedes

    In the great game of motoring Top Trumps that is the luxury car market, the advent of electric has caused a lot more turmoil than one might expect. With the market long dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Stuttgart brand opted not to simply add an all-electric version of its hit car but to introduce a completely new model, the EQS, to sit alongside the S-Class.

  • 'They laughed at first, then they were cool with it': Meet soccer's most stylish man

    Even in dark Gucci sunglasses, Héctor Bellerín couldn't walk the few blocks from his apartment to the parking garage where he kept his battery-powered Cupra Born without causing a scene. Most of the swarming fans held their composure; one young woman trembled as she asked this professional soccer player for a picture. The World Cup was a month away – the first game is on Sunday in Qatar – and...

  • A safe haven in a time of crisis

    The relationship between holiday rentals platform, Airbnb and Safe Ireland, the national development and co-ordination body working to eradicate domestic violence and coercive control, was born during Covid-19 when the deeply destructive nature of violence in the home was acknowledged as a priority issue.

  • Kilmacud Crokes looking to keep the treble dream alive beyond Dublin

    These are busy days around Stillorgan. The large suburban club with the small parish feel, Kilmacud Crokes, will this weekend look to keep the treble dream alive beyond Dublin. For now at least their women's football team is still paving the way.

  • Dublin 3 residential rental portfolio guiding €2.75m

    Landlords looking for immediate rental income in a strong location will be interested in the sale of number 10 Fairview Avenue Lwr in Dublin 3. The investment, which comprises 10 residential rental units, is being offered to the market by agent Cushman & Wakefield at a guide price of €2.75 million.

  • World Cup All in the Game: Self-studying Robert Lewandowski not done just yet

    Robert Lewandowski's wait for a World Cup finals goal goes on after he had his penalty against Mexico saved, but he might not just have (a minimum of) two games left in Qatar to break his duck, he could have the 2026 finals too.

  • Rising prices stalling Irish economy's post-Covid recovery, budgetary watchdog finds

    Ireland's rapid economic recovery from Covid has stalled in the face of rising prices and cost-of-living pressures, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) has warned.

  • 'Healthy pipeline' of tech investment lined up, committee hears

    There has been no slowdown in the pace of inward tech sector investment this year despite a sharp reversal in fortunes for some of the world's biggest tech companies, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

  • Leinster enjoy an embarrassment of riches in hookers Sheehan and Kelleher

    On Monday Leinster Rugby posted an image on their website that not only told a story but could also have been interpreted as a depiction of intent. Simple enough, the photograph was of Rónan Kelleher, the Leinster and Ireland hooker, squatting weights in the gym.

  • Merrion Fertility signs long-term lease on offices in Behan House

    Ireland's only not-for-profit fertility clinic, Merrion Fertility, has signed up as a tenant at Behan House on Lower Mount Street in Dublin 2. The company, which neighbours and has close links to the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street, is expanding its office operations, and has agreed to lease the third floor of Behan House comprising 206sq m (2,214sq ft) for a 10-year term commencing...

  • Union calls on Minister for talks on proposed changes to Garda support staff recruitment

    Proposals to change the way that An Garda Síochána recruits clerical and other support staff have been criticised by the trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 3,000 civil servants currently working with the force. and has called for the Minister for Justice to discuss the changes with it.

  • We are storing up trouble by not factoring migrants into housing, health, education, transport and planning policies

    It's time to bring our policy on refugees into the mainstream. For more than twenty years Ireland has relied on the system known as 'direct provision' to accommodate refugees seeking asylum here. This puts asylum seekers into the shadows of life in this country. It has been widely criticised nationally and internationally. The 2020 Programme for Government committed to ending direct provision....

  • Bus drivers and pay

    Sir, – I read with some surprise your article reporting that non-EU bus drivers may soon be imported to solve the current staff shortage among public and private bus companies (News, November 18th). I was impressed that this important news was accorded front-page status.

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