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A beauty queen, a diet book and a load of nonsense

‘The title alone immediately set off alarm bells in my head’ – George Hook on Rosanna Davidson’s book ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’

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Ignoring the coffin ships of Europe

Liamy McNally asks, why can’t we be leaders in the response to the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean?

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Death and voyeurism – not a new phenomenon

Anne Marie Flynn questions media outlets’ decision to air the footage of the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia

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The quiet woman who became a fearless campaigner

John Healy on the contribution of Gertie Shields, who co-founded MADD (Mothers against Drink Driving) and who died last week

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Earth calling – stop sexting and texting

Like an epidemic that has stealthily infected us over the last decade, social media now controls our lives

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Refugee crisis needs a Christian and caring solution

Fr Kevin Hegarty argues that one nun’s response to the refugee crisis in the US could be emulated in Europe

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Rose of Tralee does nothing for me

George Hook argues that Ireland’s ‘cringeworthy’ Rose of Tralee contest needs a major overhaul 

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No hype please, we’re from Mayo

Down with those who say ‘Keep a lid on the hysteria’ and ‘Don’t paint the sheep’, writes Mayo fan Anne Marie Flynn

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Railways – freight with answers

Rail freight makes commercial sense and common sense, and political support for it should be a no brainer, writes Liamy MacNally

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Our tolerance for violence must be tackled

With the rise of assaults and violent crime, George Hook wonders ‘how anyone could feel safe going out any more’

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Remembering Kathleen Lynn

Fr Kevin Hegarty looks back at the life of suffragette, socialist and republican Kathleen Lynn, born in Mayo in 1874

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It’s all rock and roll this summer

Áine Ryan pitches and rolls on a ferry from Clare Island to Westport amid south-westerly gales

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