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# column - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Trump's decision to stop supporting Syria's rebels seals their fate' Timber Sycamore

Opinion: 'Trump's decision to stop supporting Syria's rebels seals their fate'

The US is largely content to fall in line behind Putin’s Assad-centric vision for Syria, writes Aaron Noonan.

# column - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's easy to attack RTÉ but the pay gap is an issue where you work too' Wage Equality

Opinion: 'It's easy to attack RTÉ but the pay gap is an issue where you work too'

All I’m asking for is what men have always had: to have children and still get a fair wage, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# column - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?' Prejudice

Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?'

We need to give people the time and opportunity to become comfortable around those with disabilities, writes Keith Hayes.

# column - Monday 24 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Southeast cardiac service: 'Medical argument and simple logic are being ignored' Health Equality

Southeast cardiac service: 'Medical argument and simple logic are being ignored'

Health Minister Simon Harris needs to show control of his department seniors, writes Matt Shanahan.

# column - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?' Gender Equality

Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'

I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.

From TheJournal.ie 'No victory was more emphatic than East Clare and no candidate more central to history' East Clare By-election 1917

'No victory was more emphatic than East Clare and no candidate more central to history'

De Valera’s win one hundred years ago was a milestone for Sinn Féin, writes Dr Daithí Ó Corráin.

# column - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins' Make Way Campaign

Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins'

I don’t mind at all having a disability but when I face obstacles, it is very frustrating, writes Sean O’Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: This week, a beer trap for pesky slugs and seasonal soups Slug Hunting

Gardening: This week, a beer trap for pesky slugs and seasonal soups

Slug hunting is a grim task and it brings out the worst in me, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie LGBTI: 'We are pleased to see chemsex included in the National Drugs Strategy' National Drugs Strategy

LGBTI: 'We are pleased to see chemsex included in the National Drugs Strategy'

The government now needs to properly resource the commitments they have made on paper, writes Adam Shanley.

# column - Friday 21 July, 2017

Don't feel the burn! Your core and the enduring myth of spot reduction

‘There is no magical exercise that will result in the elusive six pack,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too' Opinion

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

# column - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Our free legal aid system is being abused' Means Testing

Opinion: 'Our free legal aid system is being abused'

The State has spent a whopping €428 million on free legal aid since 2009, writes Senator John O’Mahony.

# column - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms' Khulood

Debate Room: 'Saudi Arabia's dress codes are an affront to individual freedoms'

Khulood’s video renewed the debate on modesty, Muslim dress codes, and gender equality.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'There's nothing for me in Kerry, no job to move home for' Read Me

Column: 'There's nothing for me in Kerry, no job to move home for'

But living and working in Dublin comes at the price of feeling that I’m causing rural Ireland’s problems, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# column - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil' Climate Action

Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil'

We need a just transition to a low carbon economy, not a sell-off of our future, write Sinead Mercier and Louise Michelle Fitzgerald.

# column - Monday 17 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Home care worker: '€10.10 an hour, no guaranteed hours and no sick leave' Column

Home care worker: '€10.10 an hour, no guaranteed hours and no sick leave'

Insecure, low paid working conditions are being encouraged by State policy towards private home care workers, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# column - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have' A Letter To My Dad

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'

This is a letter to my father, on how his disease has affected me, and how much I love him.

From TheJournal.ie 'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college' Column

'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'

I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am unemployed, writes Declan Lavin.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death' Opinion

'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death'

If your idea of fun is running with the bulls in Pamplona, you need to rethink your ethics, writes Grace McKeown.

# column - Saturday 15 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time' Read Me

J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'

Is it wrong that I’m loving it, this hedonistic holiday lifestyle, writes Donal MacNamee.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Forage elderflowers now for a fresh, blossom-infused cordial Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Gardening: Forage elderflowers now for a fresh, blossom-infused cordial

Elderflower is a great starter for novice foragers because it’s so easy to identify, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'To The Bone does not elevate disordered eating behaviours as something to aspire to' Read Me

'To The Bone does not elevate disordered eating behaviours as something to aspire to'

There is no doubt that the new Netlix film will continue to generate debate, writes Barry Murphy.

# column - Friday 14 July, 2017

Sean Cavanagh, retiring heroes and avoiding life as an average schnook Column This post contains videos

Sean Cavanagh, retiring heroes and avoiding life as an average schnook

Tommy Martin on the Tyrone star, who is aiming to end his memorable career on a high.

From TheJournal.ie Just finished college? Here are some tips for that first big job hunt Analysis

Just finished college? Here are some tips for that first big job hunt

Employers are quite clear on what they believe Ireland’s students need to improve on – including their communication skills and being able to work on their own, reveals Mark Mitchell.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes' Opinion

'We need the Help to Buy scheme. It boosts supply and helps first-time buyers purchase new homes'

The scheme is under review before the benefits of the scheme have had the time to come to fruition, writes Tom Parlon.

# column - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us? Opinion

Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us?

The new roadmap has to do three things: support the capital, develop the regions, and repair the defective anti-rural, anti-regional gene, writes Kealan Flynn.

# column - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health' Post-antibiotic World?

Opinion: 'Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health'

Unless we take immediate action, we will soon enter a post-antibiotic world, writes Dearbhla Lenehan.

# column - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame' Column

'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame'

I’m delighted to have the chance to explain why I’m so passionate about repealing the Eighth Amendment, writes Brid Smith.

# column - Monday 10 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland' Column

'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland'

This is an exceptionally worrying time for those companies implicated in these investigations, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# column - Sunday 9 July, 2017

John Gardiner: With the buzz around Cork hurling it feels like 2003 all over again

The42 columnist John Gardiner runs the rule over Cork’s first Munster title since 2014

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not ashamed of losing my home. But people's judgemental attitudes make it harder' Read Me

'I am not ashamed of losing my home. But people's judgemental attitudes make it harder'

Believe me, no one deliberately sets out to rip apart the foundations of their home by simply not making mortgage repayments.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed' Medecins Sans Frontieres

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump doesn’t use Twitter to govern. He uses it to stay in touch with the American people' Opinion

'Trump doesn’t use Twitter to govern. He uses it to stay in touch with the American people'

I am disheartened by President Trump’s tweets, and much more besides, but it’s past time to get real, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Books: 'If you grow up any letter of LGBTQIA+ you’re mostly stuck with sad endings' Happy Ever After?

Books: 'If you grow up any letter of LGBTQIA+ you’re mostly stuck with sad endings'

It’s time to start providing alternatives like the hopeful, uplifting stories that people who don’t identify as LGBTQIA+ get, writes Meg Grehan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sunflowers literally follow the sun across the horizon, only to turn back and face east by sunrise' Gardening

'Sunflowers literally follow the sun across the horizon, only to turn back and face east by sunrise'

The sunflower is one of the most animated, optimistic and downright cheery flowers you can have in your garden, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We need to invest more in urban nature. It will improve mental health' Green Space

Opinion: 'We need to invest more in urban nature. It will improve mental health'

Studies show that there is a definite link between mental health and living proximity to parks, writes Brian Strahan.

# column - Friday 7 July, 2017

Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma

Tommy Martin on Brexit, the Irish Open and how sport in Ireland is best served by the softest of borders.

From TheJournal.ie Letter from Down Under: 'Our attorney general argued that people have the right to be bigots' Column

Letter from Down Under: 'Our attorney general argued that people have the right to be bigots'

I call it home but it’s a shame that Australia is still very much a work in progress, writes Irish emigrant Philip Lynch.

# column - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay' Child Maintenance

Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay'

If we are serious about tackling child poverty in Ireland, let’s start the debate around an enforced child maintenance system, writes Louise Bayliss.

# column - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Generation Rent: 'We cannot sit back while people are put into bedsits' Column

Generation Rent: 'We cannot sit back while people are put into bedsits'

Eoghan Murphy’s thoughts on re-introducing bedsits is another blow to those of us who are struggling, writes Adam Tyrell.

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