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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 22 September, 2017

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# column - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested' Column

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'

Street art has emerged from the shadows and is now firmly in the mainstream, writes Dublin street artist Solus.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget' Opinion

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

# column - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones' Yes Campaign

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles' Mandatory Retirement Age

Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles'

But the solution to stereotyping is not simply to keep increasing the pension age, writes Justin Moran.

# column - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This is why I'm against... homework Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

# column - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie From North Wall to Trinity: 'My story is not unique - I've made it to college after putting the work in' Column

From North Wall to Trinity: 'My story is not unique - I've made it to college after putting the work in'

Some areas of Dublin get unfairly pigeon-holed as ‘disadvantaged’, writes Alex Fay, who recently started a degree at Trinity College.

# column - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

# column - Friday 15 September, 2017

HIIT or miss! Does your cardio routine need a revamp?

You need cardio for Crossfit and here’s how to improve yours, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

# column - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive' EXTRACT

Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive'

In an extract from his book, Cormac’s brother Dónal McAnallen writes about coming to terms with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

# column - Saturday 9 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters' Column

'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'

Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds' Grow It Yourself

Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'

I am all for the occasional cheat if it helps me to grow better veggies, writes Micheal Kelly.

# column - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness Fringe Festival

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

'If the last days of the transfer window resembled an orgy, this weekend is the morning after the night before'

It’s time for football clubs to wake up and assess the madness, writes Tommy Martin.

From TheJournal.ie What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign Opinion

What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign

The campaign needs to be a positive one which addresses people’s concerns, Mark Govern writes.

# column - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020? Opinion

Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?

There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.

# column - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life' Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

# column - Monday 4 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated' Opinion

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# column - Sunday 3 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people' Column

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'

All I want to do is to try and give her a life of her own. I think she is entitled to that, writes Sorcha Ward.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I struggle with simple tasks like tying up my hair in a ponytail' Life With Dyspraxia

Column: 'I struggle with simple tasks like tying up my hair in a ponytail'

I will never let dyspraxia define me as a person as it is only a very small part of me, writes Ellen O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power at Knock: A bit of fun or offensive and hurtful to the devout? Opinion

Paddy Power at Knock: A bit of fun or offensive and hurtful to the devout?

It will remain to be seen if any citizen offended will make a formal complaint either to An Garda Síochána or to the ASAI, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# column - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying' Read Me

Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'

I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.

From TheJournal.ie Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins' GIY

Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins'

One of the best things we ever did was to buy flasks for our kids to take hot lunches to school, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Tuam's Confederate monument: 'Put this ugly part of history in a museum' Opinion

Tuam's Confederate monument: 'Put this ugly part of history in a museum'

We should not honour those men who believed that they were better than others merely due to the colour of their skin, writes Katherine Brewer.

# column - Friday 1 September, 2017

Hurling may be the best thing we do as a nation but is something many never get to do at all

‘When it comes to hurling, we are prisoners of geography,’ writes Tommy Martin.

Put your best foot forward! A simple guide to the complex world of unilateral exercises

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice, and stresses how beneficial this training is.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Young GPs wouldn't be emigrating if GMS payments represented take-home pay' Gp Salaries

Opinion: 'Young GPs wouldn't be emigrating if GMS payments represented take-home pay'

The reality is that these payments do not even cover the cost of the care being provided, writes Chris Goodey.

# column - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I'm 105.5cms tall and I gain access to the world around me by asking passers-by for help' Sound Effect

Column: 'I'm 105.5cms tall and I gain access to the world around me by asking passers-by for help'

If I have ever stopped you and asked for your assistance thank you for being sound, writes Sinéad Burke.

From TheJournal.ie 'Raidió na Gaeltachta’s founders created a 'woke' space well before its time' Column

'Raidió na Gaeltachta’s founders created a 'woke' space well before its time'

Without heavy-handed policies, strategies or mandates its on air male to female ratio is around 50-50, writes Siún Ní Dhuinn.

# column - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Too little accountability creates monsters. Too much blame creates fools' Tribunals

Opinion: 'Too little accountability creates monsters. Too much blame creates fools'

The blame game prevents learning because fearful and defensive people do not disclose all the facts, writes Martin Fellenz.

# column - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis' Opinion

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'

We need to immediately borrow €50 billion to replace the debt that is due to be repaid in the next few years, writes Colm Fitzgerald.

# column - Monday 28 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Terror in Ireland: 'We face a new threat and we must be imaginative in how we use the arms of State' Opinion

Terror in Ireland: 'We face a new threat and we must be imaginative in how we use the arms of State'

It’s not that long ago when my generation of soldier played a full part in securing the State as part of Aid to the Civil Power operations, writes Declan Power.

# column - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living'' Congregated Settings

Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living''

Thomas has been asked if he wants to get a new house and he has said no. Congregated settings are ideal for some people, writes Joyce Bambury.

From TheJournal.ie Cyberbullying: 'Girls' lives can be ripped apart by angry boys who can't have them' Revenge Porn

Cyberbullying: 'Girls' lives can be ripped apart by angry boys who can't have them'

We need to be watchful of the dark side of human nature that is prone to destroying others so they can feel superior, writes Stella O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie 'The portrayal of gender abuse is often misused in order to justify discriminatory and even racist speech' Read Me

'The portrayal of gender abuse is often misused in order to justify discriminatory and even racist speech'

The inclusivity of our feminist discourse must be continually re-affirmed, write Nicoletta Mandolini and Dr Caroline Williamson.

# column - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pickles, sauces and spiralising: Using up the summer's veg harvest Gardening

Pickles, sauces and spiralising: Using up the summer's veg harvest

It’s worth considering amidst the belly-aching, that though the harvest currently seems endless, there will be an end, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy' US-NORTH KOREAN RELATIONS

Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy'

Yes, North Korea is a bad regime but this doesn’t mean that bombing it is the solution, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Friday 25 August, 2017

'There seemed no doubt that putting O'Shea on Donaghy was like the time Ed Sheeran was in Game of Thrones'

However, revisionist history says it’s complicated, writes Tommy Martin.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are all coming to the same conclusion – prohibitive drug laws harm' Colombia

'We are all coming to the same conclusion – prohibitive drug laws harm'

The people who used basuco in Bogota have similar issues to those here who use crack cocaine, writes Tony Duffin.

# column - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Watch and learn: Four simple hip mobility drills to reduce low back pain Column This post contains videos

Watch and learn: Four simple hip mobility drills to reduce low back pain

Personal trainer Sarah Cremen shares, and demonstrates, her advice.

From TheJournal.ie Targeted ads: 'Everything we read online is a reflection of what we want to hear' FAKE NEWS

Targeted ads: 'Everything we read online is a reflection of what we want to hear'

When we mindlessly scroll through Facebook we are willing and accepting recipients of “fake news”, writes Deirdre Robertson.

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