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# column - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in 'Up for the Match''

The Dubs’ invincibility is no great mystery, writes Eoin Butler in this week’s column.

# column - Sunday 12 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Home births: 'It was really special to be able to hold him for the very first time in our own living room' Opinion

# column - Saturday 11 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'If the non-inclusive attitude is not radically reformed, the Irish Catholic Church will continue to decline' Opinion

'If the non-inclusive attitude is not radically reformed, the Irish Catholic Church will continue to decline'

The organisers of the World Meeting of Families have taken a hardline approach and only unquestioning docile Catholics are welcome, writes Brendan Butler.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sowing season doesn’t stop at the end of spring if you want vegetables over the winter' Column

'Sowing season doesn’t stop at the end of spring if you want vegetables over the winter'

This is a crucially important time of the year to be sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# column - Thursday 9 August, 2018

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year' Opinion

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

# column - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.

From TheJournal.ie Thuggery, vandalism and urinating at playgrounds: 'We need zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour' Opinion

Thuggery, vandalism and urinating at playgrounds: 'We need zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour'

People’s daily lives are being blighted by persistent anti-social behaviour, writes Jim O’Callaghan.

# column - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference

Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was made Minister for the Gaeltacht but I could hardly speak a word as Gaeilge' Opinion

'I was made Minister for the Gaeltacht but I could hardly speak a word as Gaeilge'

‘Our language is not just a communication too, it’s a gateway to our past’, writes Joe McHugh.

# column - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Fussing about low breastfeeding rates reeks of mother-shaming' Support

Opinion: 'Fussing about low breastfeeding rates reeks of mother-shaming'

World Breastfeeding Week should be about promoting existing supports, not questioning our rates writes Adrienne Corless.

# column - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation' Opinion

'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation'

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad writes how six of her brothers were shot and buried in irrigation ditches when Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name Opinion

'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

# column - Saturday 4 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process' Opinion

'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process'

‘We probably won’t know the impact of online gambling on our society for another ten years’, writes John Halligan.

From TheJournal.ie Quinoa and grilled sourdough salad is a classic for summer evening supper or lunch Column

Quinoa and grilled sourdough salad is a classic for summer evening supper or lunch

It’s a good idea to cease watering onions for about two weeks before harvesting to help with that drying out, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 3 August, 2018

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen LOI

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen

For the game’s senior bodies to ignore the standards they expect of others is pathetic, writes John O’Sullivan.

# column - Monday 30 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment' Read Me

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'

Those seeking to begin a new life after a criminal conviction regularly discover that the obstacles to entering the labour market are simply too great to overcome, writes Vivian Geiran and Michael Donnellan.

# column - Sunday 29 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking Column

Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking

For a healthy perfectionist, failure won’t necessarily be celebrated – let’s not expect miracles – but it won’t pin them down like a gigantic paperweight, writes Caroline Foran.

From TheJournal.ie 'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind' Pension Plan

'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind'

Within the complex landscape of pension investment, auto-enrolment provides a compelling case for increasing and encouraging pension take-up, writes Jerry Moriarty.

From TheJournal.ie Emilie Pine: 'I've been asked to be the 'token woman'. I don't like it but I say yes' Opinion

Emilie Pine: 'I've been asked to be the 'token woman'. I don't like it but I say yes'

Until we achieve real cultural diversity – which is a lot bigger than heterosexual, cisgender white women getting on panels – we can’t rest, writes Emilie Pine.

# column - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls' Column

Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'

The Catholic Church campaigned against informal house dances and crossroads dances, seeing them as opportunities for immorality, writes Kevin Martin.

From TheJournal.ie In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables' GIY

In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables'

Of all the legume family, they are my favourite to eat, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me' Addiction

'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me'

“It started recreationally, just dabbling, and then it went from there. First it would just be at the weekend, then it started to spill over into the week.”

# column - Friday 27 July, 2018

'Liam Miller deserves more than to be an excuse for people to have a cut off each other'

The recent debate over Páirc Uí Chaoimh has turned into a point-scoring exercise between fans of the two sports, writes John O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie 'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live' Mental Health Services

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

# column - Thursday 26 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal: 'The new court has failed to meet expectations' Read Me

Court of Appeal: 'The new court has failed to meet expectations'

Policies to reduce the backlog and to increase judicial efficiency should be put forward and rapidly put into effect, writes Seth Barrett Tillman.

# column - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star

In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.

From TheJournal.ie 'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union' Opinion

'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'

Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.

# column - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin and abstentionism: 'The party will eventually need people to take oaths for Ireland' Opinion

Sinn Féin and abstentionism: 'The party will eventually need people to take oaths for Ireland'

Abstentionism has been a central policy of Sinn Féin since the party’s foundation in 1905, but condemnation of the practice has sharpened since the Brexit referendum, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# column - Monday 23 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie '800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years' Column

'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'

Partnering with the big technology companies to implement a digital apprenticeship scheme would be game changing for Ireland’s economic prospects, writes Gary Gannon.

# column - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me' Column

Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me'

In the final week of my stay, my mind turned to how I would leave my father on what would definitely be the most heavy hearted of all our farewells, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model' Column

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'

It will require imagination and critical engagement from other agents in the Church if the change he envisages is to happen, writes Gerry O’Hanlon SJ.

From TheJournal.ie Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?' Column

Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'

Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.

# column - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door' Column

Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door'

There have been some great characters in The Liberties over the years, writes Josie Sheehan.

From TheJournal.ie GIY tomatoes: 'We are in what I like to call 'bruschetta' season' Growing

GIY tomatoes: 'We are in what I like to call 'bruschetta' season'

It’s a wonderful time of the year, when a simple lunch or dinner can easily be conjured up from nothing, once you have some decent sourdough bread in the bread bin, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Children with disabilities: 'The assessment of need system is in disarray' Opinion

Children with disabilities: 'The assessment of need system is in disarray'

Why, at a time when we should be advancing the rights of children with disabilities as citizens of this State, are we letting them down more than ever, asks Paddy Connolly.

# column - Friday 20 July, 2018

'If the FAI want licensing to be taken seriously, they need to treat breaches more severely'

Bray Wanderers and Limerick are entirely responsible for their recent late payment of wages, writes John O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie Letter from America: 'Trump isn’t perfect but voting for him sent a message – and I’m still glad I did' Opinion

Letter from America: 'Trump isn’t perfect but voting for him sent a message – and I’m still glad I did'

Donald Trump’s central animating impulse in public life has long been that his country gets a raw deal, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Catholic schools are the most sought after in their area, by families of all faiths and none' Opinion

'Catholic schools are the most sought after in their area, by families of all faiths and none'

A comprehensive deal with the State is in the best interests of the Church, as well as the broader education system, writes Jonathan Tiernan.

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