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# column - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# column - Thursday 5 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Monday 2 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus' Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# column - Sunday 1 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data CSO

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

# column - Saturday 31 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients' Column

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

# column - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

# column - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

# column - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

# column - Friday 16 October, 2020

David Meyler: Everton have been a breath of fresh air but Reds will bounce back in Merseyside derby

In his first column, the former Ireland midfielder gives his predictions on Ancelotti v Klopp and singles out Jayson Molumby for praise.

# column - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it Opinion

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it

Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.

# column - Friday 18 September, 2020

'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players'

Conan Byrne learned the hard way that giving your opinion in the media isn’t always warmly received.

From TheJournal.ie Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned Opinion

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.

# column - Monday 31 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid Column

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid

Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”

# column - Monday 24 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were' Shelly Xiong

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

# column - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that' Journalism

Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'

“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”

# column - Saturday 22 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making' Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# column - Friday 21 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you Voices

Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you

Aimée, 32, writes of missing Lidl and walks on Bank Holiday Mondays.

# column - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah' Dr Naveed Abbas

Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'

We need to start training as many doctors as we can and that should not be based on the fairness of their skin or their country of origin, but on their skill and hard work, writes Dr Naveed Abbas.

# column - Monday 17 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# column - Friday 14 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead' Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'

What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# column - Thursday 13 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm' Open Letter

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

# column - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland' Column

Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland'

The effects of this isolationist approach will dwarf the impact of the virus itself, writes commercial airline pilot Robert Dagg.

# column - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of' Opinion

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

# column - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Conan Byrne: One league to rule them all? No, thanks

The former St Pat’s midfielder insists it’s too soon to be discussing the creation of an All-Ireland domestic league.

# column - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'New streaming service deserves your attention and, more importantly, your few quid'

Conan Byrne believes the League of Ireland should embrace its new reality of connecting with fans virtually.

# column - Saturday 11 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria Justice

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

# column - Monday 22 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come Opinion

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come

The Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal by Irish climate activists today and tomorrow.

# column - Friday 12 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed' Column

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'

‘People out there will tell you being transgender is as simple as filling in a form. I can assure you that it is not,’ writes Aoife Martin.

# column - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe' Column

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'

Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.

# column - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other

Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.

# column - Friday 8 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists' Decentralisation

Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'

Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.

# column - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Irish team living and training in Spain

Mark Downey on what it’s like to be based in Majorca for a substantial portion of the year.

# column - Friday 24 April, 2020

'I don't want to waste time and energy on a relationship. It sounds selfish, but it's what I need to do'

Mark Downey on the sacrifices often required in elite sport.

# column - Friday 17 April, 2020

When will we see a Velodrome in Ireland?

Mark Downey looks at the state of Irish cycling in his latest column.

# column - Friday 10 April, 2020

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

# column - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games' Opinion

'Nefarious actors are at the root of Covid-19 fake news - and they are part of dangerous geo-political games'

We have a habit of thinking in Ireland that the likes of Russia, China or the alt-right in the United States have no interest in our country. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, writes Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher.

# column - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# column - Friday 27 March, 2020

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking Column This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: The Dundalk controversy that has Irish horse racing talking

Events of last Friday, which involved a 1-2 for trainer Denis Hogan, have been referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school

In the first of a series of columns, track cyclist Mark Downey gives his thoughts on Tokyo 2020′s postponement.

# column - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'We're all missing social contact, gatherings and friends now. Football will be important on our way back'

John O’Sullivan looks at how this unprecedented period will affect Ireland’s top clubs and the people involved.

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