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# column - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets Column

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire Column

The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire

As one of the first human inventions fire is often used as a metaphor for human civilisation and its downsides, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 15 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me' Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Every cloud has a silver lining and bogland proved useful this summer Column

From the Garden: Every cloud has a silver lining and bogland proved useful this summer

Bogland is usually not the best place to grow things, but it came in handy this summer for growing squash during the drought, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Sunday 9 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits Column

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: All the characters you  know - good, bad or total craic vortex Column

The Irish For: All the characters you know - good, bad or total craic vortex

Darach Ó Séaghdha has a typecast character for every letter in the alphabet – the funny one, the vulgar one, the one with notions or the one who sucks all the craic clean out of the room.

# column - Saturday 8 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods

I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Leeks don't get the recognition they deserve Column

From the Garden: Leeks don't get the recognition they deserve

Leeks often don’t grab the health headlines the way their allium cousins – garlic and onions do. But they contain most of the same flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Sunday 2 December, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants, the end of an error, and your NFL week 13 preview

Jacksonville’s all-in on Blake Bortles has left them in the NFL’s no-man’s land, writes Steve O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words Column

The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words

Codladh Geimhridh literally means ‘winter sleep’ and is the Irish for hibernation. Sometimes that feels like a viable option in the Land of Eternal Winter (Hibernia), writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 1 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Decay at the manor - exploring Ireland's abandoned houses Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Decay at the manor - exploring Ireland's abandoned houses

The winding long walk from the rusty main gate to the house had my pulse racing, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Artichokes have an unfortunate nickname but don't let that turn you off Fartichokes

From the Garden: Artichokes have an unfortunate nickname but don't let that turn you off

Fermenting artichokes will reduce their – ahem – windiness and this recipe is delicious, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need to change Irish culture to lift the lid on child abuse Column

Opinion: We need to change Irish culture to lift the lid on child abuse

The Scouting Ireland scandal reminds us that more than 90% of child sex abusers are known to their victims and predators are experts at blending in, writes child protection expert, Shane Dunphy.

# column - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... it's fun to drink uisce beatha in a síbín - but watch out for the poison drop Column

The Irish For... it's fun to drink uisce beatha in a síbín - but watch out for the poison drop

If the Irish phrase for a hangover doesn’t put you off drink nothing will – ‘braon nimhe sa ceann’ means ‘a poison drop to the head’, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin dad was growing 'hipster' veg in his garden back in 1955 Column

A Dublin dad was growing 'hipster' veg in his garden back in 1955

So many people in my generation remember their fathers toiling away in the garden, we’re only one generation removed from the soil, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way Column

Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# column - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like? Read Me

Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like?

It’s been three years since the WHO released its guidelines about processed meat – so why aren’t we listening?

# column - Monday 19 November, 2018

The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe

Alex Smith will hope his career doesn’t end the same way as Joe Theismann, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 18 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness' Opinion

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'

The individual gets to meet that side of themselves again; the side of themselves that was confident, strong, talented and part of something, writes Senator Lynn Ruane about homelessness leagues.

# column - Thursday 15 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287% Opinion

Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287%

330,000 Irish people are customers of moneylenders, many of them risk getting caught up in a vicious cycle of debt, writes Brendan Whelan.

# column - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop' Whistleblowers

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'

Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.

# column - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi' Blasphemy

Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi'

If the referendum was not just about a pointless change, the government should demonstrate its commitment to freedom, equality and modernity by offering Asia Bibi and her family asylum and safety here, writes Paddy Manning.

# column - Monday 12 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters Opinion

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

# column - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant Column

The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant

The Irish term for a jellyfish translates literally as seal snot. If this floats your boat you might also enjoy mathair shúigh – suckmother – for squid.

# column - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Blaamageddon - what happened when I went to a Waterford flour fight Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Blaamageddon - what happened when I went to a Waterford flour fight

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From TheJournal.ie Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland Armistice Day

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland

The war was never forgotten among those who had fought it or those who lost loved ones, writes historian Donal Fallon.

From TheJournal.ie From the garden: 'Do not 'Irish mammy' the sprouts by boiling the divil out of them for 20 minutes' GIY

From the garden: 'Do not 'Irish mammy' the sprouts by boiling the divil out of them for 20 minutes'

Instead blanch them for just a few minutes, writes Michael Kelly, as he also advises on growing beetroot and making celery soup.

# column - Monday 5 November, 2018

Tom Brady is underrated

It’s easy to forget how good the Patriots player actually is in an era of great quarterback play, writes Steve O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections Eunan Mckinney

The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections

The Democrats need to retain Senator Joe Donnelly’s seat if they are to have any chance of taking back the Senate, writes Eunan McKinney.

# column - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class

It is easy to set high moral standards for yourself and others, if you do not know what it is like to go hungry, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

OJ Simpson’s lawyer, the Rooney Rule, and your NFL week 9 preview

Black coaches continue to be held to a higher standard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English' Column

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

# column - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age Column

Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From TheJournal.ie From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions' GIY

From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions'

In 15 years more than half of Irish field vegetable growers have stopped production, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop Column

How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop

A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.

# column - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures' Column

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# column - Monday 29 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Being reminded of our own mortality Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: Being reminded of our own mortality

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# column - Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Offaly man who almost became a New York Giant and your NFL week 8 preview

You may not think of Tullamore as an American football stronghold, writes Steve O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain Opinion

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

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