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# column - Sunday 15 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cabbage in bed and fruit in a sock - a few lost rituals to help find a suitor Column

The Irish For: Cabbage in bed and fruit in a sock - a few lost rituals to help find a suitor

Here are some traditions described in an Irish poem that claim to help find a suitor.

# column - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas Column

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

# column - Friday 13 December, 2019

What impact will Brexit have on horse racing?

These are interesting times.

# column - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school Opinion

'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school

‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.

# column - Monday 9 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# column - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Carbon tax is a red herring, the real climate culprit is the global tax system Column

Saoirse McHugh: Carbon tax is a red herring, the real climate culprit is the global tax system

It’s time for governments to fix the global tax system, for the sake of the planet.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on Column

The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on

When seeing Ulster Scots writing, many people are surprised by how much of it appears readily intelligible to them.

# column - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home Sustainability

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Thursday 5 December, 2019

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one

It will gradually come into focus as the season rolls along, writes Donn McClean.

# column - Sunday 1 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference Column

The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference

The Royal Bank of Scotland did not mention the meaning as Gaeilge of their online banking app Bó.

# column - Saturday 30 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop Column

From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop

Some advice on growing leeks and a delicious recipe for a potato and bacon bake to include them in.

# column - Friday 29 November, 2019

Johnny Ward: Gordon Elliott remains one of Irish racing's most glaring enigmas

‘He is the messer at the bar who wants the night to continue, yet there is no chance whatsoever of him being late for work at the morning.’

# column - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold' Column

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

# column - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence Column

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# column - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently Grow It Yourself

From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently

This week’s gardening column features tips for growing your own herbs and a recipe for root veg pie.

# column - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend

The highly-rated steeplechasers will face off in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

# column - Sunday 17 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce? The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter GIY

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter

I feel blessed to have so much delicious, nutritious food to hand, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 15 November, 2019

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism Column

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy Column

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season

One of Ireland’s top racing journalists picks out the horses worth following after Road To Respect’s victory at Down Royal.

# column - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive? LARRY DONNELLY

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango? Column

The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?

Dances and words travel between cultures in a similar way, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes GIY

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 1 November, 2019

Johnny Ward: Kemboy's predicament exposes the mess that Supreme Racing has gotten itself into

As of Monday of last week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite is not allowed to race.

# column - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Donn McClean: Big names return as National Hunt season takes flight

Prepare for the seasonal debuts of Clan Des Obeaux, Road To Respect, Bristol De Mai, Envoi Allen, Delta Work and Samcro.

# column - Sunday 27 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government Gas Terminal

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government

The Shannon natural gas terminal could lock us into further decades of fossil fuel reliance.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac Column

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

# column - Saturday 26 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June GIY

From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June

Although traditionally sown in December, putting the garlic in the ground now gives it the best chance of thriving in cold weather.

# column - Friday 25 October, 2019

If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing

It is obvious the majority of bookmakers are copying the work of a rival’s odds-compiler, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic

The 24-year-old Kerry native joined a long list of racing’s greats at Ascot on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

# column - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases Fermanagh

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases

The Fermanagh journalist details how he and the victims are exposing wrongdoing and seeking the truth. It is not just his job, but his duty, he writes.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change Column

Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change

There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature Column

The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature

The tale of Úna Bhán and Tomás Laidir is one of many sad stories in Irish literature, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.