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# column - Today’s News

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'

Niamh had a vaginal mesh operation 10 years ago and says even though she is only 58, she now I feel like she is 90.

# column - Yesterday’s News

Mike Pence in Shannon: 'Rallying US troops on foreign soil, in a country that claims to be neutral'

Giving Mike Pence the opportunity to meet US troops at Shannon flies in the face of our neutrality, writes John Lannon.

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

# column - Monday 22 January, 2018

Opinion: Drink coffee on the go? It's time to start paying 25 cent for your disposable cups

Introducing this temporary levy could raise €300 million for recycling initiatives, writes Ian Fahey.

# column - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Life with albinism: 'Being shouted at, laughed at and pointed at regularly'

The sad thing is this has happened so many times I’ve accepted it as normal, writes Sinead McManus.

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'

I’m choosing my health and happiness and I’m leaving the cult of busyness, writes Aoife McElwain.

# column - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Keep those resolutions and get more veg in with this spiced parsnip burger recipe

Expert tips from our GIY guru, Michael Kelly, that will help you to steer clear of plastic packaging in the supermarket.

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories

When we don’t tell our stories we create a world where change is impossible and where inequality and oppression can openly flourish, writes Annemarie Ni Churreain.

# column - Friday 19 January, 2018

H&M tone-deaf ad just another in long line with Pepsi, Dove, Nivea and Kellogg's messing up recently

If the same ad appeared 13 years ago, it wouldn’t have generated a third of the reaction nor publicity, writes Amy Rose Harte.

# column - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Column: 'The rawness is felt collectively in Kerry, by a people, by a place'

The emotions and memories stirred by the words “The Kerry Babies” is something that cannot be understood in any other county, in any other place.

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'

Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.

# column - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Ireland's 30-year love affair with Home & Away: A shot of vitamin D in our poxy winter

The Australian soap has become a must-watch in many households. But what has given this Aussie rollercoaster such a warm place in Irish hearts? Emer McLysaght investigates ahead of the show’s 30th birthday tomorrow.

From The42 Time spent on video analysis, 'ridiculous' drink bans and regrets over 2017 Munster final Life After County

Time spent on video analysis, 'ridiculous' drink bans and regrets over 2017 Munster final

Retired Clare hurler Brendan Bugler has opened up following his decision to step away from the inter-county game.

# column - Monday 15 January, 2018

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'

Dublin was lucky last autumn but we only need to be unlucky once to regret the lack of preparation for the new risks we face, writes Eamon Ryan.

# column - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Column: 'I was a medical doctor. I never thought I'd end up homeless but I did'

I am lonely and I am terrified. I am exhausted from the stress, writes Dr Annette Hunter.

Column: 'Sex resolutions for 2018 to advocate for your own sexual pleasure and health'

Every one of us needs to have a think about how we can make Ireland a more sexually awesome place for ourselves, and each other, writes Shawna Scott.

Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'

But that’s fine, because debunking dodgy writing is really a lot of fun, writes Richard MacCarthy.

# column - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Banker to filmmaker: 'The parties got bigger, the amounts I was gambling got bigger'

I left a safe career in finance to follow my dream of becoming a movie director, writes Alan Mulligan.

GIY: 'Don’t think about giving stuff up, think about taking things up instead'

Learn a skill, eat delicious things, sow a seed. Be kind to yourself, writes Michael Kelly.

'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos'

All housing is social, and having a mix of backgrounds will set standards and reduce social problems, writes Kate Kavanagh.

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# column - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 How the US could become the Dublin GAA of the soccer world Column

How the US could become the Dublin GAA of the soccer world

Pay-for-play’s negative impact on the sport is obvious, writes Tommy Martin.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# column - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Column: 'There should be a presidential election and Michael D shouldn't run'

We live in an extraordinary moment for democratic government, where confidence in the honesty of political leaders is seemingly at an all time low, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# column - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Opinion: 'Not everyone needs or should have to go to college'

All I was left with was over three thousand worth of debt, no job prospects and a qualification no better than my Leaving Cert, writes Laura Buckley.

# column - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'There is just not enough space for private cars, taxis, buses, cyclists and trams'

It is truly a wonder why local business groups are not begging us to ban cars, let alone trying to scupper plans, writes Paddy Smyth.

# column - Monday 8 January, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# column - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Panic attacks: 'The walls seemed to close in and I didn't know what was happening'

I was petrified on a daily basis. I didn’t want to go into town or go to a shop, writes Val Robus.

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'

If you’re not spending a lot of time together and don’t have much in common any more, it really is OK to let that friendship go, writes Gill Hasson.

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'

Countless research papers would confirm this impact that music can have on improving memory retention and language processing, writes Chris Rooney.

# column - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Mid-life crisis: 'I'm approaching the years when I should be buying a flashy sports car'

But I’m coping with growing older by indulging in 80s nostalgia instead, writes Michelle McBride.

'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'

As a kid I remember collecting old Cidona bottles from the hedgerows and receiving five pence from the local shop for each one that I returned, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# column - Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# column - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is'

We need to face up to the reality of sexual abuse, violence and harassment, writes Katherine Zappone.

# column - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

Column: 'Our laws governing political donations don't work for democracy'

If the purpose of the Electoral Acts is to protect our democracy from undue influence from wealthy individuals, then it has not accomplished this, writes Anna Visser.

# column - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?

While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.

# column - Monday 1 January, 2018

'If you want something different out of life in 2018, try something new'

Doing the same thing over and over won’t lead to change, writes Derval Chambers Petit.

'1918 was a year of monumental importance that had plenty in common with 2018 Ireland'

Here is a look back at that year, with some reflections on the similarities and differences with the Ireland of today, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

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