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# column - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Committing' the homeless during Storm Emma: An improper use of the Mental Health Act 2001?

In the past, archaic mental health laws and cases in this country have been tenuous, to say the least, writes Mairead Leen.

# column - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

From The42 Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core Column

Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core

Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.

Instead of segregated policies, we need inclusive housing for people on different incomes

Dublin’s Broadstone and Cathal Brugha Barracks sites could spearhead the government’s plans for new housing.

# column - Sunday 11 March, 2018

‘Of course she has time, she has no children for God’s sake’: What women who aren't mothers deal with

It’s hard for parents and non-parents to fully understand, and support, each other’s worlds, writes Úna Ni Mhaoldhomhnaigh.

Dreading Mother's Day? Let go of expectations and accept your mother for who she is

On Mother’s Day, Maeve Halpin writes about how to negotiate your relationship with a difficult parent.

# column - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'

No matter what your experience of formal education, or your age, it’s never too late to return to learning, writes Anne Redmond.

Supermarket queues: How well would we cope with a more sustained crisis? GIY

Supermarket queues: How well would we cope with a more sustained crisis?

Growing some of your own food has a role to play in creating a more resilient food future, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 9 March, 2018

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Being an ex carer has left me with an awful void in my life, writes Annie McGuinness.

# column - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

Female Indian doctor attacked and Nigerian UCD student lost eye: Ireland's unwelcoming 1960s

Evidence of racism is taken less seriously now than during the early 1960s, writes Bryan Fanning.

# column - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'

We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.

From The42 Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them Column

Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

# column - Monday 5 March, 2018

'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'

‘People get tired of the fact that I live with my physical issues every day as if it’s a burden for them’, writes Niamh Ni Ruari.

# column - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Kildare man at Harvard Law: 'Days before my 24th birthday, I was told I had 6 months to live'

Michael Mullen had beaten cancer twice before when he received his third diagnosis just four months into his masters in Boston.

America’s gun culture: What makes Americans so attached to their weapons?

After opening their session with a prayer for the 17 young Floridians recently killed, state legislators then overwhelmingly rejected a ban on semi-automatic guns.

# column - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'Gardening can be a major turn off for people but food growing is not about gardening, it’s about food'

“It’s been a particular bugbear of mine for years that food growing is always presented as a gardening thing”, writes Michael Kelly.

Candid recordings of female doctor from field hospital in East Ghouta

“As I’m talking, there are rockets falling on Ghouta.”

# column - Friday 2 March, 2018

From The42 Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people? Column

Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?

The careers of Jamie Heaslip and Andy Lee were eulogised last week, writes Tommy Martin.

From The42 This week's foreseen LOI postponements the right call, but what about last Friday night? Column

This week's foreseen LOI postponements the right call, but what about last Friday night?

The postponement of the Drogheda United and Finn Harps fixture could have been avoided, writes John O’Sullivan.

'There's an element of a lottery in the Irish criminal justice system, we need sentencing guidelines'

Sentencing guidelines operate with remarkable clarity and simplicity for England and Wales, why not here?

# column - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East Column

Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in a different type of fitness column this week.

From making bread to feeding birds - these are your comments on the weather

“I have bread to make breadballs for the kids to throw in the morning.”

# column - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'

John Paul O’Connor says he was shocked by what he witnessed at University Hospital Kerry last week.

# column - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Disposable fashion and take-away coffee cups: Are you part of the throwaway culture?

We need to take back our consumer power and start talking about the impact our throwaway culture is having on the planet, writes Sundara O’Higgins.

# column - Monday 26 February, 2018

'Militant, hard-liners or Nazis' - How those challenging the status quo are labelled

Language is used in a manipulative way to make one side of the debate seem practical and free of ideological bias and the other side as completely unreasonable.

# column - Sunday 25 February, 2018

The most common foods we throw out and how to keep them fresher for longer

Making sure to correctly store and prepare our food means that when life gets in the way, our food can get another chance, writes Odile Le Bolloch.

Expert advice on what to say to a friend or colleague who is recently bereaved

There are a number of things that we can do that can make a difference, writes Breffni McGuinness from the Irish Hospice Foundation.

# column - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Is staying on top of the news important? One married couple give polar opposite views

Are we constantly bombarded with details we don’t need to know about? Or are we more informed and educated than ever before?

'We feel we deserve everything and equate happiness to things, so I gave up shopping for a year'

Lisa Regan decided to give up shopping for a year and says the experience was priceless.

# column - Friday 23 February, 2018

How arming teachers would increase the risk of school shootings, not prevent them

“The US President’s big idea, straight from the NRA’s playbook, is also a sinister one.”

# column - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Walls to stop immigrants would have made my own existence impossible'

“I have always considered myself as a world citizen: Tamil by ethnicity, German by heart, Dutch by fondness, Irish by spirit, Italian by love.”

# column - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From The42 Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high Fitness

Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high

Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'

Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness.

# column - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'The hysterical reaction on social media if the majority opinion isn't agreed with is ridiculous'

It’s a waste of calories getting into some meaningless argument with a whiny millennial about how you’re a racist or a sexist for not liking a certain film, writes Ethan Shattock.

# column - Monday 19 February, 2018

'We've paid back €90,000 on a €30,000 loan but we're still battling to keep our home'

‘Irish courts are not fully applying EU requirements that have become our lifeline.’

# column - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Growing up in the Troubles: 'I remember showing a plastic bullet to my Mum to excuse my lateness'

Shauneen Armstrong writes how Derry Girls shows what it was like for her and her friends growing up in Northern Ireland.

'How to sort out your affairs so loved ones won't have embarrassing memories of you after you die'

“It’s a lovely way to reminisce on years past while also letting go of a few painful memories.”

# column - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Dublin in the 80s - 'Instead of an 18th birthday card, given a birth cert and told to sign on'

“I remember the city being a pretty run down, neglected, grey place”, writes Anthony Goulding.

Use remaining old-season veg and store cupboard ingredients for a delicious cassoulet

This week Michael Kelly has tips on making your own compost.

'There's a deep-rooted hatred toward the indigenous culture of Ireland, above all its language'

When Northern Ireland was formed, unionist were determined to kill off the Gaeltacht communities, writes Caoimhín De Barra.