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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Male abuse victims: 'It is easier to believe that men are Harvey Weinsteins'

Our double standard regarding male and female agency is why men are reluctant to come forward to report any kind of abuse, writes James Behan.

Gucci: 'Animal fur isn't "modern". Wearing fur belongs in the Stone Age'

Wearing fur – which is quite literally stolen off animals’ backs – is a practice that belongs in the Stone Age, writes Elisa Allen.

Experiences of acute mental illness: 'I just wasn’t there'

Photovoice was developed by two researchers in the 1990s as a tool for giving voice to groups who have been traditionally marginalised, writes Dr Maria Quinlan.

Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character'

Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 celebrates an unexplored Dublin: its public duels and street gangs, suffragettes and drag queens, as well as its not-so-secret gay bars and failed vegetarian societies.

'Weinstein's predatory power-play is an example of workplace harassment everywhere'

And the most shocking thing is that this is nothing new, writes Anna Timoney.

Column: The forgotten Tipperary man who pursued Ned Kelly's gang

Many Irish people have emigrated over the centuries and whilst making names for themselves abroad have been largely forgotten in their native land, writes Tom Hurley.

'October is "stock pot" month when carrots, leeks and parsnips come into their own'

It is only now after the first frosts that carrots and parsnips start to really sweeten up, writes Michael Kelly.

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'

It is time for those who profess to hold a high moral plane to demonstrate some respect for bereaved families and the memories of their dead babies, writes Gerry Edwards.

Thrombosis: 'I left hospital with no real understanding of what had happened to me'

I want everyone to know that blood clots can affect anyone, male or female, young or old, fit and healthy, writes Ann Marie O’Neill.

Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'

It’s time for us to stop thinking that the “West” is enlightened and the rest of the world is just catching up, writes Amanullah De Sondy.

Debate Room: Has Budget 2018 moved towards solving the housing crisis?

Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget. But has it been a Budget that tackles the housing crisis?

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes'

I have travelled extensively and have spoken to many people who have suffered huge amounts, but hearing that woman’s words hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard, writes Rosamond Bennett.

'I am sitting with a non-alcoholic beer on my last night in emergency accommodation'

Homeless people in these situations are not to be blamed. They are living in a brutal, brutalising environment, writes Christine O’Donnell.

Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'

In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell.

'My doctor insisted I leave the job, and signed me off on stress leave'

We’re not entitled to be unhappy with how we are being treated in the workplace. You are seen as a malcontent, someone who doesn’t respect authority, or that you didn’t want to do the hard work.

In the garden: Chutneys for relishing plus it's not too late to sow

Is there anything tastier than some cold meats or cheese served with some crusty bread and a big dollop of chutney, writes Michael Kelly.

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'

Media outlets hold great power. The public interest requires that the use of such power be carefully regulated, writes Brendan Howlin.

'Middle-aged, middle-class deriders of millennials are biggest snowflakes of all'

Millennials of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your unpaid internship, writes Paulie Doyle.

Eamon Ryan: 'Shane Ross doesn’t seem to realise he’s Minister for Transport'

After 25 years of polite argument and positive suggestions it’s time for the cycling campaign to step up a gear, writes Eamon Ryan.

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'

This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.

Column: 'When it comes to guns and the country of my birth, I despair'

The answers to the gun control question, to me and to millions of Americans, are obvious, writes Larry Donnelly.

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child' PE

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'

Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'

Journalists are used to government departments stone-walling them but it’s rare for a department to lie, writes Ken Foxe.

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?

Legislative changes need to be made in Budget 2018 to offer some hope to those who really need it, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark

Colin Wash has been announced as this year’s winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. This is his winning story.

What to do when the career you've chosen doesn't give you fulfillment

We usually have more options than we realise, writes Maeve Halpin.

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

'I've had to face the harsh reality that exists in America: black people are not safe'

Playwright Keith Wallace writes about racial inequality, police brutality, and the trauma it inflicts on minority communities in America.

Autumn's here. Cosy up with a steaming apple and blackberry crumble

Late September means baking crumbles and pruning your blackcurrants, writes Michael Kelly.

Column: 'It's becoming impossible to be a climate change denier'

This weekend’s session of the Citizens’ Assembly will explore how Ireland can improve its climate change policies, writes Dermot McNally.

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

Opinion: Ireland's weakness is a lack of indigenous businesses

We need to see decentralisation to Irish cities, towns and rural areas in order to promote bottom-up enterprise development, writes Professor Eoin O’Leary.

Opinion: 'Antibiotics don't work for colds, coughs, sore throats or sinus infections'

We are taking more antibiotics than ever before at a time when antibiotic resistance is increasing and not enough new antibiotics are being developed, writes Daragh Connolly.

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

'Should the Democrats return to their roots or follow moneyed interests?'

Even if Hillary Clinton had won in November, the Democratic Party would still be in trouble, writes Larry Donnelly.

Star Trek: 'I love the idealism and humanity coming together as one federation'

To a non-Trekkie, Star Trek might raise Spock-like eyebrows. Yet this is a show that inspires such dedication that its fans have kept it alive through the years. Roddenberry’s vision of a utopian future is a big part of its success, writes Alan O’Shea.

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