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# column - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 22,415 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

# column - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,571 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

# column - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes

Mar 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,265 Views 0 Comments

Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious sweet recipes ahead of Easter weekend.

# column - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,678 Views 23 Comments

Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.

# column - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes
# Holiday Fare
# Holiday Fare

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,130 Views 10 Comments

Caitlin Lopes, pastry chef at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast shares some delicious sweet treat recipes.

# column - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,770 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

# column - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
# Safety
# Safety

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough

Mar 11th 2021, 9:46 AM 39,814 Views 0 Comments

Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.

# column - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible

Mar 10th 2021, 12:48 PM 3,508 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Ward sets the scene ahead of a Festival like no other.

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,202 Views 53 Comments

In the week when we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Social Democrats TD says we should settle for nothing less than equal pay for equal work.

# column - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
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# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,144 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey

Mar 6th 2021, 4:30 PM 13,392 Views 24 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital

Mar 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 28,730 Views 13 Comments

A private charity with Catholic values should not be given ownership of a State-funded maternity hospital, writes Dr Peter Boylan.

# column - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'
# Column
# Column

'Between vaccines and restrictions, we need to look at how pregnant people are being treated'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 28,812 Views 38 Comments

This country has a long history of treating pregnant women and girls appallingly; the pandemic should not be an excuse to continue to do the same, writes Seána Glennon.

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good
# Opinion
# Opinion

Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good

Mar 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 90,259 Views 0 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey outlines ways to make Ireland a world leader in the Zero Covid approach to this pandemic.

# column - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,097 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

Punishment for Gordon Elliott must reflect the damage done to racing
# Column
From The42
# Column

Punishment for Gordon Elliott must reflect the damage done to racing

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:04 PM 9,578 Views 15 Comments

The trainer has put so many jobs at risk, if not the sport’s future funding, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Friday 26 February, 2021

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 53,081 Views 52 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

# column - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'

Feb 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 34,074 Views 45 Comments

Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.

# column - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,633 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.

# column - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
# Relationships
# Relationships

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 14,886 Views 3 Comments

Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.

# column - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: 'One of the most audacious gambles in the history of sport... that almost came off'
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: 'One of the most audacious gambles in the history of sport... that almost came off'

Feb 10th 2021, 10:48 AM 5,044 Views 4 Comments

Our columnist considers the fallout and implications from the long-shot racing treble that just came up short on Sunday.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,130 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

# column - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown

Feb 7th 2021, 7:48 PM 2,782 Views 8 Comments

Kemboy and Monkfish both caught the eye at Leopardstown.

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,910 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain
# Opinion
# Opinion

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain

Feb 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,783 Views 54 Comments

Rather than looking for swingeing spending cuts or increased taxes on work, how about we start at the top, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Friday 29 January, 2021

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,331 Views 90 Comments

UCC’s Professor Ivan Perry says the idea that a Zero Covid approach offers a ‘false promise’ for the elimination of the virus is just wrong.

# column - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

Jan 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,167 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

# column - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,230 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

# column - Sunday 3 January, 2021

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun
# Fionnuala McCarthy
# Fionnuala McCarthy

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun

Jan 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 68,849 Views 32 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, poet and activist Pat Tierney died on his 39th birthday. Fionnuala McCarthy remembers a life story overshadowed by a controversy in death.

# column - Thursday 31 December, 2020

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 48,533 Views 16 Comments

Kildare mum Margaret Lynch says she’s grateful for all the blessings in her life, despite the fact that 2020 pushed her family’s dream of a new home further away.

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,940 Views 0 Comments

Our new columnist writes about the importance of listening to trans people when it comes to healthcare, sparked by a recent visit to the doctor’s.

# column - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'The Kerry Babies Tribunal laid bare the virulent misogyny at the heart of a patriarchal Irish State'
# Dr Mary McAuliffe
# Dr Mary McAuliffe

'The Kerry Babies Tribunal laid bare the virulent misogyny at the heart of a patriarchal Irish State'

Dec 20th 2020, 10:58 AM 16,435 Views 16 Comments

Dr Mary McAuliffe reflects on the Kerry Babies Tribunal following the State’s apology to Joanne Hayes and her family – 36 years later.

# column - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'

Dec 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,653 Views 0 Comments

In her first regular column for TheJournal.ie, Aoife Martin writes about how Christmas can be a tough time for the LGBTQ+ community as some are forced to hide their true selves.

# column - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
# College
# College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Nov 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 21,898 Views 54 Comments

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# column - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,954 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Monday 2 November, 2020

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,450 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# column - Sunday 1 November, 2020

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
# CSO
# CSO

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

Nov 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 16,639 Views 33 Comments

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

# column - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'
# Column
# Column

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 33,767 Views 36 Comments

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

# column - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,834 Views 16 Comments

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

# column - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,974 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

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