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# 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 67,770 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 48,016 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 11,346 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 16,267 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 23,237 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 21,742 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 19,825 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 11,423 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 16,505 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 33,499 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 59,797 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 20,950 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.

# column - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 15,921 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

# column - Friday 16 October, 2020

David Meyler: Everton have been a breath of fresh air but Reds will bounce back in Merseyside derby
# Column
From The42
# Column

David Meyler: Everton have been a breath of fresh air but Reds will bounce back in Merseyside derby

Oct 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 4,705 Views 0 Comments

In his first column, the former Ireland midfielder gives his predictions on Ancelotti v Klopp and singles out Jayson Molumby for praise.

# column - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 23,288 Views 46 Comments

Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.

# column - Friday 18 September, 2020

'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'Michael O'Neill pinned my article to the dressing room wall to fire up his players'

Sep 18th 2020, 8:50 AM 35,189 Views 5 Comments

Conan Byrne learned the hard way that giving your opinion in the media isn’t always warmly received.

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

Sep 18th 2020, 6:36 AM 17,197 Views 7 Comments

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.

# column - Monday 31 August, 2020

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
# Column
# Column

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid

Aug 31st 2020, 7:12 AM 16,940 Views 8 Comments

Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”

# column - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'
# Shelly Xiong
# Shelly Xiong

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,233 Views 78 Comments

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

# column - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'
# Journalism
# Journalism

Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:53 AM 27,481 Views 35 Comments

“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”

# column - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,169 Views 134 Comments

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# column - Friday 21 August, 2020

Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you
# Voices
# Voices

Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you

Aug 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 28,640 Views 10 Comments

Aimée, 32, writes of missing Lidl and walks on Bank Holiday Mondays.

# column - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'
# Dr Naveed Abbas
# Dr Naveed Abbas

Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 10:27 PM 34,655 Views 20 Comments

We need to start training as many doctors as we can and that should not be based on the fairness of their skin or their country of origin, but on their skill and hard work, writes Dr Naveed Abbas.

# column - Monday 17 August, 2020

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take
# Education
# Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

Aug 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 41,906 Views 15 Comments

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# column - Friday 14 August, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'

Aug 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 52,603 Views 52 Comments

What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# column - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 40,410 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

# column - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'An unjustified panic against all international travel has developed in Ireland'

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 59,691 Views 135 Comments

The effects of this isolationist approach will dwarf the impact of the virus itself, writes commercial airline pilot Robert Dagg.

# column - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

Aug 5th 2020, 1:20 PM 19,229 Views 5 Comments

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

# column - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Conan Byrne: One league to rule them all? No, thanks
# Column
From The42
# Column

Conan Byrne: One league to rule them all? No, thanks

Jul 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,775 Views 7 Comments

The former St Pat’s midfielder insists it’s too soon to be discussing the creation of an All-Ireland domestic league.

# column - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'New streaming service deserves your attention and, more importantly, your few quid'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'New streaming service deserves your attention and, more importantly, your few quid'

Jul 23rd 2020, 2:30 PM 5,611 Views 8 Comments

Conan Byrne believes the League of Ireland should embrace its new reality of connecting with fans virtually.

# column - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria
# Justice
# Justice

Opinion: 25 years ago today, the UN let Srebrenica happen. Now, it is allowing history repeat itself in Syria

Jul 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,425 Views 31 Comments

The UN can’t defend people in Syria or even deliver aid, writes Barry Andrews. The least we can do is prepare for the prosecution of the terrible crimes that happen there.

# column - Monday 22 June, 2020

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come
# Opinion
# Opinion

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come

Jun 22nd 2020, 11:21 AM 29,060 Views 40 Comments

The Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal by Irish climate activists today and tomorrow.

# column - Friday 12 June, 2020

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'
# Column
# Column

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'

Jun 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,024 Views 84 Comments

‘People out there will tell you being transgender is as simple as filling in a form. I can assure you that it is not,’ writes Aoife Martin.

# column - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'
# Column
# Column

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'

Jun 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,834 Views 108 Comments

Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.

# column - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other
# Watching From Honduras
From The42
# Watching From Honduras

Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other

May 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,070 Views 1 Comment

Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.

# column - Friday 8 May, 2020

Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'
# Decentralisation
# Decentralisation

Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'

May 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,227 Views 18 Comments

Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.

# column - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Irish team living and training in Spain
# Column
From The42
# Column

The Irish team living and training in Spain

May 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,474 Views 0 Comments

Mark Downey on what it’s like to be based in Majorca for a substantial portion of the year.

# column - Friday 24 April, 2020

'I don't want to waste time and energy on a relationship. It sounds selfish, but it's what I need to do'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'I don't want to waste time and energy on a relationship. It sounds selfish, but it's what I need to do'

Apr 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,507 Views 4 Comments

Mark Downey on the sacrifices often required in elite sport.

# column - Friday 17 April, 2020

When will we see a Velodrome in Ireland?
# Hope
From The42
# Hope

When will we see a Velodrome in Ireland?

Apr 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,561 Views 13 Comments

Mark Downey looks at the state of Irish cycling in his latest column.

# column - Friday 10 April, 2020

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,196 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

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