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# column - Sunday 11 August, 2019

The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling

Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system GIY

From the Garden: How to upgrade your composting system

A delicious courgette salad recipe and some top compost tips.

# column - Friday 9 August, 2019

From The42 Hurling For Cancer illustrates how important it is for racing to join forces with other sports Column

Hurling For Cancer illustrates how important it is for racing to join forces with other sports

A host of greats from different sporting backgrounds will be involved at St Conleth’s Park this Tuesday, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

# column - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

The Irish For: Bank holidays and Lú, the god of August

In Irish, August is Lúnasa, named in honour of the ancient god Lú, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'

The independent senator writes about the barriers in suicide prevention when it comes to helping people with their mental health.

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids GIY

From the Garden: Braiding garlic and pulling onions with the kids

This week is all about the alliums and making a spicy tomato salad.

# column - Friday 2 August, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Goodwood farce shows lack of respect for one of Irish racing's big days Column

Johnny Ward: Goodwood farce shows lack of respect for one of Irish racing's big days

British racing must confront the reality that far too many of its races go off late, writes Johnny Ward.

From The42 'No matter how skillful or capable they are, there are idiots whose only card will be, 'Yeah, but they’re women'' Column

'No matter how skillful or capable they are, there are idiots whose only card will be, 'Yeah, but they’re women''

John O’Sullivan compares the battle women’s football and the WNL face post-World Cup, the common threads with the League of Ireland and the ignorance of the barstooler.

# column - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash

Some observers will welcome a clearing out of the long-shots – but others may find it unnerving.

# column - Sunday 28 July, 2019

The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from?

Shifting is a regional use of a global term, so you can’t just search for the first recorded incidence – you have to look at context.

# column - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Opinion: Why it's important to call out people referring to Shane Lowry as British

Caoimhín De Barra argues that it’s something to get exercised about.

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs' GIY

From the Garden: Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for these 'Anytime Eggs'

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing.

# column - Sunday 21 July, 2019

The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star

The calling to travel beyond the Earth owes itself to mythology as well as science, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From the Garden: If your garden is blooming, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to cook

Too much cauliflower? There is a recipe for that, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 19 July, 2019

From The42 Qualities of those making the changes are key, not the noise of critics and opportunists sitting back Column

Qualities of those making the changes are key, not the noise of critics and opportunists sitting back

John O’Sullivan takes a look at the criticisms directed at the FAI and Cork City, who have both been in the firing line of late.

# column - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Stressed about summer with the kids? How to make the next few weeks a success for all the family

Summer can seem like a difficult time to be a parent, but it doesn’t need to be.

The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held

Some languages are intimately associated with religions but not Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 13 July, 2019

From the Garden: Some notes on immature onions and homemade ratatouille

Immature onions and homemade ratatouille are the focus from the garden this week, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Thursday 11 July, 2019

A deep compassion for his fellow citizens: A tribute to my friend Noel Whelan

Larry Donnelly on how the late barrister and author’s ‘abiding faith in people’ shone through his public and personal life.

# column - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

From The42 Donn McClean: Enable's place in racing history is already assured, but she can achieve even more Column

Donn McClean: Enable's place in racing history is already assured, but she can achieve even more

With Frankie Dettori on board, the John Gosden-trained five-year-old impressed in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Saturday.

# column - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors

The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish

Book series translated from one language to another can lead to complications as the plot thickens, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop

A hardy crop of broad beans and homemade herbal tea is on the agenda from the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 5 July, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Curragh punters left in the dark over jockey swap confusion Column

Johnny Ward: Curragh punters left in the dark over jockey swap confusion

Incident emphasises how far horse racing bosses still have to go to get the basics right.

# column - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Opinion: Early school pick-up times mean mums can't commute anywhere but back to the kitchen

To encourage more women back to work perhaps it’s time to examine school finishing times, writes Mary McCarthy.

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach

If you’re going to insult someone, do it properly, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 29 June, 2019

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period GIY

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period

There’s plenty to do in the garden as abundant rain and improving temperatures mean everything is growing quickly, write Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 28 June, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Developer unveils grand plans to build new €100m racetrack in Palmerstown Column

Johnny Ward: Developer unveils grand plans to build new €100m racetrack in Palmerstown

Luke Comer proposes to build the Belmont-style track and lease it back to Horse Racing Ireland, writes Johnny Ward.

John Cleese versus the Irish language: Don't mention the 'bh' war

Cleese said that Irish names look like deliberate attempts to mislead innocent people but this is not the case, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Monday 24 June, 2019

Opinion: Living with a disability in Ireland - a relentless dystopian nightmare

The daily life of a person with a disability is not aided by Irish society, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

The Irish For: Cockwombles and the decline of British insults

The Brexit process should be a golden age for satirists and comedians, but unfortunately, something else has happened, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Shane Dunphy: Some things to consider before you post images of your kids on social media

We should all think a little more deeply about the images we share, writes child protection expert Shane Dunphy.

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in

An insect hotel will encourage more wildlife and biodiversity into the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Irish For: A Bloomsday Breakfast with extra Subh Milis on Father’s Day 2019

In some ways, it is serendipitous that these two events should happen on the same Sunday, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 15 June, 2019

From the Garden: Tomatoes are the most high-maintenance of all veg plants - but they’re worth it

As well as specific watering methods there is the regular pinching out of side shoots to allow air to circulate around the plants, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 14 June, 2019

From The42 Waterford's Europa League woes keep the spotlight on FAI governance League Of Ireland

Waterford's Europa League woes keep the spotlight on FAI governance

‘The noise around Abbottstown may have died down, but the impact of their governance has not,’ writes John O’Sullivan in this week’s column.

# column - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

From The42 Donn McClean: O'Brien primed to continue his outstanding record at Royal Ascot Column

Donn McClean: O'Brien primed to continue his outstanding record at Royal Ascot

Hermosa and Ten Sovereigns top of the list for the Ballydoyle maestro.