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# Interview

This month
January 2023
# Interview
Cate Blanchett on Tár: 'I don't think there was ever a safety net with the whole thing'
The Australian actor talks about her latest role as a controversial conductor in the Oscar-tipped Tár.
# Unhappy
'That's the integrity of the competition shot' - Offaly boss Kearns on O'Byrne Cup
Earlier this week, Louth opted not to play what would have been a dead rubber with Wexford.
# Waiting Game
Connacht head coach Wilkins yet to be interviewed to take over from Friend
The current director of rugby is set to depart in the summer of 2023.
# spare
Prince Harry tells TV interviewer he wants his father and brother back
The Duke of Sussex has done interviews with ITV and CBS News, which will be aired on Sunday.
# Interview
'It's a 360 view on my life really - there's more to the player than what people see'
Family, love, loss, rivalry, respect and incredible success – Cork legend Gemma O’Connor on her book ‘Why Not A Warrior?’
Last year
2022
# Interview
The abiding passion of one of Ireland’s first-ever female internationals
Ex-footballer Marion Slattery on a group of women that helped pave the way for the national team’s success in 2022.
# Interview
All sectors will get 'fair hearing' on taxation if SF gets into power, McDonald insists
If in government, Sinn Féin would reduce the inheritance tax threshold to €300,000.
# Looking Back
Emotional Boris Becker relied on 'blood brothers' to protect him in prison
The 55-year-old was deported to Germany after being released last week.
# Landlords
Housing minister: 'I'll be frank, we've got to revisit the tax treatment for small landlords'
In an interview with The Journal, the housing minister said tax measures is one way to keep landlords in the market.
In an interview with The Journal, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien said the tax treatment of landlords is something the government will discuss further.
Small landlords are continuing to leave the market, said the minister.
Pressure will be put on local authorities to ramp up their delivery of homes next year.
Dublin property price ceilings under First Home Scheme to increase to €475,000
Government criticised over €700 million capital underspend in housing budget
# Interview
McDonald didn't want to give 'credibility to this façade' by putting name forward for Taoiseach
When nominations were being made in the Dail today, Sinn Fein did not put forward McDonald’s name
# Dual Nationality
‘Football was my language’ - The Morocco-born player who came of age in Ireland
Yassine En-Neyah on growing up in Dublin and watching his country of birth from afar.
# Interview
'We are going to make sure Qatar doesn’t become our Saipan'
Ahead of their kick-off against FA CEO Noel Mooney speaks to The42 about the World Cup, the lessons of Saipan, and John Delaney.
# Interview
Ronaldo says Glazers 'don't care' about United, hits out at Rooney and Neville
The Portugal international criticised the Glazer family and also rounded on some former teammates, claiming they are not his friends.
# Interview
Shades of Nathan Collins, big Ireland opportunity and World Cup ambitions
Hayley Nolan: ‘There is going to be a lot of fighting for positions on the plane to Australia. But that’s the best thing for the team.’
# Qatar
World Cup ambassador calls homosexuality 'damage in the mind'
Former Qatari international Khalid Salman made the comments on German TV, with the country’s Minister for Sport, Nancy Faeser, criticising him.
# Pakistan
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan says march to capital will continue after he was shot in the leg
Khan’s march on the capital was suspended after a gunman opened fire.
# Commitment
'I'm not coming down here, giving up my life, my family... And finishing 6th'
Declan Devine outlines his ambitions after being appointed the new manager of Bohemians.
# Interview
‘You box, you grin and you get knocked out’ - Roddy Collins on life
The manager and former player chats about his new book and career in football.
# talking point
Amber Barrett interview epitomises why sport matters
The Ireland striker paid an emotional tribute to the victimes of the Creeslough tragedy after the game.
# grateful
'I looked at the sky and said a prayer because I wouldn’t be here without her'
Ireland’s Lily Agg discusses family, her late grandmother and combining football with a job in the education sector.
# Interview
Jack Byrne: 'I made a pass and felt my stomach rip. I didn't know what was going on’
Jack Byrne opens up on some of the injury woe that has blighted his season as Shamrock Rovers continue European journey.
# Progress
From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
# truss issues
Liz Truss pulls out of interview with BBC’s Nick Robinson
The Tory leadership frontrunner’s team said she ‘can no longer spare the time’, according to the BBC.
# queen of dirt island
'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
The author’s sixth novel is about the life of four generations of a Tipperary family.
# Interview
Wolves boss hails Nathan Collins with Ruben Dias comparison - 'After two days it was like he was here three years'
Bruno Lage tells The42 why the 21-year-old centre back can be a future captain for club and country.
# wage hike
Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
The current national minimum wage stands at €10.50 per hour.
THE MORNING LEAD
Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'
A report by
Christina Finn
Speaking to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview, Varadkar said the situation is ‘extremely worrying’.
# Perseverance
History-maker Israel Olatunde broke Irish record with 'burst' spikes
The 20-year-old finished sixth in the final of the 100m at the European Championships last night.
# Lost Generation
'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'
Marian Leahy looks back on her football career and laments how Irish teams and players of the past often tend to get overlooked.
# perspective
'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'
Anthony Whelan looks back on his career as a footballer.
# Looking Back
How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.
# Great expectations
'The year we signed, Nottingham Forest had come third in the Premier League'
Keith Foy remembers a time when an influx of promising young Irish players moved to the City Ground club.
# Key to the Kingdom
David Clifford on dealing with expectation, life away from Kerry and missing soccer
The Kerry superstar is happy with the path he is on, taking it all in his stride.
# highs and lows
A ruthless exit in Britain, rejuvenation at Sligo and Ireland ambitions
Aidan Keena on his encouraging start to life at the Showgrounds and his mixed fortunes across the water.
# trailblazer
How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.
# Stormont Election
Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.
# Rejuvenated
Falling back in love with football in Ireland after 14 years at Man City
Derry City’s Will Patching finally feels at home again.
# Challenge
Vera Pauw's Ireland will use upcoming match with U15 boys team to 'try out a few things'
They face a crucial World Cup qualifier with Sweden later this month.
# On the rise
Ending 10 years at Arsenal a 'no-brainer' for promising Irish centre-back
Mark McGuinness on his new lease of life at Cardiff and facing Liverpool in a recent FA Cup tie.
# Interview
'It is disappointing that we're still not going semi-pro but we have made significant steps'
Republic of Ireland international and Peamount United star Áine O’Gorman assesses all things WNL, on and off the pitch.