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# Interview

This month
May 2023
# abortion laws
Holly Cairns: 'Our healthcare shouldn't be informed by Leo saying he feels uncomfortable'
The SocDems leader says Ireland is still exporting the care of some pregnant women.
# Interview
How one football game in 1989 changed Phil Quinlan’s life forever
‘And a Bang on the Ear’ tells the inspirational story about a sports-mad 15-year-old’s attempts to overcome a devastating injury.
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
A report by
Christina Finn
The new Social Democrats leader spoke to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview.
# Looking Back
Mack Hansen at odds with Connacht's greatest day
The Irish winger’s memory of the historic Pro12 success in 2016 was limited.
# Interview
Sligo's piano man who helped his county end a 32-year wait for Connacht glory
Kieran Quinn speaks to The 42 about a unique career in music and GAA.
Last month
April 2023
# Bittersweet
Championship glory after more injury woes, World Cup hopes and 'a mental year'
‘Don’t fly too high with the highs and don’t get too low with the lows’ is Chloe Mustaki’s motto.
# difference maker
The trailblazer who helped pave the way for African-Irish footballers
Ex-Ireland underage captain Noe Baba on moving to Castlebar from Cameroon as a youngster, dealing with racism, using boxing as therapy, and a new start at Finn Harps.
# Interview
Galway star David Burke on the comeback trail from 'dreaded ACL'
The 2017 All-Ireland winning captain underwent surgery earlier this month.
# Interview
Christy Dignam on asking for ten more years, his funeral and his daughter continuing his legacy
The Aslan lead singer sat down with RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy.
# Interview
'Growing up in East Africa is very different' - Ireland's new nomadic recruit
Sophie Whitehouse has been called up to Vera Pauw’s squad.
# Interview
Paul McGinley on cracking American TV, under-appreciated McIlroy, and 'attacks' from LIV golfers
Sky Sports and NBC analyst Paul McGinley speaks exclusively to The42 from the Masters.
# Influence
'It drives you to be the best' - Treadwell hoping Ireland experience can help Ulster
The second row came on from the bench in the Grand Slam clincher against England.
March 2023
# luckless
‘You start thinking: why am I bothering to play football?’
Ex-Ireland international Alan Judge on seeking help and his determination to persevere in spite of numerous setbacks.
# Interview
The Scottish-born winger who caught the eye on his Ireland debut
Mikey Johnston enjoyed a memorable first appearance against Latvia.
'I'm absolutely focused': Eamon Ryan intends to lead Greens into next General Election
A report by
Tadgh McNally
In an interview with The Journal, Ryan said that he wanted to deliver “profound change”.
# Conundrum
‘One year, I played 7 games for Ireland and 3 for Sunderland… That was new to me’
Keiren Westwood on Irish memories, future plans, and the challenges of balancing club with international form.
# Bohemians
Mayo star Sarah Rowe addresses speculations of trying to make World Cup soccer squad
‘For me, it’s about reaching my potential in soccer,’ the player insists.
# Interview
Sarah Rowe focused on new Bohs career rather than World Cup 'narrative'
‘For me, it’s about reaching my potential in soccer,’ the Mayo multi-sport star insists.
This year
# Interview
Advice for new Ireland recruits, Ukraine blow to Hampden history, and YouTube fun
Ruesha Littlejohn is chasing the World Cup dream.
# Interview
From fearing for career to player of the year - Shamrock Rovers star's eventful homecoming
Rory Gaffney explains being priced out of Dublin, settling in Galway, and eying more glory with the Hoops in 2023.
# Interview
'I am happier now than before I went in' - New Cork City owner aiming for Europe
New Cork City owner Dermot Usher talks about his plans and ambitions with the club.
# Interview
Love without innocence - Ireland's Ryan Manning tackles football's reality
With a growing property business and a daughter on the way, Swansea’s Galway star explains why game won’t define him.
# 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
# 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.