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#Interview

# interview - Monday 29 August, 2022

Liz Truss pulls out of interview with BBC’s Nick Robinson
# Truss Issues
# Truss Issues

Liz Truss pulls out of interview with BBC’s Nick Robinson

Aug 29th 2022, 6:21 PM 43,804 Views 38 Comments

The Tory leadership frontrunner’s team said she ‘can no longer spare the time’, according to the BBC.

# interview - Sunday 21 August, 2022

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
# Queen Of Dirt Island
# Queen Of Dirt Island

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel

Aug 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 21,100 Views 5 Comments

The author’s sixth novel is about the life of four generations of a Tipperary family.

# interview - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Wolves boss hails Nathan Collins with Ruben Dias comparison - 'After two days it was like he was here three years'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Wolves boss hails Nathan Collins with Ruben Dias comparison - 'After two days it was like he was here three years'

Aug 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,121 Views 5 Comments

Bruno Lage tells The42 why the 21-year-old centre back can be a future captain for club and country.

# interview - Friday 19 August, 2022

Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
# Wage Hike
# Wage Hike

Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September

Aug 19th 2022, 11:22 AM 17,120 Views 53 Comments

The current national minimum wage stands at €10.50 per hour.

Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'
# Interview
# Interview

Varadkar: 'There's a feeling in the gay community that homophobic attacks are on the rise'

Aug 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 38,436 Views 80 Comments

Speaking to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview, Varadkar said the situation is ‘extremely worrying’.

# interview - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

History-maker Israel Olatunde broke Irish record with 'burst' spikes
# Perseverance
From The42
# Perseverance

History-maker Israel Olatunde broke Irish record with 'burst' spikes

Aug 17th 2022, 2:22 PM 27,221 Views 11 Comments

The 20-year-old finished sixth in the final of the 100m at the European Championships last night.

# interview - Sunday 26 June, 2022

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'
# Lost Generation
From The42
# Lost Generation

'Some of the girls just stopped being interested in playing because it was costing us money'

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,091 Views 3 Comments

Marian Leahy looks back on her football career and laments how Irish teams and players of the past often tend to get overlooked.

# interview - Sunday 19 June, 2022

'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'

Jun 19th 2022, 9:09 AM 68,918 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Whelan looks back on his career as a footballer.

# interview - Monday 6 June, 2022

How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women

Jun 6th 2022, 7:45 AM 3,451 Views 0 Comments

Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.

# interview - Sunday 29 May, 2022

'The year we signed, Nottingham Forest had come third in the Premier League'
# Great Expectations
From The42
# Great Expectations

'The year we signed, Nottingham Forest had come third in the Premier League'

May 29th 2022, 7:30 AM 28,618 Views 3 Comments

Keith Foy remembers a time when an influx of promising young Irish players moved to the City Ground club.

# interview - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

David Clifford on dealing with expectation, life away from Kerry and missing soccer
# Key To The Kingdom
From The42
# Key To The Kingdom

David Clifford on dealing with expectation, life away from Kerry and missing soccer

Updated May 11th 2022, 5:04 PM 38,282 Views 5 Comments

The Kerry superstar is happy with the path he is on, taking it all in his stride.

# interview - Friday 6 May, 2022

A ruthless exit in Britain, rejuvenation at Sligo and Ireland ambitions
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

A ruthless exit in Britain, rejuvenation at Sligo and Ireland ambitions

May 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,054 Views 0 Comments

Aidan Keena on his encouraging start to life at the Showgrounds and his mixed fortunes across the water.

# interview - Monday 2 May, 2022

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything

May 2nd 2022, 7:01 AM 35,855 Views 4 Comments

Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.

# interview - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'
# Stormont Election
# Stormont Election

Colum Eastwood: 'If you're frustrated and angry, come out and vote for something different'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:13 PM 15,541 Views 24 Comments

“I think if people do that, we can see a real change at Stormont,” the SDLP leader said.

# interview - Friday 15 April, 2022

Falling back in love with football in Ireland after 14 years at Man City
# Rejuvenated
From The42
# Rejuvenated

Falling back in love with football in Ireland after 14 years at Man City

Apr 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,479 Views 3 Comments

Derry City’s Will Patching finally feels at home again.

# interview - Friday 1 April, 2022

Vera Pauw's Ireland will use upcoming match with U15 boys team to 'try out a few things'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Vera Pauw's Ireland will use upcoming match with U15 boys team to 'try out a few things'

Apr 1st 2022, 8:13 AM 22,949 Views 9 Comments

They face a crucial World Cup qualifier with Sweden later this month.

# interview - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Ending 10 years at Arsenal a 'no-brainer' for promising Irish centre-back
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

Ending 10 years at Arsenal a 'no-brainer' for promising Irish centre-back

Mar 27th 2022, 12:01 AM 26,563 Views 0 Comments

Mark McGuinness on his new lease of life at Cardiff and facing Liverpool in a recent FA Cup tie.

# interview - Saturday 26 March, 2022

'It is disappointing that we're still not going semi-pro but we have made significant steps'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'It is disappointing that we're still not going semi-pro but we have made significant steps'

Mar 26th 2022, 7:15 AM 3,804 Views 0 Comments

Republic of Ireland international and Peamount United star Áine O’Gorman assesses all things WNL, on and off the pitch.

# interview - Friday 25 March, 2022

Tyreik Wright: 'I haven't been home to Cork in 2 years'
# Keeping The Faith
From The42
# Keeping The Faith

Tyreik Wright: 'I haven't been home to Cork in 2 years'

Updated Mar 25th 2022, 8:31 AM 33,468 Views 2 Comments

Ireland U21 international Tyreik Wright on the challenges of being a professional footballer.

# interview - Monday 14 March, 2022

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'

Mar 14th 2022, 3:36 PM 19,191 Views 59 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.

# interview - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems

Mar 13th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,254 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Wiffen reflects on becoming one of the stars of Irish swimming.

# interview - Friday 25 February, 2022

Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'
# Optimism
From The42
# Optimism

Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'

Feb 25th 2022, 6:45 AM 11,056 Views 0 Comments

Joe Thomson is hoping to help propel Derry City to new heights this season.

# interview - Friday 18 February, 2022

Ulster's O'Sullivan focusing on playing 'better rugby' rather than Ireland ambitions
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Ulster's O'Sullivan focusing on playing 'better rugby' rather than Ireland ambitions

Feb 18th 2022, 7:45 AM 4,922 Views 8 Comments

Eric O’Sullivan won his first Ireland cap last Autumn, but since then things haven’t transpired quite how he would have expected.

'Fans need to understand that what we're trying to do is in the best interests of all concerned'
# Compromise
From The42
# Compromise

'Fans need to understand that what we're trying to do is in the best interests of all concerned'

Feb 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 6,822 Views 4 Comments

Pat Devlin discusses the Bray-Cabinteely merger and looks ahead to the new First Division season.

# interview - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

'I just shot up in size. I think I've grown from 5'7 to about 6'2'
# Late Developer
From The42
# Late Developer

'I just shot up in size. I think I've grown from 5'7 to about 6'2'

Feb 16th 2022, 6:00 PM 21,138 Views 3 Comments

Bohemians youngster Promise Omochere on coping with injuries and adapting his game after a late growth spurt.

# interview - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

How a call from Africa saved an Irish footballer's career
# Unexpected
From The42
# Unexpected

How a call from Africa saved an Irish footballer's career

Jan 11th 2022, 12:00 PM 29,743 Views 2 Comments

Former Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker Eamon Zayed reflects on his time playing with Libya.

# interview - Sunday 2 January, 2022

'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 47,660 Views 5 Comments

Irish Olympian Jack Woolley on the challenge of making weight and how sport ultimately saved him.

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,556 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# interview - Saturday 1 January, 2022

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'
# Risk
From The42
# Risk

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'

Jan 1st 2022, 9:00 PM 79,777 Views 4 Comments

John Caulfield on a League of Ireland career in which he’s frequently had to defy limitations.

# interview - Monday 27 December, 2021

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,029 Views 1 Comment

Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.

‘I genuinely could have died… There was fluid in my lungs, fluid around my heart’
# Trauma
From The42
# Trauma

‘I genuinely could have died… There was fluid in my lungs, fluid around my heart’

Dec 27th 2021, 10:10 AM 68,430 Views 2 Comments

Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna reflects on a dramatic 12 months.

# interview - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Ice swimmer Nuala Moore: ‘When you've seen the belly of the beast you always try to stay safe’
# The Ice Queen
# The Ice Queen

Ice swimmer Nuala Moore: ‘When you've seen the belly of the beast you always try to stay safe’

Dec 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,869 Views 7 Comments

Adventure swimmer Nuala Moore says ‘plan your swim and swim your plan’, whether it’s a Christmas dip or crossing Cape Horn.

# interview - Monday 20 December, 2021

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists
# The Big Interview
# The Big Interview

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists

Dec 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,016 Views 94 Comments
  • The Sinn Féin leader has said her party is actively preparing for another general election.
  • McDonald says she doesn't think the use of statements like 'Tiocfaidh ár lá' puts people off voting for her party.
  • The government's handling of the pandemic has been "a mess" of late, she says.

# interview - Friday 17 December, 2021

Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals
# Advantage
From The42
# Advantage

Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals

Dec 17th 2021, 4:00 PM 4,025 Views 4 Comments

The Boys in Green have been paired with Ukraine, Scotland and Armenia in their Nations League group.

# interview - Thursday 16 December, 2021

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister
# Social Contacts
# Social Contacts

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 12:51 PM 88,691 Views 59 Comments

NPHET is meeting today to discuss the roll out of more restrictions before Christmas.

# interview - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire

Dec 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 5,605 Views 1 Comment

The Bordeaux-Begles player confirmed the news in an interview published on Wednesday.

# interview - Saturday 4 December, 2021

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'

Updated Dec 4th 2021, 12:14 PM 115,110 Views 11 Comments

Fermanagh footballer Brenda Bannon speaks about the loss of her mother and how counselling helped her with bereavement.

# interview - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
# Growing Force
From The42
# Growing Force

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:50 PM 20,478 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.

# interview - Friday 26 November, 2021

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’

Nov 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,535 Views 5 Comments

Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.

# interview - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

'It was a step I had to make - living in Donegal, I didn’t have the opportunities that you do around Dublin'
# Going Away To College
From The42
# Going Away To College

'It was a step I had to make - living in Donegal, I didn’t have the opportunities that you do around Dublin'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,936 Views 1 Comment

Roma McLaughlin on how four years in the US have enhanced her Ireland prospects.

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