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# interview - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'

In his new novel, two old friends meet up for a pint in Dublin city centre – and discover new things about each other’s lives.

# interview - Thursday 8 October, 2020

From The42 Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker Legend This post contains videos

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker

55 years ago, Frank O’Neill was part of the Irish team that fell narrowly short of reaching the 1966 World Cup.

# interview - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# interview - Friday 2 October, 2020

# interview - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

# interview - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Micheál Martin spoke to TheJournal.ie about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# interview - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Patrick Freyne: 'For personal writing, people need to feel they're in safe hands - if you're too raw it can unsettle the reader'

Debut author Patrick Freyne talks to us about his new collection of essays.

# interview - Sunday 13 September, 2020

From The42 'I want to prove people wrong' - The ex-Liverpool youngster embarking on a new challenge in Ireland Interview This post contains videos

'I want to prove people wrong' - The ex-Liverpool youngster embarking on a new challenge in Ireland

Adam Hammill, who also played in the Premier League with Wolves, on his recent move to the SSE Airtricity League.

# interview - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'

We talk to the British author and columnist about her new book.

From The42 'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on' Irish Abroad

'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'

Jerry Flannery is back in the professional game as lineout coach with Premiership club Harlequins.

# interview - Thursday 3 September, 2020

'There are certainly other people in the world way worse off than myself'

Sene Naoupu is excited about Ireland Women’s next few months after overcoming a health scare.

# interview - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

In TV interview, Phil Hogan says he does not accept HSE guidance on restricting movements

Hogan tweeted out tonight that he wanted to clarify he does accept the HSE advice, but didn’t accept an assertion made during the interview.

From The42 'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind' Boxing

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.

From The42 Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession Danger

Irish sprinter Brian Gregan on how his Olympic dream became an unhealthy obsession

The experienced 400m sprinter missed out narrowly on reaching the 2012 and 2016 Games.

# interview - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From The42 ‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’ Homophobia

‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’

Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.

From The42 'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play' Irish Abroad

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

# interview - Friday 21 August, 2020

Missing family, but recovering and connecting with fans: Bealham banks positives from lockdown

Finlay Bealham is ready for the resumption of Connacht’s season after returning to full training.

# interview - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'

The Irish author speaks to us on the release of his new novel, Strange Flowers.

# interview - Sunday 16 August, 2020

From The42 'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me' Looking Back

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'

Linda Greene on going to America at 17 and falling out of favour at international level.

# interview - Monday 3 August, 2020

From The42 Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade Interview

Forging a new identity when the Premier League dream begins to fade

Being released at the age of 19 was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ to Gavin Donoghue.

# interview - Sunday 2 August, 2020

From The42 'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank' Dedication This post contains videos

'I was considered not to be Irish... I could have buckled at any stage and drank'

John O’Flynn reflects on his career with Cork City, Peterborough United, Limerick and others.

‘It’s weird, you can hear Wardy’s voice echo through the whole of Dalymount’

Bohemians defender Rob Cornwall on life during the pandemic and adjusting to the new normal.

# interview - Sunday 26 July, 2020

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project

Boyne talks to TheJournal.ie about his latest novel, the backlash to his 2019 novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

# interview - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

O’Gorman sat down with TheJournal.ie as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

# interview - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# interview - Saturday 11 July, 2020

From The42 'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all' Interview

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'

Former Irish international Elaine O’Connor chats to The42 about her career in football.

# interview - Friday 10 July, 2020

'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# interview - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

# interview - Sunday 5 July, 2020

From The42 The story behind the scandal that shook US sport Sex Abuse This post contains videos

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport

Director Jon Shenk speaks about his new documentary ‘Athlete A’ and how a deeply flawed system led to years of sexual abuse in gymnastics.

# interview - Saturday 4 July, 2020

From The42 Leaving ego at the door has aided the progress of young Irish striker JJ Kayode Prospect

Leaving ego at the door has aided the progress of young Irish striker JJ Kayode

The 20-year-old furthered his footballing education by getting a taste of life in the lower leagues.

# interview - Friday 26 June, 2020

From The42 ‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League Interview

‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League

Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.

# interview - Sunday 21 June, 2020

From The42 ‘There was a lot of stuff that hit Kilkenny at once... It was sad to see them go’ Interview

‘There was a lot of stuff that hit Kilkenny at once... It was sad to see them go’

Bronagh Kane on seeing her team removed from the Women’s National League and a new start with Athlone.

# interview - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No regrets for Ireland's outgoing Arsenal star

Louise Quinn on leaving the Gunners and her search for a new club.

# interview - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From The42 When Saturday doesn't come: 'Let's face it, I'm lucky to still be in the game' Palace Guard

When Saturday doesn't come: 'Let's face it, I'm lucky to still be in the game'

A tough spell at Nottingham Forest left Stephen Henderson wondering if football still had a place for him.

# interview - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

From The42 The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

# interview - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From The42 'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# interview - Saturday 30 May, 2020

From The42 From radio reporter to head coach - the rise of Dubliner Lisa Fallon Interview

From radio reporter to head coach - the rise of Dubliner Lisa Fallon

The new London City Lionesses boss on working under Jim Gavin, breaking barriers in football and the start of a new adventure in England.

# interview - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 ‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’ Dreams This post contains videos

‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’

Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.

From The42 'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?' Sacrifice

'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'

Ex-Ireland international Dolores Deasley on the various highs and lows of her career, and her new life coaching in America.

# interview - Saturday 23 May, 2020

From The42 'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me' Del Boy

'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me'

Derek Geary provides an extensive account of his journey from Rivermount Boys to the Premier League.

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