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# interview - Saturday 3 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,636 Views 83 Comments

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

# interview - Friday 2 October, 2020

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support
# Assault
# Assault

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 53,299 Views 1 Comment

Seán was set upon while on lunch from school.

# interview - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 17,635 Views 35 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:01 AM 55,530 Views 35 Comments

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'
# New Irish Writing
# New Irish Writing

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

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,634 Views 1 Comment

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

# interview - Sunday 13 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 13th 2020, 10:00 AM 43,158 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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

Sep 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 28,840 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,725 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Positive Vibes
From The42
# Positive Vibes

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:31 PM 23,783 Views 0 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 6:45 PM 86,210 Views 205 Comments

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.

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

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

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,971 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,900 Views 2 Comments

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

# interview - Sunday 23 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 23rd 2020, 9:00 AM 11,451 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 42,110 Views 2 Comments

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
# Blessing In Disguise
From The42
# Blessing In Disguise

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

Aug 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 5,241 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Strange Flowers
# Strange Flowers

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 33,978 Views 10 Comments

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

# interview - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 71,810 Views 8 Comments

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

# interview - Monday 3 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 41,818 Views 9 Comments

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

# interview - Sunday 2 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 57,371 Views 9 Comments

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’
# Different Times
From The42
# Different Times

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

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 9,717 Views 2 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Jul 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,742 Views 0 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Jul 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,524 Views 0 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 75,843 Views 101 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 37,067 Views 7 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Jul 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 65,213 Views 69 Comments

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
# David Sassoli
# David Sassoli

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

Jul 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,912 Views 12 Comments

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

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport
# Sex Abuse
From The42
# Sex Abuse

The story behind the scandal that shook US sport

Jul 5th 2020, 7:15 AM 50,617 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 34,690 Views 12 Comments

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

# interview - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 3:00 PM 43,988 Views 17 Comments

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

# interview - Sunday 21 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,905 Views 0 Comments

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
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

No regrets for Ireland's outgoing Arsenal star

Jun 14th 2020, 5:08 PM 23,563 Views 2 Comments

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

# interview - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,051 Views 2 Comments

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

# interview - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,309 Views 8 Comments

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

# interview - Thursday 4 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,561 Views 2 Comments

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

# interview - Saturday 30 May, 2020

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

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

May 30th 2020, 8:30 AM 6,857 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,114 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

May 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 9,826 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 63,522 Views 14 Comments

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

# interview - Friday 8 May, 2020

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
# Interview
# Interview

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'

May 8th 2020, 11:22 AM 88,611 Views 120 Comments

The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
# On Air
# On Air

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 62,419 Views 21 Comments

The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.