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# Interview

Last year
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’.
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.
'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.
'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.
How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.
'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.
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.
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.
How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.
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.
Falling back in love with football in Ireland after 14 years at Man City
Derry City’s Will Patching finally feels at home again.
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.
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.
'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.
Tyreik Wright: 'I haven't been home to Cork in 2 years'
Ireland U21 international Tyreik Wright on the challenges of being a professional footballer.
Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.
Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems
Daniel Wiffen reflects on becoming one of the stars of Irish swimming.
Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'
Joe Thomson is hoping to help propel Derry City to new heights this season.
Ulster's O'Sullivan focusing on playing 'better rugby' rather than Ireland ambitions
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'
Pat Devlin discusses the Bray-Cabinteely merger and looks ahead to the new First Division season.
'I just shot up in size. I think I've grown from 5'7 to about 6'2'
Bohemians youngster Promise Omochere on coping with injuries and adapting his game after a late growth spurt.
How a call from Africa saved an Irish footballer's career
Former Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker Eamon Zayed reflects on his time playing with Libya.
'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'
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
Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.
'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'
John Caulfield on a League of Ireland career in which he’s frequently had to defy limitations.
All time
The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
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’
Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna reflects on a dramatic 12 months.
Ice swimmer Nuala Moore: ‘When you've seen the belly of the beast you always try to stay safe’
Adventure swimmer Nuala Moore says ‘plan your swim and swim your plan’, whether it’s a Christmas dip or crossing Cape Horn.
Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists
The Sinn Féin leader says she’s preparing her party for government and says she believes utterances like Tiocfaidh ár lá will not put people off voting for change.
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.
Mary Lou McDonald: 'I want to lead as Taoiseach if you give us that chance'
Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals
The Boys in Green have been paired with Ukraine, Scotland and Armenia in their Nations League group.
'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister
NPHET is meeting today to discuss the roll out of more restrictions before Christmas.
After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire
The Bordeaux-Begles player confirmed the news in an interview published on Wednesday.
'We lost mam to suicide. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life'
Fermanagh footballer Brenda Bannon speaks about the loss of her mother and how counselling helped her with bereavement.
'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.
‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.
'It was a step I had to make - living in Donegal, I didn’t have the opportunities that you do around Dublin'
Roma McLaughlin on how four years in the US have enhanced her Ireland prospects.
'Innocent days and the craic was mighty': Celebrating 30 years of the All-Ireland League
Cork Constitution’s John O’Mahony, father of Munster captain Peter, features in a new documentary produced by the AIL’s title sponsors, Energia.
'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'
23-year-old Vincent Tshituka of the Lions is seen as a possible Springbok back row.
Davy Fitz: On the Galway job, punditry plans, Galvin feud and what comes next?
‘This is very unusual for me to have zero teams to think about. I’d never normally stop.’
'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’