Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

Last year 2021

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself

Aug 20th 2021, 11:00 PM 22,854 Views 32 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Geopolitics
# Geopolitics

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,837 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
# History Repeating
# History Repeating

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,619 Views 111 Comments

Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says no one, especially global leaders, should fall for the Taliban’s charm offensive.

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'

Aug 16th 2021, 1:21 PM 50,221 Views 35 Comments

The events of the next 48 – 72 hours in Afghanistan are being shaped in a highly fluid and febrile environment, security expert Tom Clonan writes.

Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A recruitment consultant on €32K living in the midlands with his family

Aug 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,297 Views 16 Comments

This week, our reader is juggling family life and working from home, taking care not to overspend.

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference
# Small Changes Big Difference
# Small Changes Big Difference

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,676 Views 60 Comments

Jane Hackett says that small changes we make together can make a big difference.

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul

Aug 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,937 Views 16 Comments

Our columnist reflects on the New York governor’s fall from grace and looks at the career of the woman who will replace him.

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,840 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 70,976 Views 98 Comments

The security analyst says the Taliban brings its violent misogyny with it, meaning women and girls will suffer most.

GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements
# Abortion Protests
# Abortion Protests

GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements

Aug 12th 2021, 12:55 PM 33,867 Views 105 Comments

Dr Brian Kennedy says recurring abortion protests outside healthcare clinics are wrong and need to stop.

Bríd Smith: At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned - some in government here just hide
# Ipcc Climate Report
# Ipcc Climate Report

Bríd Smith: At least Nero fiddled while Rome burned - some in government here just hide

Aug 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,564 Views 57 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says the fact it took the country’s leading politicians 24 hours to react to the IPCC report is telling.

John Gibbons: We cannot fall prey to lobbyists as they set about picking the IPCC report apart
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

John Gibbons: We cannot fall prey to lobbyists as they set about picking the IPCC report apart

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,698 Views 100 Comments

John Gibbons says we no longer have the luxury of hitting the ‘snooze’ button after yesterday’s climate report.

Money Diaries: A process scientist on €57K supporting the family while her husband studies
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A process scientist on €57K supporting the family while her husband studies

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,382 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader is using her salary to keep the show on the road as her husband returns to learn a new skill.

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: We need public transport that feels safe for women

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,547 Views 78 Comments

Perceptions of safety are a significant factor in women’s travel choices, so we need to create a better environment, writes Rachel Cahill.

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

Aug 5th 2021, 1:47 PM 33,802 Views 23 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,591 Views 79 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,762 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:36 AM 14,385 Views 20 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says a roadmap for live music is badly needed – to give people work, and hope.

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 26,611 Views 44 Comments

The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog

Aug 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 101,366 Views 44 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined and organised in managing her finances.

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Jul 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,377 Views 115 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis
# DPP
# DPP

Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis

Jul 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,780 Views 49 Comments

Dr Cian Ó Concubhair and Dr Ian Marder say the DPP and Gardaí need a more common-sense approach in their application of certain drug laws.

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
# Listen To Women
# Listen To Women

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 19,523 Views 16 Comments

Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,253 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A language specialist in IT & partner earning a combined €75K saving for a home

Jul 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 44,103 Views 11 Comments

This week, our reader says she and her partner tried hard to save as much as possible to buy a house.

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Davy's top brass can’t lose when there's no accountability

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,045 Views 87 Comments

Legislation to underpin individual accountability in the financial sector must be published without delay, writes the Sinn Féin TD.

Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work

Jul 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 21,633 Views 14 Comments

Three months paternity leave isn’t the norm – but it’s good for both family and employer, says Shane Doyle

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith

Jul 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,870 Views 3 Comments

The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 15,185 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: Farewell to Des O'Malley - a true republican and patriot

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 11:00 AM 21,201 Views 50 Comments

Jason O’Mahony pays tribute to founder of the PDs and former senior minister, Des O’Malley, who died yesterday.

Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin
# Opinion
# Opinion

Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,078 Views 6 Comments

Donal Fallon describes the impact the Dublin Corporation architect Herbert Simms had on Dublin city.

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,452 Views 68 Comments

Professor Tim Jackson says he’s not a technophobe, but that maybe humanity should pay more attention to the planet right now than heading into space.

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,426 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions

Jul 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,775 Views 99 Comments

Should vaccination be mandatory to prevent the emergency of new Covid-19 variants?

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,327 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement
# Conservatoriship
# Conservatoriship

Opinion: Ireland's wardship system shares features of Britney Spears' legal arrangement

Jul 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,596 Views 9 Comments

The wards of court system is expected to be abolished next year.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,502 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,993 Views 5 Comments

25 academics will launch an alternative summary of the commission’s report today.

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,169 Views 7 Comments

While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding

Jul 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,003 Views 23 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland’s Frances Byrne says years of inadequate funding have crippled our childcare system.