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Voices

February
February 2024
Planning: 'Proposed law designed to scare local groups off potential challenges'
Rose Wall & Gavin Elliott
Tom Clonan: Israel has pursued the relentless massacre of innocent Palestinians in Gaza
Tom Clonan
Extract: 'I felt a kind of bereavement for the Mayo of my youth and my stories'
Colin Barrett
Jennifer Whitmore: The school transport system is not serving the communities that need it
Jennifer Whitmore
Money Diaries: A client manager on €90K living in Co Wicklow
TheJournal.ie reader
Rebecca Moynihan: The exorbitant cost of baby formula should not be tolerated
Rebecca Moynihan
Larry Donnelly: US democracy isn't perfect, but it's easier to vote there than in Ireland
Larry Donnelly
Surrealing in the Years: Joe Brolly and Kneecap join forces against the Tory government
Carl Kinsella
John Bruton tribute: 'I told John I'd been to Mass and knew that would buy me some time'
Karl Brophy
Michael Pidgeon: Dublin's new city centre transport plan is not a 'ban on cars'
Michael Pidgeon
Referendum vote: 'I realise now we men were conditioned to think women are more natural carers'
Mick Gaskin
Prof Colin Doherty: Imagine if healthcare staff in Ireland were being killed while the world watched
Prof Colin Doherty
Pat Rabbitte: John Bruton was a thoughtful and substantial politician
Pat Rabbitte
Niamh O’Reilly: I beg you, stop marketing the menopause to me
Niamh O'Reilly
Money Diaries: A business development specialist on €54K living in Dublin
TheJournal.ie reader
Analysis: Stormont is too fragile to be confident after one day's success
Brian Rowan
Elaine McGoff: I would love to cheer on the government's new biodiversity plan, but I can't
Dr Elaine McGoff
Parenting: Manifesting? Would ya go away outta that
Margaret Lynch
Surrealing in the Years: End of 'Global Greening' a brave step towards becoming less embarrassing
Carl Kinsella
Ellen Keane: I used to want to be like everyone else but now I know my arm is my superpower
Ellen Keane
Farmer: Branding farmers far right isn’t simply wrong, it’s helping the far right
Thomas Duffy
Pádraic Fogarty: Farmers must find a more sophisticated way to be heard than tractor protests
Pádraic Fogarty
Financial analyst: House affordability should be the government's focus, not just house prices
Mark Coan
Deposit Return Scheme: 'We are finally seeing the value in the small everyday products we use'
Colin O'Byrne
The Irish For: Is Brigid the only saint in space?
Darach Ó Séaghdha
January
January 2024
Dr Mary McAuliffe: The details of Ann Lovett's tragic death are still harrowing 40 years on
Mary McAuliffe
Ciaran Mullooly: Younger staff at RTÉ are still livid over the 'crazy fees' of the big stars
Ciaran Mullooly
Brian Rowan: Donaldson finally came through, but the real work starts now
Brian Rowan
Dr Catherine Conlon: Catch Up vaccination clinics needed now before measles sweeps the country
Dr Catherine Conlon
Money Diaries follow-up: An early years educator on €25K living in Leinster
TheJournal.ie reader
It's clear Trump is the Republican nominee ... but Haley won’t quit
Larry Donnelly
Surrealing in the Years: Story of giant Luke Kelly head vandalism comes to a sad end
Carl Kinsella
Diary of an aid worker in Gaza: 'I go to the local market. There is nothing to buy.'
The Journal Team
Dog behaviourist: The problem of dog attacks won't be solved with just a ban on certain breeds
Suzi Walsh
Holly Cairns: Ireland has long advocated for the Palestinians - we can't let them down now
Holly Cairns
Tom Felle: Toxic language around migration is not unique to Ireland - it's playing out globally
Tom Felle
Money Diaries: A public sector HR specialist on €94K living in Dublin
TheJournal.ie reader
Kittens & Current Affairs: 'Try not to look away from a world in flames, no matter how tempting'
Bobby McDonagh
Parenting: I've had it with January, is it nearly over?
Margaret Lynch
Surrealing in the Years: Finally, a national conversation about throuples
Carl Kinsella