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Voices

March
March 2024
Crisis Comms Expert: Princess Kate has fallen on her sword, but where are the gatekeepers?
Deirdre Waldron
Paul Murphy: There should be no shamrock for 'Genocide Joe' over his stance on Israel
Paul Murphy
Sleep Expert: Smartphones and their effect on sleep - are you addicted to the screen?
Tom Coleman
Remembering Charlie Bird: A champion of awareness for Motor Neurone Disease
Lillian McGovern
School refusal: Some strategies for parents dealing with this growing issue
Bronagh Starrs
My Story: 'I am Gazan living in Ireland, my family is trapped in the hell that is Rafah'
Ahmed Alsammak
'This is not a victory for anyone': A carer reacts to landslide No vote in referendum
Ann Brehony
Money Diaries: A nurse on €58K living in Dublin and currently on maternity leave
TheJournal.ie reader
Surrealing in the Years: The results are in ... referendums remain nation’s messiest pastime
Carl Kinsella
Therapist: Motherhood is an emotional rollercoaster - go gently with yourself
Jade Lawless
Larry Donnelly: Make no mistake - Joe Biden is in deep trouble
Larry Donnelly
Ex-Garda Chief Super: Stakeknife and Operation Kenova - are there questions for Dublin?
John O'Brien
Opinion: Do women really support other women when it counts?
Niamh O'Reilly
Opinion: The care referendum is problematic, paternalistic and downright irresponsible
Orla Tinsley
Opinion: If we really want a more equal society, we need greater investment in adult learning
Dearbháil Lawless
Opinion: Yes, the wording is tricky, but I am voting 'Yes, Yes' in the proposed referendums
Ursula Barry
Opinion: Does the care referendum show that it’s time for some constitutional spring cleaning?
Dr Alan Greene
Money Diaries: An accountant on €68K living in Leinster
TheJournal.ie reader
Opinion: Mainstream feminists are backing the 'care amendment' - this is a mistake
Rosaleen McDonagh
Analysis: Understanding harmful misinformation about an LGBTQ+ ‘agenda’ in Ireland
Ciarán O’Connor
Surrealing in the Years: Snow nice but nation could use heads up next time
Carl Kinsella
Clara Dillon: I love stories about darkness lurking beneath a veneer of domestic civilisation
Clara Dillon
Carer: 'I'm so desperate for scraps of support, I'm almost hoping for a yes vote next week'
Rita B. Wray
February
February 2024
Opinion: I've been rejected by the government's Cost Rental Scheme again - it's time to emigrate
Jess Ní Mhaoláin
Debate Room: The Yes and No sides set out their cases for the forthcoming referendums
Sarah O'Reilly & Heather Humphreys
Opinion: What would a merger of Vodafone and Three mean across the UK telecoms market?
Dr Catarina Marvão
Money Diaries: A financial advisor on €55K living in Dublin
TheJournal.ie reader
Ciaran Mullooly: RTÉ told staff to take our medicine because we were all equal - that was wrong
Ciaran Mullooly
Larry Donnelly: Quick takes on US politics - where are we now in the race for the White House?
Larry Donnelly
Surrealing in the Years: UK Pleasure Boys can teach us all a valuable lesson
Carl Kinsella
Opinion: Helping Ukrainians flee war along with their pets is the right thing to do
Suzi Walsh
Irish film director: 'A couple of minutes in, I knew we had found our Ukrainian leading lady'
Danny McCafferty
Niamh O'Reilly: I looked around the rage room I'd just trashed and had the urge to tidy up
Niamh O'Reilly
Tom Clonan: An emboldened Putin and a possible Trump return pose real dangers for Europe
Tom Clonan
Handling heartbreak: 'Rejection does not make you a reject, it just means they weren't for you'
Mark Fennell
Opinion: The Hen Harrier is the canary in the coal mine for upland biodiversity in Ireland
Ciaran Brennan
Money Diaries: A marketing and advertising executive on €60K living in Leinster
TheJournal.ie reader
Doctor: How to live longer and help the planet at the same time
Dr Lisa McNamee
Sinéad Burke: Heart disease has taught me to grab life with both hands and live every moment
Sinéad Burke
Surrealing in the Years: This was a really good week to embarrass yourself on TV
Carl Kinsella