Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 18 May 2021
Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,919 Views 64 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.

Have your say: a chance for the public to tell policymakers where we go from here
# Opinion
# Opinion

Have your say: a chance for the public to tell policymakers where we go from here

Nov 11th 2020, 10:55 AM 15,478 Views 5 Comments

Live discussions on Science Week platform will hear what Irish citizens think the ‘new normal’ should look like.

My week in wellness: A 25-year-old Dubliner trying to exercise more to keep her anxiety in check
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 25-year-old Dubliner trying to exercise more to keep her anxiety in check

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,989 Views 1 Comment

This week, our diary writer gets out for daily walks with her dog, and balances college work with her 9-5.

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business

Nov 10th 2020, 1:32 PM 11,008 Views 5 Comments

Dr Laura Cahillane and Dr David Kenny say there may be a case for impeachment of the Supreme Court judge but that constutional path is fraught with risk.

Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Stella O'Malley: Young people have suffered so much this year - they need our support

Nov 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,392 Views 48 Comments

Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley documents the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of young people and says the long-term picture is worrying.

Opinion: Stink bugs, hairy mollies and hedge mustard - local nature in a pandemic
# Nature Writing
# Nature Writing

Opinion: Stink bugs, hairy mollies and hedge mustard - local nature in a pandemic

Nov 8th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,726 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from her book, An Irish Nature Year, author Jane Powers explores the significance of nature throughout these strange times.

Opinion: Let's celebrate the dog - man's best friend in a pandemic
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's celebrate the dog - man's best friend in a pandemic

Nov 7th 2020, 4:00 PM 20,204 Views 19 Comments

Tom Inglis and his Wheaten terrier, Pepe, lived together for eighteen years. Here, he pays tribute to Pepe and all the furry friends who have helped us through 2020.

Shane Rigney shares a recipe and asks: 'To veg, or not to veg?'
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Shane Rigney shares a recipe and asks: 'To veg, or not to veg?'

Nov 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,265 Views 4 Comments

Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 hopes to consider the environment while also keeping customers and suppliers happy. It’s tricky, but he says balance is key.

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,960 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

My week in wellness: A pregnant 33-year-old who's trying to strike a better work-life balance
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A pregnant 33-year-old who's trying to strike a better work-life balance

Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,771 Views 4 Comments

An Irish expat in Dubai takes some work calls out of hours and battles with a secondhand stroller.

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork

Nov 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 22,645 Views 8 Comments

Corkman Greg Delanty, a poet, found himself running as a candidate in the US election in 2004. It was a learning experience.

Tom Clonan: Last night's attack in Vienna shows Islamic State is regrouping and shifting focus
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Last night's attack in Vienna shows Islamic State is regrouping and shifting focus

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:53 PM 18,785 Views 15 Comments

Islamic State’s so-called ‘Caliphate’ took a beating last year, but the terror group has been revived from new bases in Africa, writes Tom Clonan.

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 95,878 Views 34 Comments

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 11,458 Views 15 Comments

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
# This Hostel Life
# This Hostel Life

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation

Nov 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 30,740 Views 9 Comments

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania

Nov 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 40,009 Views 44 Comments

Larry Donnelly’s rational self tells him that Joe Biden will win – but does lightning ever strike twice?

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
# CSO
# CSO

To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data

Nov 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 16,676 Views 33 Comments

The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 63,893 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'
# Column
# Column

Dr Mark Murphy: 'GPs are seeing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on their patients'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 33,981 Views 36 Comments

We must move on from saying ‘we need to do more’ and outline practical solutions to mitigate the secondary impact of the pandemic, writes Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
# Health
# Health

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,862 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was
# Opinion
# Opinion

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 49,675 Views 86 Comments

The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,984 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,799 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Oct 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,374 Views 17 Comments

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house
# How Is Spend My Money
# How Is Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 22-year-old software engineer on €45K living in his parents' house

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 109,062 Views 58 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home in his parents’ house which means he’s able to save a substantial amount.

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen
# Dublin Marathon
# Dublin Marathon

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen

Oct 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 18,280 Views 7 Comments

Mick Bourke has run several marathons and pays tribute to runners today as the Dublin City Marathon moves online.

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Oct 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 22,759 Views 5 Comments

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Oct 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,999 Views 3 Comments

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate
# Trump V Biden
# Trump V Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:00 PM 42,749 Views 86 Comments

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 56,486 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness
# Level 5
# Level 5

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:37 AM 151,282 Views 163 Comments

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy
# Level 5
# Level 5

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,606 Views 22 Comments

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 61,757 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,615 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

My week in wellness: A 31-year-old trying to stay positive after losing her job during the pandemic
# How I Live
# How I Live

My week in wellness: A 31-year-old trying to stay positive after losing her job during the pandemic

Oct 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 23,745 Views 7 Comments

This week, a home cook and recent sea swimming convert talks us through her week.

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 15,981 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A 33-year-old nurse on €46k living in Dublin and managing her contacts during Covid-19

Oct 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 74,862 Views 56 Comments

This week, our nurse describes the pressure she and colleagues are under in work and outside, as they maintain a distance.

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author
# RIP
# RIP

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author

Oct 18th 2020, 10:15 AM 21,949 Views 8 Comments

In an extract from his moving, searing memoir, Paddy Doyle writes about his early days at St Michael’s Industrial School after his parents both died.

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle

Oct 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 92,953 Views 90 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the numbers, the fact that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and concludes that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to return to the White House.

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'

Oct 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 52,647 Views 58 Comments

Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.