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# Society

Last year
2022
# Evolution
Leah Williamson: England's success has changed society
The Lionesses are looking to secure the first major silverware in their history in Sunday’s Euro 2022 final.
All time
Voices
Opinion: Government has squandered an opportunity to make real, balanced, and lasting changes
The Civil Engagement Group senators say the government needs to be fairer and act faster in its budgets.
Voices
Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.
Voices
Opinion: 'The pandemic isn't down to one reckless group - it's because of the contagiousness of Covid-19'
Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says that disapproval from the right sources is the key to fighting non-compliance.
Voices
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.
# Love and Marriage
Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)
Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing.
# Racism
'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'
Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.
# helping hand
The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040
The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.
# Working Hours
Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society
Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.
# Conservation
Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year
A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.
# Integration
German minister criticised for saying Islam is 'not part of Germany'
Germany’s Muslim community is estimated to be about 4.5 million.
# Census
How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society
Ireland, in numbers.
# work relations commission
Hindu chef unfairly dismissed after going on prayer leave after his dad died
The chef was required to mourn for 40 days.
# snapshot of ireland
Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath
The latest batch of Census results have been released.
# settling down
The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older
For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.
# appetite for repeal
Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it
Most people are opposed to a choice in all circumstances.
# the super rich
Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year
Some people are doing very well.
# Education
Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.
# Under Pressure
Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis
…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.
# winner
What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?
It was the slogan that he built a campaign on.
# flying solo
Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?
Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.
Voices
Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?
We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.
# word from the wise
'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.
Voices
'Don't scrap the USC - it's one of the fairest and most progressive taxes in Ireland'
David Gibney writes that if you scrap the USC, the revenue must be found elsewhere or we will face deteriorated public services.
# Murder
New documentary asks what turned these teenagers into killers
Some of the most brutal murders in this country were carried out by teens who showed little remorse afterwards.
# start making census
9 questions you've probably had about filling out Census 2016
Pen at the ready.
# dgaff
15 people who don't give a damn about your 'rules'
Break the system.
# welcome to the jungle
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
# massive controversy
The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut
It follows the controversial decision to cut the hardship fund for families of children with cancer – which was later reversed.
# presidential candidate
Miss USA crowned amid controversy over Donald Trump's Mexican immigrant comments
Questions over immigration or Trump’s comments did not come up at the competition.
# Society
'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'
Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.
# Drug use
"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
An Irish play tackles drug use head on.
# look familiar?
You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen
Refinement is easier to pull off in black and white.
# no filter
The good, the bad and the ugly: Are selfies turning us all into narcissists?
Or were we already halfway there?
Voices
Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?
Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?
# homeless ireland
Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week
#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.
# homeless ireland
No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it
TheJournal.ie has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.
# Baby Names
Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark
Dia dhuit is mise…
# Influence
Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so
Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society.
# secrets
Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor
John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.