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Sunday 30 March, 2014

Column: Mother's Day memories – the challenges, fears and joys of bringing up baby

‘I would steal daffodils for my mother from the neighbour’s garden. I’d fill my hands with the stems until I could hold no more and run all the way home, longing to please the most important woman in my life.’

Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)

Why does sex education in schools address so little about real-life relationships, sexuality, and the practicalities of obtaining contraception?

Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

Friday 12 April, 2013

Extract: The strikers and scabs of the Dublin 1913 Lockout (photos) Opinion This post contains images

Extract: The strikers and scabs of the Dublin 1913 Lockout (photos)

During the 1913 Lockout in Dublin, tens of thousands of workers became involved in the most severe industrial dispute the country has ever seen. A new book of essays, edited by Franics Devine, shows how the dispute led to riots, bankruptcy and death.

Wednesday 5 December, 2012

In full: Michael Noonan’s Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text of the speech given by Michael Noonan to the Dáil, as prepared in advance of delivery.

Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From The42 Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title Low Hopes

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title

Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The42 Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned Clear Out

Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned

“Our government wants to act like Robin Hood, but the other way around,” says one resident, “take from the poor to give to the rich.”

Sunday 19 August, 2012

From The42 Dani Pedrosa dominates the field to win the Indianapolis MotoGP Speedy Spaniard

Dani Pedrosa dominates the field to win the Indianapolis MotoGP

The Spaniard started the race in pole position and never looked back.

From The42 La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with draw at Bernabeu Un Punto

La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with draw at Bernabeu

Gonzalo Higuain put the league champions ahead but Jose Mourinho’s men wasted a host of scoring chances.

Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The42 Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The42 Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer I Heart Chad

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

From The42 Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field? Six Appeal This post contains videos

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field?

The Sydney Sixers are looking to add some Jamaican gold to their line-up after the Melbourne Stars approached the 100m sprint champion

Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The42 No room for Quade Cooper in Australian squad to face All Blacks Bledisloe Cup

No room for Quade Cooper in Australian squad to face All Blacks

Berrick Barnes has been rewarded for his exemplary form against Wales and starts at fly-half.

Monday 6 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic walking champion booted out of games after failed drugs test Mistake

Olympic walking champion booted out of games after failed drugs test

“I wanted to be stronger for this Olympics, I was wrong,” said the Beijing 2008 gold medallist Alex Schwazer, from Italy.

From The42 Bradley gears up for USPGA defence with Bridgestone WGC victory Get In

Bradley gears up for USPGA defence with Bridgestone WGC victory

The American poured in a 15-foot putt on the last to dash the hopes of compatriot Jim Furyk and clinch a spot at the Ryder Cup.

Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From The42 Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians London 2012

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians

The New Orleans Hornets have snagged a decent player for the new NBA season.

Sunday 29 July, 2012

From The42 Winning start for Newco Rangers after extra-time win over Brechin City Close Quarters

Winning start for Newco Rangers after extra-time win over Brechin City

All McCoist’s men technically pulled off a shock by defeating their opponents from Scotland’s Second Division.

From The42 Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision Short Lived

Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision

Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea thought he was through to an Olympic semi-final. He was wrong.

Friday 20 July, 2012

From The42 'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle World Series

'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle

We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.

From The42 Former Republic of Ireland international Sean O'Driscoll to coach Nottingham Forest Noisy

Former Republic of Ireland international Sean O'Driscoll to coach Nottingham Forest

Don’t pack up your commentators’ microphone just yet Roy.

From The42 Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class London 2012

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class

The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.

Thursday 19 July, 2012

From The42 End of the road for Nurburgring? Famous German track veers towards administration Skid Row

End of the road for Nurburgring? Famous German track veers towards administration

Sebastian Vettel says it ‘would be an embarrassment’ not to race at the track, which is in danger of going bust.

Sunday 15 July, 2012

From The42 Lorenzo back on the winning track with dominant performance at Italian MotoGP Winning

Lorenzo back on the winning track with dominant performance at Italian MotoGP

The Spaniard overtook pole sitter Dani Pedrosa at the second corner and sauntered to victory.

Monday 9 July, 2012

From The42 Gavin Henson signs with London Welsh while Danny Cipriani trains with Sale Bad Boys

Gavin Henson signs with London Welsh while Danny Cipriani trains with Sale

The Wales centre is surely at the last chance saloon but would be well advised to avoid the spotlight.

From The42 Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad Big Hitter

Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad

The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.

Thursday 5 July, 2012

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

Monday 2 July, 2012

Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case

The US technology giant was involved in a long-running dispute over the iPad trademark in China, but the court said it was resolved “in a satisfactory manner”.

Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Google glasses take a dive Google

Google glasses take a dive

Google tested its new eye wear with a skydive, streaming live video during the jump.

Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Cyber attacks lead to €64 million stolen from banks

A newly released joint report by Guardian Analytics and McAfee said the operation was led by criminals attacking cloud-based servers in a global fraud campaign.

Friday 22 June, 2012

From The42 Lara disqualified after caddy tries to hide an extra club in the bushes Bad Morning

Lara disqualified after caddy tries to hide an extra club in the bushes

Anything much happening at the BMW International Open today?

From The42 PGA Tour: Ace Mathis takes Travelers lead Opening Drive

PGA Tour: Ace Mathis takes Travelers lead

Padraig Harrington opened with a one-under-par 69, five shots off the lead after day one of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

From The42 Wales on salvage mission against Wallabies Preview

Wales on salvage mission against Wallabies

The Welsh have had a week to reflect on their devastating last-kick defeat to the Australians in Melbourne last Saturday.

Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The42 Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder Error

Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder

The official said that after the game he “realised straight away that we made a mistake”.

From The42 Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker Euro 2012

Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker

Funtik the pig is one of a number of apparently “psychic” animals vying to assume the mantle of Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the results of the German team in the last World Cup.

From The42 No talks between Bayern and Guardiola - agent Going Nowhere

No talks between Bayern and Guardiola - agent

Jose Maria Orobitg said that “five or six big clubs” had been in touch about the prospect of hiring Guardiola as manager.

Mayor of Bydgoszcz asks UEFA for minute's silence to remember James Nolan

Rafal Bruski appeals to UEFA, as Irish tricolours are flown throughout the city to mark the death of the 21-year-old.

From The42 Johnny Hoogerland back for Tour de France TDF

Johnny Hoogerland back for Tour de France

Hoogerland had 33 stitches inserted to close deep gashes in his leg after he was hit by a car on the ninth stage last year.

From The42 Pacquiao: WBO ruling restores faith in boxing Gloves Off

Pacquiao: WBO ruling restores faith in boxing

The WBO said it could not overturn the result of the fight or ask Bradley to surrender the belt, but that it could authorise a rematch.

From The42 Sound familiar? Ben Arfa told coach to send him home - report Euro 2012

Sound familiar? Ben Arfa told coach to send him home - report

“Hatem you don’t need to be ringing your family in here!” Blanc reportedly told the Newcastle midfielder after the defeat to Sweden.

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