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# column - Today’s News

From The42 Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential Column

Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential

Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.

Opinion: 'Vulture funds pay around €1 in taxes for every €1 million they hold in Irish assets'

Despite endless promises from government ministers, the housing situation is steadily deteriorating, writes Dr Brian O’Boyle.

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# column - Yesterday’s News

'I enjoy the peace and the space to be myself when I come to LauraLynn'

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Shaw describes her life and the support she receives from LauraLynn.

Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year'

In Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9 per cent less than men, writes Ivana Bacik.

# column - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'There was a level of support and pre-meditation to this sinister attack'

In Manchester, in attacking an Ariana Grande concert, the deliberately chosen target was children, writes Tom Clonan.

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# column - Monday 22 May, 2017

From The42 Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started Mental Skills

Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started

Meditation is as important for an athlete as engine oil is for a high-performance engine.

Brexit: 'We do not want the British sailing off like some pirate state, joining the Trump administration'

We need to step up now and talk both sides in these talks back from the cliff edge, writes Eamon Ryan.

# column - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Once you start talking, it's hard to stop, and suddenly people are avoiding you, their cancer friend'

It’s been three weeks since I was diagnosed with stage one Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, writes Áine O’Connell.

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'

If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.

Opinion: 'One bank holiday per month would give employees something to look forward to'

More bank holidays would improve people’s quality of life and allow tourism and culture to flourish, writes James Shaw.

# column - Saturday 20 May, 2017

My dead pancreas: 'My diabetes diagnosis is celebrating its 20th birthday'

I inject myself roughly eight times a day and I don’t always behave myself around doughnuts or fried cheese, writes Caitríona Daly.

GIY Comfrey: Grown for it's healing powers, comfrey is a great garden fertiliser

Comfrey sends its roots deep into the soil and brings up nutrients, most notably potassium, writes Michael Kelly.

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'

The race for Fine Gael leadership is underway. What do we actually want from a leader?

# column - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 The FAI fear unity among clubs — but some are too busy pointing fingers Come Together

The FAI fear unity among clubs — but some are too busy pointing fingers

Complaining that you’re not in the PCA helps no one.

English language schools: 'Low-hours contracts, low pay and bogus self-employment'

Ireland may present itself as a world leader in ELT but teachers in these schools have to contend with poor employment conditions, writes Roy Hassey.

# column - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

'Mental health is part of us all; We’ve all been heartbroken, we’ve all had moments of glory'

This is the best advice I can give to someone going through a difficult time, writes Barbara Brennan.

Column: 'I do not know what Chelsea Manning will do next. She owes the world nothing'

On the day of Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, campaigner Ruairí McKiernan reflects on the Irish campaign for her freedom.

# column - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Opinion: 'The recovery is at serious risk of creating a hostile environment for artists and creatives'

We need to address Dublin’s problems and call it a crisis before it’s too late, writes Roisin Agnew.

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Monday 15 May, 2017

Kelvin MacKenzie leaves Sun 'by mutual consent' after comparing footballer to gorilla

The columnist was suspended from the newspaper after making the controversial comments.

Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'

I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.

# column - Sunday 14 May, 2017

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.

13 Reasons Why: 'Drama is actually a good place for young people to explore tough themes'

We have to give teen viewers some credit for knowing the difference between truth and fiction, right and wrong, safe and dangerous, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'

It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.

# column - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'

Instead of attacking your anxiety like the enemy, you have to work with it, dealing with both the physical and the emotional symptoms, writes Caroline Foran.

Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup

Plants are bursting forward into life, producing green leaves which are nature’s great and wise spring tonic, writes Michael Kelly.

'It's strange that health managers never refer patients out of Dublin for treatment'

People must be willing to stand now in support of regional cardiac services and pressure their local and national representatives, writes Matt Shanahan.

# column - Friday 12 May, 2017

'Maduro's Irish supporters don’t see any problem with him crushing rights'

Anything short of a return to a fully democratic path would be a tragic betrayal of the Venezuelan people, writes Victor Duggan.

Opinion: 'Electing Macron last week could result in Le Pen winning the next election in 2022'

Macron’s approach, is the failed strategy of austerity or neoliberalism, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'My interactions with Minister Fitzgerald have raised concerns about her willingness to be transparent'

Here is a timeline of event detailing the Minister’s obfuscation on the handling of the findings of the Templemore interim audit report, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

'HIQA does not yet have the legal mandate to assess the services of the most vulnerable'

There are still groups of vulnerable people who are outside of HIQA’s remit and are thus at risk of abuse or neglect, writes Phelim Quinn.

# column - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Column: 'Everybody else seemed to 'get' life. I was lost, so lost, and tired of not feeling okay'

If someone hadn’t noticed me, I would not be writing these words today, writes Neil Kelders.

'We still don't know how the government will ensure an autonomous maternity hospital'

Trust will need to be restored so that we do not lose sight of the grand prize, a new National Maternity Hospital for Irish citizens, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# column - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From The42 Quality not quantity: How to design the smartest and most effective training plan Column This post contains videos

Quality not quantity: How to design the smartest and most effective training plan

Sticking to tried and tested methods is the best approach, writes David Last

'If Theresa May holds on to power, it will be the end of the NHS and the welfare state'

Corbyn’s Labour provides the only hope for those who wish to improve living standards for the majority in the UK, writes Rob Winkel.

# column - Monday 8 May, 2017

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

# column - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'I used to have dreams when he was little about him walking and talking. I would wake up sobbing'

It is dangerous and upsetting to wonder what it would be like, if only, writes Tracy McGinnis.

'Three doctors recently claimed saturated fat doesn't clog arteries. Their claim doesn't stand up'

Scientific studies vary hugely in quality, writes dietitian Janis Morrissey.

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