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Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

From The42 23 is the magic number when it comes to the tricky world of transfers Column

23 is the magic number when it comes to the tricky world of transfers

John O’Sullivan looks at how the presence of mandatory compensation payments often influence when LOI players move on.

Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans – and that makes him powerful

The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.

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# column - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration

Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.

Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.

# column - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

One man’s prison hell is another’s holiday park: Murderers like Graham Dwyer should not get perks

What privileges are there for the dead, asks criminologist John O’Keefe, who says Ireland must become a society that places equal respect on both offender and victim.

# column - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Amy Schumer’s speech didn’t make me laugh, it just made me sad

The Amy Schumers and Tina Feys of the world, are for the most part a breath of fresh air, where their comedy sells, not their bodies.

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems Column This post contains images

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

# column - Monday 27 July, 2015

‘I know it’s not healthy to be fat. You really, really don’t have to tell me that’

Reacting to journalist Lindy West’s article about being a “fat” bride, a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous says it gave her hope that even if she doesn’t lose weight, she has a future.

# column - Saturday 25 July, 2015

It took 4 hours’ work to get these peas and broad beans – but growing your own is worth it

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week, with a pea and bacon gnocchi for you to try out.

# column - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Seagulls are not monsters – let’s stop the hysteria

BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch responds to concerns about Ireland’s ‘rogue’ gulls.

Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Minaj’s complaint was not a tantrum, it was the complaint of a black woman who has had to sit back and watch all her life while her culture has been marginalised, dismissed and then later appropriated.

# column - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

I’ve seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins’ bill isn’t the answer

The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.

Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose

Social media keeps us connected to each another but disconnected from the truth.

# column - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps

We need to put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of our water system.

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# column - Monday 20 July, 2015

What I’ve learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# column - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

We’re getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

# column - Saturday 18 July, 2015

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

‘Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison’

Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.

# column - Friday 17 July, 2015

What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

# column - Thursday 16 July, 2015

From The42 John Kavanagh: ‘I did think it was inevitable that this day would come’ Expert View

John Kavanagh: ‘I did think it was inevitable that this day would come’

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

Was ‘Typhoid Mary’ the victim of an unjust system or a menace to public health?

Irishwoman Mary Mallon (better known as ‘Typhoid Mary’) was an infamous asymptomatic typhoid carrier who has been blamed for the deaths of several people.

# column - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

# column - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

# column - Monday 13 July, 2015

Decisions are being made today that will impact on all our futures

Right now world leaders are meeting to discuss how we are going to achieve a better world – and how we will finance that development.

From The42 John Gardiner: Tipperary’s adaptability, Cork’s determination and Paul Ryan’s accuracy Column

John Gardiner: Tipperary’s adaptability, Cork’s determination and Paul Ryan’s accuracy

Our columnist has his say on the weekend’s hurling action.

# column - Sunday 12 July, 2015

29 things I learned from travelling around the world without flying

With my laptop as my office, I travelled through 37 countries on four continents and across the world’s biggest oceans.

I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating

‘Whoever would have thought that a Donegal girl would feel so at home amidst the calamity of New York city?’

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.

# column - Saturday 11 July, 2015

From The42 John Kavanagh: ‘The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of’ Expert View

John Kavanagh: ‘The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of’ Exclusive

The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

From Boston to Blanchardstown, how we speak is a part of our identity. Let’s be proud of it.

The world-renowned Boston accent is in decline. Similarly, people from sections of cities or rural Ireland often moderate the way they speak. But why?

Want to grow your own food? Then, trust me, get some decent tools

As a novice grower you aren’t always convinced of it, but I’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of good gardening tools.

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they’re dangerously misguided

Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.

# column - Friday 10 July, 2015

From The42 ‘We don’t have best stadia, best players or most glamorous league, but we have stories to tell’ Column

‘We don’t have best stadia, best players or most glamorous league, but we have stories to tell’

Sometimes it takes an outsider to highlight the value of what you have, writes John O’Sullivan.

How TFI Friday revolutionised contemporary entertainment

The iconic ’90s TV show returns for an eight-episode stint this November – and I can’t wait.

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier…

Catholic parish registers – rich resources for those tracing tracing Irish ancestors – are now available for free online.

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