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# column - Yesterday’s News

A Gardener’s Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting

It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!

Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

# column - Friday 27 February, 2015

Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home

There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.

# column - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

# column - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

From The42 ‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’ Opinion

‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive The42.ie column.

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address

I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.

# column - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Would you be bothered if your cuppa was made with slave labour?

Major brands and coffee chains have led the way, but few Irish supermarkets actively support Fairtrade.

‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

# column - Monday 23 February, 2015

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you

It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.

What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland’s housing crisis?

We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.

# column - Sunday 22 February, 2015

It’s high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don’t let the government backtrack

At the last election the government received a mandate based on their pledges, and one was formalising a policy of neutrality.

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# column - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From Business ETC Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how… Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how…

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

Bullying in workplaces needs to be addressed, especially in small organisations

How should you react if you’re belittled or bullied in the workplace?

# column - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They’re afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# column - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face

Kate Middleton is 33 years old, the mother of a toddler, and is currently pregnant… is anyone really shocked she has a grey hair or two?

‘I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children’

New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# column - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

# column - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it’s never too late to come out

News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.

Children are precious, so why aren’t the people caring for them valued?

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

# column - Monday 16 February, 2015

Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show

We need something that will really engage younger people.

‘The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man’

Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.

# column - Sunday 15 February, 2015

‘Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn’t stop crying.’

It’s OK not to be OK. But you need to talk before it’s all too late, before you’ve broken hearts or – most importantly – broken yourself.

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# column - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community

I was one of the councillors prevented from leaving a meeting in Fingal by protesters; the politicians involved in organising it have exposed their anti-Garda agenda.

Say it with flowers? What blooms signify to your Valentine

Planning to give your love flowers today? Check this out first…

From Business ETC Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story Head In The Clouds

Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story

Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.

# column - Friday 13 February, 2015

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent

Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster.

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

Dreading Valentine’s Day because you’re single?

It’s easy to feel that everyone but you is loved-up around this time of year, but that’s just an illusion.

# column - Thursday 12 February, 2015

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# column - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

‘Once, I could see no way out of depression. But now I’m going to fight for my life’

I’ve learned that this should not be a private illness. You cannot fight mental health problems on your own in your room with your back against the door.

From The42 ‘The argument that players will keep getting bigger in the future doesn’t hold up’ Column

‘The argument that players will keep getting bigger in the future doesn’t hold up’

Simon Hick looks at a subject that’s becoming difficult to ignore — the sheer bulk of the beasts on show.

My six days working as a clown at a refugee camp in Rwanda

It doesn’t matter where in the world they are, all children need excitement, fun and laughter.

# column - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

‘The early days of social media were mostly carefree – now mistakes can be like a bad tattoo’

To live in an online era is to be born with human SEO, active from before our tiny fingers touch the keyboard.

‘I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn’t go far enough’

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

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