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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 28 November, 2015


# column - Today’s News

Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night

Mike Meehan had drank 48 cans one weekend when something clicked – he was fed up of feeling hopeless and miserable.

It’s freeeeezing. Keep warm with this delicious soup recipe

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Why are our taxes paying for magic fairy stories to be told in schools?

State-funded religion classes are a waste of time and should be scrapped, Aaron McKenna writes.


# column - Yesterday’s News

Relationship breakdowns: 11 tips on helping your children cope

Relationships end and marriages fail, but the collateral damage can be controlled, Karl Melvin writes.

# column - Thursday 26 November, 2015

# column - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Video means it’s official – Ireland is a target for Islamic State

“Ireland fits precisely the target profile that attracts ISIS terrorists.”

In Ireland we eat about 5 million bananas every week, but do you know where they come from?

Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.

# column - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

‘I was devastated at receiving a diagnosis for a condition that has no cure’

Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.

From The42 Have Wenger’s values led Arsenal into a moral maze? Column

Have Wenger’s values led Arsenal into a moral maze?

‘Is it wise that one man’s morality should be allowed to guide the fortunes of the club in such a complete way?’, asks TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# column - Monday 23 November, 2015

‘I’m a teacher and while the school system isn’t deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken’

Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes Lisa Buggy.

# column - Sunday 22 November, 2015

‘Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They’re a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape’

Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military

There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Saturday 21 November, 2015

‘We’re finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won’t miss about it’

The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.

Keep your onions from rotting by storing them in your tights

GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# column - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: ‘Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services’

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Saturday 14 November, 2015

‘To kill so many people, so deliberately, in such a short time shows determination and training’

This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

I can’t look at another salad. It’s winter and I need some warmth

Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.

Think Ireland’s corporate tax is unfair? Wave goodbye to Apple and thousands of jobs if we change it

Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.

# column - Friday 13 November, 2015

C’mere ‘till I tell ya why Dublin is better than all the rest

Dublin wants to be the European City of Culture 2020. Why do you think it deserves it?

‘Is Ireland a hospitable country? I’m having my doubts’

Cianan Boyle says Ireland needs to live up to its reputation.

# column - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

‘I’ll never forget the looks he gave me. I knew he wanted me dead’

A woman living in a women’s refuge in Tallaght tells her story and appeals to the government to prevent its closure.

# column - Monday 9 November, 2015

What are political leaders waiting for? It’s time to liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

This photographer has caused a social media storm for telling wedding guests to leave their phones at home Opinion This post contains a poll

This photographer has caused a social media storm for telling wedding guests to leave their phones at home

Photographer Thomas Stewart appeared to hit a nerve with his recent Facebook post. Do you agree?

# column - Sunday 8 November, 2015

‘Some parents sadly believe that no one is good enough for their darling daughter or son’

It’s natural to want your kids to choose wisely and above all that they be happy and treated well. However, it’s also important for parents to stand back and let their children make their own choices, Bernadette Ryan.

Things are about to get nasty in the Republican presidential race

Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.

Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion

Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.

# column - Saturday 7 November, 2015

I’m giving up my job to stay at home and wipe bums and snot off my legs

I wrote a letter thanking my company for the last five years, but regretfully handing in my notice. Now, I’m a mother who stays at home, writes Linda Duffy.

Korean kimchi has great health benefits. Here’s how to make it

There are major health claims being made about fermented foods in relation to gut health, writes Michael Kelly.

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

# column - Friday 6 November, 2015

‘I had a nervous breakdown, but I was ready to come back to work. The gap on my CV was a big problem’

We are not the ones that employers need to be worried about. They need to be conscious of their existing employees who are struggling with their mental health but are afraid to say so for fear of discrimination, writes Miriam Dowling.

From The42 FAI Cup final’s success has little to do with FAI and everything to do with people who actually care Column

FAI Cup final’s success has little to do with FAI and everything to do with people who actually care

In his latest column, John O’Sullivan criticises the association’s severe lack of promotion around this Sunday’s showcase.

# column - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Who? How? Why? Figuring out the Russian plane crash

The Russian plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has a lot in common with other bombings, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

Do you know how you’re going to afford to send your kids to college? You could sacrifice your daily coffee

How do you plan to pay for the education costs for your little ones? It’s time to start planning now, writes Eamon Dwyer.

# column - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

‘I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there’s so much more to my story’

Jake Gartland, who you may recognise as Shauna from RTE’s Dole Life, says you should never judge a book by its cover.

From The42 Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland’s gameplan A, B and C Column

Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland’s gameplan A, B and C

“When you come up against a more physical team than you, you need a plan B.”

# column - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

‘If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert’

An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.

From The42 Why Rafa and Real Madrid is potentially comedy gold Column

Why Rafa and Real Madrid is potentially comedy gold

Ahead of their Champions League tie against PSG, Tommy Martin sees the funny side of Benitez dealing with the madness at his current club.

# column - Sunday 1 November, 2015

‘They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn’t be speaking on TV about gay men’

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

‘Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one’

Material promoting to help get your ex back only prolongs the heartache, as those who have been dumped emotionally invest themselves in the deployment of ‘tactics’ that at their best can only work in the short-term.

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