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Dublin: 17 °C Sunday 30 August, 2015

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# column - Today’s News

‘My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?’

Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.

# column - Yesterday’s News

Here’s why those ‘All American heroes’ who stopped the Paris gunman fed into our fantasies

Brian O’Flynn asks, “Is this tired East vs. West analysis of such a complex issue really the best we can do?”

Dublin won’t save rural Ireland, it needs to grow up and be allowed to save itself

We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.

# column - Friday 28 August, 2015

What party will change this country’s absurd inequalities? We already know who won’t

Brendan Ogle of Right2Water writes that by 2016 the movement wants to have changed the conversation in Irish politics.

From The42 ‘I can count on one hand the number of agents I’d trust’ Column

‘I can count on one hand the number of agents I’d trust’

John O’Sullivan on why football at the top level is a cutthroat business.

The unknown story of the Irish who risked their lives to build the New York underground

“Without the men risking their lives, there would be no New York City. It wouldn’t even be close.”

# column - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Do you think the people revealed on Ashley Madison got what they deserve?

The debacle has given the ‘moral majority’ the perfect opportunity to express their disapproval, writes Tony Moore.

‘I fear the lack of confidence I possessed as a girl will hold back my little girl in our masculine culture’

Mother Ethna Quirke describes her worries for her daughter’s future.

# column - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

This dietician says gluten is good for you and here’s why

Cutting out gluten healthily can be tricky as you need to replace it with other foods that are more expensive and not as tasty, writes Fiachrá Duffy.

Gerry Adams: ‘Sinn Féin has no special responsibility to respond to allegations about the IRA’

The president of Sinn Féin says the war is over and the IRA is gone and is not coming back.

Where do you pay €1,000 a night for lumpy Weetabix and white toast? An Irish hospital

Aine Bonner describes how she lived on Tesco meals while caring for her one-year-old daughter in CUH.

# column - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

‘While I love living in Abu Dhabi right now, my heart is still in Ireland’

Teacher Dearbhla Gilroy says people in the UAE are incredibly warm- hearted, generous and open minded.

# column - Monday 24 August, 2015

The stages of breaking up and the five steps you need to take to move on

Whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, breaking up is hard to do because most of us fear change, Rena Maycock has this advice.

# column - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Grow your own divine tomatoes at home and leave the consumer-bred blandness of the supermarket variety behind

Tips on how to make your own mildew spray, celeriac, and a home-made winter tonic, with GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# column - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

We know all about the Roses, but what’s it like for the Escorts down in Tralee?

Jonny McGailey was the 2013 Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year, he tells us what the festival is really like for the Escorts.

From The42 Do the Champions League play-offs matter? Column

Do the Champions League play-offs matter?

Tommy Martin looks ahead to the midweek European action.

# column - Monday 17 August, 2015

Hiring doctors’ assistants will lead to further demoralisation of a very unhappy workforce

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Jonathan Gaughran says the current feeling amongst his junior doctor peers is that introducing doctor assistants is both unjust and insulting, particularly as they are starting on higher salaries than a first year doctor.

# column - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals?

‘Dusty’ the dolphin has been in the headlines again this summer. But what makes a dolphin ‘solitary’ – and how do we manage them?

# column - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Many of the herbs the high street charge a fortune for are sitting, free, under our very noses

Tips on how to grow your own herbs, as well as fabulous recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From The42 ‘Whatever it is about Conor’s personality, his wins are always overlooked’ – John Kavanagh Column

‘Whatever it is about Conor’s personality, his wins are always overlooked’ – John Kavanagh

The latest exclusive column from Ireland’s leading MMA coach.

# column - Monday 10 August, 2015

Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns

I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.

We’re a group of young people who picket JobBridge businesses. Here’s why

Members of youth activist group Work Must Pay explain why they’ve decided to take action.

# column - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Being dumped by text was heartbreaking, but I can see why people do it

Could a text actually be the most humane way to break up with someone? Christine Allen considers the possibility.

Struggle to eat your greens? Twist veg into new shapes to replace carbs

Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as tasty summer recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

Being a female bodybuilder drives me in a way nothing else does

Ireland’s bikini fitness champion, Jessi Kavanagh, on the highs and lows of a life of intense training and dieting.

# column - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Ted Heath a paedophile? Not until he’s proven guilty

The former British prime minister has a right to his presumed innocence.

Visiting Ibrahim Halawa in prison, I saw the devastating impact of his incarceration

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan describes her visit to the Egyptian prison in which the 19-year-old Dubliner is currently being held without trial.

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

How breastfeeding has brought me closer to my baby daughter

Nothing compares to the pure job of seeing her relax while I feed her.

# column - Friday 7 August, 2015

Will this Lotto shakeup really make it harder to win? A maths teacher explains the odds

In gambling terms, the new National Lottery operator has raised the stakes for players.

Three weeks after open heart surgery, I’ve come to terms with losing control

Sometimes someone will agree that, yes, it’s a bit crap, and there’s not much anyone can do about it for the moment. That’s often all you need to hear.

# column - Thursday 6 August, 2015

My first daughter was taken from me at 18, but I never gave up hope of meeting her again

Adopted children shouldn’t be prevented from contacting their natural mothers, Irish First Mothers founder Kathy McMahon writes.

The amazing story of the Irish nun who survived Hiroshima

Julia Canny and I met in Tokyo 40 years after the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb, and we immediately fell in love.

# column - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

What’s it like to cycle the world’s most dangerous route? This Irish couple found out

Bolivia’s so-called Death Road has a 1,500-foot drop and claims up to 200 lives a year.

Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction

Try setting it down and having a conversation with someone in front of you instead.

# column - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Leaving Cert results don’t define your future

I only learned to appreciate education after quitting school.

Time for Ireland’s new anti-immigration party to answer difficult questions about its members

Anyone tweeting criticism of Identity Ireland will find out pretty quickly who – and what – their supporters are. And boy, don’t they like their St Brigid’s Cross swastika avatars.

# column - Monday 3 August, 2015

Like many other graduates, I left Ireland knowing I wanted to come back

Some days I ache for Dublin. I long for its old haunts, restaurants, pubs, faces, places.

# column - Sunday 2 August, 2015

New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one

Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don’t mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

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