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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 11 December, 2016

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# column - Today’s News

Family in tracker mortgage error: 'My budget is €70 per week for food for four of us'

18 months since the Central Bank first announced an industry-wide investigation of tracker mortgage issues, I still haven’t been contacted by Ulster Bank, writes Caitriona Redmond.

# column - Yesterday’s News

GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear

Just like last week’s oca, yacon is another unusual veg that we can thank our friends the ancient Incas for, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 9 December, 2016

From The42 Although it's harder to stomach than a bushtucker trial, liking Chelsea might be okay Column

Although it's harder to stomach than a bushtucker trial, liking Chelsea might be okay

Tommy Martin is enjoying Antonio Conte’s refreshingly unshowy style of management .

'Those with a disability have the right to choose where to live, to an education and to a sexual relationship'

Ireland has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities but we are the only EU state that hasn’t ratified it, writes Kathleen O’Meara.

# column - Thursday 8 December, 2016

DEBATE ROOM: Is the insurance industry to blame for spiralling insurance prices?

A damning new report concluded that lack of transparency from the insurance industry is a major contributing factor to the rising cost of motor insurance.

Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'

How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

# column - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'A sense of perspective about what Trump's presidency may be like is badly needed'

“Trump Derangement Syndrome” is affecting many otherwise reasonable, thoughtful people at the moment, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Monday 5 December, 2016

From The42 Try these simple tips to improve your mobility Column This post contains videos

Try these simple tips to improve your mobility

Incorporating these drills into your daily routine will be hugely beneficial, writes David Last.

# column - Sunday 4 December, 2016

President Higgins on Castro: 'Next time he’ll require more than one line to reflect reality'

Was President Higgins’ Castro tribute appropriate, asks Barry McLoughlin.

# column - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Drink spiking: 'I was ashamed. I felt like I had done something wrong'

There are no reliable statistics on how many women have their drinks spiked but anecdotally it appears to be an issue, writes Shauna Bowers.

# column - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 Between Eric Bristow and Theo Walcott, we've learned a lot about modern life this week Column

Between Eric Bristow and Theo Walcott, we've learned a lot about modern life this week

“Saying whatever you want, or saying nothing at all appears to be the choice on offer,” writes Tommy Martin in this week’s column.

# column - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From The42 The Redzone: Winning is still, sadly, all that matters in the NFL Opinion

The Redzone: Winning is still, sadly, all that matters in the NFL

Tyreek Hill helped the Chiefs to a big win Sunday, but should he be in the league at all?

# column - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland, the All Blacks, and rugby's struggle to find an acceptable level of violence Column

Ireland, the All Blacks, and rugby's struggle to find an acceptable level of violence

Physicality a serious concern but for all of their handwringing, rugby fans aren’t looking the other way, writes Tommy Martin.

# column - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news' RIP

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'

Today is the first one that my sister Donna Fox is among those we are remembering, writes Neil Fox on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

# column - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Lexington, Virginia: Where Trump's America and Clinton's America meet

David Kenny talks to the candidate’s supporters in the swing state of Virginia.

Opinion: The current housing crisis is not an accident

It is the new landlords who are influencing housing policy, not the needs of the thousands of people facing spiraling rents and evictions, writes Rory Hearne.

# column - Friday 18 November, 2016

From The42 Can McGregor remain UFC's big daddy when he becomes a father? Column

Can McGregor remain UFC's big daddy when he becomes a father?

Tommy Martin ponders how the arrival of his first child will affect the new two-weight champion.

# column - Thursday 17 November, 2016

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from the world’s fact-checkers (including TheJournal.ie)

Fact-checkers from around the world, including TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck, set out their stall on Facebook and fake news.

# column - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From The42 It's all in the detail: Variation and preparation key to a successful training plan Column

It's all in the detail: Variation and preparation key to a successful training plan

Divide your week carefully so that you cover all the important bases, writes David Last.

# column - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The42 The Redzone: Nobody wants an AFC South team in the playoffs so the NFL needs to change Column

The Redzone: Nobody wants an AFC South team in the playoffs so the NFL needs to change

Is it time for the NFL to change their postseason model?

# column - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Opinion: It's been a poor start to Enda's national conversation about porn

There have been a lot of questionable claims about porn in the past fortnight, writes Caroline Ryan.

# column - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens GIY

Fast and easy to grow, mustard is perfect for winter gardens

High levels of vitamin A and C make its cancer-fighting properties just as strong as those of kale, writes Michael Kelly.

Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?

The next few months look bleak for industrial relations in the public sector, writes Dr Michelle O’Sullivan.

# column - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Opinion: What can we expect from President Trump's defence policy? Working with Putin, for a start

President Trump will be confronted by a wide range of long-standing security and terror threats, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Opinion: Four reasons why Donald Trump won the election

Working class Americans have been neglected by the political establishment, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Monday 7 November, 2016

From The42 The Redzone: Could a return to a European League improve the NFL? Column

The Redzone: Could a return to a European League improve the NFL?

A developmental league could improve the sport for everyone argues Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rape culture does exist... I've witnessed it myself in Cork'

Journalist Jennifer Hough encountered two disturbing incidents on the city’s streets within weeks of each other.

Opinion: We need a strike at 4.27pm this Friday for women’s pay

Ireland’s pay gap between men and women is 14% – but can we do something about it, asks Julien Mercille.

# column - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'

At this extremely late stage, there are a lot of unknowns, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The42 Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges Column

Reasons to be cheerful about the League of Ireland despite the challenges

In his final column of the year, John O’Sullivan looks on the bright side.

# column - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From The42 5 of the best exercises for your gym programme Column This post contains videos

5 of the best exercises for your gym programme

Once you master the basics, try to incorporate these movements in your routine, writes David Last.

Analysis: The Exchequer returns came out yesterday - but two figures are flattering the public finances

Corporation tax and excise duties are making up for the relative weakness of Ireland’s other tax takes, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Opinion: Ireland has no real plan to deal with the law and order vacuum we're facing on Friday

The garda strike poses risks to ordinary citizens and businesses, as well as to Ireland’s reputation, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'

“And after 4 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds, I’m a finisher” – Sarah Geraghty reflects on the relief, disbelief and quiet pride of taking on the Dublin City Marathon.

The big Brexit question: 'Should we side with the UK or the EU?'

The outcome of Brexit will likely leave both parties poorer, writes Kevin Cunningham.

# column - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Opinion: 'I'll lend Enda one of my DVDs so he can see what's out there in the world of porn'

Porn is not sex education, but it’s where people look for information when faced with silence, writes scholar in sexuality studies Caroline Ryan.

# column - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Men DO open up about their problems - but no-one is listening

James Behan of Men’s Voices Ireland on why men’s problems are frequently trivialised.

'Ceta has a corporate driven agenda': What Ireland could learn from the tiny region of Wallonia

“The Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda,” writes Matt Carthy, who firmly believes it is doing Irish people a disservice.

You'll be strong to the finish if you grow yourself spinach (to paraphrase a great man)

Without wishing to put a hex on it almost nothing can go wrong with perpetual spinach, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Opinion: 'Donald Trump had a chance and he blew it'

I suspect everyone else will breathe a sigh of relief that this whole sorry affair is nearing its denouement, writes Larry Donnelly.

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