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# column - Yesterday’s News

‘Paul O’Connell’s biggest attribute was his ability to inspire’

The Limerick native’s legacy will live on for generations to come as he will forever be remembered as a shining example of great leadership, writes James Galvin.

# column - Monday 8 February, 2016

Regency Hotel shooting was choreographed to send a clear and explicit message

Pictures have been widely circulated of gunmen carrying Kalashnikov weapons into the Regency Hotel. The pictures are significant for a number of reasons, writes Tom Clonan.

You can learn a lot about management from potty training your child

A good manager is clear on what’s expected, gives feedback, encourages, develops and rewards.

# column - Sunday 7 February, 2016

My life with shingles: ‘It was like I had gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor’

I incorrectly believed that shingles was contagious, writes Carol Reddy Locke

‘Power is a drug’: Alan Kelly’s recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

From The42 The key building blocks to achieving your health and fitness goals Mobility

The key building blocks to achieving your health and fitness goals

Mobility is something that everyone should be working on.

# column - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Playboy covering up nudes has nothing to do feminism and more to do with dwindling sales

This isn’t happening because of a shift in cultural attitudes towards sex; it is the result of a growth in online pornography, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Beetroot gets a rough deal. It’s time to give it another go with this marmalade

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk beetroot.

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can’t pay for our folly

Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.

# column - Friday 5 February, 2016

‘Anti-Islamic group Pegida are coming to town. We can’t afford to laugh and dismiss them’

Two protests are taking place this Saturday – there are bound to be a clash of ideas, writes Julien Mercille.

From The42 ‘Ugly, inferior and unfair,’ they call it down south – but that’s why we love the Six Nations Column

‘Ugly, inferior and unfair,’ they call it down south – but that’s why we love the Six Nations

TV3′s Tommy Martin can’t wait to get reacquainted with the northern hemisphere’s premier rugby tournament.

# column - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 ‘They don’t have a fear of doing something wrong. You’re supposed to express yourself’ Column

‘They don’t have a fear of doing something wrong. You’re supposed to express yourself’

Our columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at how Ireland can genuinely make progress during the Six Nations.

The primitive power of election posters cannot be underestimated

With the power of social media, one might wonder if there is a better way for election candidates to communicate directly with voters, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# column - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

# column - Monday 1 February, 2016

While economic recovery has opened up the jobs market, make sure your course is right for you

It’s important to pursue a career that you want and are confident you can handle, writes Clive Byrne.

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# column - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Struggling with confidence? Keep going, keep trying and be kind to yourself

If you have a deep‐rooted problem, treat it as you would a physical or practical problem, and seek expert advice.

‘No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors’

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# column - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk chard.

Lawyers grew fat on fees as the banking inquiry wasted our time and money

Political inquires are expensive spectacles set up by politicians trying to appear macho, Aaron McKenna writes.

# column - Friday 29 January, 2016

‘Ireland’s gang killings are remarkably similar to ISIS murders’

That seems like an extreme statement but Tom Clonan has taken a look at the evidence.

# column - Thursday 28 January, 2016

‘Looking back at how much weight I’ve lost, it makes me realise that you really can achieve your goals’ Opinion This post contains images

‘Looking back at how much weight I’ve lost, it makes me realise that you really can achieve your goals’

Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. In week three he tells us how he is staying on track.

# column - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight

“Spotlight is largely about journalists and journalism…”

# column - Sunday 24 January, 2016

It’s now more difficult for Irish journalists to hold those in powerful positions to account

Ireland’s small community of hard-pressed crime journalists are up in arms, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Saturday 23 January, 2016

This purple broccoli goes down a treat with parmesan and bread crumbs

Still on your January health buzz? Michael Kelly talks about sprouting broccoli this week – a nice addition to your meals.

# column - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the ‘don’t take drugs’ message just won’t cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

From The42 Championship changes? No We Can’t – Even Obama would struggle to lead reform in the GAA Column

Championship changes? No We Can’t – Even Obama would struggle to lead reform in the GAA

TV3′s Tommy Martin believes the organisation is at a crossroads as the divide grows between grassroots and the elite level.

The pubs definitely won’t be open on Good Friday, but it’s high time this changed

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

# column - Thursday 21 January, 2016

The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing

Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.

Is Ireland a one trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?

Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.

# column - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

‘After training and a strict diet this week, I am three pounds off the two stone mark’ Column This post contains images

‘After training and a strict diet this week, I am three pounds off the two stone mark’

Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.

# column - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

# column - Sunday 17 January, 2016

‘We’re so obsessed with documenting our life on social media, we’re forgetting to live it’

Put your phones away and live your life without the lens, writes Andrew McGinley.

‘Five years ago, everything was going my way. Today, I’ve lost my brothers and my business’

“It is as if destiny wanted to examine our patience.”

In this Irish Cancer Society debacle, let’s remember they provide services that our government should

Ireland is the only EU country that relies on charity and philanthropy to provide essential services to our most seriously ill citizens, writes Tom Clonan.

# column - Saturday 16 January, 2016

‘What’s the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents’

The sarcastic comments about their upcoming marriage are petty and childish. Is it so difficult to believe that they might actually be in love and make each other laugh? asks Megan Roantree.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. I couldn’t believe how delicious raw kale could be

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk kale.

‘We shouldn’t fear the ‘racist’ label when bringing criminals to justice’

It is wrong to ignore this issue, but equally wrong to punish every man, woman and child who enters Europe for the crimes of a few.

# column - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

Our nutritionally shallow diets are clogging up our hospitals

We need a combination of short, medium and long term policies to deal with this, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

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