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Dublin: 4 °C Thursday 23 March, 2017


# column - Yesterday’s News

Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?

A referendum will be held on whether to allow Irish citizens living abroad vote in future presidential elections.

'After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home'

Redressing survivors of Mother and Baby homes needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Residential Institution Redress Board for Industrial and Reformatory School survivors, writes Sinead Pembroke.


# column - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Opinion: 'McGuinness ended up in a better place, bringing his party, followers and society with him'

Irish politics lost a major political figure today, writes David McCann.

'Trump’s budget is easy to understand: he’s boosting the military, cutting everything else. Scary'

Donald Trump’s first official budget document reveals his militarisation plans at the expense of the environment and civil society, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Monday 20 March, 2017

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

'It’s inevitable a leader will make mistakes and create the conditions for opportunistic incumbents'

Enda Kenny’s future as Fine Gael leader will be top of the media agenda this week, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# column - Sunday 19 March, 2017

A carer goes on holiday: 'Catching a glimpse of the life you once hoped to lead can be painful'

Visiting friends showed me the life I can never have and it hurts, writes Candi O’Reilly.

'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused'

I’m an ex-pat in London but I turned the frustration I felt about Ireland’s lack of reproductive rights into action, writes Cara Sanquest.

HeForShe: Emma Watson's empty promise that when women's problems are solved, men will be free too

Emma Watson made an empty promise to young men that if only they do as men have always been expected to do—sacrifice and serve—they will eventually be liberated, writes Karen Straughan.

# column - Saturday 18 March, 2017

My boyfriend's gambling: 'I loved two people. One was a compulsive liar and emotionally unavailable'

My whole life used to be consumed by my ex boyfriend’s gambling addiction.

'Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day'

We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children, writes Michael Kelly.

Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'

Nationalists may be fobbed off in the short term, but this will lead to demands for clarification from the British government about what conditions will permit a border poll, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# column - Friday 17 March, 2017

An American in Ireland: 'Thank you Ireland - you've helped to heal my broken heart'

Ireland is gloriously beautiful but it’s the people who helped me heal after losing my husband, writes Kathleen Maloney.

From The42 Our relationship with England has moved on, but we might need a bit of the 2007 spirit tomorrow Column

Our relationship with England has moved on, but we might need a bit of the 2007 spirit tomorrow

‘This is England, on the brink of a Grand Slam. Not them. Not here,’ writes Tommy Martin.

Julien Mercille: 'We should transform Paddy's Day into a people’s celebration, that's not about blind patriotism'

If we created an alternative and more inclusive Paddy’s Day, it might even change the country for the better, writes Julien Mercille.

# column - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Ian Dempsey: 'Was I really asleep in that picture? But I was standing up. Did Matt Cooper really say that?'

The atmosphere of trying out new ideas was addictive and the fearless nature of all the staff allowed us to go on a kind of radio crusade, writes Ian Dempsey.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'It's time Irish people stood up against racism. We were the terrorists at one time'

It is our responsibility to speak truth to power. If it doesn’t happen in the White House, it’ll happen in The Riverside Church NYC tomorrow, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# column - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

# column - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From The42 Staying on track: Common mistakes to watch out for when using a gym programme Column

Staying on track: Common mistakes to watch out for when using a gym programme

It’s important to train at a level that matches your goal and your ability, writes David Last.

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'

Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.

# column - Monday 13 March, 2017

Opinion: 'Tax isn't just an expense, it's a societal good and an investment in all our futures'

It’s time that the Irish government and multinationals start to reconsider their attitudes about tax, writes Sorley McCaughey.

# column - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'I want to show that someone who can't speak thinks many thoughts, understands everything'

Fiacre is non-verbal. He wrote this himself by dictating it, pointing to letters on a board.

Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends'

We need to stand up to the the lobbying power of the multinational food industry, writes Chris Macey.

Column: 'Millennials' apathy is what is allowing Brexit and Trump to thrive'

The irony is that this self-absorbed generation needs to become aware, writes Hugh O’Donnell.

# column - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Feel it's too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so

Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn.

A female engineer: 'It's important that we respect the natural differences between men and women'

We can encourage more and more bright young women into engineering, writes Professor Laoise McNamara.

Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe

Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly.

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# column - Friday 10 March, 2017

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland

But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.

From The42 Why football's top managers should follow Ancelotti's 5-step plan La Dolce Vita

Why football's top managers should follow Ancelotti's 5-step plan

Pep Guardiola (young cleric suffering a crisis of faith), Jose Mourinho (embittered Vietnam veteran), Jurgen Klopp (deranged trawlerman shouting at the sea).

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# column - Thursday 9 March, 2017

From The42 No pain, no gain! Why it's normal to feel sore after the gym and how you can ease stiffness Fitness

No pain, no gain! Why it's normal to feel sore after the gym and how you can ease stiffness

We shouldn’t fear muscle fever, writes personal trainer and physiotherapist Sarah Cremen.

Opinion: 'To say Britishness is authentic, while denying Irishness is quaffing one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply'

Melanie Phillips tried to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, writes Caoimhin De Barra.

# column - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Fair City's Úna Kavanagh: 'I had a social welfare book called 'Unmarried Mother's Allowance''

Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City, interlacing narratives of strong female characters, writes Úna Kavanagh.

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'

What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?

# column - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Moncrieff: 'We decided not to mention Trump during Lent to see how much real news we miss'

Is Trump’s behaviour the petulance of an egomaniac or a media strategy of continual campaigning, asks Sean Moncrieff.

From The42 5 of the most common mistakes people are making in the gym Column

5 of the most common mistakes people are making in the gym

Addressing these areas should make a big difference, writes David Last.

# column - Monday 6 March, 2017

From The42 10 things you can do to reduce the damage from sitting down all day Column

10 things you can do to reduce the damage from sitting down all day

The combination of more movement and environmental change is the key to lasting change, writes Sarah Cremen.

Column: 'If Ethiopia started to develop its coffee industry, it could trade its way out of poverty'

About 100 million people rely on coffee for their livelihood but they’re not always getting a fair deal, writes Killian Stokes.

# column - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'

Throughout the country, women in their sixties (an estimated 66% of unpaid caregivers are female) are bathing and dressing and feeding infant grandchildren and ageing parents, writes author Kate Beaufoy.

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