# read-me - Today’s News
# read-me - Yesterday’s News
It’s a myth there were ‘Irish slaves’ in Barbados. As difficult as white servants’ experiences were, enslaved Africans were the people treated as livestock.
# read-me - Monday 5 October, 2015
There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
# read-me - Sunday 4 October, 2015
There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.
Here in Ireland, the question repeatedly posed to me by family, friends and colleagues is: “Will it be Hillary?” writes Larry Donnelly.
Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.
# read-me - Saturday 3 October, 2015
I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.
We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Friday 2 October, 2015
With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?
# read-me - Saturday 22 August, 2015
Tips on how to make your own mildew spray, celeriac, and a home-made winter tonic, with GIY’s Michael Kelly.
It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.
# read-me - Saturday 15 August, 2015
Tips on how to grow your own herbs, as well as fabulous recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.
Allowing those who rent their rooms via the sharing website to be tax exempt will simply put more professionals and students on the streets in times of severe rental crisis.
# read-me - Monday 10 August, 2015
I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.
Members of youth activist group Work Must Pay explain why they’ve decided to take action.
# read-me - Sunday 9 August, 2015
Could a text actually be the most humane way to break up with someone? Christine Allen considers the possibility.
Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce, as well as tasty summer recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.
Ireland’s bikini fitness champion, Jessi Kavanagh, on the highs and lows of a life of intense training and dieting.
# read-me - Saturday 8 August, 2015
The former British prime minister has a right to his presumed innocence.
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.
In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.
Nothing compares to the pure job of seeing her relax while I feed her.
# read-me - Friday 7 August, 2015
In gambling terms, the new National Lottery operator has raised the stakes for players.
The underlying problem is one of concentration of power and inequality in Ireland. If O’Brien was not as powerful as he is, his legal actions would not go very far.
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.
# read-me - Thursday 6 August, 2015
Adopted children shouldn’t be prevented from contacting their natural mothers, Irish First Mothers founder Kathy McMahon writes.
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.
# read-me - Wednesday 5 August, 2015
Bolivia’s so-called Death Road has a 1,500-foot drop and claims up to 200 lives a year.
Try setting it down and having a conversation with someone in front of you instead.
# read-me - Tuesday 4 August, 2015
I only learned to appreciate education after quitting school.
# read-me - Monday 3 August, 2015
I am still myself, my personhood matters and I have the power to choose what defines my future. I have survived.
Some days I ache for Dublin. I long for its old haunts, restaurants, pubs, faces, places.
# read-me - Sunday 2 August, 2015
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.
Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.
# read-me - Saturday 1 August, 2015
A plea to over-sharing couples.
UCC historian Gabriel O’Doherty on the life and legacy of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, whose funeral centenary is being commemorated today.
With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.
# read-me - Friday 31 July, 2015
The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.
# read-me - Thursday 30 July, 2015
Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.
# read-me - Monday 27 July, 2015
There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.