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# column - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From the Garden: Cleaning the house and garden are not chores - but the route to enlightenment

Since reading the book, I’ve started sweeping the floor every morning in a mindful way – it’s delightfully old school and calming at the same time, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory Column

How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory

Donn McClean reflects on an incident-packed weekend at Leopardstown, where Apple’s Jade showed her class. .

# column - Monday 4 February, 2019

From The42 Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL Column This post contains videos

Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL

It was a special teams and defensive masterclass from New England, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me

We have an ethical responsibility to face up to the dark truth that children perpetrate violence and equally we have an ethical responsibility to show empathy for victim’s families, writes Shane Dunphy.

# column - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From the Garden: The spirit of meitheal lives on as the neighbours come to lend a hand

Turning over the soil in the polytunnel is a breeze with a little help from friends – who also provide some helpful tips, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 1 February, 2019

From The42 Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance Column

Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance

The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.

# column - Monday 28 January, 2019

From The42 From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP Column

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP

The former Cowboys quarterback is making a name for himself as the best commentator in sports, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning

Aerach means gay in both the modern sense as well as the original meaning of happy and carefree writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From the Garden: One vegetable is essential to the Irish diet - so why not learn to grow it?

Potatoes are high in vitamin C, naturally fat-free, a source of fibre and potassium and low in sugar. They are also versatile and delicious, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 25 January, 2019

From The42 We love an underdog and Cromwell could provide one with Champion Hurdle hope Racing

We love an underdog and Cromwell could provide one with Champion Hurdle hope

A successful farrier by trade, the Meath trainer has already enjoyed 31 jumps winners this season, writes columnist Johnny Ward.

# column - Monday 21 January, 2019

From The42 The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game Blew Dat

The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game

Sean Payton and Drew Brees’ legacy changed with the no-call, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

The Irish For: How many colours can you remember?

Different languages across the world look at the spectrum and make different calls on where certain colours begin and end, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 19 January, 2019

From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here

It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'Gillette rejecting sexism just means that being outrageously sexist is now bad for business'

Gillette does not deserve our applause, and indeed it would be wise for us to view such campaigns with some caution, writes Éilis Ryan.

# column - Saturday 12 January, 2019

From the Garden: How to make your own compost - you can learn from my mistakes

I have had some God-awful compost heaps over the years – slimey, smelly, sludgy yokes that festered away in the corner of the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 11 January, 2019

From The42 Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview It's Science

Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview

It’s not how you finish December, it’s how you start February, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# column - Sunday 6 January, 2019

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy on the cycle of drugs, violence and intimidation being experienced by vulnerable Irish families.

The Irish For: Forget the January blues - let's talk about birds

The fact that the Irish words for duck and lake sound similar gives an alliterative flourish to a seanfhocal about not sweating the small stuff: Ní troimide an loch an lacha – the lake is not heavier for having a duck on it, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From the Garden: Midwinter is the time to grow veg in containers and to make root veg pie

This is a delicious, warming and healthy pie that utilises those vegetables that are still available in early January, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill

If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.

# column - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do? Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?

To help answer, this is the second week that Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

# column - Sunday 30 December, 2018

# column - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From the Garden: Reflecting on the year - it all went great except for the aubergines!

As usual, the aubergines were a disaster – at this stage, I think I only bother sowing them because there’s not much else to do in February, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 28 December, 2018

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now

And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.

# column - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: Donal Moloney reflects on a striking year in photography

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas

Striving for a picture perfect Christmas will bring certain disappointment, as a parent aiming for survival is much more realistic, writes Shane Dunphy.

# column - Monday 24 December, 2018

The Irish For... All the most important Christmas words (including Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge)

Hó hó hó! Darach Ó Séaghdha has a selection box of Irish words for Christmas.

# column - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones RIP

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones

Graham Jones, who died earlier this month, lived an extraordinary life. Here, Lynn Ruane explains about the difference he made to the people around him.

# column - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

From the Garden: Supermarkets selling below cost veg is hurting farmers and it is bad for us all

Farmers protested outside M&S in Liffey Valley last week to draw attention to what the IFA called ‘predatory’ pricing models, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# column - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Explaining a CV gap, the etiquette to refusing a date, and getting too comfortable being single - it's Dear Fifi Dear Fifi

Explaining a CV gap, the etiquette to refusing a date, and getting too comfortable being single - it's Dear Fifi

It’s one week to Christmas, but most importantly, one week until the next Dear Fifi.

# column - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire

As one of the first human inventions fire is often used as a metaphor for human civilisation and its downsides, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# column - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

From the Garden: Every cloud has a silver lining and bogland proved useful this summer

Bogland is usually not the best place to grow things, but it came in handy this summer for growing squash during the drought, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

The Irish For: All the characters you know - good, bad or total craic vortex

Darach Ó Séaghdha has a typecast character for every letter in the alphabet – the funny one, the vulgar one, the one with notions or the one who sucks all the craic clean out of the room.

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