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# column - Yesterday’s News

From The42 European prize money is splitting the League of Ireland into haves and have-nots Column

European prize money is splitting the League of Ireland into haves and have-nots

Four clubs grossed €2.3 million while the rest of the league bent over backwards to accommodate them, writes John O’Sullivan.

From The42 'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy' Column

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'

Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.

# column - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From The42 'The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in 'Up for the Match'' Column

'The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in 'Up for the Match''

The Dubs’ invincibility is no great mystery, writes Eoin Butler in this week’s column.

# column - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Home births: 'It was really special to be able to hold him for the very first time in our own living room'

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

# column - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'If the non-inclusive attitude is not radically reformed, the Irish Catholic Church will continue to decline'

The organisers of the World Meeting of Families have taken a hardline approach and only unquestioning docile Catholics are welcome, writes Brendan Butler.

'Sowing season doesn’t stop at the end of spring if you want vegetables over the winter'

This is a crucially important time of the year to be sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope' Column

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# column - Thursday 9 August, 2018

From The42 The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too Column

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

# column - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

From The42 'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about' Column

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.

Thuggery, vandalism and urinating at playgrounds: 'We need zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour'

People’s daily lives are being blighted by persistent anti-social behaviour, writes Jim O’Callaghan.

# column - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference Follow Fitness

Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference

Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.

'I was made Minister for the Gaeltacht but I could hardly speak a word as Gaeilge'

‘Our language is not just a communication too, it’s a gateway to our past’, writes Joe McHugh.

# column - Monday 6 August, 2018

Opinion: 'Fussing about low breastfeeding rates reeks of mother-shaming'

World Breastfeeding Week should be about promoting existing supports, not questioning our rates writes Adrienne Corless.

# column - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation'

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad writes how six of her brothers were shot and buried in irrigation ditches when Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq.

'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

# column - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process'

‘We probably won’t know the impact of online gambling on our society for another ten years’, writes John Halligan.

Quinoa and grilled sourdough salad is a classic for summer evening supper or lunch

It’s a good idea to cease watering onions for about two weeks before harvesting to help with that drying out, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 3 August, 2018

From The42 Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen LOI

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen

For the game’s senior bodies to ignore the standards they expect of others is pathetic, writes John O’Sullivan.

# column - Monday 30 July, 2018

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'

Those seeking to begin a new life after a criminal conviction regularly discover that the obstacles to entering the labour market are simply too great to overcome, writes Vivian Geiran and Michael Donnellan.

# column - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking

For a healthy perfectionist, failure won’t necessarily be celebrated – let’s not expect miracles – but it won’t pin them down like a gigantic paperweight, writes Caroline Foran.

'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind'

Within the complex landscape of pension investment, auto-enrolment provides a compelling case for increasing and encouraging pension take-up, writes Jerry Moriarty.

Emilie Pine: 'I've been asked to be the 'token woman'. I don't like it but I say yes'

Until we achieve real cultural diversity – which is a lot bigger than heterosexual, cisgender white women getting on panels – we can’t rest, writes Emilie Pine.

# column - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'

The Catholic Church campaigned against informal house dances and crossroads dances, seeing them as opportunities for immorality, writes Kevin Martin.

In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables' GIY

In the garden: 'French beans are, I think, one of the most underrated of vegetables'

Of all the legume family, they are my favourite to eat, writes Michael Kelly.

'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me'

“It started recreationally, just dabbling, and then it went from there. First it would just be at the weekend, then it started to spill over into the week.”

# column - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The42 'Liam Miller deserves more than to be an excuse for people to have a cut off each other' Column

'Liam Miller deserves more than to be an excuse for people to have a cut off each other'

The recent debate over Páirc Uí Chaoimh has turned into a point-scoring exercise between fans of the two sports, writes John O’Sullivan.

'I stopped eating for days at a time, having no appetite or will to carry on and live'

“There are plenty of people in the same situation as me. Many are even worse off. Don’t we deserve the chance to get better?”

# column - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Court of Appeal: 'The new court has failed to meet expectations'

Policies to reduce the backlog and to increase judicial efficiency should be put forward and rapidly put into effect, writes Seth Barrett Tillman.

# column - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From The42 From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star Column

From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star

In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.

'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'

Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.

# column - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Sinn Féin and abstentionism: 'The party will eventually need people to take oaths for Ireland'

Abstentionism has been a central policy of Sinn Féin since the party’s foundation in 1905, but condemnation of the practice has sharpened since the Brexit referendum, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# column - Monday 23 July, 2018

'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'

Partnering with the big technology companies to implement a digital apprenticeship scheme would be game changing for Ireland’s economic prospects, writes Gary Gannon.

# column - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me'

In the final week of my stay, my mind turned to how I would leave my father on what would definitely be the most heavy hearted of all our farewells, writes Larry Donnelly.

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'

It will require imagination and critical engagement from other agents in the Church if the change he envisages is to happen, writes Gerry O’Hanlon SJ.

Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'

Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.

# column - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door'

There have been some great characters in The Liberties over the years, writes Josie Sheehan.

GIY tomatoes: 'We are in what I like to call 'bruschetta' season'

It’s a wonderful time of the year, when a simple lunch or dinner can easily be conjured up from nothing, once you have some decent sourdough bread in the bread bin, writes Michael Kelly.

Children with disabilities: 'The assessment of need system is in disarray'

Why, at a time when we should be advancing the rights of children with disabilities as citizens of this State, are we letting them down more than ever, asks Paddy Connolly.

# column - Friday 20 July, 2018

From The42 'If the FAI want licensing to be taken seriously, they need to treat breaches more severely' Column

'If the FAI want licensing to be taken seriously, they need to treat breaches more severely'

Bray Wanderers and Limerick are entirely responsible for their recent late payment of wages, writes John O’Sullivan.

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