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# home - Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go

Today marks International Womens’ Day, but how far have we really come when it comes to equal rights? Sandra McAvoy says there are plenty of issues that still need to be addressed.

# home - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Column: The majority of care givers are women, but it shouldn't be prescribed upon us

Traditional gender roles serve as prescriptive claims about how girls and women should act. There are greater choices for both men and women now, so we need to reconcile our competing demands, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

# home - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

7 inventions that put a stop to domestic rows

“Did you turn off the immersion?”

# home - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year Home Security This post contains a poll

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

# home - Monday 4 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# home - Monday 21 January, 2013

Algeria: Irish hostage Stephen McFaul returns home to family

In a statement, McFaul said he wanted time to reflect on what had happened to him and his colleagues in Algeria.

Algeria hostage 'arrives home to Ireland'

Stephen McFaul arrived back home to Northern Ireland yesterday evening, latest reports say.

# home - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Column: ‘Island? Which island?’ – life as an Irish person in Japan

James Joyce? U2? Guinness? No – Halloween is the only thing that earns Ireland any kudos, writes Hannah Quinn.

# home - Monday 7 January, 2013

Investigation continues into attack on 96-year-old woman during burglary

It is believed the woman had money stolen from her that she had been saving up to buy new windows for her home with.

# home - Friday 4 January, 2013

From The42 'We haven't won anything or done anything yet' - Ulster's Chris Henry Pro12

'We haven't won anything or done anything yet' - Ulster's Chris Henry

The back-row will captain the Pro12 leaders against Scarlets this evening.

# home - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss Pensioners

Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss

The Spaniard also revealed that the Demba Ba transfer has yet to be officially confirmed.

# home - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.

From The42 Pro12: Connacht desperate to slay Dragons and revive their season Stutters

Pro12: Connacht desperate to slay Dragons and revive their season

With home games coming up against Welsh and Italian opposition, Eoin Griffin is hoping to climb the tab

# home - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Column: Christmas is different here in Ireland… but I love it

Larry Donnelly spent his life celebrating Christmas in the US. After marrying in Ireland, he’s encountered a different set of traditions.

From The42 Preview: Benetiz feels 6-point swing could revive Chelsea's title hopes Super Sunday

Preview: Benetiz feels 6-point swing could revive Chelsea's title hopes

The Blues take on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge and currently lie in seventh.

# home - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From The42 Pro12: Ulster and Connacht look to overcome home woes Home Banker

Pro12: Ulster and Connacht look to overcome home woes

Leinster and Munster have enjoyed a swathe of away day successes in Belfast and Galway respectively.

# home - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From The42 Leinster lose the battle of the unbeatables in France Heineken Cup

Leinster lose the battle of the unbeatables in France

‘We let it slip’ admitted Jamie Heaslip as the Heineken Cup champions were edged out by Clermont.

# home - Saturday 8 December, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup Red Or Dead This post contains videos

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup

Rob Penney’s men welcomed a Sarries team to Thomond Park that were previously unbeaten in Pool 1.

# home - Monday 15 October, 2012

Campaign highlights dangers of hair straighteners to children

The campaign was launched following a rise in the number of children attending A&E at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children with hair straightener burns.

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you have a 'side' in the bed? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you have a 'side' in the bed?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas.

# home - Sunday 7 October, 2012

10 tips for working effectively at home Top Tips This post contains videos

10 tips for working effectively at home

Clear the clutter, stay in touch – and take off those pyjamas.

# home - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Man due in court over Eugene Gillespie death

67-year-old Eugene Gillespie was found in his home in Sligo after what Gardaí believe was an aggravated burglary.

# home - Monday 17 September, 2012

Stream movies via Facebook with new Volta app

You can even choose a film for a friend over Facebook as a present – now isn’t that nice?

# home - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From The42 Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill Bolstered

Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill

Rob Penney welcomes back Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ahead of his side’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter on Friday.

# home - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?

What kind of tech developments would make it easier to run your home? Add your thoughts to this open thread.

# home - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Seven videos of kids singing that might make you cry Squee This post contains videos

Seven videos of kids singing that might make you cry

Oh, what’s that? You’re chopping onions? Grand.

# home - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge How to... nab a bargain holiday Holidays

How to... nab a bargain holiday

Summer isn’t over just yet. Here are some novel bargain holiday ideas if you are strapped for cash.

# home - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Call for review of tax on second homes

Deputy Aodhán Ó Riordáin has called for a review of the tax for people who have had to rent out their house due to a change of circumstances.

# home - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

In pics: Photographs of life in Dublin flats goes on show… in a Dublin flat Jeanette Lowe This post contains images

In pics: Photographs of life in Dublin flats goes on show… in a Dublin flat

Acclaimed photographer Jeanette Lowe’s exhibition of scenes from Dublin’s Pearse House flats is being showcased in a flat in block where her grandparents reared their family.

# home - Monday 11 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Should you make the bed every day? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Should you make the bed every day?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

# home - Friday 8 June, 2012

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.

# home - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Hogan thanks 798,957 Household Charge registrants for ‘genuine patriotism’

The environment minister says the charge is a “legacy left behind” and wouldn’t be pursued if an alternative had been found.

Nearly 60,000 have paid household charge in past 24 hours

The Local Government Management Agency now estimates that just under 640,000 properties have registered or paid the controversial €100 tax.

# home - Saturday 14 January, 2012

This house could be yours for under €500

Property owner in Westmeath turns tables by asking people to pay €50 apiece to sumbit bid – the lowest unique bid wins.

# home - Friday 16 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge It's not Effin fair: Facebook 'allows other rude names in Limerick area' Effin

It's not Effin fair: Facebook 'allows other rude names in Limerick area'

Local points out that villages near banned Effin are called Nicker and Meanus and are allowed on the site (although nearby Bottomstown is blocked).

# home - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Woman dies in Mayo house fire

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the blaze in which a 62-year-old woman died.

# home - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages

The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.

# home - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Rent director Jim Sheridan’s house for €7,000 a month Nice Gaff This post contains images

Rent director Jim Sheridan’s house for €7,000 a month

The four-bedroomed house overlooking Dalkey Sound includes tidal swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, private jetty and private cinema – of course.

# home - Friday 11 November, 2011

Irish Gaza protestors return home

The remaining activists had been detained by Israeli authorities after attempting to break the blockade of Gaza.

# home - Monday 3 October, 2011

House prices down 3.2 per cent… or 3.5 per cent, depending on which report you read

Daft.ie and MyHome.ie have released their latest figured for house prices in the third quarter of the year…