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# Interview

Last month
September 2023
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Secondary school in Ireland is too exam-focused and needs to be broadened, the Green Party leader insisted.
Taoiseach 'not afraid' to raise LGBT rights with world leaders rolling out draconian laws
Speaking at the UN yesterday the Taoiseach said he was concerned about the ‘alarming pushback against LGBTI rights’.
Backing Meath maestro for Cavan success, new manager bounce and club rise mirroring county
Niamh O’Sullivan expects her former manager Eamonn Murray to be a success with Cavan but for now she’s hoping for glory with her club Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels.
The Irishman with the second-most appearances in English Football ever
Michael Doyle chats to The42 about his remarkable longevity and featuring for Ireland against Netherlands in 2004.
'I felt scared, but excited' - The rugby star who defected from Ceausescu's Romania
Cristian Raducanu was the youngest forward at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Two years later, he snuck out of a hotel in Edinburgh to seek political asylum.
'We were left to our own devices coming into the first game - it was a bit like Delaney’s Donkey'
Powerful finish sends France to opening-night win over All Blacks
'We were left to our own devices coming into the first game - it was a bit like Delaney’s Donkey'
Former Ireland captain Willie Anderson remembers the chaos behind the first World Cup, from the manager’s heart attack to the bomb that cost them their teammate and being treated like cattle.
'I felt scared, but excited' - The rugby star who defected from Ceausescu's Romania
Farrell has been full of surprises. Can he lead Ireland to World Cup glory?
'I want to be effective in Premier League and see where my career can go'
Chiedozie Ogbene reflects on whirlwind two years and says reaching England’s top flight doesn’t satisfy ambitions.
Jordan Henderson apologises to LGBTQ+ community for hurt caused by Saudi move
The former Liverpool captain will not ‘rule out’ wearing rainbow laces while playing for Al-Ettifaq.
This year
The Irishman thriving in United Arab Emirates
Leigh Ralph on his years away from home, working alongside ex-Premier League stars and signing a first pro deal at 33.
'Premier League players could do with walking around the city of where their club is'
Seamus Coleman on becoming a manager and why Everton squad must unite to avoid relegation battle.
Realising All-Ireland dream tops all for multi-talented Tyrrell
‘It’s something I’ve been dreaming about for a very, very long time.’
'It's hard to describe the feeling when you become a mother for the first time'
Hannah Tyrrell is hoping to finally realise her All-Ireland dream – and create precious family memories.
'I was always competitive' - How multi-sport background shaped Hugo Keenan
The fullback sits down with The 42 to look back on a busy sporting childhood and discuss Ireland’s World Cup preparations.
Mother of murdered two-year-old James Bulger condemns “sick” AI-generated clips of son on TikTok
Denise Fergus condemned the animations as “disgusting” in an interview with The Mirror.
'To be a force to be reckoned with' - Rhasidat Adeleke sets out her ambitions as a pro
Rhasidat Adeleke speaks to The 42 about her decision to turn pro, how she deals with expectation, and why she wants to be recognised as more than just an athlete.
'I feared the worst. I was actually shaking in the hospital because I was so nervous'
Denise O’Sullivan’s World Cup dream almost ended before it began – but she recovered to star against Australia.
‘I didn't know women could get paid to play football’
Ex-Irish international and new RTÉ pundit Méabh De Búrca reflects on her career in football and how the game has grown immeasurably since she started out.
The people and places that shaped Louise Quinn - from the family shop in Blessington to northern Sweden
The Republic of Ireland centurion sits down with The 42 ahead of the World Cup.
'Nine times out of ten, I am positive': Monaghan legend Nudie Hughes on life, football, and illness
As Monaghan bid to return to an All-Ireland final for the first time since 1930, Declan Bogue sits down with one of the county’s favourite sons.
'To have him here would be a dream, but I know he's looking down proud'
Denise O’Sullivan reflects on her journey as the World Cup moves into full view.
'What we did in the nineties was groundbreaking': Pete McGrath's life lived in football
Thirty-two years after Down beat Meath in the All-Ireland final, a chance encounter in Parnell Park triggered a lifetime of memories for Pete McGrath.
Ireland's World Cup bolter: 'I'd dream about everything — and I still do'
Izzy Atkinson takes a trip down memory lane with The 42.
'I've felt every single emotion under the sun the last couple of days'
Grace Moloney on representing Ireland and pursuing the World Cup dream after a difficult few months.
'It's hard to describe how much it means' - Ireland's number one and Player of the Year
Courtney Brosnan and co. face Zambia tomorrow as World Cup preparations ramp up.
Hero of Hampden hoping to be Wizard of Oz after necessary club move
Amber Barrett will take home the Goal of the Year prize at the 33rd FAI International Awards.
Ireland and Liverpool star eyes World Cup after 'mentally frustrating' misdiagnosed injury
Niamh Fahey has come through a testing time in the build-up to Ireland’s first-ever major tournament.
'Summer of a lifetime' - Greek Wedding to chasing the World Cup dream
Ireland and Reading defender Diane Caldwell has had a whirlwind few days – and weeks.
After captaining Ireland to Euros triumph and a debut against Roy Keane, what happened next?
23 years on from his international debut against Greece, Barry Quinn looks back with bittersweet memories on his football career.
'Bankers f***ing bankrupted us': Read Christy Dignam's in-depth 2018 interview with The Journal
The Journal sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Dignam five years ago.
‘At one stage, I think it was between 75 and 80 million spent on midfielders to replace me’
In an exclusive interview with The 42, former Ireland international Glenn Whelan reflects on a remarkable career.
'I remember doing Duff's celebration and asking Mam and Dad to get me his shirt for Christmas'
Ireland captain and Arsenal star Katie McCabe on World Cup memories, the growth of women’s football and leaving a legacy.
‘People are getting phone calls in the middle of the night… A lot of that goes unnoticed’
Gerard Perry and Sean Slattery discuss the various challenges and worrying instances of violence involving referees.
'I've done everything possible' - World Cup the motivation for returning Kiernan
The Ireland and Liverpool striker is back in action after eight months out with an ankle injury.
Holly Cairns: 'Our healthcare shouldn't be informed by Leo saying he feels uncomfortable'
The SocDems leader says Ireland is still exporting the care of some pregnant women.
How one football game in 1989 changed Phil Quinlan’s life forever
‘And a Bang on the Ear’ tells the inspirational story about a sports-mad 15-year-old’s attempts to overcome a devastating injury.
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
A report by
Christina Finn
The new Social Democrats leader spoke to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview.
Mack Hansen at odds with Connacht's greatest day
The Irish winger’s memory of the historic Pro12 success in 2016 was limited.
Sligo's piano man who helped his county end a 32-year wait for Connacht glory
Kieran Quinn speaks to The 42 about a unique career in music and GAA.
Championship glory after more injury woes, World Cup hopes and 'a mental year'
‘Don’t fly too high with the highs and don’t get too low with the lows’ is Chloe Mustaki’s motto.
The trailblazer who helped pave the way for African-Irish footballers
Ex-Ireland underage captain Noe Baba on moving to Castlebar from Cameroon as a youngster, dealing with racism, using boxing as therapy, and a new start at Finn Harps.