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# life - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
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# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 953 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# life - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?
# Children
# Children

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?

Mar 28th 2013, 7:05 AM 6,773 Views 15 Comments

The authors of the report say that interventions that promote linear growth should be developed, tested and promoted.

# life - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Homeless man does good deed, is reunited with family and given $188k
# GOOD DEED
# GOOD DEED

Homeless man does good deed, is reunited with family and given $188k

Mar 26th 2013, 12:39 PM 26,999 Views 60 Comments

Billy Ray Harris handed back a valuable diamond and platinum engagement ring to its owner and has received some good karma in return – including $188k in donations.

# life - Monday 25 February, 2013

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing
# Life Sentence
# Life Sentence

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing

Feb 25th 2013, 12:22 PM 7,626 Views 18 Comments

Evidence presented to the court suggests that she had been tied up and raped before being murdered.

# life - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause
# Constitution
# Constitution

Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause

Feb 17th 2013, 4:24 PM 35,708 Views 65 Comments

A vast majority of the delegates voted to change the article, with 98 per cent supporting a proposal to make it gender-neutral.

# life - Monday 11 February, 2013

Gascoigne's life not in danger, says therapist
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Gascoigne's life not in danger, says therapist

Feb 11th 2013, 1:57 PM 909 Views 1 Comment

The former Tottenham great has been transferred from a US Clinic Cottonwood to a local hospital to be monitored.

# life - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Column: How our idea of love changes as we get older
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How our idea of love changes as we get older

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 13,319 Views 20 Comments

The qualities we value in a partner when we are young often change as we grow older, writes Kate Burke.

# life - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 557 Views 21 Comments

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

# life - Thursday 13 December, 2012

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured
# Health
# Health

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured

Dec 13th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,460 Views 11 Comments

That is according to the largest ever study on global disease, which also shows that fewer children are dying every year from diseases such as malnutrition.

# life - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Killer of newlywed jailed for life in South Africa
# South Africa
# South Africa

Killer of newlywed jailed for life in South Africa

Dec 5th 2012, 4:51 PM 5,987 Views 6 Comments

The man was convicted of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani. Her husband has denied plotting to have the 28-year-old killed.

ISPCC: Lack of teen mental health supports needs to be addressed
# Children
# Children

ISPCC: Lack of teen mental health supports needs to be addressed

Dec 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,209 Views 11 Comments

According to a new ISPCC survey, as children age they are less able to know where to go for support.

# life - Monday 19 November, 2012

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"
# Bishops
# Bishops

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"

Nov 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 10,273 Views 113 Comments

They said this was the case with a seriously ill pregnant woman “provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby”.

# life - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Teen sentenced to life over Craigslist plot
# Ohio
# Ohio

Teen sentenced to life over Craigslist plot

Nov 10th 2012, 12:30 PM 24,349 Views 14 Comments

Brogan Rafferty, 17, was involved in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work to their death.

# life - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams
# Opinion
# Opinion

Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams

Oct 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 402 Views 144 Comments

The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.

# life - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Orla Tinsley: Honesty about death and purpose in life
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# Read Me

Orla Tinsley: Honesty about death and purpose in life

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 2,224 Views 12 Comments

The Seamus Heaney poem ‘Mid-term Break’ always resonated with cystic fibrosis rights campaigner Orla Tinsley – and made her realise that life, though fragile, can be “calculated and powerful”.

# life - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago
# Island Life
From The Daily Edge
# Island Life

Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago

Aug 7th 2012, 7:10 AM 10,955 Views 11 Comments

Woollen shawls, currachs and unusual school uniforms are all featured in these incredible pictures of island life in the early 1900s.

# life - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow
# Mars
# Mars

Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow

Aug 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,215 Views 20 Comments

The Mars Science Laboratory, which carries the rover, aims to find out if there is life on Mars – and it arrives near the planet’s surface tomorrow.

# life - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 11th 2012, 7:20 AM 18,950 Views 10 Comments

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.

# life - Thursday 24 May, 2012

VIDEO: iPhone's Siri explains the meaning of life to John Malkovich
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

VIDEO: iPhone's Siri explains the meaning of life to John Malkovich

May 24th 2012, 2:33 PM 5,287 Views 8 Comments

Latest iPhone 4S suggests Siri has all the answers…

# life - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hay fever sufferers 'take time off work and avoid sex'
# Hay Fever
# Hay Fever

Hay fever sufferers 'take time off work and avoid sex'

May 3rd 2012, 12:33 PM 3,918 Views 10 Comments

Hay fever sufferers are tired, take time off work, and avoid sex due to their symptoms, a new survey shows.

# life - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Open thread: What’s the best (and worst) advice your mother ever gave you?
# Over To You
From The Daily Edge
# Over To You

Open thread: What’s the best (and worst) advice your mother ever gave you?

Mar 18th 2012, 9:30 AM 6,401 Views 59 Comments

On Mother’s Day, share those little pearls of wisdom you learned from Mammy with TheJournal.ie’s users…

# life - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef
# Under The Sea
From The Daily Edge
# Under The Sea

Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef

Feb 23rd 2012, 3:16 PM 1,872 Views 2 Comments

The survey will officially launch in September, using images broadcast on Google Earth and Google Maps taken of the coral reef with a special panoramic camera.

# life - Monday 19 December, 2011

Kim Jong Il: A life in pictures
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Il: A life in pictures

Dec 19th 2011, 9:34 AM 3,842 Views 10 Comments

The North Korean leader was photographed countless times during his life, with only official photographs released to the media. Here, we take a look at the life of Kim Jong Il in pictures.

# life - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Evidence of 'shallow lakes' found on Jupiter moon Europa
# Space Lake
# Space Lake

Evidence of 'shallow lakes' found on Jupiter moon Europa

Nov 17th 2011, 3:14 PM 3,546 Views 17 Comments

Scientists believe they have found evidence of liquid water beneath the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon – indicating a potential habitat for life outside Earth.

# life - Monday 12 September, 2011

'Steam bath' planet could support life, say astronomers
# New Neighbours?
# New Neighbours?

'Steam bath' planet could support life, say astronomers

Sep 12th 2011, 9:38 PM 460 Views 3 Comments

European astronomers announcing the discovery of 50 new planets say that one in particular is just inside the habitable zone.

# life - Friday 2 September, 2011

Column: Nine months' pregnant and heading to Electric Picnic? Don't.
# Electric Picnic
From The Daily Edge
# Electric Picnic

Column: Nine months' pregnant and heading to Electric Picnic? Don't.

Sep 2nd 2011, 3:00 PM 593 Views 12 Comments

Journalist and writer Colin Murphy recalls the year he and his heavily-pregnant partner camped it out in Stradbally – and how they were lucky their child wasn’t born in a field. And called Electra.

# life - Monday 18 July, 2011

How to... Stage a duck race
# Duck!
From The Daily Edge
# Duck!

How to... Stage a duck race

Jul 18th 2011, 3:30 PM 1,575 Views 2 Comments

Fundraising fun race shows exactly how to get your ducks in a row. Last one is a rotten egg.

# life - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
# Extinction
# Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 908 Views 8 Comments

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

# life - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Irish women are less-well off than men - but they live longer and are less likely to emigrate
# Gender
# Gender

Irish women are less-well off than men - but they live longer and are less likely to emigrate

Feb 2nd 2011, 6:20 PM 1,073 Views 0 Comments

Gender imbalance exists according to report from Central Statistics Office – but inequality is present on both sides of the divide.

# life - Friday 8 October, 2010

Maynooth scientist makes major breakthrough on life's origins
# Science
# Science

Maynooth scientist makes major breakthrough on life's origins

Oct 8th 2010, 10:26 AM 435 Views 0 Comments

“Nature’s big bang” uncovered by a Maynooth scientist searching for the earliest ancestor of the human race.