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# read-mes - Sunday 6 January, 2019

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January
# Books Not Boredom
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# Books Not Boredom

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January

Jan 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 5,287 Views 0 Comments

Entertain your mind for a sec.

# read-mes - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

Sep 29th 2017, 12:50 PM 31,376 Views 273 Comments

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# read-mes - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Sep 27th 2017, 8:15 PM 19,028 Views 230 Comments

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

# read-mes - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'

Jul 6th 2017, 10:57 AM 12,136 Views 121 Comments

Senator Frances Black finds it ‘disheartening’ to watch legislation picked apart that she believes will protect families all over Ireland.

# read-mes - Friday 30 June, 2017

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'

Jun 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 5,661 Views 93 Comments

TD Paul Murphy writes candidly about the “relief, gratitude, anger and sadness” that accompanied the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Jobstown trial.

# read-mes - Thursday 22 June, 2017

The Trump Bump? An increase in trust for news media
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Trump Bump? An increase in trust for news media

Jun 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 2,159 Views 42 Comments

A major new report gives Irish news publications some “chinks of light”, writes Dr Jane Suiter.

# read-mes - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Men DO open up about their problems - but no-one is listening
# Opinion
# Opinion

Men DO open up about their problems - but no-one is listening

Oct 29th 2016, 8:15 PM 11,223 Views 117 Comments

James Behan of Men’s Voices Ireland on why men’s problems are frequently trivialised.

# read-mes - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Oct 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 818 Views 8 Comments

Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.

# read-mes - Monday 3 October, 2016

Colombia's rejection of peace deal has echoes of UK's shock Brexit
# Insight
# Insight

Colombia's rejection of peace deal has echoes of UK's shock Brexit

Oct 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 105 Views 25 Comments

There was a lot to stomach in a Yes vote for a people caused so much pain over the past five decades, writes Michael Sheils McNamee from Medellin.

# read-mes - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Digital can deliver vital votes - but how do politicians earn the 'like' love?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Digital can deliver vital votes - but how do politicians earn the 'like' love?

Feb 3rd 2016, 8:00 AM 45 Views 25 Comments

Nothing can beat the knock on the door – sure – but this will be the year to pay attention to the ones who don’t answer.

# read-mes - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?

May 31st 2015, 6:30 PM 1,102 Views 82 Comments

Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.

# read-mes - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Column: Enda's charm offensive has begun
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Enda's charm offensive has begun

May 14th 2015, 10:00 PM 33 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach’s rare appearance on Irish television is a firm signal that Fine Gael is gearing up for a general election – but don’t expect him on Vincent Browne any time soon.

# read-mes - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

Apr 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 112 Views 45 Comments

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

# read-mes - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prisoners, parole and politics don't - and shouldn't - mix

Apr 8th 2015, 9:30 PM 138 Views 16 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,029 Views 133 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# read-mes - Friday 20 March, 2015

Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland

Mar 20th 2015, 10:15 PM 78 Views 56 Comments

Established parties are going to fight, and fight dirty, ahead of the general election – Lucinda Creighton’s party need to sort out their communication strategy, writes Paul Allen.

# read-mes - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it's never too late to come out
# Column
# Column

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it's never too late to come out

Feb 17th 2015, 9:10 PM 217 Views 21 Comments

News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.

# read-mes - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Feb 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 953 Views 69 Comments

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.

# read-mes - Sunday 25 January, 2015

How to pick the right therapist for you
# Advice
# Advice

How to pick the right therapist for you

Jan 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 10,123 Views 20 Comments

People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.

# read-mes - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015

Dec 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 177 Views 116 Comments

The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.

# read-mes - Friday 26 December, 2014

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Dec 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 60 Views 21 Comments

Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…

# read-mes - Saturday 11 October, 2014

These handy tips will help develop your child's maths skills (without them knowing it)
# One Two Three
# One Two Three

These handy tips will help develop your child's maths skills (without them knowing it)

Oct 11th 2014, 6:30 PM 633 Views 1 Comment

Fun ways to make maths count without it being a chore.

# read-mes - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency
# The Toll
# The Toll

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Sep 11th 2014, 1:10 PM 63 Views 6 Comments

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

# read-mes - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking

Sep 10th 2014, 4:10 PM 1,343 Views 52 Comments

…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.

# read-mes - Monday 30 June, 2014

Opinion: Brand Suarez now has even more bite
# Brand Luis
# Brand Luis

Opinion: Brand Suarez now has even more bite

Jun 30th 2014, 3:00 PM 46 Views 20 Comments

Despite his reputation being torn to shreds by the media, Luis Suarez will remain hot property for companies eager to associate with one of the hottest, if most controversial, figures in sport, writes Paul Allen.

# read-mes - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace
# Opinion
# Opinion

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace

Jun 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 18,648 Views 86 Comments

We asked and you told us. Here are some of your experiences of bullying in the workplace.

# read-mes - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

Jun 9th 2014, 1:55 PM 2,353 Views 99 Comments

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# read-mes - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

May 25th 2014, 5:58 PM 849 Views 65 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

# read-mes - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: This government's housing policy will - literally - put people on the streets

May 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 85 Views 57 Comments

Willful ignorance or not, the crude approach is going to end in misery. Again.

# read-mes - Monday 12 May, 2014

Column: 6 things I hate about restaurants
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 6 things I hate about restaurants

May 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 323 Views 77 Comments

Restaurant critic Ross Golden-Bannon reveals his pet hates cultivated as a restaurant critic and food writer

# read-mes - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: They say €240 per year for water. Sure. For now.

May 11th 2014, 8:16 AM 57 Views 135 Comments

Damien Kiberd finds the election promise of an ‘average’ water charge is as leaky as a badly-laid pipe.

# read-mes - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Some very solid reasons why the banking inquiry will fail to deliver

May 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 32 Views 21 Comments

“This country is suffering from paralysis by analysis”.

# read-mes - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Column: How we lost our shame of being glued to the TV
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How we lost our shame of being glued to the TV

May 3rd 2014, 5:00 PM 88 Views 25 Comments

The small screen, once home to has-been actors and low-budget dross, has been revolutionised, writes Dave Winterlich.

# read-mes - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

Apr 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 257 Views 120 Comments

But it hasn’t helped them as those old-school types have made it next to impossible for young qualified types to get a permanent job.

# read-mes - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: The digital world can support journalism - but who is supporting journalists?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The digital world can support journalism - but who is supporting journalists?

Apr 24th 2014, 2:00 PM 133 Views 12 Comments

A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.

# read-mes - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

Apr 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 296 Views 44 Comments

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# read-mes - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise so we can emerge from this cul-de-sac
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise so we can emerge from this cul-de-sac

Apr 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 107 Views 96 Comments

There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.

# read-mes - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash...

Apr 6th 2014, 8:30 AM 186 Views 100 Comments

…but this might not be a Bad Thing.

# read-mes - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 47 Views 52 Comments

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

# read-mes - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: The real reason why Frank Flannery's head was served up on a plate

Mar 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 138 Views 49 Comments

‘Spin doctors? But who the hell is sick?’ To paraphrase the TV drama Borgen, Frank Flannery’s dismissal uncovers some uncomfortable truths about ‘access all areas’ PR in politics.

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