Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 19 °C Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

The family behind the Rye River Café share their shutdown story, and some recipes

Shona Bourke of the Rye River Café shares some recipes and says closing in March broke her heart but they’ve moved the business online.

'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish'

Peter Flanagan says Johnson’s failure to sack Dominic Cummings is just another in a long line of disastrous moves for the UK.

I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help

Niamh McCarron says people with chronic illnesses and disabilities have been asking for remote working for years, often getting told that it can’t be supported, for a whole list of reasons.

NPHET needs to move faster to find ways to allow us visit our loved ones in nursing homes

Dublin woman Therese Bruton’s mother is in a nursing home. She says enough is enough, they need to see their loved ones.

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis

As many people take to the garden during the Covid-19 shutdown, Fiann Ó Nualláin says there’s a mindful approach to the tasks that can improve wellbeing.

SPONSORED

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

Money Diaries: A 43-year-old software technician on €35K working from home in Dublin

Our reader this week details how she’s working from home through the lockdown.

Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens

Pamper the Camper founder Shane Ó Ciardhubhaín says Covid-19 blew the festival business away for 2020, so they’ve worked fast to adapt.

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

SPONSORED

Chef Shane Rigney shares a chicken noodle salad and coconut cream layer cake

Shane Rigney, owner of Riggers D8 in Inchicore, Dublin, says it’s been a slog working through the shutdown, but he’s grateful they’re still going.

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?

Ken Cowley, a parent and business owner, believes it’s time NPHET considered a careful reopening of schools.

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic

This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'

Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.

SPONSORED

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'

Dr Michael Byrne of UCD welcomes new measures to protect tenants but says they should not be left to pick up the pieces once the virus passes.

Money Diaries: A data engineer living in Dublin, working from home in the shutdown

This week, our reader works on a new job from home, while he and his partner get through the shutdown.

'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'

David Curtin, CEO of IE Domain Registry, says digital is crucial to the long-term survival of SMEs

Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'

Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

Opinion: Ireland's courts might have a digital future but vulnerable people need protection

‘Those who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, people with intellectual disabilities and non-native English speakers will need help to navigate the new system.’

'My Westport café became a deli overnight'. Covid-19 challenges and a couple of recipes from Mayo

Lucy Bracken of Leafy Greens in Westport discusses the shutdown and offers a couple of tasty recipes.

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

SPONSORED

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home

Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

Gerry Adams: 'It's up to the UK government now to address the cases of other internees'

Gerry Adams welcomes the UK Supreme Court quashing today of his conviction for attempted Maze Prison escapes in the 1970s.

Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'

Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.

'We cannot just flatten the curve, we need to crush it. Wearing masks will help'

Professor Gerry Killeen has worked on the control of malaria and zika viruses in the past. He says we should all be wearing masks.

SPONSORED

Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?

Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says our internal bias can dictate our perception of shutdown compliance.

'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown

James Rickard has Cerebral Palsy. He says this shutdown has reminded him of the importance of connection.

Money Diaries: A pharmaceutical engineer living in Meath, commuting to work in Dublin in the shutdown

Our reader says he’s saving time on his journey now and saving money during the Covid-19 changes.

From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis

Sam & Maud Black of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have adapted their business model fast, even moving to produce hand sanitiser.

Larry Donnelly: Has America finally had enough of Trump?

Trump was on track to take a second term, but Covid-19 has changed everything, writes Donnelly.

SPONSORED

Olympian, author and fitness expert Derval O'Rourke shares some healthy recipes

Derval offers some simple tips for maintaining health and well-being during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'

Donal Fallon reflects on the end of an era, as Bewley’s cafe on Grafton street prepares to close its doors.

'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel

On Europe Day, marking the Schuman declaration in 1950, the three presidents of the EU, Commission and Parliament share thoughts on Covid-19 and the future for Europe.

Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'

Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.

1 2 3 4 5