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# society - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Poll: Do BOD and Beyoncé represent the new celebrity icons in Irish society?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do BOD and Beyoncé represent the new celebrity icons in Irish society?

Mar 9th 2014, 10:35 AM 16,515 Views 77 Comments

With people not looking up to politicians and attendances at church falling, are celebrities filling the void?

# society - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland's social problems remain
# People Of Ireland
# People Of Ireland

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland's social problems remain

Jan 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 307 Views 39 Comments

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

# society - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?

Dec 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 74 Views 63 Comments

A report released earlier this week about levels and experiences of racism in Ireland has provided an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in our country, writes James Carr.

# society - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The Week in Photos: Breaking through
# Top Pics
# Top Pics

The Week in Photos: Breaking through

Dec 14th 2013, 6:30 PM 9,402 Views 2 Comments

Pushing out, gathering speed, breaking out.

The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives
# Sweary
# Sweary

The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives

Dec 14th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,347 Views 41 Comments

Hell, no.

# society - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

Nov 30th 2013, 10:14 AM 14,995 Views 240 Comments

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park
# Green Space
# Green Space

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park

Nov 30th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,200 Views 20 Comments

The site between Cork Street and Chamber Street in Dublin 8 could now become recreation space for Dublin 8 residents, pending a planning report.

# society - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

Nov 27th 2013, 5:53 PM 9,918 Views 0 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# society - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses
# Goldieblox
# Goldieblox

This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses

Nov 20th 2013, 3:43 PM 23,496 Views 65 Comments

And it is stupendous.

# society - Sunday 17 November, 2013

How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes
# Jfk50
# Jfk50

How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes

Nov 17th 2013, 6:30 PM 8,716 Views 37 Comments

The assassination 50 years ago unfolded in real time in people’s homes as coverage went on uninterrupted for days.

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Nov 17th 2013, 8:30 AM 28 Views 67 Comments

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

# society - Monday 4 November, 2013

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
# Caring
# Caring

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Nov 4th 2013, 3:25 PM 8,438 Views 23 Comments

Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.

# society - Saturday 2 November, 2013

People 'more attractive' when seen in a group
# Cheerleader Effect
# Cheerleader Effect

People 'more attractive' when seen in a group

Nov 2nd 2013, 10:30 AM 22,187 Views 20 Comments

Barney Stinson’s ‘cheerleader effect’ is real, people.

# society - Monday 28 October, 2013

Does heartbreak cause actual pain?
# Love Hurts
# Love Hurts

Does heartbreak cause actual pain?

Oct 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 23,886 Views 38 Comments

A broken heart isn’t just an abstract concept… and evolution wants it that way.

The Burning Question*: Is it silly to decorate the house for Halloween?
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

The Burning Question*: Is it silly to decorate the house for Halloween?

Oct 28th 2013, 11:30 AM 10,817 Views 40 Comments

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# society - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter
# Interview
# Interview

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Oct 27th 2013, 4:42 PM 19,342 Views 17 Comments

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

# society - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago
# Working Lives
# Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,099 Views 16 Comments

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# society - Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 26 Views 32 Comments

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

# society - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Concern over teen 'thigh gap' weight loss obsession
# Body Image
# Body Image

Concern over teen 'thigh gap' weight loss obsession

Oct 6th 2013, 8:30 PM 41,147 Views 64 Comments

Psychologists and sociologists warn that ‘pipe dream’ of particular body shape a danger to teenage girls.

# society - Friday 27 September, 2013

Pasta maker in hot water after saying they'll never have gay couples in ads
# Pasta Joke
# Pasta Joke

Pasta maker in hot water after saying they'll never have gay couples in ads

Sep 27th 2013, 9:15 PM 12,761 Views 49 Comments

Barilla has had to issue an apology after a backlash to the CEO’s comments about “classic” family values.

# society - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

Sep 21st 2013, 7:00 PM 48 Views 40 Comments

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

# society - Sunday 15 September, 2013

This chart explains every culture in the world
Live Sep 15th 2013, 10:00 PM

This chart explains every culture in the world

# society - Friday 30 August, 2013

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase
# Births Marriages And Deaths
# Births Marriages And Deaths

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase

Aug 30th 2013, 3:44 PM 9,176 Views 54 Comments

The figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that 36.5 per cent of total births in January to March were to parents outside marriage.

# society - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage
# Airport Alert
# Airport Alert

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage

Aug 15th 2013, 9:45 PM 53,238 Views 66 Comments

UK authorities warn airport staff to be vigilant for trafficked teens and charity gives advice to vulnerable that might help them attract attention to their plight.

# society - Monday 5 August, 2013

How much sex is too much sex?
# Society
# Society

How much sex is too much sex?

Aug 5th 2013, 5:30 PM 38,268 Views 57 Comments

Sound like a ridiculous question? Not when you take into account the emotional, physical and relationship impact of quantity over quality.

# society - Sunday 4 August, 2013

This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland
# Citizen Rule
# Citizen Rule

This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland

Aug 4th 2013, 9:15 AM 20,567 Views 101 Comments

Disused railways into cycle paths; flat fares; community schemes; co-op gardens on Nama lands – some of your spiffing suggestions on turning the current state of the nation on its head.

# society - Monday 29 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 358 Views 23 Comments

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

# society - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Jul 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 10,798 Views 52 Comments

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

# society - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types

Jul 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 108 Views 36 Comments

Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.

# society - Sunday 30 June, 2013

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity
# Research
# Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Jun 30th 2013, 5:30 PM 13,115 Views 49 Comments

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

# society - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly

Jun 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 62 Views 5 Comments

Let’s move on from the twentieth century, where older people were thought of as dependents. Older people can – and must — contribute to economic growth, writes Michael Hodin.

# society - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases
# Pester Power
# Pester Power

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

May 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,706 Views 36 Comments

The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.

# society - Monday 6 May, 2013

The burning question*: Do you listen to voicemails on your mobile?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Do you listen to voicemails on your mobile?

May 6th 2013, 11:00 AM 14,204 Views 39 Comments

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

The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'
# Human Needs
# Human Needs

The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'

May 6th 2013, 9:30 AM 30,165 Views 43 Comments

That’s according to a Harvard social and economic ranking study.

# society - Sunday 5 May, 2013

These maps show 21 highly segregated USA cities
# USA
# USA

These maps show 21 highly segregated USA cities

May 5th 2013, 11:00 AM 18,704 Views 61 Comments

Analysis of the 2010 Census data shows how major cities are still segregated by neighbourhood a half century after the civil rights movement.

Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh
# Sweatshops
# Sweatshops

Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh

May 5th 2013, 9:15 AM 12,130 Views 13 Comments

Vietnam – working on improving technology, conditions and pay – is proving more attractive to brands who want to protect their consumer reputation.

# society - Monday 22 April, 2013

Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic?

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 109 Views 197 Comments

This question is not born out of contempt, says TheJournal.ie columnist, but is out of genuine bewilderment when you consider the status of women in Catholic doctrine.

# society - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Where you stand in a lift reveals lots about gender roles
# Society
# Society

Where you stand in a lift reveals lots about gender roles

Apr 20th 2013, 5:00 PM 20,872 Views 43 Comments

A PhD study found that women stand nearest the doors…

# society - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'
# Russia
# Russia

Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'

Mar 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,758 Views 30 Comments

Theatrical show in a Moscow human rights’ museum is shedding light on those who imposed the brutal will of the Russian dictator.

# society - Friday 8 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 80 Views 123 Comments

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.