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# society - Monday 25 February, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Hands off celebrity baby bumps
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Hands off celebrity baby bumps

Feb 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 25 Views 13 Comments

“Female celebs are required to share enough to present a rosy image of pregnancy, without grossing anyone out with gory details.”

# society - Thursday 21 February, 2013

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul

Feb 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 5,553 Views 93 Comments

The recommended two-tier child benefit system will worsen the situation of families who are already struggling, the charity said.

# society - Sunday 17 February, 2013

How birth date affects future success
# Birthday
# Birthday

How birth date affects future success

Feb 17th 2013, 12:00 PM 44,733 Views 29 Comments

Researchers in the US have made further connections between when you are born within the academic year and the chances of dropping out of school.

# society - Saturday 16 February, 2013

9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week
# Society
# Society

9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week

Feb 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 21,876 Views 42 Comments

A major study released by the CSO this week gave facts and figures about income in Ireland today. This is what it found.

# society - Monday 11 February, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to

Feb 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 536 Views 68 Comments

The hand of the State and religious bodies in what happened to the women of the Laundries is clear – but the hard facts of the McAleese report also shows that the Irish public was complicit too.

# society - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Chess giving hope to slum children
# Uganda
# Uganda

Chess giving hope to slum children

Feb 10th 2013, 9:45 AM 5,535 Views 13 Comments

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

# society - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year
# Home Security
# Home Security

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Feb 7th 2013, 9:45 PM 9,472 Views 56 Comments

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

Concern in China over number of single males
# Bare Branches
# Bare Branches

Concern in China over number of single males

Feb 7th 2013, 9:30 PM 12,708 Views 21 Comments

Even worse, these men – dubbed “bare branches” – are deemed to represent a danger to social stability.

# society - Monday 4 February, 2013

The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel?

Feb 4th 2013, 12:58 PM 24,640 Views 57 Comments

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

# society - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Here's how Britain is getting its citizens to 'behave'
# Nudge Theory
# Nudge Theory

Here's how Britain is getting its citizens to 'behave'

Feb 3rd 2013, 8:45 AM 13,209 Views 23 Comments

The Behavioural Insights Team – nicknamed the ‘Nudge Unit’ – is working behind the scenes to stop Britons smoking, get them to pay taxes and other behaviour modifications.

# society - Friday 1 February, 2013

Marriage is good for the heart: study
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

Marriage is good for the heart: study

Feb 1st 2013, 6:35 AM 5,736 Views 14 Comments

Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.

# society - Monday 28 January, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The New Rules for women are best ignored
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: The New Rules for women are best ignored

Jan 28th 2013, 7:15 AM 394 Views 73 Comments

The terrifying ‘How to land a man’ books have dressed their old claptrap up in the language of the interweb – and are a good guide of what NOT to do in the world of dating.

# society - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Jan 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,109 Views 39 Comments

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# society - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society
# Integration
# Integration

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society

Jan 16th 2013, 10:39 AM 7,348 Views 122 Comments

The survey found that 86 per cent of our new citizens have completed third level education while over 80 per cent are working.

# society - Monday 14 January, 2013

Why half of the world's food goes to waste
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Jan 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,156 Views 11 Comments

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# society - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon

Jan 9th 2013, 2:05 PM 3,132 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.

# society - Saturday 5 January, 2013

The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012
# Richer
# Richer

The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012

Jan 5th 2013, 6:00 PM 29,398 Views 89 Comments

Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…

# society - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life
# Unhappy Face
# Unhappy Face

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life

Jan 2nd 2013, 8:30 PM 35,305 Views 47 Comments

A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.

# society - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 567 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.

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe
# Desolate
# Desolate

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Jan 1st 2013, 4:30 PM 24,280 Views 14 Comments

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

# society - Monday 31 December, 2012

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups

Dec 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 18 Views 2 Comments

The true mark of maturity, however, is to stop beating ourselves up over not being the perfect adult – and to resolve to be a better kid.

# society - Thursday 27 December, 2012

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

Dec 27th 2012, 9:00 PM 26,009 Views 24 Comments

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

Irishwoman, illegal alien for 89 years, to become US citizen
# Immigration
# Immigration

Irishwoman, illegal alien for 89 years, to become US citizen

Dec 27th 2012, 6:01 PM 16,774 Views 16 Comments

Josephine Stout only discovered her undocumented status when her daughter was murdered and she had to care for her grandchildren.

# society - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 7,431 Views 56 Comments

In Census 2011, 84 per cent of the population described themselves as Roman Catholic, and there were a number of other smaller Christian groupings recorded too. Does that translate into people in pews on Christmas Day?

# society - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law?
# Mammy Knows Best
From The Daily Edge
# Mammy Knows Best

Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law?

Dec 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 7,052 Views 20 Comments

New reality show for RTÉ is asking you to do just that.

# society - Monday 17 December, 2012

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?

Dec 17th 2012, 1:00 PM 9,403 Views 49 Comments

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

# society - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
# Violence
# Violence

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

Dec 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 15,172 Views 12 Comments

Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.

# society - Friday 7 December, 2012

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign
# Write For Rights
# Write For Rights

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign

Dec 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,478 Views 0 Comments

Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman’s story is one of 12 the human rights group wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# society - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Dec 5th 2012, 7:33 PM 34,102 Views 96 Comments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

# society - Monday 3 December, 2012

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal?

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:30 PM 89,061 Views 27 Comments

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

Lisa McInerney: What's so terrible about abortion-on-demand?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: What's so terrible about abortion-on-demand?

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 285 Views 206 Comments

It took this long for the State to really address medically-necessary termination – so how long is it going to take for it to address the wider complexity of

# society - Sunday 2 December, 2012

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man
# So He Said
# So He Said

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

Dec 2nd 2012, 11:00 AM 22,758 Views 30 Comments

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

# society - Saturday 1 December, 2012

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned
# Society
# Society

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned

Dec 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 25,556 Views 38 Comments

Revival of medieval ‘foundling’ boxes in which abandoned babies were placed send “bad message to society”.

# society - Thursday 29 November, 2012

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change
# Social Change
# Social Change

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

Nov 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,963 Views 66 Comments

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

# society - Monday 26 November, 2012

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?

Nov 26th 2012, 1:40 PM 12,245 Views 40 Comments

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

# society - Monday 19 November, 2012

The burning question*: How often do you change your bedsheets?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: How often do you change your bedsheets?

Nov 19th 2012, 1:30 PM 21,261 Views 51 Comments

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

Lisa McInerney: Hey guys, you don't have to be arrogant to be attractive
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Hey guys, you don't have to be arrogant to be attractive

Nov 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,375 Views 60 Comments

Women do like nice men – and to say otherwise, as an anonymous column did last week, is a real disservice to the good guys.

# society - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Barnes: Racism is society's problem, not football's
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Barnes: Racism is society's problem, not football's

Nov 14th 2012, 8:55 PM 792 Views 1 Comment

The former Liverpool player player says recent issues are merely a reflection of British society and not confined to sport.

# society - Sunday 11 November, 2012

So who did turn out to vote?
# Referendum
# Referendum

So who did turn out to vote?

Nov 11th 2012, 5:46 PM 13,922 Views 60 Comments

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill
# Experience
# Experience

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

Nov 11th 2012, 11:00 AM 3,985 Views 1 Comment

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.