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# society - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Column: Discussing teen drinking... over a bottle of vino
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Discussing teen drinking... over a bottle of vino

Jul 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 218 Views 23 Comments

“Alcohol, to a child, must seem like some sort of guaranteed treat for grown-ups. It’s advertised as being fuel for wit, a stylish accessory, or a national heritage.”

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer
# Longevity
# Longevity

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer

Jul 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 11,795 Views 45 Comments

Here’s what the scientists say…

# society - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year
# Suicide
# Suicide

Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year

Jul 11th 2012, 9:46 PM 6,885 Views 36 Comments

New figures show 525 people took their own lives in Ireland in 2011.

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 18,990 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.

# society - Monday 9 July, 2012

Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s
# Missive
# Missive

Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s

Jul 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 14,835 Views 26 Comments

Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.

The burning question*: Do you lick the yoghurt foil lid or not?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Do you lick the yoghurt foil lid or not?

Jul 9th 2012, 11:00 AM 12,207 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)

# society - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Poll: Do you know your neighbours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you know your neighbours?

Jul 7th 2012, 9:15 AM 5,962 Views 28 Comments

You have a week left to organise an event for Know Your Neighbour weekend. But how well do you know them now – if at all?

# society - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 417 Views 30 Comments

Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.

# society - Monday 2 July, 2012

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:34 PM 36,406 Views 54 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 130 Views 31 Comments

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?

# society - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

Jun 30th 2012, 9:15 AM 13,931 Views 72 Comments

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

# society - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

Jun 25th 2012, 1:50 PM 11 Views 12 Comments

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# society - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 63 Views 13 Comments

Mark Boyle, an Irishman in Japan, says his home country and his adopted one have polar attitudes to government – and neither have been served well by their approach…

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 56 Views 32 Comments

Revelations over child deaths are just the latest in a long line – and nothing will change unless we move beyond scapegoats, writes Aaron McKenna.

# society - Monday 18 June, 2012

How to get to Know Your Neighbour
# Come Together
From The Daily Edge
# Come Together

How to get to Know Your Neighbour

Jun 18th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,398 Views 23 Comments

Community get-together weekend is coming up in July – here are some inventive ideas to get your event started…

The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter?

Jun 18th 2012, 1:00 PM 51,309 Views 47 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

# society - Sunday 17 June, 2012

8 terrible Father's Day presents
# Ta-daa!
From The Daily Edge
# Ta-daa!

8 terrible Father's Day presents

Jun 17th 2012, 9:15 AM 11,215 Views 15 Comments

If you love your dad… step away from the novelty ties.

# society - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide

Jun 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 192 Views 30 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson knows what it is to be on the brink of despair – and says communicating the pain is vital to be able to pull back from the edge.

# society - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts

Jun 10th 2012, 6:00 PM 6,248 Views 20 Comments

There were 552 suicides recorded in 2009, an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year. One study found a high number of people who had taken their own lives had been unemployed.

# society - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Jun 5th 2012, 9:13 AM 6,122 Views 41 Comments

Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…

# society - Monday 4 June, 2012

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Jun 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 680 Views 24 Comments

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…

# society - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:29 AM 23 Views 64 Comments

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

# society - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
# Punt Nua?
# Punt Nua?

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 2,987 Views 8 Comments

New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…

# society - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

May 26th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,207 Views 0 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The secret link between Jedward and the Central Bank and the TD who was caught working…

# society - Monday 21 May, 2012

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse
# Childline
# Childline

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

May 21st 2012, 3:09 PM 3,385 Views 32 Comments

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both.

May 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 151 Views 73 Comments

Being proud to be Irish is sometime looked on as a social gaffe, writes Lisa McInerney, but that’s not always fair… and it’s not always the best way to figure out who really is racist…

# society - Friday 18 May, 2012

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system

May 18th 2012, 2:05 PM 133 Views 46 Comments

The singer has been horrified by a report on the state of a building which houses counselling services for teenagers – and argues that it is indicative of how some children are being ignored by the State.

# society - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day

May 17th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,960 Views 14 Comments

No comment.

# society - Monday 14 May, 2012

The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom?

May 14th 2012, 11:40 AM 6,603 Views 28 Comments

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

# society - Sunday 13 May, 2012

10 tips on overcoming fear
# Fear Factor
# Fear Factor

10 tips on overcoming fear

May 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,926 Views 6 Comments

Author Robert Greene has written books on how to gain power and keep it – this is how he thinks you can overcome fear…

# society - Thursday 10 May, 2012

VIDEO: What happens when a TD faces the social welfare system?
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

VIDEO: What happens when a TD faces the social welfare system?

May 10th 2012, 4:01 PM 7,608 Views 50 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly told the Dáil last night:”The system is not working.”

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

May 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 339 Views 350 Comments

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

# society - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

The (emergency) burning question*: King or Tayto crisps?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The (emergency) burning question*: King or Tayto crisps?

May 8th 2012, 2:00 PM 12,067 Views 111 Comments

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

# society - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

May 1st 2012, 6:06 PM 26 Views 59 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# society - Monday 30 April, 2012

Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme

Apr 30th 2012, 3:17 PM 2,717 Views 17 Comments

#DepressionHurts campaign asks schools to give over one lesson to educating children on spotting depression in others – and reaching out if they are suffering.

The burning question*: Do you add salt before tasting your dinner?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Do you add salt before tasting your dinner?

Apr 30th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,201 Views 30 Comments

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

You wanted a book of John Hinde postcards? You got it.
# Hindesight
# Hindesight

You wanted a book of John Hinde postcards? You got it.

Apr 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 13,047 Views 20 Comments

Photographic arm of classic postcard company has made its way back out of examinership – and has produced a collectors’ book… on the suggestion of TheJournal.ie readers.

# society - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 25 Views 19 Comments

Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.

# society - Monday 23 April, 2012

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

Apr 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 71 Views 51 Comments

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

# society - Friday 20 April, 2012

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?

Apr 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,761 Views 65 Comments

Mayo County Council has a special appeal for road users – to give farmers room to go about their job at this busy agricultural season.