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# read-me - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening Opinion

Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening

For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# read-me - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead Opinion

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# read-me - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim' Column

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# read-me - Monday 25 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses Opinion

The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses

Employers should stick to questions that interrogate the candidate’s experience and deliver measurable evidence, writes careers expert Eoghan McDermott.

# read-me - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body Opinion

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body

Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the refugee camp where thousands are holding out for a better life Julien Mercille In Greece

Inside the refugee camp where thousands are holding out for a better life

Over 50,000 people are stranded in Greece after EU states shut their borders to refugees. Julien Mercille meets some of those looking for a way out.

# read-me - Saturday 23 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow Opinion

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Howya head - how about some cabbage? Grow It Yourself

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

From TheJournal.ie Google row: The EU has shown its contempt for success – and another reason to leave Opinion

Google row: The EU has shown its contempt for success – and another reason to leave

The EU’s message to Google: thanks for the free operating system, guys. Please keep producing that, thanks. But you can’t use it to promote your services.

# read-me - Friday 22 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie We're helping women access abortion pills in Ireland. Here's why Opinion

We're helping women access abortion pills in Ireland. Here's why

When the law does not suit our lives, we take matters into our own hands, writes Need Abortion Ireland, a new support group for women seeking abortion services.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: Ireland must face up to its climate change obligations Opinion

Alan Kelly: Ireland must face up to its climate change obligations

Outgoing Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is in New York as over 150 countries sign the historic Paris climate deal.

From TheJournal.ie Struggling to get stuff done? Some top tips on decluttering your mind Put Off Procrastinating

Struggling to get stuff done? Some top tips on decluttering your mind

Replace to-do lists with done lists, and set yourself achievable goals, writes Neil Pavitt.

# read-me - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that Opinion

Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that

When major pubs across the country make huge profits, bar workers too should share in their success, writes Mandate general secretary John Douglas.

# read-me - Monday 18 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A former waitress on the five kind of customers she (not always happily) served Opinion

A former waitress on the five kind of customers she (not always happily) served

Emer McGinnity offers a guide to the five categories of customers queuing up for food and drink in your local café.

# read-me - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee Opinion

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

# read-me - Saturday 16 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere' Opinion

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

From TheJournal.ie Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it Column

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

From TheJournal.ie The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it Brexit

The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it

A British withdrawal from the EU is the death knell we need delivered to the failed union, writes Aaron McKenna.

# read-me - Friday 15 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children Responding To Abuse

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children

Behind most of the damage done to children are stories of poverty and inequality, writes Donal O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope Opinion

Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope

Alia Alsoud left Syria in 2011 at start of the civil war. She visited Ireland recently to meet children and teenagers concerned about the refugee crisis.

# read-me - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'TDs are not elected to be silent' - Green Party deputy gives impassioned maiden Dáil speech Enough Is Enough

'TDs are not elected to be silent' - Green Party deputy gives impassioned maiden Dáil speech

The refusal of political parties to even consider forming a stable government has been disingenuously linked to the national interest, says Catherine Martin TD.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: If you break your arm, it is fixed but what happens when your mind is broken? Speaking Out

VIDEO: If you break your arm, it is fixed but what happens when your mind is broken?

Doug Leddin’s powerful video message has been shared thousands of times since he posted it last night.

From TheJournal.ie What happens to your money and possessions if you die without a will Opinion

What happens to your money and possessions if you die without a will

Unmarried couples should know they will not automatically inherit from each other unless they have a will, Aisling O’Leary writes.

# read-me - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Time to face facts: Brexit would be an economic disaster for Ireland Opinion

Time to face facts: Brexit would be an economic disaster for Ireland

Senator and economist Sean Barrett considers the broader impact of a potential British withdrawal from the EU.

# read-me - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Abuse victims too sensitive? Get a grip, Stephen Fry Opinion

Abuse victims too sensitive? Get a grip, Stephen Fry

The actor’s advice to child sex abuse victims deserves condemnation, writes Megan Nolan.

# read-me - Monday 11 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There's no reason to rejoice over rip-off modular houses. Let's build proper homes instead Opinion

There's no reason to rejoice over rip-off modular houses. Let's build proper homes instead

Modular homes are exceptionally poor value for money in the long term, writes Dublin councillor Cian O’Callaghan.

# read-me - Sunday 10 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Leaving an abusive relationship: He knocked me into a wall when I dared to speak back Column

Leaving an abusive relationship: He knocked me into a wall when I dared to speak back

A year after leaving her violent partner, one woman is still learning how to cope.

From TheJournal.ie Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan Opinion

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

Many men struggle to cope with the challenges presented by middle age, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin.

# read-me - Saturday 9 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April Column

The beauty of swedes: Grow 30 this summer to last you until next April

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at swedes.

# read-me - Friday 8 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie My life with heart failure: Cramps, pain, palpitations - then the wait for a transplant Column

My life with heart failure: Cramps, pain, palpitations - then the wait for a transplant

Andy Roche has been on the active waiting list for a heart transplant since June 2015. He writes here about coming to terms with over a decade of health challenges.

From TheJournal.ie Struggling to cope with work? Some tips on looking after yourself (and others) Column

Struggling to cope with work? Some tips on looking after yourself (and others)

Suicide or Survive CEO Caroline McGuigan offers simple, practical advice on making your workplace a more supportive space.

# read-me - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media Opinion

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media

Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.

# read-me - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Five shifts one week, zero the next: What rights do insecure workers have in Ireland? Column

Five shifts one week, zero the next: What rights do insecure workers have in Ireland?

Zero-hour workers may have some legal safeguards, but employers all too often use loopholes to reduce their obligations, Jason O’Sullivan writes.

# read-me - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Strict lockout laws mean no late-night pints and kebabs for us Irish in Sydney Opinion

Strict lockout laws mean no late-night pints and kebabs for us Irish in Sydney

If you think Australia is as laid back as the tourism ads, think again, writes Barry Dunning from Sydney.

From TheJournal.ie Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier Column

Celery is great for the body - good thing growing it has never been easier

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at celery.

# read-me - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Voices of 1916: ‘Con was in love with Lucy – and would have married her if he had lived’ The Bereaved

Voices of 1916: ‘Con was in love with Lucy – and would have married her if he had lived’

Elizabeth Colbert had not known how deeply involved her brother Con was with the rebels ahead of the Rising – but she knew that he harboured a secret love.

# read-me - Friday 25 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Voices of 1916: ‘I knew it meant war – but I was honoured to print the Proclamation’ The Printer

Voices of 1916: ‘I knew it meant war – but I was honoured to print the Proclamation’

Printer Christopher Brady was called to Liberty Hall on Easter Sunday 1916 for a special job – he was stunned to read the text of the Proclamation calling for a Republic.

# read-me - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Voices of 1916: ‘John Healy, 14, a schoolboy, had his brain hanging all over his forehead’ The Nurse

Voices of 1916: ‘John Healy, 14, a schoolboy, had his brain hanging all over his forehead’

A nurse tending the wounded and dying of Easter 1916 at the Mater hospital recalls the shocking sights that would stay with her for the rest of her life.

# read-me - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Voices of 1916: ‘Crying, terrified children came to us for shelter’ The Chaplain

Voices of 1916: ‘Crying, terrified children came to us for shelter’

Fr Aloysius Travers was at lunch when he heard the first shots of the Rising. By the end, he was accompanying Volunteer leaders to their execution.

# read-me - Monday 21 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed? Opinion

Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed?

Women who submitted their own medical records did so in the belief that they would be returned. So what’s gone wrong, asks Dr Vicky Conway.

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