# read-me - Saturday 15 October, 2016
The founder of Maths Week on how everyone can get to grips with the basics – and how we need to for everyday life.
# read-me - Thursday 6 October, 2016
Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.
# read-me - Wednesday 5 October, 2016
One couple explains why marriage is important to them and another on why they won’t be taking the plunge.
# read-me - Monday 3 October, 2016
There was a lot to stomach in a Yes vote for a people caused so much pain over the past five decades, writes Michael Sheils McNamee from Medellin.
# read-me - Saturday 1 October, 2016
David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”.
# read-me - Thursday 22 September, 2016
Sleeping in pairs is the safest way to survive rough sleeping. It means having someone to watch your back, provide company and even body heat, writes Martina Bergin from the Dublin Simon Community.
# read-me - Monday 12 September, 2016
Ireland needs a serious discussion about what part we want to play in the fight against tax avoidance, writes Matt Carthy.
# read-me - Sunday 14 August, 2016
Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.
# read-me - Tuesday 26 July, 2016
Vincent Browne: Terrorism works only with the complicity of the media and its sensationalist reporting
What is happening in Europe and the United States is not existential, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.
# read-me - Sunday 24 July, 2016
‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.
# read-me - Monday 30 May, 2016
On results day, I held myself together among friends and teachers but as soon as I left the school, I broke down crying in the car home with my mam, writes Jordan Kavanagh.
# read-me - Saturday 21 May, 2016
Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.
# read-me - Wednesday 18 May, 2016
The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.
# read-me - Sunday 15 May, 2016
The fact that homelessness is still such a big problem in Ireland makes me angry, writes Transition Year student Mark Hartery.
# read-me - Saturday 14 May, 2016
The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.
# read-me - Thursday 12 May, 2016
Some apologies are now in order. And they aren’t the ones you’ve heard about, writes Tom Clonan.
# read-me - Thursday 5 May, 2016
Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.
# read-me - Monday 2 May, 2016
An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.
There’s never been a better or more urgent time to start doing the things you want to do, writes Shaa Wasmund.
# read-me - Sunday 1 May, 2016
Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, at the age of 53. She writes here about how her life has changed since.
It’s one thing to start a new fitness regime and quite another to stick to it, writes Andrew McGinley.
# read-me - Saturday 30 April, 2016
Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.
Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.
In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.
# read-me - Thursday 28 April, 2016
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
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
Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.
# read-me - Monday 25 April, 2016
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
Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.
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
Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
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.
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
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.
Outgoing Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is in New York as over 150 countries sign the historic Paris climate deal.
Replace to-do lists with done lists, and set yourself achievable goals, writes Neil Pavitt.
# read-me - Thursday 21 April, 2016
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
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
Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.
# read-me - Saturday 16 April, 2016
Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.