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From The42 'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code:  +679. Fiji' Opportunity Knocks

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'

Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.

From The42 'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself' Trouble

'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'

In this extract from his autobiography, Bruce Grobbelaar recalls a difficult period for Liverpool in the early ’90s.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone' Slow At Work

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'

I’m choosing my health and happiness and I’m leaving the cult of busyness, writes Aoife McElwain.

From TheJournal.ie Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past' Column

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'

If you’re not spending a lot of time together and don’t have much in common any more, it really is OK to let that friendship go, writes Gill Hasson.

From TheJournal.ie Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything' Book Extract

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'

Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.

From TheJournal.ie 'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery EXTRACT

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery

More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.

From TheJournal.ie Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

From TheJournal.ie Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s Dublin Since 1922

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s

Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

From TheJournal.ie "Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire" Book Extract

"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"

Read an extract from the book here. We also have 10 copies of the book to give away.

From The42 'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.' Money Talks

'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'

Floyd Mayweather rivalry with Diego Corrales was fuelled by mutual hatred – as explained in this extract from MONEY: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather

From The42 My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album Shinies

My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album

Adam Carroll-Smith found the 1996 book in his attic… with half a dozen stickers missing. Then the adventure started.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant Read Me

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant

John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.