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From TheJournal.ie 'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help' Opinion

'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'

Marise Gaughan writes about her father’s suicide, and how she copes with mental health issues. On World Suicide Prevention Day, she asks what we can do about suicide in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mum was and still is a very funny person. I want to show there's another side to dementia' Opinion

'Mum was and still is a very funny person. I want to show there's another side to dementia'

Philip Connaughton is a carer – along with members of his family – for his mother. Now he’s exploring their changed relationship in a new show as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.

From TheJournal.ie 4 events... to catch at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival 4 Events For

4 events... to catch at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival

Buy your tickets now before the best stuff sells out.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the highlights from this month's Dublin Fringe Festival What's On?

Here are some of the highlights from this month's Dublin Fringe Festival

Want to go to a show? Here’s some help picking which one.

From TheJournal.ie GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing) Calling The Hill

GAA fans asked to get in on the act(ing)

Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 wants volunteers to take the terrace, sorry – stage, for performance piece about fandom.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Churching' women after childbirth made many new mothers feel ostracised Opinion

Column: 'Churching' women after childbirth made many new mothers feel ostracised

I believe strongly in the idea that we are formed by our past, so I tried to understand how the practise of churching in 1913 Ireland affected the women cleansed of the ‘sin’ of childbirth, writes Louise Lewis.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remembering LAMBO and the celebrity of Gerry Ryan Opinion

Column: Remembering LAMBO and the celebrity of Gerry Ryan

It started out as an innocent book review but ended up as the subject of a police investigation. Hugh Travers writes about the late great Gerry Ryan and the claim that made him famous.

From TheJournal.ie Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival Dublin Fringe Festival This post contains images

Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival

The 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, launched today, offers a celebration of political and social engagement by new and returning artists over 18 days of exciting and thought-provoking shows.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system? Opinion

Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system?

Playwright Amy Conroy talks about her experience of education in Ireland – and how the frustrations it provoked led to the questions posed in her new show.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun Opinion

Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun

When Martin Sharry was seven, he moved from Ballymun to Inis Oírr. The two places are very different, he writes, but not without similarities.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Everybody seems to be leaving, but what about those of us left? Read Me

Column: Everybody seems to be leaving, but what about those of us left?

In these days of mass emigration, writes Stefanie Preissner, should we feel a responsibility to the country that raised us?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s why I directed an opera about IKEA flatpack furniture Absolut Fringe

Column: Here’s why I directed an opera about IKEA flatpack furniture

Building flatpack furniture is nothing if not dramatic, writes Conor Hanratty – which is why opera suits it perfectly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are the Catholics being bailed out by the Protestants? Read Me

Column: Why are the Catholics being bailed out by the Protestants?

In Europe, it’s the Catholic countries that are economic basket cases – and maybe that’s no coincidence, writes comedian Abie Philbin Bowman.