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From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference Column

The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference

The Royal Bank of Scotland did not mention the meaning as Gaeilge of their online banking app Bó.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop Column

From the Garden: How to get the most out of your leek crop

Some advice on growing leeks and a delicious recipe for a potato and bacon bake to include them in.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence Column

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently Grow It Yourself

From the Garden: The debate about sustainable foods is getting louder... I've even found myself shouting at the TV recently

This week’s gardening column features tips for growing your own herbs and a recipe for root veg pie.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce? The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance Independent Living

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter GIY

From the Garden: Making the most of polytunnel growing this winter

I feel blessed to have so much delicious, nutritious food to hand, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going New IRA

Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going

Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism Column

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis Opinion

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy Column

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life' An Post Book Awards

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive? LARRY DONNELLY

Larry Donnelly: Biden, Sanders or Warren look set for nomination... why hasn't the Democratic primary been more competitive?

Huge support for just three Democrat front runners in the race for nomination is unusual, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango? Column

The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?

Dances and words travel between cultures in a similar way, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes GIY

From the Garden: Using celeriac in more than just mashed potatoes

As Winter begins, there’s no better time to pickle some chilis or cook with more root vegetables, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government Gas Terminal

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government

The Shannon natural gas terminal could lock us into further decades of fossil fuel reliance.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac Column

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June GIY

From the Garden: Sow your garlic before Halloween to ensure a plentiful crop by next June

Although traditionally sown in December, putting the garlic in the ground now gives it the best chance of thriving in cold weather.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change Column

Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change

There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature Column

The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature

The tale of Úna Bhán and Tomás Laidir is one of many sad stories in Irish literature, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates' Identity

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment Column

Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment

There is no room, environmentally or socially, for fast fashion anymore, writes Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney Wagatha Christie

The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney

Coleen is derived from cailín, the Irish word for a girl, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation GIY

From the Garden: Using seaweed to compost at home before winter hibernation

Roasting root vegetables has become a staple in our house, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital' Post-natal Depression

'I turned to my husband Niall and asked if we could bring the baby back to the hospital'

New mum Nicola Fallon speaks of her experience suffering from post-natal depression.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'

We are hopefully moving towards a country with a more positive attitude to sex and relationships.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words Column

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season GIY

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season

It’s difficult to tell when pears are ripe but there is a knack to it, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Community-led rewilding could bring life back to the countryside Column

Saoirse McHugh: Community-led rewilding could bring life back to the countryside

It is important to allow nature to do its own thing.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators Column

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books? Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration Column

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside Léigh Mé

The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside

Do you know your banshee thimbles from your blue hatreds?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women Column

Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women

The rise of automation is threatening widespread job destruction – especially for men.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

From TheJournal.ie 'The doctors have no idea how to treat her condition': Giving birth to Ireland's smallest surviving baby Rare Condition

'The doctors have no idea how to treat her condition': Giving birth to Ireland's smallest surviving baby

Katie Keogh writes about her baby Charlotte who was born with an extremely rare condition.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn Mammy

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn

How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?

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