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From TheJournal.ie Winning the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition changed my life. It's like I'm floating outside myself Read Me

Winning the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition changed my life. It's like I'm floating outside myself

I had no money or backup plan when I started writing. That’s why the call from RTE meant so much, writes Colin Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough'

We don’t have time for small measures when it comes to climate change, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How Beyoncé is helping to get fadas in formation Column

The Irish For: How Beyoncé is helping to get fadas in formation

Thanks to Queen Bé, April 2019 has been an interesting month for accessorised letters, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead' Column

From the Garden: 'I worry about the implications of what Greta Thunberg’s saying for the cosy lives we lead'

It is remarkable to watch this young woman speak her truth to power, writes Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not' Opinion

Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not'

A lot of what governs Ireland is stuck in the 1960s and hasn’t moved on at all. Parental Leave is one such thing, writes Derek Power.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema Opinion

Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema

I was on a diet from age 14 and got the diagnosis at 31. I was amazed and felt like crying as I finally knew what was wrong, writes Andrea Quigley.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’ Opinion

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'

Abuse within institutions and care situations isn’t just part of Ireland’s history, writes Lynn Ruane – it’s something that is still a reality for vulnerable groups today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein Opinion

Opinion: Sound the alarm - a proposed EU directive on bad loans will give vulture funds a free rein

A proposed new EU Directive aims to develop a secondary market for non-performing loans and poses a serious threat to the rights of borrowers and consumers, writes Matt Carthy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win' Opinion

'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'

There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill Israel Palestine

Opinion: The government should be brave and stand on the right side of history with the Occupied Territories Bill

If Ireland is committed to peace between Israel and Palestine then we must show it and pass this legislation, writes Niall Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs Opinion

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Reflecting on the year - it all went great except for the aubergines! Grow It Yourself

From the Garden: Reflecting on the year - it all went great except for the aubergines!

As usual, the aubergines were a disaster – at this stage, I think I only bother sowing them because there’s not much else to do in February, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now Opinion

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now

And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Donal Moloney reflects on a striking year in photography Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: Donal Moloney reflects on a striking year in photography

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones RIP

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones

Graham Jones, who died earlier this month, lived an extraordinary life. Here, Lynn Ruane explains about the difference he made to the people around him.

From TheJournal.ie The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures? Opinion

Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures?

15-year-old Beth Doherty is here to hold you accountable for your lack of action on climate change. ‘As an adult reading this – you have power, I don’t have any,’ she writes.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face' Column

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like? Read Me

Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like?

It’s been three years since the WHO released its guidelines about processed meat – so why aren’t we listening?

From TheJournal.ie Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters Opinion

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

From TheJournal.ie Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland Armistice Day

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland

The war was never forgotten among those who had fought it or those who lost loved ones, writes historian Donal Fallon.

From TheJournal.ie The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms Opinion

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections Eunan Mckinney

The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections

The Democrats need to retain Senator Joe Donnelly’s seat if they are to have any chance of taking back the Senate, writes Eunan McKinney.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain Opinion

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers' Aras 18

Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers'

Bigotry never openly acknowledges its existence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one? Opinion

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported? Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

From TheJournal.ie The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament Column

The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament

After yesterday’s cúpla focal in the House of Commons, Neil Glackin takes a look back at the first occasion Irish was spoken in the British parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Why do so many Irish people think that corruption is widespread in our country when it really isn't? Opinion

Why do so many Irish people think that corruption is widespread in our country when it really isn't?

It is hard to quantify grand corruption but the fact is that what evidence we have speaks against Ireland being a particularly corrupt country, writers economist and corruption expert Dr Robert Gillanders.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

From TheJournal.ie Gay cake case: How the court tried to reach a fair balance between competing rights Opinion

Gay cake case: How the court tried to reach a fair balance between competing rights

There has been much debate and anger, some of it stemming from a misunderstanding of the Supreme Court decision, writes Aoife McMahon.

From TheJournal.ie Why I travelled home to vote in favour of adding 'North' to Macedonia's name Referendum

Why I travelled home to vote in favour of adding 'North' to Macedonia's name

Macedonia and Greece have been involved in a decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia and Alexander the Great.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Last tango in Dublin Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: Last tango in Dublin

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From TheJournal.ie 'Van Morrison's landmark album Astral Weeks turns 50 this weekend. We tracked down the musicians who played on it' Read Me

'Van Morrison's landmark album Astral Weeks turns 50 this weekend. We tracked down the musicians who played on it'

A new documentary looks at how a 23-year old introvert from east Belfast overcame the mob, US Immigration, poverty, and his own tricky personality, to make one of the most enduring and best-loved albums ever recorded.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords Opinion

Opinion: TDs should be prohibited from being landlords

As a general principle, politicians should not engage in any activity where they would do better from the State doing worse, writes Conor Crummey.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change' Opinion

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'

Listening to the Budget speech from Pascal Donohoe today you would have no sense we are at such a historical turning point, writes Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics Opinion

The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics

The US mid-terms will be the first nationwide referendum on Donald Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

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