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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics? Coronavirus

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language Narnia

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language

We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000 Money Diaries

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting US Election

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug Decriminalisation

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely Column

The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely

There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash Column

Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash

The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here? Opinion

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok Column

The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok

Word usage is like a conga line at a wedding – nobody thinks the person at the front is an artistic visionary, but the second and third people to join in create the legitimacy for others to attach themselves

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch Column

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other The Irish For

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie Column

From the Garden: Growing tired of leftover turkey? Put it in a pie

It’s time to start thinking about next year’s garden as 2020 creeps ever-closer.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU Brexit

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

From TheJournal.ie Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas EXTRACT

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

From TheJournal.ie Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien Bushfire Crisis

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around Column

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout Endurance

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout

Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives Column

The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives

What harm if we learn some words as Gaeilge along the way?

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch Column

From the Garden: Get over your squeamishness - manure is gold dust for your veg patch

In other news, here’s a recipe for some creamy Brussels sprouts to posh up your Christmas dinner.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cabbage in bed and fruit in a sock - a few lost rituals to help find a suitor Column

The Irish For: Cabbage in bed and fruit in a sock - a few lost rituals to help find a suitor

Here are some traditions described in an Irish poem that claim to help find a suitor.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas Column

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school Opinion

'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school

‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Carbon tax is a red herring, the real climate culprit is the global tax system Column

Saoirse McHugh: Carbon tax is a red herring, the real climate culprit is the global tax system

It’s time for governments to fix the global tax system, for the sake of the planet.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on Column

The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on

When seeing Ulster Scots writing, many people are surprised by how much of it appears readily intelligible to them.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home Sustainability

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

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.

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