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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The housing bubble will burst and create another credit crunch' Read Me

Opinion: 'The housing bubble will burst and create another credit crunch'

Those hoping to get on the “property ladder” soon should think long and hard about their options, writes Paul Merriman.

From TheJournal.ie Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs' Column

Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs'

The problem of people being rich on paper and poor on life is an epidemic, writes Philip Kernan.

From TheJournal.ie Which veg plants need a lot of watering and which ones can withstand a bit of a drought? GIY

Which veg plants need a lot of watering and which ones can withstand a bit of a drought?

It’s difficult to come up with a definitive list, but here are some guidelines, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'That Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were able to reach an agreement must be welcomed' Opinion

'That Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were able to reach an agreement must be welcomed'

Because of the enormous stakes for everyone on the planet, all we can do is hope and pray now, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Cyclists would rather not be sharing road space with lorries, buses, and cars' Bike Week

Opinion: 'Cyclists would rather not be sharing road space with lorries, buses, and cars'

Providing the infrastructure would go a long way to solving these arguments, and getting more cyclists in the saddle, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Under 16s should be able to access gender recognition with parental consent' Trans Rights

Opinion: 'Under 16s should be able to access gender recognition with parental consent'

FLAC has also recommended that there should be recognition for intersex and non-binary gender identities, writes Eilis Barry.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion' Opinion

'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'

The provision of abortion services in Ireland must be an-opt in service, writes Dr Maitiu O Tuathail.

From TheJournal.ie Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances' Opinion

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'

But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.

From TheJournal.ie 'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual' Column

'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'

Trump continues to exploit this sensitivity to try and boost his popularity, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie 'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes' Anxiety

'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'

Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.

From TheJournal.ie 'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?' Brain Injury

'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?'

A first hand account of living with a brain injury, by Linda Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target' Column

Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'

Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened' Summer Days

'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'

My childhood summers were spent in Gweedore, writes Michelle McBride.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City' Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie GIY: 'I've been grappling with how we get kids to try beetroot and I reckon I've cracked it' Column

GIY: 'I've been grappling with how we get kids to try beetroot and I reckon I've cracked it'

Of course, some of them still didn’t like it after taking part in The Grand Beeturia Experiment, but that’s okay – at least they tried it, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive' Voting Rights

Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'

Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A 'new profile' of women are taking their own lives in the same numbers as men' Read Me

Opinion: 'A 'new profile' of women are taking their own lives in the same numbers as men'

For women who can barely afford to feed and clothe their children, private counselling services are not even an option, writes Tara Deacy.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution' Opinion

Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'

It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age' Adoption

Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age'

Joan Burton TD recalls her personal efforts to obtain information on her adoption and what legal reforms are now necessary after revelations on the faking of birth certificates.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels' Opinion

'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'

AirBnB has been disruptive, not just to hotels’ market share but also to rent prices and rental supply, writes Patrick Costello.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's' Mental Health

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars' Men's Health

Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars'

Prostate cancer accounts for over 30% of all male cancers but there is no national screening programme, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind' Deafblindness

Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind'

Ireland does not recognise deafblindness as a distinct disability, writes Hesline Crawford.

From TheJournal.ie 'The law, whether it is in Ireland, the UK or the US, more often than not gets it right' Jason Corbett

'The law, whether it is in Ireland, the UK or the US, more often than not gets it right'

‘My Brother Jason’ by Tracey Corbett Lynch and Ralph Riegel is published by Gill Books.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election' Women For Election

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

My sense of humour and rose-tinted glasses are polished and ready, writes Matthew Conway.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slug patrols with a torch after dark have resumed, as have my attempts to lure them into beer traps' Growing

'Slug patrols with a torch after dark have resumed, as have my attempts to lure them into beer traps'

Last week I got the climbing beans out of module trays and in to the ground in the big tunnel, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women' Read Me

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model Church And State

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

From TheJournal.ie 'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe' Sexual Abuse

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods' Opinion

'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods'

Ireland has had its own history with war, independence and benefitting from EU-US peace-brokering with an occupying force, writes Patrick Costello.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking' Column

Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking'

The result signifies an Ireland with a new social maturity of compassion and tolerance, writes Grainne Conroy.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum' 8th Amendment

Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'

Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'While my friends were out enjoying a busy social life, I received my last rites' Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Column: 'While my friends were out enjoying a busy social life, I received my last rites'

There needs to be more awareness to help people better understand the symptoms of IBD, writes Clara Caslin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?' Self-help

Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?'

This is an edited extract from The Little Book of Results.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services' Opinion

'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services'

A sibling writes about their brother’s experience of being suicidal and needing access to treatment.

From TheJournal.ie The politics of black women's hair: 'There is a struggle attached to this hair' Read Me

The politics of black women's hair: 'There is a struggle attached to this hair'

Hair is a central and important part of Africans’ lives, writes Ola Majekodunmi.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money' Poverty Line

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'

These lives matter as much as those whose accumulated wealth has been transferred to them through generations of social mobility, writes Audry Deane.

From TheJournal.ie 'For Mary Lou McDonald, the lack of IRA baggage may prove to be both a blessing and a curse' Opinion

'For Mary Lou McDonald, the lack of IRA baggage may prove to be both a blessing and a curse'

McDonald is treading a well-worn path, hoping that one last push can secure a seat of power in both Belfast and Dublin, as well as a united Ireland, writes Danny Rigg.

From TheJournal.ie 'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect' Column

'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'

We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.