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From TheJournal.ie Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages) Love And Marriage

Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)

Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing.

From The42 'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?' Racism

'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'

Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.

From TheJournal.ie The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040 Helping Hand

The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society: Dublin's oldest charity and its plan to make it to 2040

The former headquarters is a landmark in Dublin City Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year Conservation

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

From TheJournal.ie German minister criticised for saying Islam is 'not part of Germany' Integration

German minister criticised for saying Islam is 'not part of Germany'

Germany’s Muslim community is estimated to be about 4.5 million.

From TheJournal.ie How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society Census
From TheJournal.ie Hindu chef unfairly dismissed after going on prayer leave after his dad died Work Relations Commission

Hindu chef unfairly dismissed after going on prayer leave after his dad died

The chef was required to mourn for 40 days.

From TheJournal.ie Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath Snapshot Of Ireland

Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath

The latest batch of Census results have been released.

From TheJournal.ie The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older Settling Down

The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older

For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it Appetite For Repeal

Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it

Most people are opposed to a choice in all circumstances.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year The Super Rich

Here's how many multi-millionaires Ireland gained last year

Some people are doing very well.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert Education

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

From TheJournal.ie Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis Under Pressure

Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis

…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.

From TheJournal.ie What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful? Winner

What made Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan so powerful?

It was the slogan that he built a campaign on.

From TheJournal.ie Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma? Flying Solo

Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?

Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.

From TheJournal.ie Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better? Good News

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there Word From The Wise

'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there

Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.

From TheJournal.ie New documentary asks what turned these teenagers into killers Murder

New documentary asks what turned these teenagers into killers

Some of the most brutal murders in this country were carried out by teens who showed little remorse afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie 9 questions you've probably had about filling out Census 2016 Start Making Census

15 people who don't give a damn about your 'rules'

Break the system.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais Welcome To The Jungle

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

From TheJournal.ie The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut Massive Controversy

The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut

It follows the controversial decision to cut the hardship fund for families of children with cancer – which was later reversed.

From TheJournal.ie Miss USA crowned amid controversy over Donald Trump's Mexican immigrant comments Presidential Candidate

Miss USA crowned amid controversy over Donald Trump's Mexican immigrant comments

Questions over immigration or Trump’s comments did not come up at the competition.

From TheJournal.ie 'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married' Society

'Members of Travelling community too young to drink, drive or smoke crossing border to get married'

Labour Senator James Heffernan said he knew of girls aged as young as 12 who knew whom they would be marrying.

From TheJournal.ie "'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies" Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

From TheJournal.ie You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen Look Familiar?

You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen

Refinement is easier to pull off in black and white.

From TheJournal.ie The good, the bad and the ugly: Are selfies turning us all into narcissists? No Filter
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now? Vision For The Future

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

From TheJournal.ie Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week Homeless Ireland

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

From TheJournal.ie No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it Homeless Ireland

No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it

TheJournal.ie has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.

From TheJournal.ie Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark Baby Names
From TheJournal.ie Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so Influence

Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so

Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor Secrets

Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor

John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's suicide rate is below EU average - OECD report OECD

Ireland's suicide rate is below EU average - OECD report

The study found that incomes and employment in Ireland remain far below their pre-crisis levels.

From TheJournal.ie These tips might help you to remember names Almost Had It

These tips might help you to remember names

Warning: it does take some concentration.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do BOD and Beyoncé represent the new celebrity icons in Irish society? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do BOD and Beyoncé represent the new celebrity icons in Irish society?

With people not looking up to politicians and attendances at church falling, are celebrities filling the void?

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland's social problems remain People Of Ireland

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland's social problems remain

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland? Opinion

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?

A report released earlier this week about levels and experiences of racism in Ireland has provided an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in our country, writes James Carr.

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