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From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week Society

9 things we learned about poverty in Ireland this week

A major study released by the CSO this week gave facts and figures about income in Ireland today. This is what it found.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to Column

Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to

The hand of the State and religious bodies in what happened to the women of the Laundries is clear – but the hard facts of the McAleese report also shows that the Irish public was complicit too.

From TheJournal.ie Chess giving hope to slum children Uganda

Chess giving hope to slum children

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

From TheJournal.ie Fear of burglaries has risen over past year Home Security This post contains a poll

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

From TheJournal.ie Concern in China over number of single males Bare Branches

Concern in China over number of single males

Even worse, these men – dubbed “bare branches” – are deemed to represent a danger to social stability.

The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Britain is getting its citizens to 'behave' Nudge Theory This post contains a poll

Here's how Britain is getting its citizens to 'behave'

The Behavioural Insights Team – nicknamed the ‘Nudge Unit’ – is working behind the scenes to stop Britons smoking, get them to pay taxes and other behaviour modifications.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage is good for the heart: study Heart Health

Marriage is good for the heart: study

Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: The New Rules for women are best ignored Column

Lisa McInerney: The New Rules for women are best ignored

The terrifying ‘How to land a man’ books have dressed their old claptrap up in the language of the interweb – and are a good guide of what NOT to do in the world of dating.

From TheJournal.ie How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988 Quality Of Life

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

From TheJournal.ie Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society Integration

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society

The survey found that 86 per cent of our new citizens have completed third level education while over 80 per cent are working.

From TheJournal.ie Why half of the world's food goes to waste In The Bin

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

From TheJournal.ie Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon Ireland's Past

Report on Magdalen Laundries to be published soon

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the report will be submitted to him within 10 days.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012 Richer This post contains images

The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012

Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…

From TheJournal.ie Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life Unhappy Face

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life

A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time Read Me

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe Desolate This post contains images

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups Opinion

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups

The true mark of maturity, however, is to stop beating ourselves up over not being the perfect adult – and to resolve to be a better kid.

From TheJournal.ie 19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders This post contains images

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

From TheJournal.ie Irishwoman, illegal alien for 89 years, to become US citizen Immigration

Irishwoman, illegal alien for 89 years, to become US citizen

Josephine Stout only discovered her undocumented status when her daughter was murdered and she had to care for her grandchildren.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

In Census 2011, 84 per cent of the population described themselves as Roman Catholic, and there were a number of other smaller Christian groupings recorded too. Does that translate into people in pews on Christmas Day?

Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law?

New reality show for RTÉ is asking you to do just that.

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned Violence

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign Write For Rights

Amnesty launches Christmas letter campaign

Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman’s story is one of 12 the human rights group wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments Social Welfare

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: What's so terrible about abortion-on-demand? Opinion

Lisa McInerney: What's so terrible about abortion-on-demand?

It took this long for the State to really address medically-necessary termination – so how long is it going to take for it to address the wider complexity of

From TheJournal.ie 20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man So He Said

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned Society This post contains images

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned

Revival of medieval ‘foundling’ boxes in which abandoned babies were placed send “bad message to society”.

From TheJournal.ie GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change Social Change

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The burning question*: How often do you change your bedsheets? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: How often do you change your bedsheets?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: Hey guys, you don't have to be arrogant to be attractive Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Hey guys, you don't have to be arrogant to be attractive

Women do like nice men – and to say otherwise, as an anonymous column did last week, is a real disservice to the good guys.

From The42 Barnes: Racism is society's problem, not football's Opinion

Barnes: Racism is society's problem, not football's

The former Liverpool player player says recent issues are merely a reflection of British society and not confined to sport.

From TheJournal.ie So who did turn out to vote? Referendum

So who did turn out to vote?

The turnout to vote was low all around the country – but the highest and lowest turnout coincided with constituencies at either end of the Yes and No vote…

From TheJournal.ie How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill Experience

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.

From TheJournal.ie The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47? Sign Of Our Times

The symbol of our time: A decommissioned AK47?

The sign from the former Anglo Irish Bank HQ is vying with a decommissioned AK47 as the object of our times in National Museum poll.

From TheJournal.ie Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society Opinion

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.

From TheJournal.ie Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.