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From TheJournal.ie In pics: Photographs of life in Dublin flats goes on show… in a Dublin flat Jeanette Lowe This post contains images

In pics: Photographs of life in Dublin flats goes on show… in a Dublin flat

Acclaimed photographer Jeanette Lowe’s exhibition of scenes from Dublin’s Pearse House flats is being showcased in a flat in block where her grandparents reared their family.

From TheJournal.ie Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s Missive This post contains images

Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s

Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.

The burning question*: Do you lick the yoghurt foil lid or not? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you lick the yoghurt foil lid or not?

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 Poll: Do you know your neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you know your neighbours?

You have a week left to organise an event for Know Your Neighbour weekend. But how well do you know them now – if at all?

From TheJournal.ie Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that. Opinion

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.

Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues? Opinion

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day Recessionomics

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work? Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

From TheJournal.ie Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish Opinion

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish

Mark Boyle, an Irishman in Japan, says his home country and his adopted one have polar attitudes to government – and neither have been served well by their approach…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt Opinion

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt

Revelations over child deaths are just the latest in a long line – and nothing will change unless we move beyond scapegoats, writes Aaron McKenna.

How to get to Know Your Neighbour Come Together This post contains images

How to get to Know Your Neighbour

Community get-together weekend is coming up in July – here are some inventive ideas to get your event started…

The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you have butter with peanut butter?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

8 terrible Father's Day presents Ta-daa! This post contains images

8 terrible Father's Day presents

If you love your dad… step away from the novelty ties.

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide Opinion

Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide

Former trader Nick Leeson knows what it is to be on the brink of despair – and says communicating the pain is vital to be able to pull back from the edge.

From TheJournal.ie Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts Mental Health

Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts

There were 552 suicides recorded in 2009, an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year. One study found a high number of people who had taken their own lives had been unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty' Opinion

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny Opinion

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

From TheJournal.ie Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession Punt Nua? This post contains images

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession

New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The secret link between Jedward and the Central Bank and the TD who was caught working…

From TheJournal.ie Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse Childline This post contains videos

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both. Opinion

Column: National pride or bald-faced bigotry? Maybe neither, or both.

Being proud to be Irish is sometime looked on as a social gaffe, writes Lisa McInerney, but that’s not always fair… and it’s not always the best way to figure out who really is racist…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system Opinion

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system

The singer has been horrified by a report on the state of a building which houses counselling services for teenagers – and argues that it is indicative of how some children are being ignored by the State.

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images
The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom?

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

From TheJournal.ie 10 tips on overcoming fear Fear Factor

10 tips on overcoming fear

Author Robert Greene has written books on how to gain power and keep it – this is how he thinks you can overcome fear…

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What happens when a TD faces the social welfare system? Social Welfare This post contains videos

VIDEO: What happens when a TD faces the social welfare system?

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly told the Dáil last night:”The system is not working.”

From TheJournal.ie Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone Opinion

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

The (emergency) burning question*: King or Tayto crisps? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The (emergency) burning question*: King or Tayto crisps?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?' Opinion

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme Mental Health

Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme

#DepressionHurts campaign asks schools to give over one lesson to educating children on spotting depression in others – and reaching out if they are suffering.

The burning question*: Do you add salt before tasting your dinner? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you add salt before tasting your dinner?

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

From TheJournal.ie You wanted a book of John Hinde postcards? You got it. Hindesight This post contains images

You wanted a book of John Hinde postcards? You got it.

Photographic arm of classic postcard company has made its way back out of examinership – and has produced a collectors’ book… on the suggestion of TheJournal.ie readers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will' Childcare

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want? Opinion

Column: What kind of Constitutional Convention do you want?

The upcoming exploration of what reforms should be made to the Irish Constitution is a good time for us to make sure socio-economic rights and equality are set in stone for the future.

From TheJournal.ie Won't somebody please think of the farmers? Road Rage

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?

Mayo County Council has a special appeal for road users – to give farmers room to go about their job at this busy agricultural season.

From TheJournal.ie Most people recommend Dublin for visit - but only a third feel safe there at night Dublin

Most people recommend Dublin for visit - but only a third feel safe there at night

Findings from Your Dublin, Your Voice survey shows the capital is considered a very vibrant place – but the public have some interesting suggestions to make it even better…

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?

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

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy Titanic100 This post contains images

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.