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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2015

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# read-me - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Don’t worry, Leaving Cert results don’t define your future Opinion

Don’t worry, Leaving Cert results don’t define your future

I only learned to appreciate education after quitting school.

# read-me - Monday 3 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Being a rape survivor affects every aspect of my life, but I won’t let the trauma control who I am Opinion

Being a rape survivor affects every aspect of my life, but I won’t let the trauma control who I am

I am still myself, my personhood matters and I have the power to choose what defines my future. I have survived.

From TheJournal.ie Like many other graduates, I left Ireland knowing I wanted to come back Column

Like many other graduates, I left Ireland knowing I wanted to come back

Some days I ache for Dublin. I long for its old haunts, restaurants, pubs, faces, places.

# read-me - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one Column

New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one

Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.

From TheJournal.ie Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don’t mind if I do Column

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don’t mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# read-me - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hero or terrorist? This Cork patriot should be remembered whatever the answer Column

Hero or terrorist? This Cork patriot should be remembered whatever the answer

UCC historian Gabriel O’Doherty on the life and legacy of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, whose funeral centenary is being commemorated today.

From TheJournal.ie New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists Opinion

New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists

With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.

# read-me - Friday 31 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans – and that makes him powerful Opinion

Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans – and that makes him powerful

The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.

# read-me - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration Opinion

Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration

Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth Opinion

Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.

# read-me - Monday 27 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie After too many tearful airport goodbyes, I couldn’t be happier to be home from Australia Opinion

After too many tearful airport goodbyes, I couldn’t be happier to be home from Australia

There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.

# read-me - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What I learned winding my way through Thailand’s sweaty party epicentre Opinion

What I learned winding my way through Thailand’s sweaty party epicentre

As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.

From TheJournal.ie Was 19th-century Dublin really the ‘decaying Calcutta of the north’? Opinion

Was 19th-century Dublin really the ‘decaying Calcutta of the north’?

The standard narrative represents the pre-independence city as economically stagnant and socially polarised.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what it’s really like to work in an Irish factory Opinion

Here’s what it’s really like to work in an Irish factory

We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.

# read-me - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up Opinion

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.

From TheJournal.ie Disaster of a reunited Ireland may come one step closer this summer Opinion

Disaster of a reunited Ireland may come one step closer this summer

UK Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime supporter of Irish unification. What would his election mean for Northern Ireland?

# read-me - Friday 24 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones Opinion

Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones

Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.

From TheJournal.ie Time to reclaim our Dublin streets from thuggish acts of violence Opinion

Time to reclaim our Dublin streets from thuggish acts of violence

Walk down any Dublin city street sober on a Saturday night and you will at some point be worried about your personal safety.

# read-me - Thursday 23 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Seagulls are not monsters – let’s stop the hysteria Opinion

Seagulls are not monsters – let’s stop the hysteria

BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch responds to concerns about Ireland’s ‘rogue’ gulls.

From TheJournal.ie Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Minaj’s complaint was not a tantrum, it was the complaint of a black woman who has had to sit back and watch all her life while her culture has been marginalised, dismissed and then later appropriated.

# read-me - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A winning CV and online applications: Your graduate career toolkit Advice

# read-me - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland Opinion

What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland

Seriously – check your writing skills.

# read-me - Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie So you’ve graduated… now, where to get a job? Opinion

So you’ve graduated… now, where to get a job?

It’s hard to know where to start – here’s some advice to get you going.

# read-me - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘We’re fat and getting fatter – and it’s a life and death issue’ Opinion

‘We’re fat and getting fatter – and it’s a life and death issue’

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

# read-me - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Male, pale and stale – why gender quotas are not enough to change that’ Opinion

‘Male, pale and stale – why gender quotas are not enough to change that’

Ever heard of the 5 Cs of women in politics? Kathryn Reilly has – and they are massive hurdles.

# read-me - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Did social media really turn ‘No’ votes to a ‘Yes’? Opinion

Did social media really turn ‘No’ votes to a ‘Yes’?

Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.

From TheJournal.ie An average of 135 people drown in Ireland each year – how to protect yourself Read Me

An average of 135 people drown in Ireland each year – how to protect yourself

An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.

# read-me - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth’ Inside Politics

‘Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth’

Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.

# read-me - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Enda’s charm offensive has begun Opinion

Column: Enda’s charm offensive has begun

The Taoiseach’s rare appearance on Irish television is a firm signal that Fine Gael is gearing up for a general election – but don’t expect him on Vincent Browne any time soon.

# read-me - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages Opinion

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

# read-me - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners, parole and politics don’t – and shouldn’t – mix Opinion

Prisoners, parole and politics don’t – and shouldn’t – mix

Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ireland over-medicalises birth – and it is terrifying mothers-to-be’ Opinion

‘Ireland over-medicalises birth – and it is terrifying mothers-to-be’

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# read-me - Friday 20 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland Opinion

Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland

Established parties are going to fight, and fight dirty, ahead of the general election – Lucinda Creighton’s party need to sort out their communication strategy, writes Paul Allen.

# read-me - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m the child of an alcoholic. I’m 40 years old and I can’t fix my father’ Opinion

‘I’m the child of an alcoholic. I’m 40 years old and I can’t fix my father’

‘My alcoholic father’s attitude is to see how much alcohol he can drink before he falls over and dies.’

# read-me - Friday 13 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Insulting customers who complain about their meal is never the answer’ Opinion

‘Insulting customers who complain about their meal is never the answer’

A bride-to-be was recently left stunned by a restaurant that responded to bad reviews of her hen party meal by calling her friends “chav cheap trash” and “peasants”.

# read-me - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF – and it hasn’t ended there Opinion

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF – and it hasn’t ended there

Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.

# read-me - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘The New Land League goes against the spirit of the original group’ Opinion

‘The New Land League goes against the spirit of the original group’

People should look to the original Land League a little more closely and learn from the past, writes historian Kevin McGuire.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m happy to be turning 30, it’s the new 23′ Opinion

‘I’m happy to be turning 30, it’s the new 23′

People in their thirties are under less pressure to conform to society than ever before and as with anything there are positives and negatives.

# read-me - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: ‘We’re Roman Catholics, 50 years married… and we’re voting yes’ Opinion

VIDEO: ‘We’re Roman Catholics, 50 years married… and we’re voting yes’

This video of Brighid and Paddy is being shared by the Vote With Us campaign.

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