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# column - Yesterday’s News

Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'

I fully support peaceful protest and direct action as a legitimate form of democratic participation, writes Brendan Howlin.

The Irish For...What can we learn from the rise and fall of Irish girls' names?

Gaeilgeoir Darach O Séaghdha talks us through the meaning behind names like Saoirse, Órla and Aoife – and what we can learn from them.

# column - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: The young boxers

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# column - Friday 21 September, 2018

From The42 Those from Dundalk outraged over Turner's Cross ticket allocation are blaming the chair for stubbing their toe Column

Those from Dundalk outraged over Turner's Cross ticket allocation are blaming the chair for stubbing their toe

There has been back and forth about the away section ahead of tonight’s top-of-the-table clash, writes John O’Sullivan.

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.

# column - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

# column - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'I’ll always remember holding my results in my hand and seeing the look of pride on my parents' faces'

Ryan Lynch hadn’t been sure if he would ever attend college due to his long-term illness – until he was given the support that he needed.

The Irish For... What do Irish political names tell us about their roles?

Gaeilgóir Darach O Séaghdha talks us through what the Irish for everything from Taoiseach to TD means – and what we can learn from it.

# column - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: Petey's Cottage

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# column - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Trump's mood and tone on his Irish visit will be shaped by what happens the week before'

The mid-term elections in the US could become a referendum on Trump’s presidency, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From The42 'It’s galling to see how blasé the Dubs have become about winning All-Irelands' Column

'It’s galling to see how blasé the Dubs have become about winning All-Irelands'

Mayo native Eoin Butler hopes ‘the Jackeens will be knocked off their perch next year’.

# column - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Opinion: 'Earn money on the side? Fear of the taxman isn't a reason not to file your tax return'

‘Being in business means paying taxes on earnings’, writes Barry Flanagan.

# column - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# column - Saturday 25 August, 2018

In the garden: Even in the calm of the vegetable patch, it can be hard to stay mindful and focused GIY

In the garden: Even in the calm of the vegetable patch, it can be hard to stay mindful and focused

If you can get out of your head for an hour or so, you’ll automatically feel calmer – but the challenge is getting there, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 24 August, 2018

From The42 'Being invited to a party you don't want to attend is a pain': FAI have a long to-do list before third-tier plan Column

'Being invited to a party you don't want to attend is a pain': FAI have a long to-do list before third-tier plan

John O’Sullivan examines the FAI’s reported interest in creating a third tier in the League of Ireland.

# column - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From The42 'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto' Column

'The first person who introduced me to WhatsApp was the footballer Benoit Assou-Ekotto'

Eoin Butler on the joys of watching and discussing sport through different mediums.

# column - Monday 20 August, 2018

'Ireland's decision to prohibit GM crops doesn't make sense'

Two eminent plant biotechnologists argue that the Irish government has made the wrong decision to opt out of growing GMOs here.

# column - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'Dry stone walls are part of our history and culture but there are plans to replace them with fencing'

The first proposed stretch of wall to be replaced is along the N67 between Kinvara and Ballindereen, Co. Galway.

# column - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 European prize money is splitting the League of Ireland into haves and have-nots Column

European prize money is splitting the League of Ireland into haves and have-nots

Four clubs grossed €2.3 million while the rest of the league bent over backwards to accommodate them, writes John O’Sullivan.

From The42 'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy' Follow Journeys

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'

Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.

# column - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From The42 'The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in 'Up for the Match'' Column

'The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in 'Up for the Match''

The Dubs’ invincibility is no great mystery, writes Eoin Butler in this week’s column.

# column - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Home births: 'It was really special to be able to hold him for the very first time in our own living room'

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

# column - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'If the non-inclusive attitude is not radically reformed, the Irish Catholic Church will continue to decline'

The organisers of the World Meeting of Families have taken a hardline approach and only unquestioning docile Catholics are welcome, writes Brendan Butler.

'Sowing season doesn’t stop at the end of spring if you want vegetables over the winter'

This is a crucially important time of the year to be sowing seeds, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope' Column

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# column - Thursday 9 August, 2018

From The42 The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too Column

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

# column - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

From The42 'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about' Follow Journeys

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.

Thuggery, vandalism and urinating at playgrounds: 'We need zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour'

People’s daily lives are being blighted by persistent anti-social behaviour, writes Jim O’Callaghan.

# column - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference Follow Fitness

Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference

Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.

'I was made Minister for the Gaeltacht but I could hardly speak a word as Gaeilge'

‘Our language is not just a communication too, it’s a gateway to our past’, writes Joe McHugh.

# column - Monday 6 August, 2018

Opinion: 'Fussing about low breastfeeding rates reeks of mother-shaming'

World Breastfeeding Week should be about promoting existing supports, not questioning our rates writes Adrienne Corless.

# column - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I was kidnapped by Islamic State, sold into slavery and endured rape, torture and humiliation'

UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad writes how six of her brothers were shot and buried in irrigation ditches when Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq.

'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

# column - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process'

‘We probably won’t know the impact of online gambling on our society for another ten years’, writes John Halligan.

Quinoa and grilled sourdough salad is a classic for summer evening supper or lunch

It’s a good idea to cease watering onions for about two weeks before harvesting to help with that drying out, writes Michael Kelly.

# column - Friday 3 August, 2018

From The42 Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen LOI

Communication shouldn't be so complicated for two organisations who share a canteen

For the game’s senior bodies to ignore the standards they expect of others is pathetic, writes John O’Sullivan.

# column - Monday 30 July, 2018

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'

Those seeking to begin a new life after a criminal conviction regularly discover that the obstacles to entering the labour market are simply too great to overcome, writes Vivian Geiran and Michael Donnellan.

# column - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking

For a healthy perfectionist, failure won’t necessarily be celebrated – let’s not expect miracles – but it won’t pin them down like a gigantic paperweight, writes Caroline Foran.

'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind'

Within the complex landscape of pension investment, auto-enrolment provides a compelling case for increasing and encouraging pension take-up, writes Jerry Moriarty.

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