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'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'

Trump continues to exploit this sensitivity to try and boost his popularity, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

'It overwhelms me totally. I physically shake. The tone of my voice changes'

Few men interpret anxiety as a mental health disorder or believe they have this condition, writes Neil Kelders.

'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?'

A first hand account of living with a brain injury, by Linda Collins.

Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'

Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.

'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'

My childhood summers were spent in Gweedore, writes Michelle McBride.

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

GIY: 'I've been grappling with how we get kids to try beetroot and I reckon I've cracked it'

Of course, some of them still didn’t like it after taking part in The Grand Beeturia Experiment, but that’s okay – at least they tried it, writes Michael Kelly.

Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'

Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.

Opinion: 'A 'new profile' of women are taking their own lives in the same numbers as men'

For women who can barely afford to feed and clothe their children, private counselling services are not even an option, writes Tara Deacy.

Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'

It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.

Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age'

Joan Burton TD recalls her personal efforts to obtain information on her adoption and what legal reforms are now necessary after revelations on the faking of birth certificates.

'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'

AirBnB has been disruptive, not just to hotels’ market share but also to rent prices and rental supply, writes Patrick Costello.

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars'

Prostate cancer accounts for over 30% of all male cancers but there is no national screening programme, writes Peter Gunning.

Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind'

Ireland does not recognise deafblindness as a distinct disability, writes Hesline Crawford.

'The law, whether it is in Ireland, the UK or the US, more often than not gets it right'

‘My Brother Jason’ by Tracey Corbett Lynch and Ralph Riegel is published by Gill Books.

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

My sense of humour and rose-tinted glasses are polished and ready, writes Matthew Conway.

'Slug patrols with a torch after dark have resumed, as have my attempts to lure them into beer traps'

Last week I got the climbing beans out of module trays and in to the ground in the big tunnel, writes Michael Kelly.

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods'

Ireland has had its own history with war, independence and benefitting from EU-US peace-brokering with an occupying force, writes Patrick Costello.

Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking'

The result signifies an Ireland with a new social maturity of compassion and tolerance, writes Grainne Conroy.

Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'

Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.

Column: 'While my friends were out enjoying a busy social life, I received my last rites'

There needs to be more awareness to help people better understand the symptoms of IBD, writes Clara Caslin.

Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?'

This is an edited extract from The Little Book of Results.

'Ireland in 2018 is not just a post-Catholic country, it's a pro-choice country'

It’s a very new day and a very new dawn for Ireland.

'I’m tired of all the feel-good campaigns when there's no real debate around entry into mental health services'

A sibling writes about their brother’s experience of being suicidal and needing access to treatment.

The politics of black women's hair: 'There is a struggle attached to this hair'

Hair is a central and important part of Africans’ lives, writes Ola Majekodunmi.

Opinion: 'In modern Ireland, you are invisible without money'

These lives matter as much as those whose accumulated wealth has been transferred to them through generations of social mobility, writes Audry Deane.

'For Mary Lou McDonald, the lack of IRA baggage may prove to be both a blessing and a curse'

McDonald is treading a well-worn path, hoping that one last push can secure a seat of power in both Belfast and Dublin, as well as a united Ireland, writes Danny Rigg.

'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'

We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

Surrogacy: 'Infertile couples will still have to go abroad to make their dream a reality'

The draconian surrogacy proposals contained in the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill should be substantially revised before being placed on the statute book, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men

Writing in TheJournal.ie, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.

Short story: 'To all their dues'

We feature a short story by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine from the new collection, Stinging Fly Stories.

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it

“Referendums can be incredibly blunt tools that force us into one of these two camps.”

Epilepsy: 'My emotions are heightened and I'm overwhelmed by difficult or upsetting situations'

Living with epilepsy is challenging, it is a challenge for those who have the condition but it’s also a challenge for their friends and family, writes Eva-Jayne Gaffney.