# opinion - Today’s News
Actor and director Ronan Smith writes about his greatest life challenge to date – the progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.
There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Teenagers are exposed to and experience a range of challenges which can have significant and adverse effects on their mental wellbeing.
Our idea was simple: each item would have two price tags, one for men and one for women. And the women’s price would always be 76% less.
But in a world made up of introverts, extroverts and, indeed, ambiverts how are companies accommodating for all?
# opinion - Saturday 25 April, 2015
Scarlets were the big winners in the chase for Champions Cup places.
Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.
It’s time to put food-growing back at the centre of Irish communities.
I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.
# opinion - Friday 24 April, 2015
As I prepare for the surreal experience of my 20 year school reunion, I can’t help but wonder what surprises will meet me…
Today considered quite a controversial figure in anthropology, Daisy May Bates dedicated her life’s work to observing the native people of Australia.
The Kardashians have helped to make today’s commemorations newsworthy – but, after the circus, Armenia will continue to suffer from miserable poverty.
# opinion - Thursday 23 April, 2015
Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.
# opinion - Wednesday 22 April, 2015
A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.
The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.
Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.
# opinion - Tuesday 21 April, 2015
Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.
# opinion - Monday 20 April, 2015
Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.
Liverpool’s disappointing 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa has heaped the pressure on the Northern Irishman.
Like so many women and men, I wasted time hating my shape and trying to change it. Then I realised what an incredible, beautiful machine my body is.
The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.
The Aston Villa youngster impressed against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday.
# opinion - Sunday 19 April, 2015
Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?
In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?
I didn’t realise how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. I loved it. Then a workplace accident forced me to redirect my life.
# opinion - Saturday 18 April, 2015
I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.
Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Fine Gael councillor Noel Rock spent a year interning with Clinton in the months leading up to the last time she ran for president. Here’s what happened…
The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.
# opinion - Friday 17 April, 2015
I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.
If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.
# opinion - Thursday 16 April, 2015
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.
When people get fed up of the same thing over and over again, a knee-jerk reaction is to look elsewhere. But that could be a mistake.
# opinion - Wednesday 15 April, 2015
On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?
Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.
# opinion - Tuesday 14 April, 2015
Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.
Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.
TV3′s Tommy Martin wonders if Diego Simeone’s macho magic can take the Spanish champions to even greater heights.
# opinion - Monday 13 April, 2015
Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.
Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.