# opinion - Today’s News
A new Red C poll shows that Ireland is very happy to remain a part of Europe.
Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.
The 79-year-old was elected for a fifth term as president at Fifa Congress today.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
The number who recently registered to vote was enough to elect six TDs…. There’s a new politicised generation that politicians must pay heed to.
The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.
# opinion - Thursday 28 May, 2015
If you think it’s just about some pretty plants, think again!
It’s four years since Munster last claimed silverware, and it’s time for their young stars to make their mark.
Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.
# opinion - Wednesday 27 May, 2015
One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.
How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?
# opinion - Tuesday 26 May, 2015
Seasonal produce should drive the day’s menu, rather than set menus driving the acquisition of produce.
The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.
# opinion - Monday 25 May, 2015
The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?
Having lived with gluten-free since the days when the bread came in a tin, it is interesting to think someone might cut out gluten as a choice.
The42′s hurling columnist gives his thoughts on yesterday’s big game.
# opinion - Sunday 24 May, 2015
Not pandering to a child’s tantrums is better for everyone in the long run, but be prepared for horrified looks from other adults.
This historic vote has served as a catalyst for profound social change by prompting us to think beyond our narrow self-interests and helping us to overcome some of our deepest fears.
Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.
# opinion - Saturday 23 May, 2015
Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.
Characters like Charlize Theron’s Furiosa are so important, particularly in a pop culture landscape that has come to take stock gender roles for granted.
The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.
Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.
# opinion - Friday 22 May, 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.
# opinion - Thursday 21 May, 2015
Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.
My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).
Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.
# opinion - Wednesday 20 May, 2015
The ongoing debate between the youngster and his club seems no closer to a resolution after this week’s developments.
Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen.
Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.
# opinion - Tuesday 19 May, 2015
Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.
Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.
That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution
Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.
# opinion - Monday 18 May, 2015
It’s fair to say that I’ve developed a slight hang up about getting older.
The presidential age referendum is a watered-down version of attempts at real political reform.
This weekend’s play-offs are the most evenly balanced since the competition changed structure.
# opinion - Sunday 17 May, 2015
I don’t want to ‘lose’ my stutter – I want to be someone who accomplishes great things, and also stutters
Stuttering is unlike anything else. There is no absolute cure, but learning to be confident despite it can help us reach our full potential.
People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.
As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.
# opinion - Saturday 16 May, 2015
If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design