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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

Whatever happened to the Manchester United way?

Tommy Martin on a club that should be about more than winning trophies.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people lack critical thinking skills, leading to a struggle with news literacy' FAKE NEWS

'Young people lack critical thinking skills, leading to a struggle with news literacy'

Lurking among the heartfelt outpourings of grief for victims at the Manchester Evening News Arena were trolls posting fake reports, writes Alan Keane.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I am determined to make music available to the deaf' Good Vibrations

Column: 'I am determined to make music available to the deaf'

I was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject, writes Orla O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Vulture funds pay around €1 in taxes for every €1 million they hold in Irish assets' Housing Sector

Opinion: 'Vulture funds pay around €1 in taxes for every €1 million they hold in Irish assets'

Despite endless promises from government ministers, the housing situation is steadily deteriorating, writes Dr Brian O’Boyle.

# opinion - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I enjoy the peace and the space to be myself when I come to LauraLynn' Children's Hospice

'I enjoy the peace and the space to be myself when I come to LauraLynn'

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Shaw describes her life and the support she receives from LauraLynn.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year' Gender Pay Gap

Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year'

In Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9 per cent less than men, writes Ivana Bacik.

# opinion - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety' Domestic Violence

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# opinion - Monday 22 May, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should 'essential' public-sector workers be banned from going on strike? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'essential' public-sector workers be banned from going on strike?

Leo Varadkar suggested the Labour Court should be the ‘final arbiter’ for certain disputes.

From Business ETC Ireland is one of the worst places for social entrepreneurs - here's why that needs to change Opinion

Ireland is one of the worst places for social entrepreneurs - here's why that needs to change

The sector has the potential to add 40,000 jobs to the local economy.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: 'We do not want the British sailing off like some pirate state, joining the Trump administration' Column

Brexit: 'We do not want the British sailing off like some pirate state, joining the Trump administration'

We need to step up now and talk both sides in these talks back from the cliff edge, writes Eamon Ryan.

Ireland's Premier League stars must reflect on a difficult season

It’s been a difficult few months for a number of Boys in Green players.

# opinion - Sunday 21 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Once you start talking, it's hard to stop, and suddenly people are avoiding you, their cancer friend' Read Me

'Once you start talking, it's hard to stop, and suddenly people are avoiding you, their cancer friend'

It’s been three weeks since I was diagnosed with stage one Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, writes Áine O’Connell.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them' Herstory

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'

If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'One bank holiday per month would give employees something to look forward to' Corbyn Manifesto

Opinion: 'One bank holiday per month would give employees something to look forward to'

More bank holidays would improve people’s quality of life and allow tourism and culture to flourish, writes James Shaw.

Player ratings: how the Irish footballers in Britain fared this season

A review of how the Boys in Green have got on domestically since the start of the campaign.

# opinion - Saturday 20 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie My dead pancreas: 'My diabetes diagnosis is celebrating its 20th birthday' Diabetes

My dead pancreas: 'My diabetes diagnosis is celebrating its 20th birthday'

I inject myself roughly eight times a day and I don’t always behave myself around doughnuts or fried cheese, writes Caitríona Daly.

From Business ETC Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out Opinion

Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out

The so-called CCCTB plan is said to be good for the EU, but its impact will be felt here.

From TheJournal.ie GIY Comfrey: Grown for it's healing powers, comfrey is a great garden fertiliser Gardening

GIY Comfrey: Grown for it's healing powers, comfrey is a great garden fertiliser

Comfrey sends its roots deep into the soil and brings up nutrients, most notably potassium, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach' Fine Gael Leadership

'It's disappointing that there are no women in the race and no possibility for first woman Taoiseach'

The race for Fine Gael leadership is underway. What do we actually want from a leader?

Best player? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2016-17 Premier League season

Has Mourinho done a good job at United? The most enjoyable team to watch? Here’s what we think.

# opinion - Friday 19 May, 2017

The FAI fear unity among clubs — but some are too busy pointing fingers

Complaining that you’re not in the PCA helps no one.

From Business ETC New rules for company accounts go a step too far - here's why small firms should beware Opinion

New rules for company accounts go a step too far - here's why small firms should beware

The new Companies Act means some firms will be entitled to file potentially misleading figures.

Ulster says no one likes us, but we don't care

Tommy Martin explains why Ulster football is the equivalent of an imaginary condom tossed across a theatre in 1950s Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie English language schools: 'Low-hours contracts, low pay and bogus self-employment' Read Me

English language schools: 'Low-hours contracts, low pay and bogus self-employment'

Ireland may present itself as a world leader in ELT but teachers in these schools have to contend with poor employment conditions, writes Roy Hassey.

# opinion - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Mental health is part of us all; We’ve all been heartbroken, we’ve all had moments of glory' Green Ribbon Campaign

'Mental health is part of us all; We’ve all been heartbroken, we’ve all had moments of glory'

This is the best advice I can give to someone going through a difficult time, writes Barbara Brennan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I do not know what Chelsea Manning will do next. She owes the world nothing' Whistle Blower

Column: 'I do not know what Chelsea Manning will do next. She owes the world nothing'

On the day of Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, campaigner Ruairí McKiernan reflects on the Irish campaign for her freedom.

# opinion - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The recovery is at serious risk of creating a hostile environment for artists and creatives' Creative Classes

Opinion: 'The recovery is at serious risk of creating a hostile environment for artists and creatives'

We need to address Dublin’s problems and call it a crisis before it’s too late, writes Roisin Agnew.

From TheJournal.ie Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence' Opinion

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Monday 15 May, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Would you pay a 'ransomware' demand? Data And Security This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay a 'ransomware' demand?

Victims in the WannaCry attack were told to hand over up to $600 to regain access to computer files.

From TheJournal.ie Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador' Read Me

Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'

I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.

# opinion - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs' Column

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

From TheJournal.ie 'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver' Column

'At the very least, Budget 2018 must match last year's childcare funds in order to deliver'

As Budget preparations begin, Minister Zappone says she will be arguing for more money come October.

From TheJournal.ie 13 Reasons Why: 'Drama is actually a good place for young people to explore tough themes' Read Me

13 Reasons Why: 'Drama is actually a good place for young people to explore tough themes'

We have to give teen viewers some credit for knowing the difference between truth and fiction, right and wrong, safe and dangerous, writes Lorraine Courtney.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote' Voting Rights

Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'

It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.

# opinion - Saturday 13 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it' Column

Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'

Instead of attacking your anxiety like the enemy, you have to work with it, dealing with both the physical and the emotional symptoms, writes Caroline Foran.

From Business ETC This is the infrastructure we need across Ireland to keep the economy growing Opinion

This is the infrastructure we need across Ireland to keep the economy growing

Improving roads and ports around the country will help the regions deal with the fallout of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup Gardening

Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup

Plants are bursting forward into life, producing green leaves which are nature’s great and wise spring tonic, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's strange that health managers never refer patients out of Dublin for treatment' Column

'It's strange that health managers never refer patients out of Dublin for treatment'

People must be willing to stand now in support of regional cardiac services and pressure their local and national representatives, writes Matt Shanahan.

# opinion - Friday 12 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Maduro's Irish supporters don’t see any problem with him crushing rights' Chavismo

'Maduro's Irish supporters don’t see any problem with him crushing rights'

Anything short of a return to a fully democratic path would be a tragic betrayal of the Venezuelan people, writes Victor Duggan.

In or out? Barcelona are treading a fine line in the Catalan independence debate

Tommy Martin reflects on how a global club may struggle to keep everyone happy.

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