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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: I'm no friend of Gerry Adams, but the BBC Spotlight programme on him was tittle-tattle Opinion

Vincent Browne: I'm no friend of Gerry Adams, but the BBC Spotlight programme on him was tittle-tattle

The programme was compromised from the outside, filled with bullshit drama effects alongside dodgy journalism, writes Vincent Browne.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland Column

Opinion: Staffless libraries are a terrible idea for Ireland

Staffless libraries are the first step towards the dismantling of the public library system as it is known and cherished.

From Business ETC Town hall meetings and explaining the big picture – here's how to keep employees engaged Work

Town hall meetings and explaining the big picture – here's how to keep employees engaged

The current war for talent means a business with unengaged employees is an organisation is in trouble.

# opinion - Thursday 22 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced Opinion

Column: The people of O'Devaney Gardens deserve better than the prejudice they have faced

I grew up in O’Devaney Gardens and it was a great place to live – it would be sad to see it fall into a private developer’s hands, writes Rose Fleming

From TheJournal.ie 'I need a new sleeping bag, some lady poured water down on top of me while I slept' Blue Brigade

'I need a new sleeping bag, some lady poured water down on top of me while I slept'

Sleeping in pairs is the safest way to survive rough sleeping. It means having someone to watch your back, provide company and even body heat, writes Martina Bergin from the Dublin Simon Community.

# opinion - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 2016 has become the year of the lone wolf attack carried out by angry young men Opinion

Tom Clonan: 2016 has become the year of the lone wolf attack carried out by angry young men

Unless we address the issues of gun control, male violence, rage and alienation, we will see more and more lone wolf attacks, writes Tom Clonan.

# opinion - Monday 19 September, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Would you boycott a company because of its carbon footprint? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you boycott a company because of its carbon footprint?

Some firms aim to improve their public image by reducing the impact their product has on the environment.

Scholes says United 'need more' than Fellaini, questions Carrick's absence

However, the former Red Devils star reserved praise for Marcus Rashford.

# opinion - Sunday 18 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'He confirmed what I had known for hours - there was no heartbeat' Column

'He confirmed what I had known for hours - there was no heartbeat'

One reader tells us her story about having a miscarriage, to encourage others to talk about an issue which ends one in four pregnancies.

From Business ETC Being a socially conscience business doesn't have to be costly – it's for both big and small players Opinion

Being a socially conscience business doesn't have to be costly – it's for both big and small players

Corporate social responsibility has become an important factor for people when choosing who they want to work for.

From TheJournal.ie Want to know how to manage migraine? Here's some advice from an expert Column

Want to know how to manage migraine? Here's some advice from an expert

Jane Whelan from the Migraine Association of Ireland gives advice about how to manage and live with migraine.

From TheJournal.ie All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes Column

All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes

Professor of international criminal justice, Dr Niamh Howlin, says countries and individuals can be held responsible for the things they do during war time.

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From TheJournal.ie 25 years of breathing through a straw - this is what it's like to live with cystic fibrosis Opinion

25 years of breathing through a straw - this is what it's like to live with cystic fibrosis

Luke Doherty has had cystic fibrosis all his life. Now he has a new set of lungs and wants to share his story.

# opinion - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues' Column

'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues'

ASTI representative Ciara Kinsella explains why secondary school teachers are considering going on strike.

From TheJournal.ie Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret Grow It Yourself

Jerusalem artichoke - the tasty, popular veg with a dark secret

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with Jerusalem artichoke, a veg that’s become increasingly popular in high-end restaurants.

From Business ETC 'We don't appreciate how close the future actually is and it's not helping our pension problems' Opinion

'We don't appreciate how close the future actually is and it's not helping our pension problems'

Communicating to people how early they need to start saving for post-retirement is the biggest challenge facing the pension industry.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health Column

Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health

The CEO of the Psychological Society of Ireland gives practical tips on how to encourage positive mental well-being.

# opinion - Friday 16 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Dear Juvenile Arthritis, you took my normal life from me but you will not take my dreams away' Arthritis

'Dear Juvenile Arthritis, you took my normal life from me but you will not take my dreams away'

Niamh Costello has suffered with the condition since she was three years old but is determined it will not hold her back in life.

# opinion - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'When it comes to our weekly weigh-in, all five of us are really nervous' OPeration Transformation

'When it comes to our weekly weigh-in, all five of us are really nervous'

This week, Celebrity Operation Transformation participant Brenda Donohue talks about how the most convenient food often isn’t the most healthy.

# opinion - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'I felt sorry for Fellaini' - Carragher criticises Pogba derby display Opinion This post contains videos

'I felt sorry for Fellaini' - Carragher criticises Pogba derby display

The Liverpool legend did not hold back when analysing the world’s most expensive player’s showing against Manchester City.

# opinion - Monday 12 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie After Apple: Ireland's taxation regime has become a source of embarrassment to our people Opinion

After Apple: Ireland's taxation regime has become a source of embarrassment to our people

Ireland needs a serious discussion about what part we want to play in the fight against tax avoidance, writes Matt Carthy.

From TheJournal.ie 'We just want to speak our own language, in our own country' Tír Gan Teanga

'We just want to speak our own language, in our own country'

After the news last week that a barman left his job after he was banned from speaking Irish, Aodhán Ó Deá says he has also experienced negative reactions when he has spoken as Gaeilge.

From Business ETC Poll: Is it possible to build a billion-euro startup in Ireland? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it possible to build a billion-euro startup in Ireland?

The Republic has yet to see a homegrown tech company reach ‘unicorn’ status.

The Redzone: The 'just win, baby' mantra lives on in Oakland

Steve O’Rourke doesn’t want to get too carried away with the Raiders’ late heroics last night. But will anyway.

From TheJournal.ie If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook Opinion

If you use Whatsapp, your data is about to become the property of Facebook

Julien Mercille explains how you can take steps to protect your data.

# opinion - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain' Column

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Don't get the recommended amount of exercise? You could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes Column

Don't get the recommended amount of exercise? You could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Sinead Powell from Diabetes Ireland outlines the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes, and how to manage the condition.

From TheJournal.ie 'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me' Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# opinion - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for' Opinion

'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'

Siobhain Topping’s mother, who is the full-time carer for her husband, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. They could only get 14 Home Care hours.

From Business ETC Times are changing even though dark suits and shoes still dominate the finance sector Insights

Times are changing even though dark suits and shoes still dominate the finance sector

Some quarters of the banking sector are slowly adopting the business casual approach to office wear.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years' Column

'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years'

Jules Coll had gastric bypass-surgery, as shown on RTÉ’s documentary Nine Stone Lighter. She wrote her new book, Flabyrinth, about how the weight loss was just the beginning.

# opinion - Friday 9 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What do women want to change about Ireland? #FeministAgenda is trying to find out Opinion

What do women want to change about Ireland? #FeministAgenda is trying to find out

Orla O’Connor from the National Women’s Council of Ireland on the issues that matter most to women.

# opinion - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'All we want is fair pay for a job that we do well' - a Dublin Bus driver gives his take on their strike Dublin Bus Strike

'All we want is fair pay for a job that we do well' - a Dublin Bus driver gives his take on their strike

Bus driver Fergal Fay talks about why he and his fellow drivers are striking.

From TheJournal.ie The US Electoral College: An Explanation and a Defence Opinion

The US Electoral College: An Explanation and a Defence

Those outside the US tend to regard the Electoral College with a mixture of profound suspicion and incomprehension. In truth, it is easier to demystify than, for instance, the myriad nuances of Irish parliamentary elections, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'It was always heartless and cruel to ask bereaved families to pay for crash reports' Opinion

'It was always heartless and cruel to ask bereaved families to pay for crash reports'

Founder of PARC road safety group Susan Gray has welcomed the Garda Commissioner’s decision to lift the charges for documentation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was one of those people who hammered himself in the gym and still ate all the wrong foods' OPeration Transformation

'I was one of those people who hammered himself in the gym and still ate all the wrong foods'

This week, Celebrity Operation Transformation participant Karl Spain talks about the importance of eating right.

# opinion - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Let’s face it - Ireland are a long-ball team and that’s not going to change anytime soon

Martin O’Neill defended his side’s performance against Serbia last night.

# opinion - Monday 5 September, 2016

Scholes names Man City trio as Premier League's best

The Manchester United legend feels Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva are the top stars in England.

From Business ETC Poll: Should revenues from the TV licence be shared with other broadcasters? Media And Arts This post contains a poll

Poll: Should revenues from the TV licence be shared with other broadcasters?

At the moment the bulk of the fee goes to the national broadcaster.

From TheJournal.ie College can be the best time of your life - here's how to make the most of it Opinion

College can be the best time of your life - here's how to make the most of it

Jack Power’s been there – and he knows college can be terrifying. But he has some practical ways to make sure it’s an enjoyable experience.

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