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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home Opinion

Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home

There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless Opinion

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

From TheJournal.ie Why are men more likely to be violent than women? Opinion

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned 20 Years On

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

In an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government Opinion

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive The42.ie column.

Choke conversation out of breath with Ireland refusing to take focus off England

Two weeks feels like an interminably long wait for a game of this magnitude. Roll on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address Opinion

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address

I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Would you be bothered if your cuppa was made with slave labour? Opinion

Would you be bothered if your cuppa was made with slave labour?

Major brands and coffee chains have led the way, but few Irish supermarkets actively support Fairtrade.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’ Opinion

‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

# opinion - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland? Opinion

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

From TheJournal.ie Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you Opinion

Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you

It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.

From TheJournal.ie What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland’s housing crisis? Opinion

What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland’s housing crisis?

We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.

# opinion - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It’s high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don’t let the government backtrack War And Peace

It’s high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don’t let the government backtrack

At the last election the government received a mandate based on their pledges, and one was formalising a policy of neutrality.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again) Red C Poll

Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again)

Labour is down two to 7 per cent, Sinn Féin is up one point to 21 per cent while Fine Gael holds steady on 24.

Power ranking the 13 greatest sports movies ever

Ahead of tonight’s Oscars, we look at some of film’s greatest sporting moments.

From TheJournal.ie Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it. Opinion

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# opinion - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From Business ETC Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how… Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how…

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

From TheJournal.ie Bullying in workplaces needs to be addressed, especially in small organisations Opinion

Bullying in workplaces needs to be addressed, especially in small organisations

How should you react if you’re belittled or bullied in the workplace?

# opinion - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer Opinion

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They’re afraid. Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They’re afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

Wayne Rooney reveals the two best footballers he’s ever played alongside

The Manchester United striker was asked to pick the players at a Q and A session.

# opinion - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face Opinion

Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face

Kate Middleton is 33 years old, the mother of a toddler, and is currently pregnant… is anyone really shocked she has a grey hair or two?

From TheJournal.ie ‘I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children’ Opinion

‘I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children’

New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.

From TheJournal.ie Who owns our digital fingerprints? Opinion

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

# opinion - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it’s never too late to come out Column

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it’s never too late to come out

News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Children are precious, so why aren’t the people caring for them valued? Opinion

Children are precious, so why aren’t the people caring for them valued?

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

# opinion - Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show Debate

Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show

We need something that will really engage younger people.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man’ Tune Out

‘The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man’

Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.

# opinion - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn’t stop crying.’ Mental Health

‘Like many young men, I refused to believe there was anything wrong. But I couldn’t stop crying.’

It’s OK not to be OK. But you need to talk before it’s all too late, before you’ve broken hearts or – most importantly – broken yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really? Health

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# opinion - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community Protest

Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community

I was one of the councillors prevented from leaving a meeting in Fingal by protesters; the politicians involved in organising it have exposed their anti-Garda agenda.

From Business ETC Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive? Analysis

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Say it with flowers? What blooms signify to your Valentine Bloomin Lovely

Say it with flowers? What blooms signify to your Valentine

Planning to give your love flowers today? Check this out first…

From Business ETC Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story Head In The Clouds

Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story

Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 10 reasons why Eamon Ryan is totally wrong about Alan Kelly… Rebuttal

Here are 10 reasons why Eamon Ryan is totally wrong about Alan Kelly…

… and the government’s record on the environment. Labour Senator John Whelan explains…

# opinion - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There are no shades of grey around sexual consent Respect

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent

Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion? Eighth Amendment

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Dreading Valentine’s Day because you’re single? Relationships

Dreading Valentine’s Day because you’re single?

It’s easy to feel that everyone but you is loved-up around this time of year, but that’s just an illusion.

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