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#Opinion

# opinion - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world Opinion

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.

From TheJournal.ie Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare Column

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick' Column

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it New Beginnings

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

# opinion - Friday 20 May, 2016

Our heroes disappoint us because they're human, football managers are no different

This week was a reminder not to put your life in the hands of a football manager writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style Opinion

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie President Trump? Here's how it could happen Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# opinion - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From Business ETC Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system Opinion

Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system

Winding down the utility will still come at a cost to the public purse – and possibly a significant one.

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up? Opinion

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# opinion - Monday 16 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British Opinion

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British

There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support a sugar tax? Food And Drink This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Health officials have been pushing for the measure and now it’s back on the government’s agenda.

# opinion - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left Opinion

When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left

At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in' Mouths Of Babes

Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in'

The fact that homelessness is still such a big problem in Ireland makes me angry, writes Transition Year student Mark Hartery.

# opinion - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance? Opinion

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# opinion - Friday 13 May, 2016

It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league?

Columnist John O’Sullivan asks why the FAI are currently so inactive in promoting the domestic game.

# opinion - Thursday 12 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A shocking, sobering report leaked and then selectively reported upon by our national media Opinion

A shocking, sobering report leaked and then selectively reported upon by our national media

Some apologies are now in order. And they aren’t the ones you’ve heard about, writes Tom Clonan.

From Business ETC Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it Opinion

Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it

The costs of claims and the growing problem of fraud are both factors.

'I don’t think Roy will be around after the end of the tournament'

One former teammate believes the ex-Manchester United man will find it hard to resist a return to club football.

# opinion - Monday 9 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business?

We look at some of the key measures being proposed under the administration’s plans.

# opinion - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The pink tax is just another cost of being a girl Shopping

The pink tax is just another cost of being a girl

Women are charged a so-called “pink tax” because they pay more than men for equivalent products, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind Pep In Their Step This post contains videos

Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind

Bayern Munich look poised to remain dominant in Germany after sealing a fourth successive Bundesliga crown.

From TheJournal.ie For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option Opinion

For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option

Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support TTIP? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support TTIP?

The EU-US trade deal has been in discussion since mid-2013, but it appears talks are breaking down.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Women have shown time and time again that they are a more deadly species than the male War On Inequality

Opinion: Women have shown time and time again that they are a more deadly species than the male

Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.

# opinion - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband died suddenly. I had no idea what to do' Opinion

'I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband died suddenly. I had no idea what to do'

In 2011, Sinead’s husband died suddenly when they were on holidays in Portugal.

How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football

Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time ever last night.

# opinion - Monday 2 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved' Column

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

From TheJournal.ie Tips on getting over procrastination (and some good news about your brain) Opinion

Tips on getting over procrastination (and some good news about your brain)

There’s never been a better or more urgent time to start doing the things you want to do, writes Shaa Wasmund.

# opinion - Sunday 1 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety Column

'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety

We could all be more vigilant of what people around us are going through, the Fianna Fáil deputy writes.

From TheJournal.ie The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear Column

The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear

Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, at the age of 53. She writes here about how her life has changed since.

From Business ETC 'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it' Insights

'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it'

The passion to create something for yourself can consume all your time and money.

From TheJournal.ie New year, new me? Why I abandoned my ambitious healthy living plans for 2016 Opinion

New year, new me? Why I abandoned my ambitious healthy living plans for 2016

It’s one thing to start a new fitness regime and quite another to stick to it, writes Andrew McGinley.

# opinion - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Abortion campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women Opinion

Abortion campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women

Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home Column

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making Opinion

What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making

In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 29 April, 2016

# opinion - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening Opinion

Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening

For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead Opinion

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# opinion - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim' Column

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# opinion - Monday 25 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses Opinion

The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses

Employers should stick to questions that interrogate the candidate’s experience and deliver measurable evidence, writes careers expert Eoghan McDermott.

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