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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don’t mind if I do Column

Beetroot burgers I can grow in the back garden? Don’t mind if I do

Tips on growing and preparing your own summer produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie As a Muslim, it’s my religious duty to denounce the threat posed by extremism Opinion

As a Muslim, it’s my religious duty to denounce the threat posed by extremism

We Irish Muslims have rallied against extremists because they commit atrocities in the name of something we care deeply about: our faith.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Hero or terrorist? This Cork patriot should be remembered whatever the answer Column

Hero or terrorist? This Cork patriot should be remembered whatever the answer

UCC historian Gabriel O’Doherty on the life and legacy of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, whose funeral centenary is being commemorated today.

From TheJournal.ie New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists Opinion

New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists

With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.

# opinion - Friday 31 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women Opinion

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans – and that makes him powerful Opinion

Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans – and that makes him powerful

The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.

# opinion - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration Opinion

Why are we so embarrassed about nudity? It’s the ultimate body celebration

Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth Opinion

Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.

# opinion - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should restaurants ban kids? Maybe not, but it’s time for a line to be drawn Opinion

Should restaurants ban kids? Maybe not, but it’s time for a line to be drawn

Let’s face it: the current politically correct, free-for-all approach isn’t working.

From TheJournal.ie One man’s prison hell is another’s holiday park: Murderers like Graham Dwyer should not get perks Opinion

One man’s prison hell is another’s holiday park: Murderers like Graham Dwyer should not get perks

What privileges are there for the dead, asks criminologist John O’Keefe, who says Ireland must become a society that places equal respect on both offender and victim.

# opinion - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Amy Schumer’s speech didn’t make me laugh, it just made me sad Opinion

Amy Schumer’s speech didn’t make me laugh, it just made me sad

The Amy Schumers and Tina Feys of the world, are for the most part a breath of fresh air, where their comedy sells, not their bodies.

From TheJournal.ie This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems Column This post contains images

This country is worried its water will become a commodity but it has bigger problems

The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.

# opinion - Monday 27 July, 2015

Opinion: Ronny Deila can build on a promising debut season at Celtic

The SPL returns this weekend with Celtic taking on Ross County at Celtic Park.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I know it’s not healthy to be fat. You really, really don’t have to tell me that’ Opinion

‘I know it’s not healthy to be fat. You really, really don’t have to tell me that’

Reacting to journalist Lindy West’s article about being a “fat” bride, a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous says it gave her hope that even if she doesn’t lose weight, she has a future.

From TheJournal.ie After too many tearful airport goodbyes, I couldn’t be happier to be home from Australia Opinion

After too many tearful airport goodbyes, I couldn’t be happier to be home from Australia

There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.

# opinion - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What I learned winding my way through Thailand’s sweaty party epicentre Opinion

What I learned winding my way through Thailand’s sweaty party epicentre

As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.

From TheJournal.ie Was 19th-century Dublin really the ‘decaying Calcutta of the north’? Opinion

Was 19th-century Dublin really the ‘decaying Calcutta of the north’?

The standard narrative represents the pre-independence city as economically stagnant and socially polarised.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what it’s really like to work in an Irish factory Opinion

Here’s what it’s really like to work in an Irish factory

We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.

# opinion - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up Opinion

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.

From TheJournal.ie Disaster of a reunited Ireland may come one step closer this summer Opinion

Disaster of a reunited Ireland may come one step closer this summer

UK Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime supporter of Irish unification. What would his election mean for Northern Ireland?

# opinion - Friday 24 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones Opinion

Irish politics explained through Game of Thrones

Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.

From TheJournal.ie Time to reclaim our Dublin streets from thuggish acts of violence Opinion

Time to reclaim our Dublin streets from thuggish acts of violence

Walk down any Dublin city street sober on a Saturday night and you will at some point be worried about your personal safety.

# opinion - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Christian Benteke is a ‘gamble’ worth taking for Brendan Rodgers

While Rodgers will be undoubtedly pleased to get his number one target, there has been a mixed reaction from the Liverpool fans.

From TheJournal.ie Seagulls are not monsters – let’s stop the hysteria Opinion

Seagulls are not monsters – let’s stop the hysteria

BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch responds to concerns about Ireland’s ‘rogue’ gulls.

From TheJournal.ie Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Nicki Minaj’s anger is the product of years of black marginalisation

Minaj’s complaint was not a tantrum, it was the complaint of a black woman who has had to sit back and watch all her life while her culture has been marginalised, dismissed and then later appropriated.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I’ve seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins’ bill isn’t the answer Opinion

I’ve seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins’ bill isn’t the answer

The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business

The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.

From TheJournal.ie Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose Opinion

Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose

Social media keeps us connected to each another but disconnected from the truth.

# opinion - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps Opinion

The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps

We need to put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of our water system.

From TheJournal.ie We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth Opinion

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# opinion - Monday 20 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What I’ve learned from volunteering in Palestine Opinion

What I’ve learned from volunteering in Palestine

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# opinion - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer Column

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

From TheJournal.ie We’re getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age Column

We’re getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

From TheJournal.ie 10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland Column

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

# opinion - Saturday 18 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables Food

It’s officially courgette season! More tips for growing your own vegetables

GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison’ Opinion

‘Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison’

Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.

# opinion - Friday 17 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law? Opinion

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

From TheJournal.ie What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school Friends Schools

What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

# opinion - Thursday 16 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: ‘I did think it was inevitable that this day would come’

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

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