# opinion - Today’s News
There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
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.
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?
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
Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.
The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive The42.ie column.
Two weeks feels like an interminably long wait for a game of this magnitude. Roll on Sunday.
I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.
# opinion - Tuesday 24 February, 2015
Major brands and coffee chains have led the way, but few Irish supermarkets actively support Fairtrade.
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
Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.
It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.
We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.
# opinion - Sunday 22 February, 2015
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.
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.
Ahead of tonight’s Oscars, we look at some of film’s greatest sporting moments.
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
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.
# opinion - Friday 20 February, 2015
By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.
Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.
The Manchester United striker was asked to pick the players at a Q and A session.
# opinion - Thursday 19 February, 2015
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?
New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.
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
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.
‘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
We need something that will really engage younger people.
Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.
# opinion - Sunday 15 February, 2015
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.
Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?
# opinion - Saturday 14 February, 2015
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.
Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.
Planning to give your love flowers today? Check this out first…
Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.
… and the government’s record on the environment. Labour Senator John Whelan explains…
# opinion - Friday 13 February, 2015
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.
It’s easy to feel that everyone but you is loved-up around this time of year, but that’s just an illusion.