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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why do we even need an International Men’s Day? Men's Rights

Opinion: Why do we even need an International Men’s Day?

There is a lack of mainstream acceptance of systemic men’s issues, writes David Walsh.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary' Homelessness

'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary'

We should be concerned that discussions around homelessness this week were marked by a moralistic judgementalism, writes Kevin Hargaden.

# opinion - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie As a survivor of violent rape, I believe #MeToo is a powerful force for victims Opinion

As a survivor of violent rape, I believe #MeToo is a powerful force for victims

Winnie M Li, who was violently raped in a Belfast park, has found the social media movement a source of connection and validation.

From TheJournal.ie Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak' Aphasia

Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak'

I don’t like to think of what my life would be like without the use of assistive technology, writes Anne O’Brien.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

From TheJournal.ie Coercive control: 'If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, myself and the kids would suffer' Read Me

Coercive control: 'If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, myself and the kids would suffer'

The government must include the offence of coercive control in the upcoming Domestic Violence Bill, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

# opinion - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone' Column

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# opinion - Monday 13 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Would you encourage overseas workers to move to Ireland? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you encourage overseas workers to move to Ireland?

A UK jobs fair is trying to tempt talented tech staff to these shores.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Do we still need unions? Irish Rail

Opinion: Do we still need unions?

Under Irish employment law, all workers are equal, whether union or non-union members, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish' Column

Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'

I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.

From TheJournal.ie David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage? EXTRACT

David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?

In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.

After years in the footballing wilderness, Ireland's hero last night is finally getting due recognition Profile This post contains videos

After years in the footballing wilderness, Ireland's hero last night is finally getting due recognition

Darren Randolph was deservedly named man of the match in Copenhagen.

# opinion - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly on Trump: 'There is the substance and the sideshow' Column

Larry Donnelly on Trump: 'There is the substance and the sideshow'

What will Trump do next? Your guess is as good as mine, writes Larry Donnelly.

Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton

The upcoming games with Denmark will have a huge impact on the manager’s legacy.

# opinion - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Women are working for free from today until 2018 Equal Pay Day

Opinion: Women are working for free from today until 2018

It’s all well and good to deplore the fact a pay gap exists and not all workplaces promote equality, but what can be done about it, asks Angela Smith.

# opinion - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists' Opinion

'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists'

Just last year the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed the telephone records of certain journalists during an investigation, writes Elizabeth Farries.

# opinion - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Here's what the Ireland team to face Denmark should be

Martin O’Neill faces some difficult calls in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it' Column

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it'

The staffers and spokespeople who robustly defend Trump’s indefensible presidency have Irish names, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# opinion - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25% Local Government

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%

It’s well-known that the smaller the number of people elected in a constituency, the less likely the election result will reflect the actual vote, writes Oliver Moran.

# opinion - Monday 6 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should workers who don't smoke be given extra holidays? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Should workers who don't smoke be given extra holidays?

A Japanese marketing firm is offering cigarette-free staff six additional days of annual leave.

From TheJournal.ie 'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening' Opinion

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# opinion - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives' Column

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"' EXTRACT

Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'

Am I A Feminist? Are You? is a new book by journalist Mary Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A welcome compliment to someone isn’t a problem. Lewd jokes are' Sexual Harassment

Opinion: 'A welcome compliment to someone isn’t a problem. Lewd jokes are'

The #MeToo hashtag is less than a month old but already there is push back, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# opinion - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off? Smoking Break

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Brexit is dangerous for Ireland if we're not prepared Exports

Column: Brexit is dangerous for Ireland if we're not prepared

Irish businesses develop their international business plans to mitigate against the risks coming down the road, writes Hugh Torpey.

# opinion - Friday 3 November, 2017

Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now

The reaction to the Cork goalkeeper’s remarks was inevitable, and it was disingenuous, writes John O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is this the beginning of the end of Donald Trump? George Papadopoulos

Opinion: Is this the beginning of the end of Donald Trump?

We don’t know at present exactly what all that has unfolded this week means or what lies ahead, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie #MeToo: 'Some contributors use it as a platform to pour scorn on all men' Gender Wars

#MeToo: 'Some contributors use it as a platform to pour scorn on all men'

Too much of the debate in the mainstream and social media around gender issues is dictated by a strain of feminism that views masculinity as inherently problematic, writes AR Devine.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address' Opinion

The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'

A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.

# opinion - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Micro-beads: 'There will be more waste plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050' Column

Micro-beads: 'There will be more waste plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050'

The government has made many promises, so where is the Oceans Bill, ask Aengus Ó Corráin and Grace O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Monday 30 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer' Read Me

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Dublin's public transport system is confusing for tourists? Tourism This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Dublin's public transport system is confusing for tourists?

Fáilte Ireland says a lack of signage for services like the Dart and Luas leaves tourists stranded.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency? First Aid

Column: Would you know how to respond to a mental health emergency?

Last year, Ireland became one of the most recent countries to launch an official mental health first aid training programme, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams.

From TheJournal.ie 'Only for Hallowe’en surviving in America, it probably would have died out here' Column

'Only for Hallowe’en surviving in America, it probably would have died out here'

We have an underlying lack of confidence in Ireland and continually throw the baby out with the bathwater, writes Michael Fortune.

# opinion - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cancer: 'My Big C news had no Ali McGraw or Marcus Welby MD moment of discovery' Read Me

Cancer: 'My Big C news had no Ali McGraw or Marcus Welby MD moment of discovery'

I neither look nor sound like a person with cancer but I know that could change tomorrow, writes Peter Gunning.

Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points

Plus Roy Hodgson’s steady impact at Crystal Palace and Chelsea back on track following a dismal start to the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie And they call it the Toy Department - a difficult week for sport to digest Column

And they call it the Toy Department - a difficult week for sport to digest

It’s been a week to forget for the sports department, writes Tommy Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Murphy: What does it really mean when we dream about the Leaving Cert? EXTRACT

Michael Murphy: What does it really mean when we dream about the Leaving Cert?

By paying attention to our dreams, we can ground ourselves in the deepest truth of our being, and make wiser choices that work towards our greater good, writes Michael Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie 90 minutes missing: A parent's worst nightmare (with a happy ending) EXTRACT

90 minutes missing: A parent's worst nightmare (with a happy ending)

Those moments of drama in a family’s life that can change your perspective forever.

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