# opinion - Today’s News
The former player is impressed by what he has seen at Old Trafford of late.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.
We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.
For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.
# opinion - Friday 2 October, 2015
Louis Saha has some strong views.
With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?
Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.
# opinion - Thursday 1 October, 2015
Living on pot noodles and cereal: ‘It’s hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children’
Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.
# opinion - Wednesday 30 September, 2015
We all have anxiety in our lives but when it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life it becomes a disorder, writes psychologist Leticia Gavin.
Simon Hick discusses the mess England now find themselves in after entering the World Cup infused with hope and optimism.
# opinion - Monday 28 September, 2015
The midfielder confirmed his decision to declare for England today.
Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.
# opinion - Sunday 27 September, 2015
Regardless of your age, if your parents aren’t getting on or are separating, it’s not easy. It is often assumed that adult children can take it on the chin, but it is not that straight forward, writes Bernadette Ryan.
It’s the last total lunar eclipse with a red shadow you’ll see for a while as the next one won’t be visible from Ireland until 2019, writes Conor Farrell.
Tony O’Reilly was many things – a rugby superstar, a driving force of economic development in Ireland and a media mogul, which is why he is one of the most interesting non-elected public figure in Ireland over a period of about 60 years, writes Matt Cooper.
# opinion - Saturday 26 September, 2015
‘It’s time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution’
It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth
The clamour to repeal the 8th Amendment and legalise abortion as a matter of ‘choice’ is almost entirely media led and driven, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.
Joe Duffy needs to get out more in Dublin if he thinks it’s a kip, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 25 September, 2015
You have the ability to see from a new perspective, you have the ability to see situations as they are and not get lost in drama.
Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don’t know if you’ll be there a year or a decade
The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
# opinion - Thursday 24 September, 2015
Bord Failte estimates the summit generated around €100 million in the local economy last year and this will be a significant loss. But let’s get things in perspective in economic terms, writes Angela Nagle.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s problems this week reminds everyone in business to be prepared for the unexpected, writes Jason O’Sullivan who has tips on what makes a good crisis management plan.
# opinion - Tuesday 22 September, 2015
To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.
# opinion - Monday 21 September, 2015
The new striker has been praised after making a strong initial impression on the Premier League.
Unable to express my feelings in a healthy way, I repressed the emotions and bottled them up until the next trigger emerged, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin, who has tips to help keep yours under control.
‘The man upstairs’ has been too quick to demand a stoppage, and referees aren’t helping either.
# opinion - Sunday 20 September, 2015
On a daily basis women make the journey out of Ireland to have an abortion.
Looking back, I barely recognise that girl. My dreams, aspirations, values and perceptions have completely changed, writes Mairead Healy.
# opinion - Saturday 19 September, 2015
Also, Man City lose their 100% record and John Stones backs up the hype.
We vowed to take it easy and not rush but the minute I could I was scouring websites for ideas. My Facebook feed is already filled with wedding supplier ads and we find our weekends are spent venue hunting, writes newly engaged Pamela Tully.
Tips on growing and preparing your produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.
We know, deep down, that if it’s a choice between a 1.5% cut to USC or a 2% cut, most people will vote for the latter no matter what the additional cash could do for people in wheelchairs camped outside government buildings, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 18 September, 2015
The new Star Wars will bring balance to more than simply the force; maybe it might help balance some books as well, writes Darren Mooney.
Eric Cantona, Bobby Charlton and Peter Schmeichel make the cut, however.
Thomas Kent is among the least recognisable of the men executed in 1916, but today he will take centre-stage in the centenary commemorative narrative, writes Brian Hughes.
Nigel Owens made some controversial remarks about football during the week.
# opinion - Thursday 17 September, 2015
As Dara O Briain once said, scientists have tested ‘natural remedies’ and if they worked they became medicine, the rest is just a nice bowl of soup and some pot-pourri, writes Fiachra Duffy.
# opinion - Wednesday 16 September, 2015
While DNA is still vital, we need a range of experts with fresh eyes to solve old cases, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.
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