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# open-thread - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Open thread: Will you be watching Katie Taylor's fight this afternoon?
# C'mon Katie
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# C'mon Katie

Open thread: Will you be watching Katie Taylor's fight this afternoon?

Aug 8th 2012, 10:20 AM 8,077 Views 59 Comments

And if you’re lucky enough to be able to be near a telly, where will you be watching?

# open-thread - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: How should Ireland deal with high childcare costs?

Aug 7th 2012, 10:28 AM 6,866 Views 116 Comments

An Irish Independent survey finds that the costs of having one child in daytime care is often higher than a mortgage.

# open-thread - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Open thread: What are your top tips for entertaining kids on school holidays?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

Open thread: What are your top tips for entertaining kids on school holidays?

Jul 4th 2012, 10:36 AM 3,134 Views 24 Comments

School’s out for the summer – but what are the best ways to keep kids occupied over the coming weeks?

# open-thread - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Open thread: What feature would you like to see on Facebook?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

Open thread: What feature would you like to see on Facebook?

Jul 3rd 2012, 7:30 PM 4,883 Views 37 Comments

A Want feature? A Dislike button? Join the discussion on what Facebook SHOULD be doing…

# open-thread - Monday 2 July, 2012

Ulster Bank chaos: How is it affecting you?
# Held To Account
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# Held To Account

Ulster Bank chaos: How is it affecting you?

Jul 2nd 2012, 2:46 PM 9,592 Views 40 Comments

Tell us your experiences… and any advice you might have for fellow customers.

# open-thread - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Pizza, lobster and socks from a vending machine. What else would you buy?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Pizza, lobster and socks from a vending machine. What else would you buy?

Jun 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,003 Views 23 Comments

You can buy fresh pizza from a vending machine in Dun Laoghaire, but what else would you like at your fingertips?

# open-thread - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?

Jun 6th 2012, 4:47 PM 4,395 Views 77 Comments

The first day of exams is officially over. Got any suggestions for how students can relax and get through the rest of them?

# open-thread - Monday 4 June, 2012

It’s time to hit the road… let’s make a playlist for the trip to Poland
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

It’s time to hit the road… let’s make a playlist for the trip to Poland

Jun 4th 2012, 8:38 AM 806 Views 3 Comments

What’s on the stereo as we head for Poznan? Let us know.

# open-thread - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?
# Downtime
From The Daily Edge
# Downtime

Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?

Jun 2nd 2012, 10:11 AM 3,746 Views 23 Comments

It’s a three-day weekend – and there’s plenty of stuff going on around the country. So: what are you doing?

# open-thread - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?
# Wide Men
# Wide Men

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?

May 26th 2012, 6:57 PM 3,651 Views 25 Comments

The Spartak Moscow winger was in electric form and may have done enough to ensure a starting role at Euro 2012.

# open-thread - Monday 14 May, 2012

Open thread: Will City now go on to dominate the Premier League for years?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Will City now go on to dominate the Premier League for years?

May 14th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,177 Views 59 Comments

Can the club’s rivals continue to compete with them, given the far superior spending power of Mancini’s men?

# open-thread - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Open thread: Could you work, full time, from home?
# Telecommuting
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# Telecommuting

Open thread: Could you work, full time, from home?

Apr 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,880 Views 43 Comments

Microsoft wants businesses to close their offices on May 23 and have people work from home wherever possible. Could you?

# open-thread - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Open thread: What’s the best (and worst) advice your mother ever gave you?
# Over To You
From The Daily Edge
# Over To You

Open thread: What’s the best (and worst) advice your mother ever gave you?

Mar 18th 2012, 9:30 AM 6,401 Views 59 Comments

On Mother’s Day, share those little pearls of wisdom you learned from Mammy with TheJournal.ie’s users…

# open-thread - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Open thread: What Irish food or drink do you most miss when abroad?
# Food
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# Food

Open thread: What Irish food or drink do you most miss when abroad?

Mar 17th 2012, 1:00 PM 22,297 Views 109 Comments

If you are living abroad, do you salivate at the thought of a packet of Irish crisps; or does your Dad post you over boxes of teabags? Let us know what food or drinks you miss most this St Patrick’s Day.

# open-thread - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:03 PM 5,313 Views 84 Comments

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

# open-thread - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?

Mar 4th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,841 Views 27 Comments

If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.

# open-thread - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Open thread: How will you celebrate World Book Day?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: How will you celebrate World Book Day?

Mar 1st 2012, 5:05 PM 2,278 Views 30 Comments

It’s World Book Day today, and people are being encouraged to rediscover the joy of reading. Will you be taking part – or have you already – and what is your chosen book? Chat about it here.

# open-thread - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Open thread: Should a woman propose marriage today?
# Leap Year
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# Leap Year

Open thread: Should a woman propose marriage today?

Feb 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,222 Views 22 Comments

Your chance to weigh in on the Leap Year tradition…

# open-thread - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Open thread: who should be the Grand Marshal of Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade?
# Honour
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# Honour

Open thread: who should be the Grand Marshal of Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade?

Feb 28th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,633 Views 138 Comments

The Grand Marshal will be revealed tomorrow. Who do think it will be or who would you like it to be? Leave your answers in the comments section.

# open-thread - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do in Paris tonight?
# Early Thoughts
# Early Thoughts

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do in Paris tonight?

Feb 11th 2012, 10:20 AM 2,747 Views 46 Comments

It’s a big night for the Irish rugby team – and for coach Declan Kidney. Join our open thread for a bit of pre-match chatter on tonight’s Six Nations game.

# open-thread - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Open thread: What Irish tourist sites should not be missed?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

Open thread: What Irish tourist sites should not be missed?

Feb 5th 2012, 3:02 PM 7,314 Views 99 Comments

The Huffington Post says tourists should skip Dublin Castle, but what do you think visitors should see while in Ireland?

# open-thread - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Open thread: What would you do with the €1.25bn Anglo payment?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

Open thread: What would you do with the €1.25bn Anglo payment?

Jan 25th 2012, 8:48 AM 1,733 Views 74 Comments

As the government prepares to pay unsecured Anglo bondholders over a billion today, we’re asking: what would you do with the money?

# open-thread - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Open thread: Have any pubs near you closed down?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

Open thread: Have any pubs near you closed down?

Jan 24th 2012, 5:22 PM 9,586 Views 49 Comments

The recession has hit pubs hard with almost 1,000 of them closing in the past five years. Have any in your area closed down? And are they missed?

# open-thread - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year?
# Let Us Know
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# Let Us Know

Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year?

Jan 11th 2012, 11:33 AM 1,442 Views 68 Comments

Politicians are back in Leinster House today for the first Dáil session of 2012 – but what issues would you like to see them dealing with?

# open-thread - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Open thread: What are you glad to see the back of in 2011?
# Let Us Know
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# Let Us Know

Open thread: What are you glad to see the back of in 2011?

Dec 31st 2011, 10:20 AM 2,501 Views 42 Comments

It wasn’t a GREAT year, to be fair. Let it all out (and let it go) and tell us what bothered you in 2011.

# open-thread - Thursday 29 December, 2011

What's going to make the news in 2012?
# Over To You
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# Over To You

What's going to make the news in 2012?

Dec 29th 2011, 2:44 PM 2,871 Views 47 Comments

What are your predictions for the coalition, the eurozone, and the European Championships in 2012? Tell us what you think is going to make the headlines next year…

# open-thread - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Open thread: Spending Christmas abroad? Leave a message for your family and friends
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: Spending Christmas abroad? Leave a message for your family and friends

Dec 24th 2011, 6:00 PM 10,621 Views 55 Comments

Share your thoughts on spending Christmas abroad and send festive greetings to the folks back home.

# open-thread - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Open thread: What are you stocking up on for Christmas?
# Let Us Know
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# Let Us Know

Open thread: What are you stocking up on for Christmas?

Dec 17th 2011, 6:00 PM 3,502 Views 42 Comments

What food, drink or entertainment do you rely on to get you through the festive season? Join the discussion here…

# open-thread - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Open thread: Do you still send Christmas cards?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: Do you still send Christmas cards?

Dec 13th 2011, 5:27 PM 3,814 Views 24 Comments

Post offices have been busy with people sending their Christmas cards before the rush starts – but do you still send cards?

# open-thread - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: what are your best money-saving tips?

Dec 11th 2011, 3:00 PM 7,495 Views 84 Comments

Now that we know what’s in Budget 2012, we want you to share your best cash-scrimping advice with TheJournal.ie’s readers…

Open thread: Who would be in your fantasy Cabinet?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: Who would be in your fantasy Cabinet?

Dec 11th 2011, 1:55 PM 2,502 Views 35 Comments

The Green Party is launching its new frontbench today, having picked grassroots members to provide opposition to the government. But if you had a chance, who would YOU choose for your ideal Cabinet?

# open-thread - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget?
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Let us know: What do you think of the Budget?

Dec 6th 2011, 8:10 PM 2,532 Views 81 Comments

So now that we’ve heard the entire Budget, what do you think? Was it better or worse than you’d expected?

# open-thread - Monday 5 December, 2011

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?
# Open Thread
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Let us know: What do you think of the Budget so far?

Dec 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 3,678 Views 96 Comments

One Budget day down, one to go – and we’re looking for your thoughts about the proceedings so far…

# open-thread - Friday 2 December, 2011

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?
# Open Thread
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Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?

Dec 2nd 2011, 12:04 PM 4,349 Views 209 Comments

Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?

# open-thread - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Open thread: who would you have in your 23-man Ireland squad?
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Open thread: who would you have in your 23-man Ireland squad?

Nov 16th 2011, 1:17 PM 1,102 Views 11 Comments

The Boys in Green are off to Poland and Ukraine. But whose boarding pass would you stamp?