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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
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Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

17 hours ago 22,276 Views 15 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
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Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Mon 7:00 AM 40,644 Views 50 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

# opinion - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
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'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Sun 12:05 AM 83,613 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# opinion - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
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# Covid-19

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

Sat 8:00 PM 26,179 Views 33 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
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Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

Sat 8:30 AM 8,821 Views 9 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

# opinion - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
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Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Fri 4:39 PM 15,698 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

# opinion - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
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Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Thu 7:00 AM 7,387 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

# opinion - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
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# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,033 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
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Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,616 Views 4 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

# opinion - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
# 65 Roses Day
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# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Apr 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,638 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

# opinion - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
# Racism At Work
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# Racism At Work

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,147 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

# opinion - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 9,722 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

# opinion - Monday 5 April, 2021

A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland
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A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland

Apr 5th 2021, 10:15 AM 1,412 Views 0 Comments

Should the Irish language stay in the constitution of a united Ireland? Our readers share their ideas for how Ireland could change.

# opinion - Friday 2 April, 2021

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
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Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 50,004 Views 202 Comments

Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.

# opinion - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
# Irish Law
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# Irish Law

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'

Apr 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,120 Views 34 Comments

Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.

# opinion - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
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Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,674 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
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Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 21,809 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# opinion - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 10:27 PM 42,539 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s winless run continued, though the Irish team improved on Saturday’s dismal display.

Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off
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# Wnl Review

Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off

Mar 30th 2021, 11:52 AM 3,537 Views 0 Comments

Goals – 17 to be precise – late drama and talent galore on show in the Women’s National League so far.

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
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Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,722 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

# opinion - Monday 29 March, 2021

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
# Data Centres
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Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,973 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

# opinion - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
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# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,100 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

# opinion - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Luxembourg
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Luxembourg

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 PM 60,320 Views 77 Comments

Ireland suffered an embarrassing defeat at the Aviva Stadium.

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
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# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,373 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# opinion - Friday 26 March, 2021

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?

Mar 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 30,778 Views 73 Comments

As debates continued this week around how a united Ireland would look, Lee outlines the defence challenges it would pose.

# opinion - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade
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# Suez Canal

Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade

Mar 25th 2021, 12:27 PM 44,366 Views 59 Comments

The container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking the passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
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Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,022 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

# opinion - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia
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Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia

Mar 24th 2021, 10:20 PM 51,451 Views 50 Comments

Ireland were left frustrated after their opening World Cup qualifier in Belgrade.

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
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Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 16,891 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
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Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,966 Views 18 Comments

The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.

# opinion - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone
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Opinion: We need to get real, branch banking as we know it is gone

Mar 23rd 2021, 12:42 PM 17,165 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says traditional banking is clearly disrupted and it’s important we get ahead in education and upskilling to cope with the changes.

# opinion - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust
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Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust

Mar 21st 2021, 10:30 AM 13,065 Views 25 Comments

In a special week for Ireland, our Boston-born columnist looks at the strength of ties between the two countries.

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
# Maternity Care
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# Maternity Care

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 116,272 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

# opinion - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
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Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 37,762 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

# opinion - Friday 19 March, 2021

Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection
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Opinion: In praise of the vaccine - and the Irish connection

Mar 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,096 Views 9 Comments

Dr Seamus Lennon of GMIT says RNA vaccine technology is groundbreaking for future disease.

# opinion - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes
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# Holiday Fare

Patrick's Day Fare: Pastry chef Caitlin Lopes shares choux bun and lemon meringue recipes

Mar 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,144 Views 10 Comments

Caitlin Lopes, pastry chef at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast shares some delicious sweet treat recipes.

# opinion - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
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Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind

Mar 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,386 Views 21 Comments

Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.

# opinion - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
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# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,791 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
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Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,366 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

# opinion - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
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Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,533 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

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