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#Opinion

# opinion - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something' Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

# opinion - Monday 18 November, 2019

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Denmark

Ireland’s hopes of automatic qualification ended on a disappointing night for Mick McCarthy’s men.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one Supervised Injecting

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

# opinion - Sunday 17 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month

The young software developer moved from Dublin to Berlin earlier this year

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce? The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance Independent Living

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

From TheJournal.ie Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist Ireland

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist

Macardle was a friend of Éamon de Valera, and he wrote the foreword to her book The Irish Republic.

From Business ETC Job losses are a wake-up call, Ireland needs to be agile and responsive to tech disruptions Opinion

Job losses are a wake-up call, Ireland needs to be agile and responsive to tech disruptions

A slide in global innovation rankings shows the direct impact of hesitance to adapt with the times.

# opinion - Friday 15 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going New IRA

Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going

Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.

# opinion - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against New Zealand

Ireland earned a deserved 3-1 victory over the All Whites on the night.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland

The young banker worked two jobs in order to purchase his first property

# opinion - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000 Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000

The 24-year-old is adjusting to life in Limerick after completing his masters in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis Opinion

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

From Business ETC There is much more to gender balance than just pay Opinion

There is much more to gender balance than just pay

There is a need to implement measurable, practical strategies to shift the scales

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From Business ETC A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability Opinion

A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability

If a small business can make a difference, all businesses can.

# opinion - Thursday 7 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

# opinion - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so' Opinion

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so'

Security expert Tom Clonan outlines what could happen with Lisa Smith’s return to Ireland.

# opinion - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

The Offaly man works in Limerick but travels home at the weekend.

From Business ETC As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer? Opinion

As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer?

A revival, with the help of tech, could help restore balance to our cities and our communities

# opinion - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house

The tech writer is trying to cut back on socialising in order to save for a mortgage

From TheJournal.ie 'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller Opinion

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# opinion - Sunday 27 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time

The Dublin man gets extra income by making 3D props for movies

From Business ETC Pragmatism versus idealism: Climate action's key debate Opinion

Pragmatism versus idealism: Climate action's key debate

Protest groups risk losing public goodwill, while companies must do more than pay lip-service.

# opinion - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home

The HR manager is hoping to move home to Ireland to start a family

# opinion - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind' Opinion

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

# opinion - Monday 21 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition' Opinion

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

After 15 years at the top, Limerick stalwart Mulcahy's first All-Star was long overdue

The Ahane star forward was finally recognised on Saturday night.

# opinion - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life

The mother-of-six is keeping a tight budget in order to put her children through college.

From Business ETC Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot Opinion

Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot

Companies need to check their biases and hire a more diversified workforce.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university' Impossible Search

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day Opinion This post contains videos

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day

With Irish football, the more things change, the more they stay the same, writes Paul Fennessy.

# opinion - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money

The young doctor is living at home in Galway in order to save money to buy a house

# opinion - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland

It was a disappointing night for Ireland, as they were beaten 2-0.

# opinion - Monday 14 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates' Identity

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

# opinion - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From Business ETC An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution? Opinion

An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution?

Regularly mooted as a housing and office fix, building higher isn’t necessarily the answer.

# opinion - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia

Mick McCarthy’s men were held amid a disappointing stalemate in Tbilisi.

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