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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
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# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

7 hours ago 41,667 Views 56 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
# Stolen Wheels
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# Stolen Wheels

Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'

20 hours ago 27,439 Views 67 Comments

The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Sat 8:30 AM 38,916 Views 84 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

# opinion - Friday 15 January, 2021

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
# Business Matters
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# Business Matters

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes

Fri 7:00 AM 15,790 Views 15 Comments

Grow Remote’s Tracy Keogh welcomes the Government plans to legislate for more remote working but says companies must move from ‘remote-friendly’ to ‘remote-first’ for it to work.

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong From TheJournal.ie

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Fri 12:10 AM 18,086 Views 46 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the legal advice provided to Government in relation to rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

# opinion - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
# Covid Vaccine
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# Covid Vaccine

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Thu 7:00 AM 78,496 Views 58 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists
# Trump
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# Trump

Opinion: It's no coincidence that some of those storming the US Capitol were New Age conspiracists

Wed 7:00 AM 27,051 Views 30 Comments

Queens University’s Tom Albrecht and Tristan Sturm chart the parallels between last week’s attack on the US Capitol and a similar gathering at the German Reichstag building last year.

# opinion - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
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# Opinion

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,728 Views 34 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie, Ian Dempsey pays tribute to his musical hero and looks back at some of his gigs in Ireland.

# opinion - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
# Mental Health
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# Mental Health

Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system

Jan 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,190 Views 44 Comments

Psychiatrist Anne Doherty on how increased demand during Covid-19 has left already stretched services ‘drowning under the additional pressure’.

# opinion - Friday 8 January, 2021

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,063 Views 64 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra looks at Trump’s legacy and the impact his presidency has had on democracy.

# opinion - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,115 Views 17 Comments

As plans continue for a new Register of Electors Bill, the Fianna Fáil senator says a Commission would face major challenges.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business
# Business Matters
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# Business Matters

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business

Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,487 Views 6 Comments

Emily and Lucy O’Connor felt there wasn’t enough being done for Irish women in business, so they decided to do something about that.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Secondary student: 'No one has asked us how we feel about returning to school'

Jan 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 45,096 Views 6 Comments

Secondary student Beth Doherty says it’s unfair for Government to make sweeping decisions about school closure and exams in 2021 without consulting students.

# opinion - Monday 4 January, 2021

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that
# Infodemic
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# Infodemic

Opinion: We are drawn to negative emotions like fear - and the infodemic exploits that

Jan 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,966 Views 21 Comments

Dr Jane Suiter explores how one of the biggest challenges to public health in 2021 will be conspiracy theories around vaccines.

# opinion - Sunday 3 January, 2021

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun
# Fionnuala McCarthy
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# Fionnuala McCarthy

The death and life of Pat Tierney, the Bard of Ballymun

Jan 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 67,675 Views 32 Comments

Twenty-five years ago, poet and activist Pat Tierney died on his 39th birthday. Fionnuala McCarthy remembers a life story overshadowed by a controversy in death.

# opinion - Friday 1 January, 2021

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 47,575 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

# opinion - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'
# Wellness
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# Wellness

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'

Dec 31st 2020, 12:30 PM 22,739 Views 15 Comments

Resilience coach Siobhán Murray says it’s time to forget the overwhelming and unreachable resolutions and to instead focus on one key word for 2021.

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'
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# Opinion

My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 47,985 Views 16 Comments

Kildare mum Margaret Lynch says she’s grateful for all the blessings in her life, despite the fact that 2020 pushed her family’s dream of a new home further away.

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'
# Column
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# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,329 Views 0 Comments

Our new columnist writes about the importance of listening to trans people when it comes to healthcare, sparked by a recent visit to the doctor’s.

# opinion - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
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# Opinion

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?

Dec 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 29,628 Views 8 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the pandemic has brought along the use of many new phrases and words, and he has one as Gaeilge for 2020.

# opinion - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Christmas Fare: Fed up of turkey? It might be time to try a recipe for taco chips
# Food
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# Food

Christmas Fare: Fed up of turkey? It might be time to try a recipe for taco chips

Dec 29th 2020, 12:30 PM 23,693 Views 13 Comments

If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches and leftover omelettes this week, this could be just the recipe for you, from Dario Macari of Romayos.

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
# Business Matters
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# Business Matters

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

Dec 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,333 Views 7 Comments

Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.

# opinion - Monday 28 December, 2020

My 2020: 'My college life is now a strange virtual reality'
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# Opinion

My 2020: 'My college life is now a strange virtual reality'

Dec 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,819 Views 4 Comments

As part of our ‘My 2020′ series, this Christmas, Ava Keady shares her thoughts on an unprecedented year for college students.

# opinion - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
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# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 31,413 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

# opinion - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
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# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 14,910 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

Christmas Fare: Leftovers need TLC? Shane Rigney's got a recipe for hash topped with poachers
# Food
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# Food

Christmas Fare: Leftovers need TLC? Shane Rigney's got a recipe for hash topped with poachers

Dec 26th 2020, 8:30 AM 16,844 Views 11 Comments

Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 says you’re not allowed throw out yesterday’s leftovers, time to get creative instead.

# opinion - Friday 25 December, 2020

Opinion: The best address - a history of Henrietta Street and its first residents
# History
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# History

Opinion: The best address - a history of Henrietta Street and its first residents

Dec 25th 2020, 10:00 AM 23,248 Views 4 Comments

Dr Melanie Hayes’ new historical book looks at Dublin’s first Georgian street, Henrietta Street, and its colourful residents in the eighteenth century.

Brianna Parkins: Away from family this Christmas? You're not alone in thinking about home
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Brianna Parkins: Away from family this Christmas? You're not alone in thinking about home

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,123 Views 2 Comments

Virgin Media reporter Brianna Parkins can’t travel home to Australia this year – here, she writes about the many feelings this brings up in her. And the many funny memories…

# opinion - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
# Childline
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# Childline

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 16,690 Views 12 Comments

ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.

Colum Eastwood: We live in the Ireland that John Hume imagined - an island at peace
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# SDLp

Colum Eastwood: We live in the Ireland that John Hume imagined - an island at peace

Dec 24th 2020, 12:30 PM 9,836 Views 28 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to John Hume and asks what the peacemaker would have made of the events of 2020.

# opinion - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

It's been a hideous year for our tourism business. If we're to make it through 2021, a level playing field is vital
# Opinion
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# Opinion

It's been a hideous year for our tourism business. If we're to make it through 2021, a level playing field is vital

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:07 AM 14,966 Views 19 Comments

Tourism businesses need more support – amending eligibility for the CRSS scheme would be a very good start, writes Mícheál Ó Cionna.

# opinion - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
# Dognapped
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# Dognapped

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,625 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

'The Kerry Babies Tribunal laid bare the virulent misogyny at the heart of a patriarchal Irish State'
# Dr Mary McAuliffe
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# Dr Mary McAuliffe

'The Kerry Babies Tribunal laid bare the virulent misogyny at the heart of a patriarchal Irish State'

Dec 20th 2020, 10:58 AM 16,257 Views 16 Comments

Dr Mary McAuliffe reflects on the Kerry Babies Tribunal following the State’s apology to Joanne Hayes and her family – 36 years later.

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough
# Christmas USA
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# Christmas USA

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,783 Views 12 Comments

Not going to Boston for a week after Christmas Day this year will be tough, particularly when his 86-year-old dad is in a nursing home alone, says Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around
# Happy Holidays
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# Happy Holidays

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around

Dec 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,805 Views 22 Comments

Advertising professional Kathleen Moore explains the process in creating those memorable Christmas ads and outlines some of her favourites.

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Helen McEntee: Coco’s Law will give gardaí tools to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent

Dec 19th 2020, 9:59 AM 17,946 Views 17 Comments

The passing of Coco’s Law will prevent the sharing of intimate images without consent – regardless of the motivation for doing so.

Christmas Fare: Donal Skehan has some delicious recipes for you to try at home
# Food
From TheJournal.ie
# Food

Christmas Fare: Donal Skehan has some delicious recipes for you to try at home

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,547 Views 25 Comments

Chef Donal Skehan shares recipes for Christmas brunch, roast pork shoulder, meringue and cookies.

# opinion - Friday 18 December, 2020

Opinion: I'm gutted, but I have decided not to fly home for Christmas
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Opinion: I'm gutted, but I have decided not to fly home for Christmas

Dec 18th 2020, 11:29 AM 55,856 Views 41 Comments

Journalist Brian Whelan had planned to fly home from the UK this Christmas to see loved ones but has made the difficult decision not to travel.

# opinion - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'
# Column
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# Column

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'

Dec 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,225 Views 0 Comments

In her first regular column for TheJournal.ie, Aoife Martin writes about how Christmas can be a tough time for the LGBTQ+ community as some are forced to hide their true selves.

# opinion - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era

Dec 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 60,132 Views 8 Comments

Derek Cawley says the change in our work habits and bad home office setups have contributed greatly to an increase in back pain.

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