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#Opinion

# opinion - Monday 17 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work' Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'

Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.

# opinion - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

# opinion - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From Business ETC Flexing some labour market muscle: Managing the growing significance of the gig economy Opinion

Flexing some labour market muscle: Managing the growing significance of the gig economy

With a labour shortage and more flexible roles, businesses need to adapt to new ways of working

# opinion - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely Column

The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely

There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.

From Business ETC A trade deal signals a thaw between Trump and China, but it sets a potentially worrying precedent Opinion

A trade deal signals a thaw between Trump and China, but it sets a potentially worrying precedent

Is the agreement a victory for unilateralism? Ireland and the globe are braced to find out.

# opinion - Saturday 1 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

# opinion - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital Health Crisis

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

# opinion - Sunday 26 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash Column

Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash

The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.

# opinion - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'There's a lot said about Dublin but financial advantages don't get you up at 6am for a gym session'

Conor Cox says there is an onus on other teams to bridge the gap on the All-Ireland champions.

From TheJournal.ie Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk Ge2020

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

From Business ETC As the great and good head up the mountain to Davos, there is more to discuss than just money Opinion

As the great and good head up the mountain to Davos, there is more to discuss than just money

The gathering might be known for fat cats in the snow, but there’s plenty of work done behind the scenes

# opinion - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

From Business ETC As Ireland has it's first real ballot box contest in years, communication will be key Opinion

As Ireland has it's first real ballot box contest in years, communication will be key

Finally, it’s game on in what will be the most keenly contested election in over 30 years.

# opinion - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From Business ETC Learning to reward entrepreneurship: The value of investing in our own innovation Opinion

Learning to reward entrepreneurship: The value of investing in our own innovation

Successfully leveraging our national research bank holds the key to sustainable economic prosperity.

# opinion - Saturday 11 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here? Opinion

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

# opinion - Friday 10 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge Opinion

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

# opinion - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# opinion - Sunday 5 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin

The Kildare native is hoping to save for a new car and house renovations.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok Column

The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok

Word usage is like a conga line at a wedding – nobody thinks the person at the front is an artistic visionary, but the second and third people to join in create the legitimacy for others to attach themselves

From Business ETC Governing tomorrow’s world: The challenge of creating policy for a connected future Opinion

Governing tomorrow’s world: The challenge of creating policy for a connected future

As governments look at how to shape tomorrow’s world, the key element will be connectivity.

# opinion - Saturday 4 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch Column

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

From Business ETC Will robots take your job in 2020? It’s highly unlikely, but change is afoot Opinion

Will robots take your job in 2020? It’s highly unlikely, but change is afoot

How much are Irish businesses relying on automation and what changes can we expect over the next year?

# opinion - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000 Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000

The 21-year-old business student is hoping to go on a J1 next summer.

# opinion - Sunday 29 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage

The 26-year-old is hoping to get a mortgage next summer.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other The Irish For

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

# opinion - Friday 27 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU Brexit

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas EXTRACT

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien Bushfire Crisis

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

# opinion - Sunday 22 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around Column

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas

The Dublin engineer is trying to curb spending at Christmas as she saves for a mortgage.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout Endurance

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout

Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.

# opinion - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles Opinion

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

From Business ETC Inspiring young people to pursue science and tech is vital to address Ireland's growing skills gap Opinion

Inspiring young people to pursue science and tech is vital to address Ireland's growing skills gap

How government and business can help improve the quantity and quality of STEM students.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

# opinion - Monday 16 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

# opinion - Sunday 15 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime

The young nurse is hoping to work extra shifts next year in order to start saving

From Business ETC AI may be a buzzword, but it could change the way companies hire in 2020 Opinion

AI may be a buzzword, but it could change the way companies hire in 2020

There’s a fear that AI could dehumanise recruitment, but it could help put the human side back into hiring.

# opinion - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

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