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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'? Voices

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

# opinion - Sunday 14 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held Column

The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held

Some languages are intimately associated with religions but not Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Sunday 7 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors Column

Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors

The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish Column

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish

Book series translated from one language to another can lead to complications as the plot thickens, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop From The Garden

From the Garden: Taking care of your plants and getting an early crop

A hardy crop of broad beans and homemade herbal tea is on the agenda from the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think Opinion

Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think

Herd instinct can be explained through behavioural economics, writes Michael Sanders, author of the book Social Butterflies .

# opinion - Sunday 30 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Early school pick-up times mean mums can't commute anywhere but back to the kitchen Opinion

Opinion: Early school pick-up times mean mums can't commute anywhere but back to the kitchen

To encourage more women back to work perhaps it’s time to examine school finishing times, writes Mary McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach Column

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach

If you’re going to insult someone, do it properly, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 29 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period GIY

From the Garden: How to make the most of this super-abundant summer period

There’s plenty to do in the garden as abundant rain and improving temperatures mean everything is growing quickly, write Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 28 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Biden needs to come up with some effective counter-punches to survive this long (long) campaign Democratic Debate

Larry Donnelly: Biden needs to come up with some effective counter-punches to survive this long (long) campaign

The first debates between Democratic presidential hopefuls were held this week.

From TheJournal.ie John Cleese versus the Irish language: Don't mention the 'bh' war The Irish For

John Cleese versus the Irish language: Don't mention the 'bh' war

Cleese said that Irish names look like deliberate attempts to mislead innocent people but this is not the case, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin Opinion

'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin

When women cyclists were surveyed, here’s what they had to say about travelling by bike.

# opinion - Monday 24 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Living with a disability in Ireland - a relentless dystopian nightmare TOM CLONAN

Opinion: Living with a disability in Ireland - a relentless dystopian nightmare

The daily life of a person with a disability is not aided by Irish society, writes Tom Clonan.

# opinion - Sunday 23 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own Column

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cockwombles and the decline of British insults Column

The Irish For: Cockwombles and the decline of British insults

The Brexit process should be a golden age for satirists and comedians, but unfortunately, something else has happened, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Shane Dunphy: Some things to consider before you post images of your kids on social media Opinion

Shane Dunphy: Some things to consider before you post images of your kids on social media

We should all think a little more deeply about the images we share, writes child protection expert Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in Column

From the Garden: Build your own insect hotel and bookings will start rolling in

An insect hotel will encourage more wildlife and biodiversity into the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: All children should have equal access to creative and artistic learning Opinion

Opinion: All children should have equal access to creative and artistic learning

Cost is a key barrier to the participation of children and young people in creative, recreational activities, writes Saoirse Brady.

# opinion - Monday 17 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law Opinion

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

# opinion - Sunday 16 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic Opinion

Opinion: Staying sober is really hard but life without booze is magic

Are you sober-curious? It can be hard to say no to drink but my life is so much better without it, writes Elaine Benson.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff' Regina Doherty

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

# opinion - Saturday 15 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Tomatoes are the most high-maintenance of all veg plants - but they’re worth it Column

From the Garden: Tomatoes are the most high-maintenance of all veg plants - but they’re worth it

As well as specific watering methods there is the regular pinching out of side shoots to allow air to circulate around the plants, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 14 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Quitting social media enriched my life hugely - would you dare to hit delete? Opinion

Opinion: Quitting social media enriched my life hugely - would you dare to hit delete?

I had a thousand Facebook friends but no one begged me to stay, writes Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha.

# opinion - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation' Opinion

Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'

The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.

# opinion - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes Opinion

Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

Social media hoaxes, including doctored images and fake videos, have contributed to bloodshed in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, writes Barry Dunning.

# opinion - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Technology was meant to be our great liberator but instead it became our prison Opinion

Opinion: Technology was meant to be our great liberator but instead it became our prison

We’re addicted to technology but as with most addictions, we don’t believe we have a problem, writes Shane Cradock.

# opinion - Monday 10 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes Opinion

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

# opinion - Sunday 9 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance? Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It was an unusual US presidential visit - but what is its broader significance?

The Government deserves credit for successfully handling what was inevitably going to be a tricky situation, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cans, Tans and Summer Plans Column

The Irish For: Cans, Tans and Summer Plans

Samhradh comes with a sense of disappointment, rarely delivering on its promises of sunshine and gaiety, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: There are very few commercial growers left but you can buy direct from some of them Column

From the Garden: There are very few commercial growers left but you can buy direct from some of them

As consumers we have to vote with our wallets, eating in season and buying Irish, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 7 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony Opinion

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# opinion - Thursday 6 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability' Opinion

Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability'

You might roll your eyes at yet another millennial taking issue over the order in which we put the words – but labels matter, writes Brigid O’Dea.

# opinion - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Denmark?

Mick McCarthy has some tough selection calls ahead of Friday’s game.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do Voices

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

# opinion - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry Opinion

Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry

Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.

# opinion - Monday 3 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo Opinion

Opinion: The left is not inspiring any confidence that it can challenge the status quo

The left-wing parties failed to progress the ideas behind Right2Change – so potential voters stayed at home, writes Cillian Doyle.

# opinion - Sunday 2 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer Column

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer

They may be the apple of your eye but a break from the little darlings might just be the best part of your holiday, writes Shane Dunphy.

# opinion - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Player ratings: How Liverpool and Spurs fared in the Champions League final

The Reds earned a hard-fought 2-0 win.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service Opinion

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service

Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.

# opinion - Friday 31 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems Opinion

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

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