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#Opinion

# 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.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time Money Diary
From TheJournal.ie 'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension' Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school Opinion

'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school

‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.

# opinion - Monday 9 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

# opinion - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin

The 26-year-old is adjusting after moving out of her family home

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on Column

The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on

When seeing Ulster Scots writing, many people are surprised by how much of it appears readily intelligible to them.

# opinion - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work

The Cork native is hoping to buy her own home next year

# opinion - Sunday 1 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin

The 25-year-old moved from Dublin to Kildare to cut down on expenses

From TheJournal.ie Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom' Opinion

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

# opinion - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold' Column

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday

A spirit of volunteerism – not consumerism – abounds in the US on Thanksgiving, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life

The masters student is hoping to help people better understand science.

# opinion - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago

The Sligo native is trying to curb spending in order to save for Christmas

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# 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