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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved' Column

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

From TheJournal.ie Tips on getting over procrastination (and some good news about your brain) Opinion

Tips on getting over procrastination (and some good news about your brain)

There’s never been a better or more urgent time to start doing the things you want to do, writes Shaa Wasmund.

# opinion - Sunday 1 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety Column

'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety

We could all be more vigilant of what people around us are going through, the Fianna Fáil deputy writes.

From TheJournal.ie The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear Column

The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear

Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, at the age of 53. She writes here about how her life has changed since.

From Business ETC 'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it' Insights

'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it'

The passion to create something for yourself can consume all your time and money.

From TheJournal.ie New year, new me? Why I abandoned my ambitious healthy living plans for 2016 Opinion

New year, new me? Why I abandoned my ambitious healthy living plans for 2016

It’s one thing to start a new fitness regime and quite another to stick to it, writes Andrew McGinley.

# opinion - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Abortion campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women Opinion

Abortion campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women

Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home Column

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making Opinion

What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making

In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 The NFL's warped concept of 'values' and other lessons learned on the first night of the draft Back Draft

# opinion - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening Opinion

Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening

For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead Opinion

This endless talk of water charges is tiring. Here are 10 things we should focus on instead

Of all the things urgently, dangerously and unfairly wrong with this country, Irish Water isn’t even in the top 10, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# opinion - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim' Column

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# opinion - Monday 25 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses Opinion

The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses

Employers should stick to questions that interrogate the candidate’s experience and deliver measurable evidence, writes careers expert Eoghan McDermott.

# opinion - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body Opinion

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body

Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.

From The42 Conor McGregor and the Irish Dream... whatever that is Tim And Susie

Conor McGregor and the Irish Dream... whatever that is

John Leonard on the UFC star’s confidence and what he represents.

# opinion - Saturday 23 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow Opinion

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Howya head - how about some cabbage? Grow It Yourself

Howya head - how about some cabbage?

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at one of nature’s most versatile vegetables.

From The42 Were Everton right to 'pack it in' against Liverpool? Opinion

Were Everton right to 'pack it in' against Liverpool?

The Toffees face a crucial FA Cup semi-final today as they bid to save their season.

From TheJournal.ie Google row: The EU has shown its contempt for success – and another reason to leave Opinion

Google row: The EU has shown its contempt for success – and another reason to leave

The EU’s message to Google: thanks for the free operating system, guys. Please keep producing that, thanks. But you can’t use it to promote your services.

# opinion - Friday 22 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie We're helping women access abortion pills in Ireland. Here's why Opinion

We're helping women access abortion pills in Ireland. Here's why

When the law does not suit our lives, we take matters into our own hands, writes Need Abortion Ireland, a new support group for women seeking abortion services.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly: Ireland must face up to its climate change obligations Opinion

Alan Kelly: Ireland must face up to its climate change obligations

Outgoing Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is in New York as over 150 countries sign the historic Paris climate deal.

From TheJournal.ie Struggling to get stuff done? Some top tips on decluttering your mind Put Off Procrastinating

Struggling to get stuff done? Some top tips on decluttering your mind

Replace to-do lists with done lists, and set yourself achievable goals, writes Neil Pavitt.

# opinion - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From The42 James Milner is belatedly turning into one of the signings of the season Opinion

James Milner is belatedly turning into one of the signings of the season

The 30-year-old arrived at the Reds on a free transfer with expectations set quite high.

From TheJournal.ie Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that Opinion

Bar workers are underpaid and undervalued. We want to change that

When major pubs across the country make huge profits, bar workers too should share in their success, writes Mandate general secretary John Douglas.

# opinion - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The farcical delay in forming a government has eroded my faith in politics The Talks

The farcical delay in forming a government has eroded my faith in politics

The fallout from the 2016 general election has been largely incomprehensible to most citizens, and even to many devoted political watchers.

From The42 Shay Given at 40: Why the Ireland goalkeeping legend must go to the Euros Opinion

Shay Given at 40: Why the Ireland goalkeeping legend must go to the Euros

The Donegal native celebrates his birthday this week.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

From Business ETC 'You don't need a digital strategy, you need to understand the world is changing' Opinion

'You don't need a digital strategy, you need to understand the world is changing'

These are the major trends that will shape the globe in the coming years.

# opinion - Monday 18 April, 2016

From Business ETC 'Thousands of businesses failed because they couldn't read the warnings in their accounts' Insights

'Thousands of businesses failed because they couldn't read the warnings in their accounts'

These are the nitty-gritty details to know to keep on top of your finances.

From TheJournal.ie A former waitress on the five kind of customers she (not always happily) served Opinion

A former waitress on the five kind of customers she (not always happily) served

Emer McGinnity offers a guide to the five categories of customers queuing up for food and drink in your local café.

# opinion - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee Opinion

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

From TheJournal.ie 'Failure is part of the startup game... so we give our companies a good old-fashioned Irish wake' Opinion

'Failure is part of the startup game... so we give our companies a good old-fashioned Irish wake'

That’s where Startup Wakes come in – and this is how they came about.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gardaí being left in the dark about terror threats to Ireland. That's worrying' Opinion

'Gardaí being left in the dark about terror threats to Ireland. That's worrying'

In Ireland, there is no terrorism alert system or threat level assessment that we know of. This is a grave concern, writes Tom Clonan.

# opinion - Saturday 16 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere' Opinion

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

From TheJournal.ie Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it Column

Grow your own peas at home - it's easy and the kids will love it

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at peas.

From TheJournal.ie The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it Brexit

The EU has long passed its original purpose. Time for Brexit to kill it

A British withdrawal from the EU is the death knell we need delivered to the failed union, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 15 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'In reality there’s plenty of food. We just don’t know how to share it' Opinion

'In reality there’s plenty of food. We just don’t know how to share it'

Ross Golden-Bannon says Ireland needs a Food Sovereignty Proclamation.

From TheJournal.ie A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children Responding To Abuse

A social worker's perspective: We need to rethink the way we help vulnerable children

Behind most of the damage done to children are stories of poverty and inequality, writes Donal O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope Opinion

Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope

Alia Alsoud left Syria in 2011 at start of the civil war. She visited Ireland recently to meet children and teenagers concerned about the refugee crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head Opinion

Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head

Author and scholar Frankie Gaffney writes about “that vile euphemism: Known to Gardaí. ‘Deserved it’ in other words.”

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