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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Belarus tonight Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Belarus tonight

We assess how Martin O’Neill’s side got on individually in Turner’s Cross this evening.

# opinion - Monday 30 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Irish Water should be abolished? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish Water should be abolished?

Revenue at the unpopular utility has plunged as uncertainty rules in the water-charges debate.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert tales: 'I failed maths, dropped out of college and everything is OK' Column

Leaving Cert tales: 'I failed maths, dropped out of college and everything is OK'

On results day, I held myself together among friends and teachers but as soon as I left the school, I broke down crying in the car home with my mam, writes Jordan Kavanagh.

# opinion - Sunday 29 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ciarán Cuffe: Why extending 30km/h speed limit zones in Dublin will save lives Opinion

Ciarán Cuffe: Why extending 30km/h speed limit zones in Dublin will save lives

‘For vulnerable road users the chances of surviving a crash are dramatically increased at lower speeds.’

# opinion - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From Business ETC Africa is home to 1.2 billion people - that presents a big opportunity for Irish firms Opinion

Africa is home to 1.2 billion people - that presents a big opportunity for Irish firms

Here are some key tips for doing business in the fast-developing continent.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped' Opinion

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'

The rise of the extremist right is more insidious and worrying, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it Opinion

What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.

From The42 Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# opinion - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce Opinion

Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce

The notoriously combustible coach and one of the world’s most famous clubs could be a match made in hell.

# opinion - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world Opinion

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.

From TheJournal.ie Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare Column

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick' Column

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it New Beginnings

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.

# opinion - Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 Our heroes disappoint us because they're human, football managers are no different Opinion

Our heroes disappoint us because they're human, football managers are no different

This week was a reminder not to put your life in the hands of a football manager writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style Opinion

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie President Trump? Here's how it could happen Opinion

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# opinion - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From Business ETC Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system Opinion

Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system

Winding down the utility will still come at a cost to the public purse – and possibly a significant one.

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up? Opinion

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# opinion - Monday 16 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British Opinion

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British

There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support a sugar tax? Food And Drink This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Health officials have been pushing for the measure and now it’s back on the government’s agenda.

# opinion - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left Opinion

When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left

At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in' Mouths Of Babes

Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in'

The fact that homelessness is still such a big problem in Ireland makes me angry, writes Transition Year student Mark Hartery.

# opinion - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance? Opinion

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# opinion - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league? Opinion

It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league?

Columnist John O’Sullivan asks why the FAI are currently so inactive in promoting the domestic game.

# opinion - Thursday 12 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A shocking, sobering report leaked and then selectively reported upon by our national media Opinion

A shocking, sobering report leaked and then selectively reported upon by our national media

Some apologies are now in order. And they aren’t the ones you’ve heard about, writes Tom Clonan.

From Business ETC Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it Opinion

Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it

The costs of claims and the growing problem of fraud are both factors.

From The42 'I don’t think Roy will be around after the end of the tournament' Opinion

'I don’t think Roy will be around after the end of the tournament'

One former teammate believes the ex-Manchester United man will find it hard to resist a return to club football.

# opinion - Monday 9 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business?

We look at some of the key measures being proposed under the administration’s plans.

# opinion - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The pink tax is just another cost of being a girl Shopping

The pink tax is just another cost of being a girl

Women are charged a so-called “pink tax” because they pay more than men for equivalent products, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Saturday 7 May, 2016

From The42 Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind Pep In Their Step This post contains videos

Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind

Bayern Munich look poised to remain dominant in Germany after sealing a fourth successive Bundesliga crown.

From TheJournal.ie For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option Opinion

For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option

Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support TTIP? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support TTIP?

The EU-US trade deal has been in discussion since mid-2013, but it appears talks are breaking down.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Women have shown time and time again that they are a more deadly species than the male War On Inequality

Opinion: Women have shown time and time again that they are a more deadly species than the male

Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.

# opinion - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband died suddenly. I had no idea what to do' Opinion

'I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband died suddenly. I had no idea what to do'

In 2011, Sinead’s husband died suddenly when they were on holidays in Portugal.

From The42 How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football Profile

How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football

Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time ever last night.

# opinion - Monday 2 May, 2016

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.

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