# opinion - Today’s News
Mike Meehan had drank 48 cans one weekend when something clicked – he was fed up of feeling hopeless and miserable.
Tips on making the most of your seasonal produce from GIY’s Michael Kelly.
State-funded religion classes are a waste of time and should be scrapped, Aaron McKenna writes.
He’s been getting them for 30 years, you know.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Relationships end and marriages fail, but the collateral damage can be controlled, Karl Melvin writes.
# opinion - Thursday 26 November, 2015
Strong local communities are needed to tackle the increasing threat of rural crime, Darragh McCullough writes.
# opinion - Wednesday 25 November, 2015
“Ireland fits precisely the target profile that attracts ISIS terrorists.”
Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.
Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.
# opinion - Tuesday 24 November, 2015
Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.
# opinion - Monday 23 November, 2015
Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes Lisa Buggy.
# opinion - Sunday 22 November, 2015
‘Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They’re a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape’
Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.
The Boys in Green beat Bosnia earlier this week to secure their spot in France.
There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.
# opinion - Saturday 21 November, 2015
The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.
GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.
We assess the players whose repuations were enhanced, as well as those whose position within the squad has been weakened.
Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 20 November, 2015
The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.
# opinion - Thursday 19 November, 2015
Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.
‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.
# opinion - Wednesday 18 November, 2015
‘When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it’s a different place full of optimism and change’
The former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh writes about how Ireland is experiencing a time of great change.
# opinion - Tuesday 17 November, 2015
I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.
Martin O’Neill’s men secured their passage to France after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 last night.
# opinion - Monday 16 November, 2015
# opinion - Sunday 15 November, 2015
Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.
It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.
# opinion - Saturday 14 November, 2015
With suicide you are robbed of the natural grieving process. It should be about the person but the act takes over, writes Mary O’Neill.
This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.
Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.
The Boys in Green earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg of their play-off with Bosnia-Herzegovina last night.
Everyone has one – it’s time to share it.
Think Ireland’s corporate tax is unfair? Wave goodbye to Apple and thousands of jobs if we change it
Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 13 November, 2015
Pamela Murphy had a unique upbringing in that her father was a mortician, so working as an embalmer never fazed her.
‘We’ve got Vikings, comedy and opera. Here’s why Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny are better than all the rest’
Santa Claus is buried here, it has loads of festivals and the landscape is pretty too, so will it take the prize?
Dublin wants to be the European City of Culture 2020. Why do you think it deserves it?
Tis the season…
Cianan Boyle says Ireland needs to live up to its reputation.
# opinion - Thursday 12 November, 2015
Wendy Coughlan speaks openly about being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The music, the people, the beautiful scenery – Galway want to be the European City of Culture 2020. Why do you think it deserves it?
Limerick was the City of Culture last year, and they say they can do it all again.