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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'I was resigned to the fact that I would fail foundation maths' CAO 2016

'I was resigned to the fact that I would fail foundation maths'

Sarah O’Hara did not get a university place after she failed to get the maths grade needed. But she did a PLC course and ultimately got into the course she wanted.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie A response to the Sydney Rose: We never had to pretend Opinion

A response to the Sydney Rose: We never had to pretend

2015 Galway Rose Olga Lee responds to Brianna Parkin’s piece, which described the Rose of Tralee as a ‘Kate Middleton impersonation competition’.

From Business ETC Poll: Is the government right to appeal the EU's decision on Apple's tax affairs in Ireland? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the government right to appeal the EU's decision on Apple's tax affairs in Ireland?

The Irish government insists it didn’t offer Apple a sweetheart tax deal.

# opinion - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie My wife would have died without a blood transfusion Column

My wife would have died without a blood transfusion

Robert Gilby says he and his wife Emma are forever indebted to blood donors, after a traumatic experience following the birth of their first child.

From TheJournal.ie What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert Day To Day Living

What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert

Edel O’Connell from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland gives advice about ways to manage and live with dementia.

# opinion - Saturday 27 August, 2016

From The42 Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points Opinion

Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Harry Kane’s August slump strikes again, as Liverpool draw with Spurs.

From TheJournal.ie Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help Column

Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help

With recent high profile domestic violence cases, Margaret Martin of Women’s Aid reflects on society’s tendency to judge, shame and distrust victims.

# opinion - Friday 26 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode Opinion

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

# opinion - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From The42 Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker Opinion

Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker

The veteran striker announced his international retirement today.

From Business ETC Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms Opinion

Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms

The Lobbying Act is about more than just compliance – it’s about communications and reputation.

# opinion - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen" Opinion

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

From The42 Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent? Opinion

Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent?

Three of the Toffees’ Ireland internationals are currently being linked with a move away from the club.

# opinion - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Where will Namaleaks lead us? The answer depends on you Opinion

Where will Namaleaks lead us? The answer depends on you

Julien Mercille is a member of the Namaleaks team. He explains why the site was set up.

From Business ETC Poll: How often do you buy a newspaper? Media And Arts This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you buy a newspaper?

The industry has been in terminal decline since 2007.

From TheJournal.ie If politicians are really interested in 'new politics' they should work to secure justice for the Clerys workers Opinion

If politicians are really interested in 'new politics' they should work to secure justice for the Clerys workers

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane argues that political parties can work together to produce legislation on protecting workers’ rights.

# opinion - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From Business ETC 'We have more in common with the British than the Germans. We should absolutely leave the EU' Opinion

'We have more in common with the British than the Germans. We should absolutely leave the EU'

But any Brexit deal the UK negotiates should be extended to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie What should I do if I feel a fluttering feeling in my chest? Here's some advice from an expert Column

What should I do if I feel a fluttering feeling in my chest? Here's some advice from an expert

Patricia Hall from the Irish Heart Foundation talks about when you should worry about heart palpitations.

From TheJournal.ie A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland Opinion

A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland

Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.

# opinion - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe' Opinion

'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe'

Mike Sheridan argues it’s time that mixed martial arts was recognised as an official sport in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why would an adult woman want to parade herself around a Kerry tent?' Opinion

'Why would an adult woman want to parade herself around a Kerry tent?'

Lorraine Courtney argues that the Rose of Tralee competition is outdated and offensive to women.

# opinion - Friday 19 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet? Column

Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?

Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.

From TheJournal.ie A dawn raid, a bizarre press op - but the handling of the Hickey affair wasn't unusual by Brazilian standards Opinion

A dawn raid, a bizarre press op - but the handling of the Hickey affair wasn't unusual by Brazilian standards

As we saw this week, Irish and Brazilian authorities have very different ways of operating, writes barrister Barry Ward.

# opinion - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From Business ETC We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether Opinion

We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether

Snowballing motor premiums have put the spotlight on the problematic sector.

# opinion - Monday 15 August, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details?

A new bill could see Irish unlimited companies forced to file public accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality Opinion

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality

Security expert Tom Clonan says any decisions about our status must be taken by the Irish people in a transparent and ethical manner.

# opinion - Sunday 14 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually Careers

What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.

From TheJournal.ie Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder Column

Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

# opinion - Saturday 13 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case Column

'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case

Tomás Heneghan took a case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to get rid of the lifelong ban on gay men giving blood.

# opinion - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland Opinion

'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland

Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.

# opinion - Monday 8 August, 2016

From The42 Ranking the 15 best Irish Premier League players Opinion

Ranking the 15 best Irish Premier League players

Who are the top Boys in Green performers currently playing at the highest level in England?

From Business ETC Poll: What effect has the plunge in the pound had for you? Finance This post contains a poll

Poll: What effect has the plunge in the pound had for you?

Sterling has shed more than 10% of its value against the euro since the Brexit vote.

# opinion - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the most horrible experiences of my life': An Irish woman on travelling for an abortion Column

'One of the most horrible experiences of my life': An Irish woman on travelling for an abortion

One reader tells us her story about having to travel to the UK for an abortion after her baby was diagnosed with a debilitating illness.

From TheJournal.ie Getting married? Here's what every couple should do to prepare themselves Column

Getting married? Here's what every couple should do to prepare themselves

Marriage counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of being in a long-term relationship.

# opinion - Saturday 6 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What do I do if I find something unusual on my skin? Here's some advice from an expert Skin Cancer

What do I do if I find something unusual on my skin? Here's some advice from an expert

Roseleen Flaherty from the Irish Cancer Society talks about how to check if you have skin cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine doing a day’s work for free and enjoying it' Opinion

'Imagine doing a day’s work for free and enjoying it'

Glen Murphy talks about his work for the Stradbally Woodland Railway in Laois.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask Make Me Blush

Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with tomatoes, a family favourite for soups, salads, sauces and snacks.

From Business ETC Want to do business in the USA? Prepare to be sued Opinion

Want to do business in the USA? Prepare to be sued

Lawsuits abound in the Land of the Free.

# opinion - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From Business ETC Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups Opinion

Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups

The current system puts entrepreneurs in a protective bubble – instead of helping them reach their potential.

# opinion - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses Opinion

Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses

Ciarán Cuffe says we need to do more with less when it comes to public transport.

# opinion - Monday 1 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant Opinion

'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant

Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.

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