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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Can Ireland's vast monoculture conifer carpets be changed into biodiverse deciduous woodlands? Opinion

Can Ireland's vast monoculture conifer carpets be changed into biodiverse deciduous woodlands?

It is better for biodiversity and more sustainable, writes Dermot McNally.

# opinion - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive' Opinion

Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive'

It should not be just about talks behind closed doors in an echo chamber, writes Dominic Hannigan.

# opinion - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I remember having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait in junior infants' Citizenship

Column: 'I remember having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait in junior infants'

To receive my citizenship a few days before the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment was a nice moment, writes Nicholas Ndlovu.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'She was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a tin roof. The year was 1998' Opinion

'She was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a tin roof. The year was 1998'

During the making of No Country for Women, we journeyed with women today to learn more about their mothers’ and grandmothers’ lives, writes Anne Roper.

# opinion - Monday 18 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster' Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'

Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.

# opinion - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker' Column

Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker'

“My fellow Feminazis, they are onto us. The only surprise is how long it has taken those of such Superior Intellect and Understanding to discover our takeover plans.”

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 ways to get money back from the taxman Read Me

Column: 5 ways to get money back from the taxman

Millions of euro in tax refunds goes unclaimed by the Irish public every year, writes Barry Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The housing bubble will burst and create another credit crunch' Read Me

Opinion: 'The housing bubble will burst and create another credit crunch'

Those hoping to get on the “property ladder” soon should think long and hard about their options, writes Paul Merriman.

# opinion - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs' Column

Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs'

The problem of people being rich on paper and poor on life is an epidemic, writes Philip Kernan.

From TheJournal.ie 'That Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were able to reach an agreement must be welcomed' Opinion

'That Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were able to reach an agreement must be welcomed'

Because of the enormous stakes for everyone on the planet, all we can do is hope and pray now, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Friday 15 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Cyclists would rather not be sharing road space with lorries, buses, and cars' Bike Week

Opinion: 'Cyclists would rather not be sharing road space with lorries, buses, and cars'

Providing the infrastructure would go a long way to solving these arguments, and getting more cyclists in the saddle, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

# opinion - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Under 16s should be able to access gender recognition with parental consent' Trans Rights

Opinion: 'Under 16s should be able to access gender recognition with parental consent'

FLAC has also recommended that there should be recognition for intersex and non-binary gender identities, writes Eilis Barry.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion' Opinion

'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'

The provision of abortion services in Ireland must be an-opt in service, writes Dr Maitiu O Tuathail.

# opinion - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances' Opinion

Poverty: 'There is a dominant narrative that seeks to blame people for their circumstances'

But the reality is choices are dramatically different for people living in poverty compared to those with access to resources, writes Dr Tricia Keilthy.

# opinion - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual' Column

'The seriousness with which Americans take their flag and national anthem is unusual'

Trump continues to exploit this sensitivity to try and boost his popularity, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# opinion - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target' Column

Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'

Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.

# opinion - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened' Summer Days

'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'

My childhood summers were spent in Gweedore, writes Michelle McBride.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City' Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive' Voting Rights

Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'

Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.

From The42 Power ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the 2018 World Cup Opinion

Power ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the 2018 World Cup

Spain, Brazil and Germany are among the favourites.

# opinion - Friday 8 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A 'new profile' of women are taking their own lives in the same numbers as men' Read Me

Opinion: 'A 'new profile' of women are taking their own lives in the same numbers as men'

For women who can barely afford to feed and clothe their children, private counselling services are not even an option, writes Tara Deacy.

# opinion - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution' Opinion

Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'

It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From The42 'Sane obviously wasn’t up to the standard of what he expected from him' Omission

'Sane obviously wasn’t up to the standard of what he expected from him'

Ex-Liverpool star Didi Hamann was surprised at the Man City youngster’s exclusion from the Germany squad.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age' Adoption

Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age'

Joan Burton TD recalls her personal efforts to obtain information on her adoption and what legal reforms are now necessary after revelations on the faking of birth certificates.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels' Opinion

'We are putting tourists into houses and homeless people in hotels'

AirBnB has been disruptive, not just to hotels’ market share but also to rent prices and rental supply, writes Patrick Costello.

# opinion - Monday 4 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's' Mental Health

'I just didn't want to be in my world and I was so grateful for the option of going to St Pat's'

There is a good structure to the day in place and going there gave me reason to get out of bed every morning, writes Christina Broderick.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars' Men's Health

Column: 'Men need to treat their bodies in a similar way as to how they treat their cars'

Prostate cancer accounts for over 30% of all male cancers but there is no national screening programme, writes Peter Gunning.

# opinion - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The law, whether it is in Ireland, the UK or the US, more often than not gets it right' Jason Corbett

'The law, whether it is in Ireland, the UK or the US, more often than not gets it right'

‘My Brother Jason’ by Tracey Corbett Lynch and Ralph Riegel is published by Gill Books.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election' Women For Election

Opinion: 'I want to invite every woman in this country to run for election'

Our local elections next year are a great opportunity for progress and change. Think about running, writes Ciairín de Buis.

# opinion - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against the US

Martin O’Neill’s side earned a late victory against the United States of America.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

My sense of humour and rose-tinted glasses are polished and ready, writes Matthew Conway.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women' Read Me

'We need maternity care providers who respect women and who listen to women'

There needs to be a change in narrative around maternity care in Ireland.

# opinion - Friday 1 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model Church And State

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# opinion - Thursday 31 May, 2018

From The42 Conservatives buy Nikes too - LeBron, Jordan and reading between the lines of the GOAT debate Air Apparent

Conservatives buy Nikes too - LeBron, Jordan and reading between the lines of the GOAT debate

Are LeBron’s efforts to highlight social injustice the reason he’s not automatically regarded as the best player we’ve ever seen?

From TheJournal.ie 'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe' Sexual Abuse

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

From The42 McIlroy not a fan of placing golf's top players in star-studded groups Opinion

McIlroy not a fan of placing golf's top players in star-studded groups

“I would rather see Rickie, Phil and Tiger play on a Sunday than on a Thursday and two of them going home.”

# opinion - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods' Opinion

'It is time to step up and bring an end to the destruction of Palestinian homes, lives and livelihoods'

Ireland has had its own history with war, independence and benefitting from EU-US peace-brokering with an occupying force, writes Patrick Costello.

# opinion - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking' Column

Referendum: 'In this campaign Ireland got real and Ireland got talking'

The result signifies an Ireland with a new social maturity of compassion and tolerance, writes Grainne Conroy.

# opinion - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against France

Martin O’Neill fielded an experimental side tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum' 8th Amendment

Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'

Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.

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