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# opinion - Wednesday 5 October, 2022

Tom Clonan: Putin's running out of conventional military solutions to impose his will on Ukraine
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Tom Clonan: Putin's running out of conventional military solutions to impose his will on Ukraine

Wed 11:30 PM 37,571 Views 45 Comments

The security analyst writes that on the other hand, the Ukrainian motivation to fight is high.

# opinion - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
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3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window

Sep 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 16,259 Views 12 Comments

Stephen Kenny has plenty to contemplate after an eventful last few days.

# opinion - Monday 26 September, 2022

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Armenia?
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Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Armenia?

Sep 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 23,718 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Kenny is expected to make a couple of changes from the Scotland game.

# opinion - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Opinion: No one told me that childcare is the true engine of creative work
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Opinion: No one told me that childcare is the true engine of creative work

Sep 17th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,733 Views 1 Comment

Erin Fornoff on how she wrote a play while living on a sinking barge with a toddler – and no childcare.

# opinion - Monday 12 September, 2022

Opinion: Never heard of hygiene poverty? Here's how it affects people in Ireland
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Opinion: Never heard of hygiene poverty? Here's how it affects people in Ireland

Sep 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,613 Views 5 Comments

Most of us don’t give having a shower or washing our hair a second thought. But for some people in Ireland, hygiene is never a guarantee, writes Ciara Dalton

# opinion - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead
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Opinion: The world wants us to go back to normal after the pandemic. Maybe we need to rest instead

Sep 7th 2022, 7:00 PM 25,186 Views 11 Comments

Artist Áine O’Hara has created the Rest Rooms, where rest is a form of resistance – here, she explains the background to the installation.

# opinion - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Opinion: Does the behaviour of gulls in the city need to change - or do we?
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Opinion: Does the behaviour of gulls in the city need to change - or do we?

Sep 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 19,192 Views 36 Comments

Artist Shanna May Breen found herself mulling over this after seagulls nested near her flat. Now she’s made a theatre show in tribute to the bird.

# opinion - Monday 5 September, 2022

From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM
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From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM

Sep 5th 2022, 11:45 AM 9,725 Views 5 Comments

Christina McSorley of the BBC’s politics Westminster team on what lies in store for the new occupant of Number 10 Downing Street.

# opinion - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma
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Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma

Sep 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 31,751 Views 0 Comments

Playwright Lianne O’Hara makes her stage debut with FLUFF – following two Dublin strippers through an evening’s work and aiming to amplify the voices of sex workers – opening at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival

# opinion - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Therapist: Back-to-school anxiety is real for many pupils this week - here's how you can help
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Therapist: Back-to-school anxiety is real for many pupils this week - here's how you can help

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 1:42 PM 19,849 Views 18 Comments

Susi Lodola writes about what causes anxiety in children, how to identify it and what you parents and guardians can do to help.

# opinion - Sunday 28 August, 2022

Remember what our soldiers told the Snake Island ship? That's how I feel reading calls for us to capitulate
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Remember what our soldiers told the Snake Island ship? That's how I feel reading calls for us to capitulate

Aug 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 26,148 Views 23 Comments

Ukrainian writer and journalist Polina Bashkina has made her home in Ireland in recent months – she says her nation is physically incapable of giving up.

# opinion - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Excerpt: In our culture, old women are mostly ignored - but it hasn't always been that way
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Excerpt: In our culture, old women are mostly ignored - but it hasn't always been that way

Aug 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 26,090 Views 15 Comments

Author and psychologist Sharon Blackie writes about what we can learn from the ‘Cailleach’ about our views on aging, and how we can challenge them.

# opinion - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Opinion: Lack of clarity around monkeypox vaccination specifics is likely to add to confusion
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Opinion: Lack of clarity around monkeypox vaccination specifics is likely to add to confusion

Aug 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,778 Views 0 Comments

Dr John Gilmore and Dr Chris Noone write that the Government must ensure that those most at risk from the virus receive adequate support.

Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face
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Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face

Aug 25th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,399 Views 0 Comments

A sex worker writes about her experiences and what needs to change, on foot of new research about sex work in Ireland.

# opinion - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

Emily Ashmore: Stand-up comedy helped me deal with my mystery health issue
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Emily Ashmore: Stand-up comedy helped me deal with my mystery health issue

Aug 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 18,799 Views 4 Comments

When Emily Ashmore dislocated her knees, it was the start of a long medical journey. She found solace in humour.

# opinion - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Author: 'I knew those neo-Nazi classmates were living in a sort of oblivion of meaninglessness'
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Author: 'I knew those neo-Nazi classmates were living in a sort of oblivion of meaninglessness'

Aug 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,740 Views 8 Comments

Conner Habib has now made Ireland his home. But here, he recalls his youth in Pennsylvania, and how it fed into the writing of his debut novel.

# opinion - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís
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Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís

Aug 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,193 Views 12 Comments

Brendan McNamara says we cannot turn a blind eye while minorities are persecuted for their faith.

# opinion - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
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Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?

Aug 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 29,141 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.

# opinion - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy
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Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 2:11 PM 38,723 Views 102 Comments

The politics professor says the letter damaged Ireland’s reputation regarding its position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
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Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal

Jul 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 17,012 Views 47 Comments

The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.

# opinion - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Brian Rowan: How loyalist support helped an embattled David Trimble seal the Good Friday deal
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Brian Rowan: How loyalist support helped an embattled David Trimble seal the Good Friday deal

Jul 26th 2022, 9:39 AM 9,876 Views 3 Comments

Trimble’s position was encapsulated within the words – ‘no guns-no government’.

# opinion - Monday 25 July, 2022

Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
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Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain

Jul 25th 2022, 11:59 PM 18,908 Views 17 Comments

Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.

# opinion - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action
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Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 10:40 AM 9,650 Views 82 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Dr Fiadh Tubridy write that action on social problems should be considered a core part of the climate movement.

# opinion - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?
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Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?

Jul 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 30,488 Views 6 Comments

Author Sam O’Brien explores what the current geopolitical situation tells us about what lies behind echelons of power.

# opinion - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
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Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 39,537 Views 5 Comments

Former prison officer David McDonald has written a book about his career – in this extract, he writes about the beginning of a riot.

# opinion - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'
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Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'

Jul 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,099 Views 7 Comments

Cabinet members and Conservative backbenchers stuck with Johnson while the public cried for him to leave, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# opinion - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support
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Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support

Jul 10th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,246 Views 27 Comments

Ken Kilbride says society needs to move change its thinking in relation to ADHD.

# opinion - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading
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Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading

Jul 7th 2022, 8:25 AM 16,823 Views 4 Comments

Hannah Bunting and Daniel Devine look at the embattled UK prime minister and why his mandate no longer exists.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Euros
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Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Euros

Jul 5th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,885 Views 0 Comments

Spain, England and Netherlands are among the favourites.

# opinion - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Opinion: 'My son's diagnosis was terrifying but came as a relief - we now knew what to expect'
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Opinion: 'My son's diagnosis was terrifying but came as a relief - we now knew what to expect'

Jul 2nd 2022, 8:30 AM 55,082 Views 5 Comments

Marguerite Hughes describes her son Louis’ diagnosis with Prader-Willi Syndrome and the challenges he and family have faced since.

# opinion - Friday 24 June, 2022

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
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Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Jun 24th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,678 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.

# opinion - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland
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Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland

Jun 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,621 Views 9 Comments

Author John Connell writes about how a canoe trip in lockdown showed him the importance of the country’s waterways.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
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Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,320 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
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Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals

Jun 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,178 Views 51 Comments

Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?

# opinion - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
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What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 18,203 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# opinion - Monday 13 June, 2022

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Ukraine?
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Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Ukraine?

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 8:01 PM 25,746 Views 10 Comments

The Boys in Green have been bolstered by a big win over Scotland on Saturday.

# opinion - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
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Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,809 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# opinion - Friday 10 June, 2022

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
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Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,612 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

# opinion - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
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Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 9,239 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world
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Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world

Jun 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 11,248 Views 2 Comments

Artist AlanJames Burns on how his personal experiences led him to create work challenging narratives about disability.

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