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#Opinion

From Business ETC How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed Opinion

How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed

Ahead of Budget 2020, Ireland’s tax policies are discouraging for entrepreneurs.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far' EXTRACT

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.

From Business ETC Why Dublin needs a night mayor - and how to make it work Opinion

Why Dublin needs a night mayor - and how to make it work

High-profile closures and relocations have given rise to a narrative of a city losing its identity.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books? Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The youth of this country speak with more clarity than our leaders ever have' Opinion

Opinion: 'The youth of this country speak with more clarity than our leaders ever have'

Clodagh Daly of Climate Case Ireland writes about why they are considering appealing yesterday’s case against the government, which they lost.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration Column

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From Business ETC Our insurance increased tenfold in two years - the government has no regard for businesses like us Opinion

Our insurance increased tenfold in two years - the government has no regard for businesses like us

Sky-high premiums are causing major damage to Ireland’s reputation.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside Léigh Mé

The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside

Do you know your banshee thimbles from your blue hatreds?

From Business ETC Listen up, Ireland Inc - Mike Pence’s shot across the bow may be a warning of things to come Opinion

Listen up, Ireland Inc - Mike Pence’s shot across the bow may be a warning of things to come

Irish leaders need to protect the long-term future of US investment in the Republic.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer' Opinion

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal? Deja Vu

Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal?

What was anathema yesterday is apparently the favoured option today, writes Katy Hayward.

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria

Josh Cullen was the standout performer, as Ireland retained their unbeaten record under Mick McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women Column

Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women

The rise of automation is threatening widespread job destruction – especially for men.

From TheJournal.ie I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned Opinion

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned

I delivered my talk with my legs shaking – but I managed it in one take, writes Tony Duffin.

From The42 FAI should send message by refusing to enter into sponsorship deals with gambling companies Opinion

FAI should send message by refusing to enter into sponsorship deals with gambling companies

The League of Ireland needs protection in battle to maintain game’s integrity, writes John O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

From The42 Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff Talking Points

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff

With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

From Business ETC Becoming a low-carbon economy is a matter of survival - Ireland needs to do more Opinion

Becoming a low-carbon economy is a matter of survival - Ireland needs to do more

A sustainable low carbon economy goes beyond cars and heating.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos' Léigh Mé

The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos'

Designating certain areas far away from Dublin as Gaeltachtaí, and then denying them investment so they’d stay that way- was a dreadful mistake.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate Column

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie 'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals' Opinion

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

From TheJournal.ie The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer Living With Cancer

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How a familiar tale can help young bookworms become bilingual Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How a familiar tale can help young bookworms become bilingual

Translating well-known books to Irish could be the best way to get pre-teen bookworms learning Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users Opinion

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets' Opinion

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change PLAN OF ACTION

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'

The independent senator writes about the barriers in suicide prevention when it comes to helping people with their mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users Opinion

Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users

We cannot pretend drug addiction issues don’t exist, writes Jade Wilson.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash Election 2020

Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash

Some observers will welcome a clearing out of the long-shots – but others may find it unnerving.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what? Opinion

Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?

“Despite a significant amount of new blood entering the political establishment, the old elites still have some sway,” writes Assistant Professor Tanya Lokot.

From Business ETC There is a long road ahead if Ireland is to meet its electric vehicles target Opinion

There is a long road ahead if Ireland is to meet its electric vehicles target

Ireland needs investment in charging infrastructure and a rethink of driver incentives to reach its goal.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from? Column

The Irish For: Maura Higgins has brought the word 'shift' to a new audience - but where does it come from?

Shifting is a regional use of a global term, so you can’t just search for the first recorded incidence – you have to look at context.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why it's important to call out people referring to Shane Lowry as British Not British

Opinion: Why it's important to call out people referring to Shane Lowry as British

Caoimhín De Barra argues that it’s something to get exercised about.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country

Many one-parent families are living at risk of poverty and an overhaul of our child supports legislation is vital to protecting their future.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'? Voices

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

From Business ETC Does Europe need a new social contract? Opinion

Does Europe need a new social contract?

As the social safety net breaks down, social innovation has a role in unlocking resources in the community.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held Column

The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held

Some languages are intimately associated with religions but not Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From Business ETC Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial to developing a diverse workplace Opinion

Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial to developing a diverse workplace

We need more representation in the workplace for all minority groups living in Ireland