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#Opinion

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD Opinion

Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD

I thought my life was as good as over when I became disabled and lost my business, but studying at the National Learning Network changed everything, writes Keith Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words Column

The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words

Codladh Geimhridh literally means ‘winter sleep’ and is the Irish for hibernation. Sometimes that feels like a viable option in the Land of Eternal Winter (Hibernia), writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Decay at the manor - exploring Ireland's abandoned houses Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Decay at the manor - exploring Ireland's abandoned houses

The winding long walk from the rusty main gate to the house had my pulse racing, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Artichokes have an unfortunate nickname but don't let that turn you off Fartichokes

From the Garden: Artichokes have an unfortunate nickname but don't let that turn you off

Fermenting artichokes will reduce their – ahem – windiness and this recipe is delicious, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

From The42 Is Robbie Keane underrated? Opinion This post contains videos

Is Robbie Keane underrated?

The former Tottenham, Leeds, Liverpool and Ireland striker confirmed his retirement from football earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: CBD oil changed my son's life - so why isn't it licenced as a medical product here? Opinion

Opinion: CBD oil changed my son's life - so why isn't it licenced as a medical product here?

Noreen O’Neill’s son started experiencing seizures at three months – she says that CBD oil has changed his health since he started using it.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads' Crimea

Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads'

How the Russia-Ukraine naval clash may play out in a Trump and Brexit world.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus driver: 'We need transport police to protect bus drivers from assaults and abuse' Opinion

Dublin Bus driver: 'We need transport police to protect bus drivers from assaults and abuse'

The last incident on my bus really knocked my confidence. It was a cyclist who spat in my eye, writes Dublin Bus driver, Dave Fitzsimons.

From TheJournal.ie Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength Opinion

Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength

I was never an alpha male but since my diagnosis with MS, I’ve faced major challenges and now I feel equal to the men who inspire me, writes Keith Byrne,

From TheJournal.ie All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead Opinion

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead

An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... it's fun to drink uisce beatha in a síbín - but watch out for the poison drop Column

The Irish For... it's fun to drink uisce beatha in a síbín - but watch out for the poison drop

If the Irish phrase for a hangover doesn’t put you off drink nothing will – ‘braon nimhe sa ceann’ means ‘a poison drop to the head’, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From The42 Continuity is key as top two secure services of their exceptional managers once again 2019 Ready

Continuity is key as top two secure services of their exceptional managers once again

All-Ireland winning bosses Mick Bohan and Ephie Fitzgerald are staying on with Dublin and Cork respectively.

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin dad was growing 'hipster' veg in his garden back in 1955 Column

A Dublin dad was growing 'hipster' veg in his garden back in 1955

So many people in my generation remember their fathers toiling away in the garden, we’re only one generation removed from the soil, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way Column

Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary Migrants

Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary

EU leaders must end the practice of imprisoning unaccompanied minors in Hungary and throughout Europe, writes Sinn Fein senator Paul Gavan.

From TheJournal.ie 'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth' Future Of Work

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'

Fewer working hours could benefit both individuals and the economy, Kevin Callinan writes.

From The42 Spats with reporters, historic victories and Roy Keane controversy – the good and bad of the O’Neill era Opinion

Spats with reporters, historic victories and Roy Keane controversy – the good and bad of the O’Neill era

The Ireland boss is stepping down after five years in charge.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was ashamed and I worried I wouldn’t be believed about domestic violence - so I stayed longer than I should have' Opinion

'I was ashamed and I worried I wouldn’t be believed about domestic violence - so I stayed longer than I should have'

Priscilla Grainger writes about her experience of domestic violence and why she set up a support group for people who have been affected by it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Government plans to tackle child neglect - but we've heard it all before Opinion

Opinion: Government plans to tackle child neglect - but we've heard it all before

The First 5 plan is one in a long line of strategies to protect children but nothing ever changes on the ground, writes child protection expert, Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared Penguin

Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared

No, not the chocolate bars – real penguins. Author Rob Maguire explains.

From TheJournal.ie Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like? Read Me

Processed meats can be very bad for us - so what does the future of the ham sandwich look like?

It’s been three years since the WHO released its guidelines about processed meat – so why aren’t we listening?

From The42 Player ratings: How do you think the Boys in Green fared against Denmark? Opinion

Player ratings: How do you think the Boys in Green fared against Denmark?

Ireland had no shots on target in a dismal draw in Aarhus.

From TheJournal.ie Russian bank collapse: Fictitious assets, hidden losses and the role of the IFSC Opinion

Russian bank collapse: Fictitious assets, hidden losses and the role of the IFSC

Cillian Doyle reveals how Ireland’s shadow banking sector hid massive losses, triggering one of the most costly bank bailouts in Russian history.

From The42 Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Denmark? Choices

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Denmark?

Martin O’Neill faces some tough calls ahead of Monday’s Nations League game.

From TheJournal.ie 'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women' Opinion

'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women'

Ever heard of aviator Lilian Bland from Antrim, or professional international footballer Anne O’Brien from Inchicore? Author Sarah Webb on why they were forgotten about, despite their achievements.

From TheJournal.ie "It was easier to deal with people by WhatsApp ... you don't have that word 'cancer' hanging between you" Opinion This post contains videos

"It was easier to deal with people by WhatsApp ... you don't have that word 'cancer' hanging between you"

Dublin artist Monika Crowley on how she became aware of the power of the word ‘cancer’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness' Opinion

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'

The individual gets to meet that side of themselves again; the side of themselves that was confident, strong, talented and part of something, writes Senator Lynn Ruane about homelessness leagues.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws Opinion

The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws

Dogs took centre stage in Irish mythology, stories and proverbs, just like they dominate our social media feeds today, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline Opinion

Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline

The northern coastline of Antrim is beyond beautiful and everything in between is worth investigating, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Your green tomatoes are unlikely to ripen now - so use them up in chutney Opinion

From the Garden: Your green tomatoes are unlikely to ripen now - so use them up in chutney

As I’ve looked glumly from the house at the sodden garden, it’s been playing on my mind that it’s high time I got the beds in the veg patch covered down for the winter, writes Michael Kelly

From The42 Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland' Opinion

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Northern Ireland

Martin O’Neill’s side produced an uninspired display against the North tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287% Opinion

Opinion: It is time to ban moneylenders charging interest of up to 287%

330,000 Irish people are customers of moneylenders, many of them risk getting caught up in a vicious cycle of debt, writes Brendan Whelan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Displaying the victims underwear in court is evidence alright - of rape culture' Opinion

'Displaying the victims underwear in court is evidence alright - of rape culture'

What I was wearing the night I was brutally raped does not justify the attack – but I knew some people would say that it did, writes Morgan Barbour.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop' Whistleblowers

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'

Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.