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#Opinion

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 22-year-old psychiatric nurse on €30,000 working 13-hour shifts and overtime

The young nurse is hoping to work extra shifts next year in order to start saving

From Business ETC AI may be a buzzword, but it could change the way companies hire in 2020 Opinion

AI may be a buzzword, but it could change the way companies hire in 2020

There’s a fear that AI could dehumanise recruitment, but it could help put the human side back into hiring.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old software engineer on €92,000 who does charity work in his spare time Money Diary
From TheJournal.ie 'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension' Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

From TheJournal.ie 'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school Opinion

'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school

‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time Uk Election 19

Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time

A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old recruiter on €40,000 living in Dublin

The 26-year-old is adjusting after moving out of her family home

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on Column

The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on

When seeing Ulster Scots writing, many people are surprised by how much of it appears readily intelligible to them.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old HR manager in Cork on €50,000 putting in a lot of hours at work

The Cork native is hoping to buy her own home next year

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 25-year-old civil servant on €38,000 struggling to save while commuting to Dublin

The 25-year-old moved from Dublin to Kildare to cut down on expenses

From TheJournal.ie Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom' Opinion

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold' Column

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Thanksgiving should be the American tradition that goes global, not Black Friday

A spirit of volunteerism – not consumerism – abounds in the US on Thanksgiving, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A masters student on €12,000 trying to balance her work, college and social life

The masters student is hoping to help people better understand science.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old HR manager in Sligo on €45,000 who moved out of Dublin two years ago

The Sligo native is trying to curb spending in order to save for Christmas

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old video editor on €39,000 who works freelance in Dublin

The Donegal native works on documentaries and hopes to travel

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something' Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Denmark

Ireland’s hopes of automatic qualification ended on a disappointing night for Mick McCarthy’s men.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one Supervised Injecting

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 30-year-old software developer on €77,000 who invests €2,000 a month

The young software developer moved from Dublin to Berlin earlier this year

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce? The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance Independent Living

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

From TheJournal.ie Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist Ireland

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist

Macardle was a friend of Éamon de Valera, and he wrote the foreword to her book The Irish Republic.

From Business ETC Job losses are a wake-up call, Ireland needs to be agile and responsive to tech disruptions Opinion

Job losses are a wake-up call, Ireland needs to be agile and responsive to tech disruptions

A slide in global innovation rankings shows the direct impact of hesitance to adapt with the times.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going New IRA

Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going

Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against New Zealand

Ireland earned a deserved 3-1 victory over the All Whites on the night.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old banker on €35,000 who owns two properties in rural Ireland

The young banker worked two jobs in order to purchase his first property

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000 Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 24-year-old software developer in Limerick on €35,000

The 24-year-old is adjusting to life in Limerick after completing his masters in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis Opinion

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

From Business ETC There is much more to gender balance than just pay Opinion

There is much more to gender balance than just pay

There is a need to implement measurable, practical strategies to shift the scales

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From Business ETC A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability Opinion

A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability

If a small business can make a difference, all businesses can.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so' Opinion

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so'

Security expert Tom Clonan outlines what could happen with Lisa Smith’s return to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends Money Diary

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

The Offaly man works in Limerick but travels home at the weekend.

From Business ETC As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer? Opinion

As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer?

A revival, with the help of tech, could help restore balance to our cities and our communities