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#Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters Opinion

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

From TheJournal.ie Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality? Opinion

Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?

As EU military and defence spending skyrockets, Ireland’s commitment to defence co-operation compromises its neutrality, writes Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed Opinion

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

From TheJournal.ie '2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity' Opinion

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'

Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland Armistice Day

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland

The war was never forgotten among those who had fought it or those who lost loved ones, writes historian Donal Fallon.

From TheJournal.ie The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms Opinion

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy Frank Feighan

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy

It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I went vegan... because quite simply the way I had been eating no longer made sense at all' Opinion

Opinion: 'I went vegan... because quite simply the way I had been eating no longer made sense at all'

As more people start moving towards a vegan diet in Ireland and beyond, cookbook author Holly White writes about why she went vegan.

From TheJournal.ie What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans? Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

From TheJournal.ie The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections Eunan Mckinney

The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections

The Democrats need to retain Senator Joe Donnelly’s seat if they are to have any chance of taking back the Senate, writes Eunan McKinney.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class

It is easy to set high moral standards for yourself and others, if you do not know what it is like to go hungry, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me' Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: 'I had to start transitioning... living with people who weren't going to agree with me or who didn't want to share a bathroom with me'

Ambassador for the Better Out Than In campaign for LGBTI+ youth tells us about her experiences dealing with her mental health.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English' Column

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age Column

Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age

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

From TheJournal.ie From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions' GIY

From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions'

In 15 years more than half of Irish field vegetable growers have stopped production, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops' Opinion

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people' Opinion

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Halloween traditions: 'A salt herring, eaten before bed, would ensure that one’s future spouse would appear in a dream' Opinion

Irish Halloween traditions: 'A salt herring, eaten before bed, would ensure that one’s future spouse would appear in a dream'

Archivist Jonny Dillon talks us through some of Ireland’s most interesting Halloween traditions from through the years.

From TheJournal.ie How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop Column

How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop

A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism' Opinion

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures' Column

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: Don't let your dog greet trick-or-treaters and other tips to keep your pet stress-free Halloween This post contains videos

OPINION: Don't let your dog greet trick-or-treaters and other tips to keep your pet stress-free

Una O’Toole of the Irish Blue Cross talks us through some ways you can safeguard your pets this Halloween.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: Being reminded of our own mortality Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: Being reminded of our own mortality

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

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain Opinion

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers' Aras 18

Opinion: 'Of course, no one ever admits to being prejudiced against Travellers'

Bigotry never openly acknowledges its existence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one? Opinion

What is the long-term impact of Peter Casey's result on Irish politics, if there is one?

Ireland may be resistant to the temptations of populism but we are not immune, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie From the garden: How to make your own tangy kimchi at home GIY

From the garden: How to make your own tangy kimchi at home

Here’s how to make sure you always have some homemade healthy kimchi to hand.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

From TheJournal.ie Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported? Opinion

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

From TheJournal.ie Why do so many Irish people think that corruption is widespread in our country when it really isn't? Opinion

Why do so many Irish people think that corruption is widespread in our country when it really isn't?

It is hard to quantify grand corruption but the fact is that what evidence we have speaks against Ireland being a particularly corrupt country, writers economist and corruption expert Dr Robert Gillanders.

From The42 What is it about personality that Rugby Twitter hates so much? Opinion

What is it about personality that Rugby Twitter hates so much?

An awful lot of people let themselves get riled up by the sight of sportsmen enjoying their sport.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Ireland needs a bioeconomy Column

Here's why Ireland needs a bioeconomy

For Ireland, the bioeconomy is an attractive, robust solution that must be considered, argues Fergal Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... How the Vikings influenced the Irish language Column

The Irish For... How the Vikings influenced the Irish language

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning behind some words that get their origin from Medieval Ireland’s interaction with Scandanavia.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a snapshot: A stroll down the canal and it’s like Saturday never happened Moloney's Eye

Ireland in a snapshot: A stroll down the canal and it’s like Saturday never happened

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

From TheJournal.ie The A&F hazing incidents proves why all colleges should have consent classes DCU

The A&F hazing incidents proves why all colleges should have consent classes

If consent classes and real world sex ed have the power to reduce sexual assault, harassment and incidents of rape, then why the hell aren’t we doing it already?, asks Garreth MacNamee.

From TheJournal.ie As winter approaches now is the time to think about growing your own onions GIY

As winter approaches now is the time to think about growing your own onions

With temperatures dropping Michael Kelly has some tips to help you beef up your winter warmers.