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# open-thread - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Open thread: Are you in favour of the GAA's deal with Sky?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Are you in favour of the GAA's deal with Sky?

Apr 1st 2014, 5:00 PM 4,967 Views 44 Comments

Some TDs have already voiced their opposition to the move, while former GAA President Nicky Brennan recently played down concerns.

# open-thread - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Open thread: What's the best bit of advice your mother ever gave you?
# Thanks Mam
# Thanks Mam

Open thread: What's the best bit of advice your mother ever gave you?

Mar 30th 2014, 1:21 PM 21,447 Views 113 Comments

Save money? Be good to other people? Stop hitting your brothers and sisters? Share with the group.

# open-thread - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Poll: Who do you think will win the Six Nations Championship today?
# Your Say
From The42
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win the Six Nations Championship today?

Mar 15th 2014, 12:01 AM 7,152 Views 38 Comments

… and then there were three.

# open-thread - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?

Mar 12th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,070 Views 92 Comments

Be as creative as you like.

# open-thread - Monday 24 February, 2014

Caption Time: What is Ian Madigan pointing and laughing at?
# Punchline
From The42
# Punchline

Caption Time: What is Ian Madigan pointing and laughing at?

Feb 24th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,650 Views 19 Comments

Leinster’s squad look well-rested after their long weekend.

# open-thread - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees?
# Consumers
# Consumers

Open thread: How do YOU save money on banking fees?

Feb 22nd 2014, 9:45 AM 10,249 Views 35 Comments

Did you switch banks, or do you take out large sums of money in one go? Tell us your tips.

# open-thread - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2014?
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2014?

Jan 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 1,181 Views 7 Comments

From big ambitions for Irish silverware to getting to the marathon finish line.

# open-thread - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Here are some lovely Christmas memories as shared by you!
# Memories
From The Daily Edge
# Memories

Here are some lovely Christmas memories as shared by you!

Dec 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 1,668 Views 0 Comments

From heartwarming Santa sightings to farting at mass…

# open-thread - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Neville opens up Sunday morning debate with defence of Januzaj dive
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Neville opens up Sunday morning debate with defence of Januzaj dive

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:46 AM 6,304 Views 40 Comments

The Sky pundit says the issue is far from black and white.

# open-thread - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week
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# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Nov 5th 2013, 4:43 PM 28,718 Views 5 Comments

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

# open-thread - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Marathon music: help us to compile the ultimate 26.2-mile running playlist
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Marathon music: help us to compile the ultimate 26.2-mile running playlist

Oct 26th 2013, 9:00 PM 3,993 Views 18 Comments

What are the perfect songs to get you through the marathon?

# open-thread - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Open thread: What is your ultimate “getting ready” song?
# Pursuit Of Possibilities
From The Daily Edge
# Pursuit Of Possibilities

Open thread: What is your ultimate “getting ready” song?

Oct 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 2,665 Views 17 Comments

We want to know.

# open-thread - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Open thread: What did the Leaving Cert ever do for us?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What did the Leaving Cert ever do for us?

Aug 13th 2013, 10:15 PM 18,203 Views 136 Comments

What was your own experience of the state exam?

# open-thread - Thursday 1 August, 2013

What Irish sportspeople would you like to see playing for our AFL Europe side?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What Irish sportspeople would you like to see playing for our AFL Europe side?

Aug 1st 2013, 9:05 PM 4,745 Views 8 Comments

Here are five to get you going.

# open-thread - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?

Jul 4th 2013, 8:15 PM 7,233 Views 86 Comments

Your suggestions please…

# open-thread - Friday 21 June, 2013

Open Thread: What's the weirdest journey you've taken to a game?
# The Extra Mile
From The42
# The Extra Mile

Open Thread: What's the weirdest journey you've taken to a game?

Jun 21st 2013, 6:53 PM 1,890 Views 3 Comments

When planes, trains and automobiles have failed you again.

# open-thread - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Join the discussion: What are your desert island discs?
# Desert Island Discs
From The Daily Edge
# Desert Island Discs

Join the discussion: What are your desert island discs?

Jun 8th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,646 Views 78 Comments

We want to hear what songs you’d take with you if you were cast away.

# open-thread - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Open thread: What is the best piece of driving advice you have ever been given?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What is the best piece of driving advice you have ever been given?

May 29th 2013, 5:54 PM 20,115 Views 235 Comments

“And don’t forget to indicate!”

Open thread: What are you expecting from tonight’s England-Ireland game?
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Open thread: What are you expecting from tonight’s England-Ireland game?

May 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 975 Views 17 Comments

England are clear favourites for the match, but Robbie Keane has insisted an Irish victory is possible.

# open-thread - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Open thread: which sports stars would you invite to a fantasy dinner party
# Dinner Date
From The42
# Dinner Date

Open thread: which sports stars would you invite to a fantasy dinner party

May 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 1,777 Views 7 Comments

Five of your favourite sporting personalities, alive or dead. And fajitas!

# open-thread - Monday 29 April, 2013

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?

Apr 29th 2013, 7:45 PM 17,191 Views 125 Comments

With the deadlines fast approaching it’s likely you have a few questions about the new tax. We’re here to help.

# open-thread - Friday 15 March, 2013

What's the stupidest fight you've ever had with your significant other?
# Domestic Bliss
From The Daily Edge
# Domestic Bliss

What's the stupidest fight you've ever had with your significant other?

Mar 15th 2013, 1:02 PM 20,849 Views 139 Comments

We want to hear your dirt.

# open-thread - Friday 1 February, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here's what they said
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here's what they said

Feb 1st 2013, 6:51 PM 30,156 Views 149 Comments

The independent Wicklow TD met the Troika today, with YOUR questions in hand. Here’s what he was told.

What would you ask the Troika? Here's your chance
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

What would you ask the Troika? Here's your chance

Feb 1st 2013, 10:36 AM 4,694 Views 140 Comments

Deputy Stephen Donnelly is meeting the troika today – and wants our commenters’ input.

# open-thread - Monday 28 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the promissory notes issue?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What do you want to know about the promissory notes issue?

Jan 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,250 Views 52 Comments

It’s back on the agenda as the Irish government seeks a deal to avoid paying back €3.06 billion due in March, but what do you want to know about those pesky promissory notes?

# open-thread - Monday 14 January, 2013

Open thread: Dublin City Council has €2.2m spare. How would you spend it?
# Happy New Year
# Happy New Year

Open thread: Dublin City Council has €2.2m spare. How would you spend it?

Jan 14th 2013, 6:15 PM 12,395 Views 184 Comments

The City Council overestimated how much its central funding would be cut by. What would you do with the spare cash?

# open-thread - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?

Jan 12th 2013, 9:15 AM 9,325 Views 144 Comments

If you’ve got a question about the forthcoming tax, leave it here and we’ll do our best to get it answered.

# open-thread - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Open thread: Has 2012 been the best year ever for Irish sport?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Has 2012 been the best year ever for Irish sport?

Dec 26th 2012, 8:30 PM 7,361 Views 55 Comments

Rory McIlroy, Team Ireland and Leinster all had fantastic years.

# open-thread - Monday 24 December, 2012

Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends

Dec 24th 2012, 8:00 PM 14,050 Views 104 Comments

Spending Christmas abroad? Send your thoughts to loved ones back home – or vice versa.

# open-thread - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?
# Have Your Say
From The Daily Edge
# Have Your Say

Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?

Dec 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 8,663 Views 28 Comments

The Wright Brothers knew how to deck out this tree to the max – but what have been your most memorable decorations?

# open-thread - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Open thread: What would YOU do with Budget 2013?

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:00 PM 7,087 Views 161 Comments

While we wait on tenterhooks for the cuts and taxes to be imposed on Wednesday, let’s come up with a PLAN, people.

# open-thread - Monday 26 November, 2012

Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?
# Your Call
From The42
# Your Call

Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?

Nov 26th 2012, 8:15 AM 7,606 Views 43 Comments

Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.

# open-thread - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?
# Your Story
# Your Story

Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?

Nov 20th 2012, 12:09 PM 15,170 Views 59 Comments

Share your story…

# open-thread - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Open thread: What's the best goal you've ever seen scored?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: What's the best goal you've ever seen scored?

Nov 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 11,180 Views 111 Comments

Following Ibrahimovic’s stunning goal last night, we ask what other efforts merit similar levels of acclaim.

# open-thread - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Open thread: Have teams figured out how to beat Barcelona?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Have teams figured out how to beat Barcelona?

Nov 8th 2012, 7:33 AM 6,750 Views 30 Comments

Are Lionel Messi and co suffering a mini-crisis, or was last night’s result just a blip.

# open-thread - Monday 22 October, 2012

Open thread: what makes Dublin special?
# Uniquely Dublin
# Uniquely Dublin

Open thread: what makes Dublin special?

Oct 22nd 2012, 1:45 PM 11,202 Views 136 Comments

Have your say…

# open-thread - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Open thread: how do you think tonight's game between Leinster and Munster will go?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: how do you think tonight's game between Leinster and Munster will go?

Oct 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,414 Views 33 Comments

Clashes between the two sides are rarely easy to predict.

# open-thread - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Open thread: who will win this afternoon's All-Ireland hurling final?
# Cats V Tribe
From The42
# Cats V Tribe

Open thread: who will win this afternoon's All-Ireland hurling final?

Sep 9th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,861 Views 39 Comments

Kilkenny and Galway meet in Croke Park but who will be going home with the Liam McCarthy Cup? Have your say in our pre-match open thread.

# open-thread - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time
# You Tell Us
# You Tell Us

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 8,773 Views 26 Comments

Wallpaper-wrapped schoolbooks, the theme tune to Glenroe, a shoe-fitting machine of torture: what were the triggers that let you know it was THAT time of year again?

Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?
# You Tell Us
# You Tell Us

Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?

Sep 2nd 2012, 2:01 PM 5,338 Views 34 Comments

What kind of tech developments would make it easier to run your home? Add your thoughts to this open thread.