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# opinion - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Sat 7:00 AM 7,317 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,100 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

# opinion - Monday 18 October, 2021

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 33,379 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

# opinion - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,712 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

# opinion - Friday 15 October, 2021

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,347 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
# Trinity Tales
# Trinity Tales

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,659 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

# opinion - Monday 11 October, 2021

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,074 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

# opinion - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan
# Good Day
From The42
# Good Day

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 10:16 PM 46,860 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a morale-boosting victory.

# opinion - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,752 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 4:00 PM 13,369 Views 14 Comments

The security analyst says the recent documentary has merely scratched the surface of issues for women in the Defence Forces.

# opinion - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,385 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 119,633 Views 40 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.

# opinion - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
# Back To Boston
# Back To Boston

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,095 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,759 Views 31 Comments

Lisa Hone lives with mica in her home every day. She warns householders that they have very little protection on the biggest purchase of their lives.

# opinion - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain
# Brexit Backdraft
# Brexit Backdraft

Neale Richmond: Boris' Brexit is the real cause of the haulage and energy crisis in Britain

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 10:26 AM 57,616 Views 63 Comments

The TD says the UK administration is misleading the public about the source of its recent transport woes.

# opinion - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,446 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

# opinion - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,957 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

# opinion - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 58,425 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 20,480 Views 66 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

# opinion - Monday 20 September, 2021

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
# A Modern Workplace
# A Modern Workplace

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 3:15 PM 21,499 Views 20 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self
# Retirement Plans
# Retirement Plans

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self

Sep 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,067 Views 26 Comments

On pensions awareness week, financial expert David Quinn has advice for anyone who has not yet set one up.

# opinion - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,516 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

# opinion - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,111 Views 15 Comments

Dr Peter May and Professor Charles Normand say palliative care in Ireland must be expanded now to meet current and future needs.

# opinion - Friday 17 September, 2021

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,322 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

# opinion - Monday 13 September, 2021

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The paper should apologise': Fianna Fáil politicians respond to newspaper attack on their looks

Sep 13th 2021, 5:21 PM 108,885 Views 57 Comments

‘I am concerned for my colleagues and all the women with an interest in politics that may look at this and think, why would I bother?’

# opinion - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,134 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist looks back at the events of September 11 and the impact that day on the world.

# opinion - Friday 10 September, 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,695 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

# opinion - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
# Broken System
# Broken System

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 45,895 Views 46 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

# opinion - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Emer Higgins TD: We can no longer rely on corporate goodwill - gender quotas are a must

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 11:57 AM 27,697 Views 127 Comments

The Fine Gael TD is releasing a new Gender Balance Bill providing for gender quotas on boards and governing councils.

# opinion - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia

Sep 7th 2021, 9:52 PM 20,808 Views 9 Comments

Ireland earned a second 1-1 draw in the space of four days.

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
# Engage
# Engage

Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 9:00 AM 9,580 Views 5 Comments

More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.

# opinion - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Meath's meteoric, magical rise to a maiden All-Ireland senior crown as Dublin fall on the big day
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Meath's meteoric, magical rise to a maiden All-Ireland senior crown as Dublin fall on the big day

Sep 5th 2021, 8:16 PM 5,354 Views 3 Comments

The Royals lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the very first time after a rollercoaster journey.

# opinion - Saturday 4 September, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Sep 4th 2021, 7:33 PM 61,967 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side picked up their first point of the campaign this afternoon.

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,518 Views 15 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# opinion - Friday 3 September, 2021

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 62,963 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal

Sep 1st 2021, 10:34 PM 24,037 Views 23 Comments

Ireland went close to securing a famous victory in Faro.

# opinion - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself

Aug 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 18,990 Views 4 Comments

Artist Ciara Chapman’s work on chronic pain is to be exhibited in Cork city – here, she explains how chronic pain has affected her life and how art has helped.

# opinion - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,631 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

# opinion - Friday 27 August, 2021

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,269 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,611 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

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