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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From Business ETC As Ireland has it's first real ballot box contest in years, communication will be key Opinion

As Ireland has it's first real ballot box contest in years, communication will be key

Finally, it’s game on in what will be the most keenly contested election in over 30 years.

# opinion - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From Business ETC Learning to reward entrepreneurship: The value of investing in our own innovation Opinion

Learning to reward entrepreneurship: The value of investing in our own innovation

Successfully leveraging our national research bank holds the key to sustainable economic prosperity.

# opinion - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

# opinion - Friday 10 January, 2020

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

# opinion - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# opinion - Sunday 5 January, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old talent acquisition manager on €70,000 who commutes to Dublin

The Kildare native is hoping to save for a new car and house renovations.

The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok

Word usage is like a conga line at a wedding – nobody thinks the person at the front is an artistic visionary, but the second and third people to join in create the legitimacy for others to attach themselves

From Business ETC Governing tomorrow’s world: The challenge of creating policy for a connected future Opinion

Governing tomorrow’s world: The challenge of creating policy for a connected future

As governments look at how to shape tomorrow’s world, the key element will be connectivity.

# opinion - Saturday 4 January, 2020

From the Garden: Looks aren't everything - consider growing celeriac in this year's veg patch

It is a delicious vegetable included in mashed potato or even grated raw.

From Business ETC Will robots take your job in 2020? It’s highly unlikely, but change is afoot Opinion

Will robots take your job in 2020? It’s highly unlikely, but change is afoot

How much are Irish businesses relying on automation and what changes can we expect over the next year?

# opinion - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 21-year-old business student on an internship earning €20,000

The 21-year-old business student is hoping to go on a J1 next summer.

# opinion - Sunday 29 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 26-year-old data analyst on €55k commuting from Kildare to Dublin to save for a mortgage

The 26-year-old is hoping to get a mortgage next summer.

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

# opinion - Friday 27 December, 2019

Opinion: There will be no Singapore-upon-Thames. The UK cannot strike the same trade deal with the EU

A scenario of a highly deregulated UK has been dubbed as a Singapore-upon-Thames.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

# opinion - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old engineer on €42,000 getting ready for Christmas

The Dublin engineer is trying to curb spending at Christmas as she saves for a mortgage.

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout

Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.

# opinion - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

From Business ETC Inspiring young people to pursue science and tech is vital to address Ireland's growing skills gap Opinion

Inspiring young people to pursue science and tech is vital to address Ireland's growing skills gap

How government and business can help improve the quantity and quality of STEM students.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer in Limerick on €37,000 balancing work and a masters

The young engineer plays rugby in his spare time.

# opinion - Monday 16 December, 2019

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

# opinion - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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.

# opinion - Saturday 14 December, 2019

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.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'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.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'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.

# opinion - Monday 9 December, 2019

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.

# opinion - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

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.

# opinion - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

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

# opinion - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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

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?

# opinion - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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.

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.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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.

# opinion - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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