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#Opinion

# opinion - Sunday 29 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 35-year-old manager from Dublin earning €55,000 living and working in Sweden

This week’s reader lives on the west coast of Sweden and owns an apartment with his girlfriend.

# opinion - Sunday 22 March, 2020

How I Spend My Money: A 28-year-old doctor commuting from Dublin to the midlands on €63,000

This week, our reader is a junior doctor saving to buy a house with her boyfriend.

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

# opinion - Friday 13 March, 2020

'It's a matter of when we health workers get this coronavirus, not if': Notes from a doctor at the frontline

Professor Rónán Collins says that he and his colleagues have accepted that they will most likely contract Covid-19

# opinion - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Opinion: 'Dublin is changing - and we don't need conversations, we need interventions'

While searching for an accessible bathroom, Rosaleen McDonagh began to ruminate on the kinds of contentious spaces we see around our city.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting

Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Monday 2 March, 2020

From The42 Player ratings: How the Ireland squad are shaping up for Slovakia Opinion

Player ratings: How the Ireland squad are shaping up for Slovakia

The pivotal play-off takes place in Bratislava on 26 March.

# opinion - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Opinion: Kevin Boyle - the Irishman who took on the Ayatollah

Lawyer Kevin Boyle found himself placed “in the perilous front lines of the emerging clash between Islamic extremism and western liberal democracy”, writes Mike Chinoy.

# opinion - Thursday 27 February, 2020

From The42 Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft? The42 Rugby Weekly

Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?

Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# opinion - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography

Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.

# opinion - Friday 21 February, 2020

Lise Hand: After a long day, the prospect of an 'accidental' Green Taoiseach gave us 15 seconds of comedic drama

The vote for a new chieftan had none of the usual frisson of anxiety and anticipation, writes Lise Hand.

# opinion - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

# opinion - Monday 17 February, 2020

Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'

Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.

# opinion - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

From The42 Cork's perfect start to the league and win over arch-rivals bodes well for the year ahead Ladies Football

# opinion - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From Business ETC Flexing some labour market muscle: Managing the growing significance of the gig economy Opinion

Flexing some labour market muscle: Managing the growing significance of the gig economy

With a labour shortage and more flexible roles, businesses need to adapt to new ways of working

# opinion - Sunday 2 February, 2020

The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely

There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.

From Business ETC A trade deal signals a thaw between Trump and China, but it sets a potentially worrying precedent Opinion

A trade deal signals a thaw between Trump and China, but it sets a potentially worrying precedent

Is the agreement a victory for unilateralism? Ireland and the globe are braced to find out.

# opinion - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

Larry Donnelly: Iowa and New Hampshire - a preview and a primer

The two states play a key role in nominating presidential candidates.

# opinion - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

# opinion - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Lise Hand: Most voters in the real world don’t give a monkey's if Leo Varadkar smoked hash

The bleak first week of the election campaign meant any moment of lighter drama was welcomed by all, writes Lise Hand.

# opinion - Thursday 23 January, 2020

From The42 'There's a lot said about Dublin but financial advantages don't get you up at 6am for a gym session' Opinion

'There's a lot said about Dublin but financial advantages don't get you up at 6am for a gym session'

Conor Cox says there is an onus on other teams to bridge the gap on the All-Ireland champions.

Lise Hand: Will they? Won't they? Shades of Love Island as big parties can't avoid recoupling talk

Who needs bikinis and palm trees and hook-ups when we have Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin post-breakup? asked Lise Hand who was in Ballymount last night for the Virgin Media Big Debate.

From Business ETC As the great and good head up the mountain to Davos, there is more to discuss than just money Opinion

As the great and good head up the mountain to Davos, there is more to discuss than just money

The gathering might be known for fat cats in the snow, but there’s plenty of work done behind the scenes

# opinion - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

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.

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