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# Opinion

March
March 2024
Therapist: Motherhood is an emotional rollercoaster - go gently with yourself
Jade Lawless
Larry Donnelly: Make no mistake - Joe Biden is in deep trouble
Larry Donnelly
Ex-Garda Chief Super: Stakeknife and Operation Kenova - are there questions for Dublin?
John O'Brien
Opinion: Do women really support other women when it counts?
Niamh O'Reilly
Opinion: The care referendum is problematic, paternalistic and downright irresponsible
Orla Tinsley
Opinion: If we really want a more equal society, we need greater investment in adult learning
Dearbháil Lawless
Opinion: Yes, the wording is tricky, but I am voting 'Yes, Yes' in the proposed referendums
Ursula Barry
Opinion: Does the care referendum show that it’s time for some constitutional spring cleaning?
Dr Alan Greene
Opinion: Mainstream feminists are backing the 'care amendment' - this is a mistake
Rosaleen McDonagh
Analysis: Understanding harmful misinformation about an LGBTQ+ ‘agenda’ in Ireland
Ciarán O’Connor
Clara Dillon: I love stories about darkness lurking beneath a veneer of domestic civilisation
Clara Dillon
Carer: 'I'm so desperate for scraps of support, I'm almost hoping for a yes vote next week'
Rita B. Wray
February
February 2024
Opinion: I've been rejected by the government's Cost Rental Scheme again - it's time to emigrate
Jess Ní Mhaoláin
Debate Room: The Yes and No sides set out their cases for the forthcoming referendums
Sarah O'Reilly & Heather Humphreys
Opinion: What would a merger of Vodafone and Three mean across the UK telecoms market?
Dr Catarina Marvão
Ciaran Mullooly: RTÉ told staff to take our medicine because we were all equal - that was wrong
Ciaran Mullooly
Larry Donnelly: Quick takes on US politics - where are we now in the race for the White House?
Larry Donnelly
Opinion: Helping Ukrainians flee war along with their pets is the right thing to do
Suzi Walsh
Irish film director: 'A couple of minutes in, I knew we had found our Ukrainian leading lady'
Danny McCafferty
Niamh O'Reilly: I looked around the rage room I'd just trashed and had the urge to tidy up
Niamh O'Reilly
Tom Clonan: An emboldened Putin and a possible Trump return pose real dangers for Europe
Tom Clonan
Handling heartbreak: 'Rejection does not make you a reject, it just means they weren't for you'
Mark Fennell
Opinion: The Hen Harrier is the canary in the coal mine for upland biodiversity in Ireland
Ciaran Brennan
Money Diaries: A marketing and advertising executive on €60K living in Leinster
TheJournal.ie reader
Doctor: How to live longer and help the planet at the same time
Dr Lisa McNamee
Sinéad Burke: Heart disease has taught me to grab life with both hands and live every moment
Sinéad Burke
Border analysis: 'My dad was in the Orange Order, but I'd probably vote for a United Ireland'
Emma DeSouza
Shifting sands: The people of the West Bank are stuck in hellish game they never agreed to play
Hannah McCarthy
Dr Catherine Conlon: We need to get real about the dangers of smartphone use by young children
Dr Catherine Conlon
JFK in 1960, Blair 1997, Obama 2008, Corbyn 2017: Youth vote is a starting gun for momentum
Kevin Cunningham
Irish: It's not cool to just tear down our beautiful, native Gaeilge
Caolán Mac Grianna
Gino Kenny: 'The time has come to grasp the nettle on assisted dying'
Gino Kenny
Money Diaries: How is your spending and saving going? Would you like to keep a diary for us?
TheJournal.ie reader
Linda Coogan Byrne: Why is Irish radio afraid to play Bambie Thug?
Linda Coogan Byrne
Pancake Tuesday: Some tasty twists on the old favourite recipes
Alex Petit
Planning: 'Proposed law designed to scare local groups off potential challenges'
Rose Wall & Gavin Elliott
Tom Clonan: Israel has pursued the relentless massacre of innocent Palestinians in Gaza
Tom Clonan
Extract: 'I felt a kind of bereavement for the Mayo of my youth and my stories'
Colin Barrett
Jennifer Whitmore: The school transport system is not serving the communities that need it
Jennifer Whitmore
Rebecca Moynihan: The exorbitant cost of baby formula should not be tolerated
Rebecca Moynihan