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# opinion - Sunday 10 November, 2019

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# opinion - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From Business ETC A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability Opinion

A little effort can go a long way when it comes to sustainability

If a small business can make a difference, all businesses can.

# opinion - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 43-year-old Wexford solicitor on €22k whose rescue dogs changed her life

The solicitor works three days a week and volunteers at a free legal advice clinic in her spare time

# opinion - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith's story will continue to divide and provoke Irish public opinion - and rightly so'

Security expert Tom Clonan outlines what could happen with Lisa Smith’s return to Ireland.

# opinion - Sunday 3 November, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 23-year-old engineer on €33,600 who works as a GAA referee at weekends

The Offaly man works in Limerick but travels home at the weekend.

From Business ETC As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer? Opinion

As the cost of living in the city goes up, could rural hubs provide an answer?

A revival, with the help of tech, could help restore balance to our cities and our communities

# opinion - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 33-year-old technical writer in Dublin on €65,000 looking to move house

The tech writer is trying to cut back on socialising in order to save for a mortgage

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# opinion - Sunday 27 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 27-year-old compliance officer on €46,000 who keeps busy in his spare time

The Dublin man gets extra income by making 3D props for movies

From Business ETC Pragmatism versus idealism: Climate action's key debate Opinion

Pragmatism versus idealism: Climate action's key debate

Protest groups risk losing public goodwill, while companies must do more than pay lip-service.

# opinion - Thursday 24 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A 32-year-old in Melbourne on €62,000 who loves the outdoors and plans to move home

The HR manager is hoping to move home to Ireland to start a family

# opinion - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

# opinion - Monday 21 October, 2019

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

From The42 After 15 years at the top, Limerick stalwart Mulcahy's first All-Star was long overdue Limerick Leader

After 15 years at the top, Limerick stalwart Mulcahy's first All-Star was long overdue

The Ahane star forward was finally recognised on Saturday night.

# opinion - Sunday 20 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A Kilkenny farmer on €32,000 with six adult children who likes a quiet life

The mother-of-six is keeping a tight budget in order to put her children through college.

From Business ETC Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot Opinion

Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot

Companies need to check their biases and hire a more diversified workforce.

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

From The42 Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day Opinion This post contains videos

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day

With Irish football, the more things change, the more they stay the same, writes Paul Fennessy.

# opinion - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money

The young doctor is living at home in Galway in order to save money to buy a house

# opinion - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland

It was a disappointing night for Ireland, as they were beaten 2-0.

# opinion - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

# opinion - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From Business ETC An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution? Opinion

An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution?

Regularly mooted as a housing and office fix, building higher isn’t necessarily the answer.

# opinion - Saturday 12 October, 2019

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia

Mick McCarthy’s men were held amid a disappointing stalemate in Tbilisi.

From Business ETC Revenue from the carbon tax should be invested entirely in climate action measures Opinion

Revenue from the carbon tax should be invested entirely in climate action measures

Carbon taxes are expected to generate €500 million in 2020.

From The42 The Vera Era: Oh, what a night as Pauw's Ireland look in good stead to reach next level Reflections

The Vera Era: Oh, what a night as Pauw's Ireland look in good stead to reach next level

Plenty of positives for the Girls in Green on an historic night in Tallaght.

# opinion - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

# opinion - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

# opinion - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

# opinion - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

From Business ETC It's time to make good on government commitments to pharmacists Opinion

It's time to make good on government commitments to pharmacists

Three years on from a bold pledge, Budget 2020 provides an opportunity

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season GIY

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season

It’s difficult to tell when pears are ripe but there is a knack to it, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# opinion - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# opinion - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?

E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.

# opinion - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From Business ETC How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed Opinion

How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed

Ahead of Budget 2020, Ireland’s tax policies are discouraging for entrepreneurs.

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

# opinion - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.