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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What does the Internet of Things mean for Ireland? Connected

Opinion: What does the Internet of Things mean for Ireland?

The intersection between our ‘virtual’ and physical worlds is enriching our daily lives – from entertainment, to energy, transport, healthcare and diet.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why has ‘Slutoween’ become a witch hunt? Girls just wanna have fun (so back off) Halloween

Opinion: Why has ‘Slutoween’ become a witch hunt? Girls just wanna have fun (so back off)

Women dressing provocatively on 31 October has sparked a debate about whether its empowering or degrading – well, some of us are simply taking advantage of one of the few times we don’t feel inhibited.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland’s rental market Homes

Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland’s rental market

The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.

# opinion - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Street harassment influences how women experience the world Harassment

Opinion: Street harassment influences how women experience the world

In terms of social geography, street harassment changes the way women experience and use public spaces – it is made smaller, it is limited.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You can make Halloween less scary for children with food allergies Trick Or Treat

Opinion: You can make Halloween less scary for children with food allergies

For kids with food allergies, trick-or-treating has been something to avoid – but that could change with a new idea that’s gaining popularity.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity Childhood Poverty

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# opinion - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women? Jihadist Brides

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn’t scientific – it’s erotic Sex And Science

Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn’t scientific – it’s erotic

Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?

# opinion - Monday 27 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘Who am I?’… answering the big questions about your personality Jekyll And Hyde

Opinion: ‘Who am I?’… answering the big questions about your personality

What is personality – and can it be broken down to its competent parts? The short answer is yes.

From The Score Opinion: Why Mourinho’s Chelsea will never match the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ Different Times

Opinion: Why Mourinho’s Chelsea will never match the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’

The side’s often cautious outlook means they cannot truly emulate the Gunners.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Welcome to the new normal – global instability New World Order

Opinion: Welcome to the new normal – global instability

From the rise of extremist groups in the Middle East, to conflict on the fringes of Europe, it’s clear the world is entering a new age of international relations.

# opinion - Sunday 26 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for Sinn Féin in two new polls Public Opinion

Bad news for Sinn Féin in two new polls

They show support for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin has dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren’t taught at school Irish Life

Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren’t taught at school

Do you remember when ‘I Shot JR’ windscreen sticker were ubiquitous or The Hucklebuck dominated the Irish music scene?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A religious education is vital for understanding our world God In The Classroom

Opinion: A religious education is vital for understanding our world

Religious education is vital because, for better or for worse, religious beliefs have played a formative part in the shaping of every human civilisation in history.

# opinion - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it Family Time

Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

From The Score 5 talking points after Toulon send Ulster tumbling Opinion

5 talking points after Toulon send Ulster tumbling

Ulster need a miracle to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Should Ched Evans be allowed to return to professional football? Controversy

Debate Room: Should Ched Evans be allowed to return to professional football?

We asked two commentators to give their views on the issue…

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Has ‘success’ become a dirty word? Tax

Aaron McKenna: Has ‘success’ become a dirty word?

Envying the successful is not a viable tax policy – it is a disincentive to honest, hard work.

# opinion - Friday 24 October, 2014

From The Score Opinion: Irrelevant Keane and Ferguson should find dignity in silence Best Of Enemies

Opinion: Irrelevant Keane and Ferguson should find dignity in silence

The ex-United duo have been trading digs for a number of years now.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something’ Adult Education

Opinion: ‘You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something’

I was nervous going back to education after 25 years, but I soon realised that adult education is very unlike the classroom scenarios I remember from school.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’ Second Internet Revolution

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

# opinion - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From The Score Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan Underappreciated

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan

It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived? Terrorism

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse? Abuse

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall Mental Health

Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall

I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.

# opinion - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation Parenting

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

From The Score Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson Creative Types

Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson

While Joe Schmidt has had to reach down the depth chart in some areas, he was faced with difficult omissions in the back-line.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail? Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# opinion - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

From The Score Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them Opinion

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Does money really buy happiness? Money Money Money

Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?

A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…

# opinion - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story History

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story

The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis Journalism

Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis

Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?

# opinion - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can ‘digital detoxing’ help tech companies to grow? Tech Overload

Opinion: Can ‘digital detoxing’ help tech companies to grow?

The number of emails, Skype calls, Basecamp updates, Facebook notifications can be never-ending and more importantly – very time consuming.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘Fat shaming’ is not the way to encourage healthy eating Body Image

Opinion: ‘Fat shaming’ is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water Water Charges

Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water

It is difficult to imagine how otherwise ostensibly politically-savvy people conceived of Irish Water in its current form.

# opinion - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence Terrorism

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence

Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book Reading

Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book

For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I’ve found my true voice Stuttering

Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I’ve found my true voice

A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.

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