# opinion - Today’s News
Tell us your stories – all in the name of friendship, of course.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.
We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.
Are you putting yourself out there on the dating scene but getting nothing back? These are the top ten things people do wrong on first dates…
There are few better ways to enjoy the sights of Ireland than on two wheels.
# opinion - Monday 6 July, 2015
Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.
It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.
# opinion - Sunday 5 July, 2015
I spent my teenage years and young adulthood feeling different in a way I couldn’t put my finger on. I was constantly at war with myself.
# opinion - Saturday 4 July, 2015
Hollywood seems intent on taking viewers back to the films they loved growing up – perhaps hoping absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Some handy tips for the vegetable patch this weekend…
The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.
# opinion - Friday 3 July, 2015
Yesterday, on this website, Mary Lou McDonald launched the process of distancing her party from the Greek ruling coalition Syriza, writes Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley.
Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?
There are typically four types of friendlies offered to Irish clubs, writes John O’Sullivan.
# opinion - Thursday 2 July, 2015
At best, linking events in Greece with a vote for Sinn Féin reflects a lack of understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions of the Greek situation, writes Mary Lou McDonald.
The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?
I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.
# opinion - Wednesday 1 July, 2015
What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.
Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?
# opinion - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.
For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.
# opinion - Monday 29 June, 2015
We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?
# opinion - Sunday 28 June, 2015
The Ireland international is being linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford
As we approach the one year anniversary of Islamic State’s so-called ‘Caliphate’, ISIL will be seeking to make itself appear as strong as ever.
The folklore of the emigrant – from Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore to The Fairytale of New York.
‘Irish Illusions – A Working Glossary’ was written by David E. Tatham of the British Embassy in Dublin during the early 1980s.
# opinion - Saturday 27 June, 2015
It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.
Whether it’s ending a romantic or a platonic relationship, breaking up is very, very hard to do.
The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.
# opinion - Friday 26 June, 2015
“No-one has a problem with the concept of semi-professional players taking a summer holiday with families, but it still doesn’t add up.”
Life is not and should not be an endurance test; nor should your job.
# opinion - Thursday 25 June, 2015
The latest update from inside Conor McGregor’s camp.
Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.
While it’s premature to write the obituary for print media just yet, the Irish digital landscape is large and has room to grow.
# opinion - Wednesday 24 June, 2015
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.
# opinion - Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Soldier Albert Cashier, who fought notably bravely in the American Civil War, was born Jennie Hodgers in Co Louth in 1843.
# opinion - Monday 22 June, 2015
People tend to forget that most entrepreneurs have failed, more than once, before they find success. And I’m no different.
The42′s hurling columnist gives his verdict on the weekend’s hurling action.
# opinion - Sunday 21 June, 2015
In less than one month, on 14 July, New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto.