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#Opinion

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie The 6 types of people you’ll meet at your school reunion ( …which one are you?) Opinion

The 6 types of people you’ll meet at your school reunion ( …which one are you?)

As I prepare for the surreal experience of my 20 year school reunion, I can’t help but wonder what surprises will meet me…

From TheJournal.ie The Tipperary anthropologist nicknamed ‘grandmother’ by Indigenous Australians Opinion

The Tipperary anthropologist nicknamed ‘grandmother’ by Indigenous Australians

Today considered quite a controversial figure in anthropology, Daisy May Bates dedicated her life’s work to observing the native people of Australia.

From TheJournal.ie Armenia remembers its genocide, but struggles to keep up with the Kardashians Opinion

Armenia remembers its genocide, but struggles to keep up with the Kardashians

The Kardashians have helped to make today’s commemorations newsworthy – but, after the circus, Armenia will continue to suffer from miserable poverty.

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# opinion - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII Codebreakers

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

From The42 ‘Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 Expert View

‘Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.

From TheJournal.ie I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me Opinion

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

# opinion - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I feed my children when they’re hungry. Parents in direct provision don’t have that choice. Opinion

I feed my children when they’re hungry. Parents in direct provision don’t have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

# opinion - Monday 20 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We need to stop the glorification of busy Opinion

We need to stop the glorification of busy

Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.

From The42 Is Brendan Rodgers the right man to rebuild Liverpool once again? Opinion

Is Brendan Rodgers the right man to rebuild Liverpool once again?

Liverpool’s disappointing 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa has heaped the pressure on the Northern Irishman.

From TheJournal.ie Our bodies are amazing, why don’t we give them the love they deserve? Opinion

Our bodies are amazing, why don’t we give them the love they deserve?

Like so many women and men, I wasted time hating my shape and trying to change it. Then I realised what an incredible, beautiful machine my body is.

From The42 Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’ Opinion

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’

The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.

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From The42 Martin O’Neill is wrong — Jack Grealish is ready to play for Ireland Opinion

Martin O’Neill is wrong — Jack Grealish is ready to play for Ireland

The Aston Villa youngster impressed against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday.

# opinion - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long? Opinion

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

From TheJournal.ie If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance? Opinion

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

From TheJournal.ie How do you get over your first love when it was your first job? Opinion

How do you get over your first love when it was your first job?

I didn’t realise how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. I loved it. Then a workplace accident forced me to redirect my life.

# opinion - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote Opinion

My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote

I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

From TheJournal.ie My internship with Hillary taught me about what she’s really like Opinion

My internship with Hillary taught me about what she’s really like

Fine Gael councillor Noel Rock spent a year interning with Clinton in the months leading up to the last time she ran for president. Here’s what happened…

From TheJournal.ie The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage Opinion

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

# opinion - Friday 17 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I hope the next generation will know no such thing as ‘gay marriage’ – but just ‘marriage’ Opinion

I hope the next generation will know no such thing as ‘gay marriage’ – but just ‘marriage’

I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.

From TheJournal.ie Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives Opinion

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

# opinion - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages Opinion

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Bored of your job? Don’t jump ship before figuring out why Opinion

Bored of your job? Don’t jump ship before figuring out why

When people get fed up of the same thing over and over again, a knee-jerk reaction is to look elsewhere. But that could be a mistake.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of) Opinion

What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of)

On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?

From TheJournal.ie One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop. Opinion

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# opinion - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Public health’ initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed Opinion

‘Public health’ initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed

Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.

From TheJournal.ie Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?) Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

From The42 Bollocks and brains – Can Simeone make the big leap with Atletico? Battle Of Madrid

Bollocks and brains – Can Simeone make the big leap with Atletico?

TV3′s Tommy Martin wonders if Diego Simeone’s macho magic can take the Spanish champions to even greater heights.

# opinion - Monday 13 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin’s public drug-taking problem? Opinion

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin’s public drug-taking problem?

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’ Opinion

‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch Opinion

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

# opinion - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’ Opinion

‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’

I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.

From TheJournal.ie What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story Opinion

What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story

I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.

From TheJournal.ie A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution Opinion

A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution

It is now that millennials’ supposed thirst for life experiences over amassing assets is going to be tested.

# opinion - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I met the woman of my dreams but then backed off… why?’ Opinion

‘I met the woman of my dreams but then backed off… why?’

I had viewed myself as a hopeless romantic – more than ready for a serious relationship – but the truth was more complex.

From TheJournal.ie Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks Opinion

Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future Opinion

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’ Mental Health

‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’

Pippa Newcomb writes about how an eating disorder took over her life from the age of 14.

# opinion - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why the UK general election could tell us a lot about our own Opinion

Why the UK general election could tell us a lot about our own

There are some remarkable similarities between British and Irish politics as voters in the UK prepare to vote on 7 May, writes Seamus Conboy.

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