# opinion - Today’s News
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# opinion - Yesterday’s News
This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.
Don’t ever find yourself in the position I did – don’t put off getting health problems checked out.
Smoother operators, boy.
# opinion - Sunday 25 January, 2015
People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.
It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.
# opinion - Saturday 24 January, 2015
Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.
Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.
We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.
# opinion - Friday 23 January, 2015
The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.
Defeating religious extremism cannot be left one group alone – we’re in this together.
# opinion - Thursday 22 January, 2015
Being a little more accepting of somebody with anxiety problems could make it a little easier for them to deal with it themselves.
I am fed up with being worried about other people’s reactions. My new year’s resolution is to hold my boyfriend’s hand when we walk down the street.
# opinion - Wednesday 21 January, 2015
Despite the fact that we are more than halfway through January the to-do list just keeps growing.
Maturing into the person I am today happened in Ireland, and, more specifically, in Dublin. If anyone asks where I’m from, the first thought that comes to mind is ‘Ireland’.
# opinion - Tuesday 20 January, 2015
2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.
If excessive phone or social media usage is something you’re aware of, take back your power with Facebook Free February.
# opinion - Monday 19 January, 2015
I spent most of Christmas suffering from serious food poisoning on my parents’ couch… and it made me realise how much they do for me.
# opinion - Sunday 18 January, 2015
Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.
I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.
# opinion - Saturday 17 January, 2015
The hooker scored arguably the try of the night as Leinster took the driver’s seat in Pool 2.
“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”
Spare a thought for Dennis Siver? Not on the eve of the biggest opportunity of his career.
Don’t worry if you’ve slipped up a little – get back up and try again.
Recovering from a psychotic episode takes time, hard work and support. However, the absolute hardest part for me was truly accepting that I have a mental illness.
# opinion - Friday 16 January, 2015
January is the time of year when most employees have a performance appraisal with their manager – but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls facing the employer?
# opinion - Thursday 15 January, 2015
Opinion: Government is making a mockery of democratic reform – so we’re taking matters into our own hands
It’s shameful to think that a raggle-taggle group like ours, with day jobs and no money, are making a better go of inviting public opinion than the Government itself.
Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue, could be one of the most important people of 2015.
# opinion - Wednesday 14 January, 2015
Imagine for a moment that people had petrol tanks like cars do. Where are your energy reserves in this ‘petrol tank’?
# opinion - Tuesday 13 January, 2015
Greater levels of political voting means the competition is at risk of losing credibility.
It’s an important step towards securing their college and course of choice, so give it the time it needs.
# opinion - Monday 12 January, 2015
Co-parenting after the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult – but, with a little humility and cooperation, you can do the best for your child.
The poorest country in the western hemisphere was brought to its knees in 2010, but now it has other threats to deal with amid the efforts to rebuild.
# opinion - Sunday 11 January, 2015
Last winter I got sick and I couldn’t shake it off without a trip to the doctors. In hindsight, it’s very obvious why – I wasn’t really taking great care of myself.
As my little girl inevitably becomes more and more aware of the world around her, an awareness of her own shape and size is only just around the corner.
# opinion - Saturday 10 January, 2015
Reverse culture shock is the part of living abroad that you’re not warned about.
# opinion - Friday 9 January, 2015
The 32-year-old is younger than Edwin van der Sar was on arrival at Old Trafford.
# opinion - Thursday 8 January, 2015
Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.
# opinion - Wednesday 7 January, 2015
Decisions that impact taxes or spending have at least as dramatic an effect upon day-to-day lives of Irish people as issues like abortion.