# opinion - Yesterday’s News
‘He’s somebody’s son. He’s all our sons’, writes Steve O’Rourke.
Robbie Keane and 10 others who should feature on Friday evening.
‘Obligations to care for children or the lack of employment in rural areas may well have accounted for the vast proportion of the unemployment rate during the Celtic Tiger.’
Let’s find out.
# opinion - Wednesday 2 September, 2015
Why wouldn’t you make a career out of what you really love? asks Peter O’Connell.
Matteo Darmian and other promising-looking purchases.
‘It was unknown and known and all at the same time.’
# opinion - Tuesday 1 September, 2015
‘Military life is tough going, particularly in the early days…but then the realities of life in an operational setting are equally as tough, perhaps even tougher.’
Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, ‘That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you’
Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.
# opinion - Monday 31 August, 2015
Such phrases mean people with mental illnesses are less likely to seek the help they need, writes Stephen McWilliams.
Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.
It is generally agreed that the false widows’ bite is about as serious as a wasp or bee sting, writes Billy Flynn.
# opinion - Sunday 30 August, 2015
Finding that work/life balance hard to crack?
“All I can see is a highly intelligent little girl who had a short, painful life and who has been exploited in death by the Catholic Church”, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.
# opinion - Saturday 29 August, 2015
Brian O’Flynn asks, “Is this tired East vs. West analysis of such a complex issue really the best we can do?”
Blaine Doyle had a very close-up experience with the very problem his startup has set out to fix.
The young French midfielder was criticised by Sky pundit Gary Neville.
We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 28 August, 2015
Brendan Ogle of Right2Water writes that by 2016 the movement wants to have changed the conversation in Irish politics.
“Without the men risking their lives, there would be no New York City. It wouldn’t even be close.”
The political establishment hopes connecting Sinn Fein with IRA criminality will help spoil Gerry Adams and Co’s chances in the upcoming election, but they should be careful what they wish for, writes Paul Allen.
# opinion - Thursday 27 August, 2015
The debacle has given the ‘moral majority’ the perfect opportunity to express their disapproval, writes Tony Moore.
‘I fear the lack of confidence I possessed as a girl will hold back my little girl in our masculine culture’
Mother Ethna Quirke describes her worries for her daughter’s future.
# opinion - Wednesday 26 August, 2015
Cutting out gluten healthily can be tricky as you need to replace it with other foods that are more expensive and not as tasty, writes Fiachrá Duffy.
The president of Sinn Féin says the war is over and the IRA is gone and is not coming back.
Aine Bonner describes how she lived on Tesco meals while caring for her one-year-old daughter in CUH.
# opinion - Tuesday 25 August, 2015
Teacher Dearbhla Gilroy says people in the UAE are incredibly warm- hearted, generous and open minded.
# opinion - Monday 24 August, 2015
Coutinho and Benteke were impressive but the were Reds left to rue missed chances.
Whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, breaking up is hard to do because most of us fear change, Rena Maycock has this advice.
Nearly 25,000 part-time college students are currently paying fees full-time students are exempt from. It isn’t fair and it doesn’t make any sense says Mary Daly.
# opinion - Sunday 23 August, 2015
It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.
Simon Evans quit his job to cycle the world, started a business in the recession and then nearly lost it all in a blaze.
The singular beauty of Ireland’s natural resources is as important as anything else this country has to offer, argues bird expert Eric Dempsey.
# opinion - Saturday 22 August, 2015
98FM’s Stephen Doyle pays tribute to his friend, colleague and “one-off radio broadcaster” Johnny Lyons.
Grow your own divine tomatoes at home and leave the consumer-bred blandness of the supermarket variety behind
Tips on how to make your own mildew spray, celeriac, and a home-made winter tonic, with GIY’s Michael Kelly.
There’s a ginger convention on this weekend, and far from settling scores it’s going to be a giant party writes Paul Hosford.
It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.
# opinion - Friday 21 August, 2015
Pride and LGBTQ movements are being ruined by a descent into conformity and a fear of all things political, argues Leighanna Rose Walsh.
We’re facing the prospect of students turning down college places because they can’t afford to survive
The student accommodation crisis is a barrier to education, and it needs action now, says USI president Kevin Donoghue.
It’s happened in the UK. When’s it going to happen here asks Becky Johnston.