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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From The42 ‘Aldo was a man longing for his family and Rio de Janeiro, not another verbal joust’ Opinion

‘Aldo was a man longing for his family and Rio de Janeiro, not another verbal joust’

The UFC 189 media tour reached its climax in Dublin yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m desperately reaching out for help… but where can I get it?’ Opinion

‘I’m desperately reaching out for help… but where can I get it?’

Despite being referred by my GP for a mental health problem, I could still have to wait for two months for specialist treatment.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Dragging myself out of bed on cold mornings, I wonder if I’m mad – but it’s for a good cause’ Opinion

‘Dragging myself out of bed on cold mornings, I wonder if I’m mad – but it’s for a good cause’

Ever fancied cycling cross-country from Kildare to Galway? It’s not always easy but you’ll raise much-needed funds (and have serious craic).

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Graham Dwyer and the true nature of violence against women in Ireland Opinion

Graham Dwyer and the true nature of violence against women in Ireland

This trial was about a misogynist’s criminal desire to control, dominate, harm and kill a woman – we must not exceptionalise this.

From TheJournal.ie 10 things to do to make sure your child won’t be cyberbullied Opinion

10 things to do to make sure your child won’t be cyberbullied

You wouldn’t allow a young child to go to an unsupervised disco or house party. Think of your child’s online presence in similar terms.

# opinion - Monday 30 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sunny side up for spring! How to get a pop of colour with daffodils In Bloom

Sunny side up for spring! How to get a pop of colour with daffodils

Get that flush of colour that lights up our city parks and gardens every spring with a little forward planning.

From TheJournal.ie These hidden sugars in ‘healthy’ foods could be harming your child’s teeth Opinion
From The42 Opinion: Wes Hoolahan must stay in the team if Ireland are to build on signs of progress Difference Maker

Opinion: Wes Hoolahan must stay in the team if Ireland are to build on signs of progress

The Norwich man caught the eye, as the Boys in Green kept their Euro 2016 qualification hopes alive with a draw last night.

# opinion - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie I regularly vote in US elections from abroad.  Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same? Opinion

I regularly vote in US elections from abroad. Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same?

No matter where in the world I am, I will always be an American. As such, I am grateful that my right to vote there is legally enshrined.

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Poland Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Poland

We assess how Martin O’Neill’s men got on in this evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

From TheJournal.ie Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it Opinion

Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it

Product placement can be annoying but advertising is a necessary evil of our favourite shows.

From TheJournal.ie We can’t back down over equality – we must demand more Opinion

We can’t back down over equality – we must demand more

Voting on marriage rights should be just one part of a national effort to address the serious social and material inequalities that plague Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Imagine how terrifying it is for a child to become homeless Opinion

Imagine how terrifying it is for a child to become homeless

Too many families are facing homelessness. Why are we allowing this to continue?

# opinion - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors Opinion

Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors

By sowing indoors you are giving a seedling a chance to get itself established and sturdy before it has to deal with outside threats.

From The42 What should the Ireland starting XI to face Poland be? Here’s what our writers think Opinion

What should the Ireland starting XI to face Poland be? Here’s what our writers think

Robbie Keane or Shane Long? David Forde or Shay Given? James McClean or Robbie Brady?

From TheJournal.ie The Graham Dwyer trial shows why some cases should be held in seclusion Opinion

The Graham Dwyer trial shows why some cases should be held in seclusion

The life and death of Elaine O’Hara and the details of Graham Dwyer’s predilections flowed out of this trial, but details could have withheld until a verdict.

# opinion - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I pick up patients and drive them to the hospital – it’s a privilege’ Opinion

‘I pick up patients and drive them to the hospital – it’s a privilege’

Volunteers like Breda Lane help out people undergoing cancer treatment in a simple but invaluable way, and you could too.

# opinion - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act? Opinion

How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act?

Ireland has exceptionally high rates of male suicide, but it’s being met with a wall of silence.

From TheJournal.ie Non-religious parents are being discriminated against by our outdated school system Opinion

Non-religious parents are being discriminated against by our outdated school system

Children who are not baptised are discriminated against by Irish national schools (despite the taxpayer funding these schools).

# opinion - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Meet Nellie Cashman – Irishwoman, philanthropist and prospector in Alaska’s gold rush Opinion

Meet Nellie Cashman – Irishwoman, philanthropist and prospector in Alaska’s gold rush

Nellie Cashman was an extraordinary woman from Cork who made her way to the US west coast in search of a lucky strike.

From The42 There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers Saluting The King

There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers

He was a prolific scorer but Henry Shefflin’s selflessness and strength in adversity helped make him great

From TheJournal.ie ‘When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more’ Opinion

‘When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more’

After struggling in silence for so long, the feeling of freedom that comes from talking openly about my eating disorder is indescribable.

From The42 ‘Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament’ Opinion

‘Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament’

Whiff of Cordite assess the incredible events of last Saturday and reflect on the Six Nations in general.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence Opinion

We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence

A recent survey in UCC found that many students have worrying gaps in knowledge about sexual violence.

From TheJournal.ie Young people will see online porn – shouldn’t we help them interpret it? Opinion

Young people will see online porn – shouldn’t we help them interpret it?

Rapidly advancing technology means children will be confronted by pornography online at some point. How should we help them to interpret what they see?

# opinion - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim Opinion

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

From TheJournal.ie How to master the art of saying ‘No’ Opinion

How to master the art of saying ‘No’

It’s a small word but many of us are afraid of using it…

# opinion - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Gay men still can’t donate blood in Ireland – it’s not only unfair, it’s illogical Opinion

Gay men still can’t donate blood in Ireland – it’s not only unfair, it’s illogical

Our blood banks often run low, yet we are locking thousands of safe donors out.

From The42 Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever? Opinion

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia Opinion

The Irish fight for human rights in Colombia

Colombia has over 5,000 political prisoners, many of them jailed on sweeping charges of “rebellion”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Often it’s the times when I most need support that I’m least able to talk’ Opinion

‘Often it’s the times when I most need support that I’m least able to talk’

Staying quiet about a mental health problem is the worst thing you can do, which is why a new campaign is being launched in out third level institutions.

# opinion - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From The42 The greatest 6 Nations day ends with the sweetest of all Ireland’s titles Reaction

The greatest 6 Nations day ends with the sweetest of all Ireland’s titles

Disruptions could have played havoc on Ireland’s campaign, but they held it together throughout.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I arrived in Ireland aged 7, not able to speak English – now I’m organising a nationwide festival’ Opinion

‘I arrived in Ireland aged 7, not able to speak English – now I’m organising a nationwide festival’

Polska-Eire 2015 highlights the contribution of non-Irish populations to this society and the importance of integration.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy growing your own? Here’s what to plant this week… Opinion

Fancy growing your own? Here’s what to plant this week…

It’s the month of all things Irish so, fittingly, it’s time to get the spuds planted.

From TheJournal.ie Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course! Opinion

Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!

Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.

# opinion - Friday 20 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland Opinion

Why Vincent Browne must be licking his lips in anticipation of Renua Ireland

Established parties are going to fight, and fight dirty, ahead of the general election – Lucinda Creighton’s party need to sort out their communication strategy, writes Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Racism is fact of life for all minorities in Ireland Opinion

Racism is fact of life for all minorities in Ireland

We need to face up to the reality that racism and racial violence exists in our country.

From TheJournal.ie The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough? Opinion

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# opinion - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Having more stuff doesn’t make you happier – so what does? Opinion

Having more stuff doesn’t make you happier – so what does?

We are increasingly recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not the size of our wallets.

From TheJournal.ie Why is speculation on residential homes allowed? Opinion

Why is speculation on residential homes allowed?

It’s time to face up to the mortgage arrears crisis.

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