# opinion - Today’s News
With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women
My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.
The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.
# opinion - Thursday 30 July, 2015
Naturism taught me not to be ashamed of my body, the president of the Irish Naturist Association writes.
Don’t listen to lazy economic arguments against Irish unity. They couldn’t be further from the truth
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy responds to a column published on TheJournal.ie last week.
# opinion - Wednesday 29 July, 2015
Let’s face it: the current politically correct, free-for-all approach isn’t working.
What privileges are there for the dead, asks criminologist John O’Keefe, who says Ireland must become a society that places equal respect on both offender and victim.
# opinion - Tuesday 28 July, 2015
The Amy Schumers and Tina Feys of the world, are for the most part a breath of fresh air, where their comedy sells, not their bodies.
The Central American country of El Salvador is experiencing tidal changes, freak weather and economic disruption because of climate change, forcing activists and social movements to respond, writes Paul Dillon.
# opinion - Monday 27 July, 2015
The SPL returns this weekend with Celtic taking on Ross County at Celtic Park.
Reacting to journalist Lindy West’s article about being a “fat” bride, a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous says it gave her hope that even if she doesn’t lose weight, she has a future.
There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.
# opinion - Sunday 26 July, 2015
As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.
The standard narrative represents the pre-independence city as economically stagnant and socially polarised.
We sit in rows of five assembling, labelling and scanning. Most of us were not here a year ago and most of us will not be here a year from now.
# opinion - Saturday 25 July, 2015
People with depression often keep it quiet because they’re afraid that they aren’t really sick. I was suffering from depression and anxiety for nearly three years before I saw a psychiatrist.
UK Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime supporter of Irish unification. What would his election mean for Northern Ireland?
# opinion - Friday 24 July, 2015
Just like securing thrones in the HBO series, Irish elections are more about fending off contenders than truly winning popular support.
Walk down any Dublin city street sober on a Saturday night and you will at some point be worried about your personal safety.
# opinion - Thursday 23 July, 2015
While Rodgers will be undoubtedly pleased to get his number one target, there has been a mixed reaction from the Liverpool fans.
BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch responds to concerns about Ireland’s ‘rogue’ gulls.
Minaj’s complaint was not a tantrum, it was the complaint of a black woman who has had to sit back and watch all her life while her culture has been marginalised, dismissed and then later appropriated.
# opinion - Wednesday 22 July, 2015
The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.
The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.
# opinion - Tuesday 21 July, 2015
We need to put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of our water system.
When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.
# opinion - Monday 20 July, 2015
A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.
# opinion - Sunday 19 July, 2015
After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.
My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.
If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…
# opinion - Saturday 18 July, 2015
GIY’s Michael Kelly gives us the low-down on the veg patch for this week.
Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.
# opinion - Friday 17 July, 2015
To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.
# opinion - Thursday 16 July, 2015
Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.
Irishwoman Mary Mallon (better known as ‘Typhoid Mary’) was an infamous asymptomatic typhoid carrier who has been blamed for the deaths of several people.
The Ireland international is being linked with a move to Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
# opinion - Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.
There is some cautious optimism about the American golfer’s chances ahead of the event.