# opinion - Today’s News
Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.
Our League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan discusses the financial impact Thursday’s defeat of Germany will make to the domestic game.
‘By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous’
Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.
The Boys in Green earned a historic 1-0 Euro 2016 qualification victory over Germany on Thursday.
All work and no play, and all that…
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
They were paparazzi shots, taken without knowledge or consent.
By staying Catholic I feel liberals hypocritically give tacit approval to behaviour and attitudes they find offensive, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
“Playing Burgess with Brad Barritt was like a declaration that England won’t be passing the ball”
# opinion - Wednesday 7 October, 2015
There’s fear that the J1 Visa programme could come to an abrupt end, but Catherine Devine says she spent her summer engaging in American culture, not partying and acting out of control.
It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.
# opinion - Tuesday 6 October, 2015
It’s a myth there were ‘Irish slaves’ in Barbados. As difficult as white servants’ experiences were, enslaved Africans were the people treated as livestock.
# opinion - Monday 5 October, 2015
There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
# opinion - Sunday 4 October, 2015
There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.
Here in Ireland, the question repeatedly posed to me by family, friends and colleagues is: “Will it be Hillary?” writes Larry Donnelly.
Instead of cutting taxes and USC, politicians should start spending more, writes Julien Mercille.
The former player is impressed by what he has seen at Old Trafford of late.
# opinion - Saturday 3 October, 2015
I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.
We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.
For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.
# opinion - Friday 2 October, 2015
Louis Saha has some strong views.
With no guarantee that more women on the ballot means more in the Dáil, maybe the entire system needs to change?
Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.
# opinion - Thursday 1 October, 2015
Living on pot noodles and cereal: ‘It’s hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children’
Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.
# opinion - Wednesday 30 September, 2015
We all have anxiety in our lives but when it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life it becomes a disorder, writes psychologist Leticia Gavin.
Simon Hick discusses the mess England now find themselves in after entering the World Cup infused with hope and optimism.
# opinion - Monday 28 September, 2015
The midfielder confirmed his decision to declare for England today.
Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.
# opinion - Sunday 27 September, 2015
Regardless of your age, if your parents aren’t getting on or are separating, it’s not easy. It is often assumed that adult children can take it on the chin, but it is not that straight forward, writes Bernadette Ryan.
It’s the last total lunar eclipse with a red shadow you’ll see for a while as the next one won’t be visible from Ireland until 2019, writes Conor Farrell.
Tony O’Reilly was many things – a rugby superstar, a driving force of economic development in Ireland and a media mogul, which is why he is one of the most interesting non-elected public figure in Ireland over a period of about 60 years, writes Matt Cooper.
# opinion - Saturday 26 September, 2015
‘It’s time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution’
It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth
The clamour to repeal the 8th Amendment and legalise abortion as a matter of ‘choice’ is almost entirely media led and driven, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.
Joe Duffy needs to get out more in Dublin if he thinks it’s a kip, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 25 September, 2015
You have the ability to see from a new perspective, you have the ability to see situations as they are and not get lost in drama.
Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don’t know if you’ll be there a year or a decade
The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
# opinion - Thursday 24 September, 2015
Bord Failte estimates the summit generated around €100 million in the local economy last year and this will be a significant loss. But let’s get things in perspective in economic terms, writes Angela Nagle.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s problems this week reminds everyone in business to be prepared for the unexpected, writes Jason O’Sullivan who has tips on what makes a good crisis management plan.
# opinion - Tuesday 22 September, 2015
To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.
# opinion - Monday 21 September, 2015
The new striker has been praised after making a strong initial impression on the Premier League.
Unable to express my feelings in a healthy way, I repressed the emotions and bottled them up until the next trigger emerged, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin, who has tips to help keep yours under control.
‘The man upstairs’ has been too quick to demand a stoppage, and referees aren’t helping either.