# opinion - Today’s News
The intersection between our ‘virtual’ and physical worlds is enriching our daily lives – from entertainment, to energy, transport, healthcare and diet.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Women dressing provocatively on 31 October has sparked a debate about whether its empowering or degrading – well, some of us are simply taking advantage of one of the few times we don’t feel inhibited.
The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.
# opinion - Wednesday 29 October, 2014
In terms of social geography, street harassment changes the way women experience and use public spaces – it is made smaller, it is limited.
For kids with food allergies, trick-or-treating has been something to avoid – but that could change with a new idea that’s gaining popularity.
Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.
# opinion - Tuesday 28 October, 2014
Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?
Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?
# opinion - Monday 27 October, 2014
What is personality – and can it be broken down to its competent parts? The short answer is yes.
The side’s often cautious outlook means they cannot truly emulate the Gunners.
From the rise of extremist groups in the Middle East, to conflict on the fringes of Europe, it’s clear the world is entering a new age of international relations.
# opinion - Sunday 26 October, 2014
They show support for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin has dropped.
Do you remember when ‘I Shot JR’ windscreen sticker were ubiquitous or The Hucklebuck dominated the Irish music scene?
Religious education is vital because, for better or for worse, religious beliefs have played a formative part in the shaping of every human civilisation in history.
# opinion - Saturday 25 October, 2014
Ulster need a miracle to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.
We asked two commentators to give their views on the issue…
Envying the successful is not a viable tax policy – it is a disincentive to honest, hard work.
# opinion - Friday 24 October, 2014
The ex-United duo have been trading digs for a number of years now.
I was nervous going back to education after 25 years, but I soon realised that adult education is very unlike the classroom scenarios I remember from school.
The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.
# opinion - Thursday 23 October, 2014
It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.
The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.
# opinion - Wednesday 22 October, 2014
Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.
I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.
# opinion - Tuesday 21 October, 2014
Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.
While Joe Schmidt has had to reach down the depth chart in some areas, he was faced with difficult omissions in the back-line.
The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.
# opinion - Monday 20 October, 2014
The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.
Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.
A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…
# opinion - Sunday 19 October, 2014
The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.
Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?
# opinion - Saturday 18 October, 2014
The number of emails, Skype calls, Basecamp updates, Facebook notifications can be never-ending and more importantly – very time consuming.
Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.
It is difficult to imagine how otherwise ostensibly politically-savvy people conceived of Irish Water in its current form.
# opinion - Friday 17 October, 2014
Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?
Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.
For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.
# opinion - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.