# opinion - Today’s News
Colm O’Brien gives some advice to those on their quest to start their own businesses.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
The seasons are changing, days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting darker. It can really put your body out of sync, writes Abby Wynne.
The Boys in Green are facing a Euro 2016 playoff after losing to Poland last night
# opinion - Sunday 11 October, 2015
Last summer while Jonathan Ranson was on a J1 visa in San Diego, he broke his neck in a swimming accident. Here he opens up about his recovery and returning to college.
Martin O’Neill has some difficult decisions to make ahead of this evening’s game.
Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.
We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school
A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.
# opinion - Saturday 10 October, 2015
The “sure it will all be grand” mentality, the “man up” mantra, the “snap out of it” attitudes repressing our emotions and it needs to end, writes Niall Breslin.
Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for Chilean squash and bean stew.
Instead of wading into the sea to demand the oncoming tide go back, we might stop a minute and wonder why O’Connell Street is going through a seeming relentless process of regression, writes Aaron Mckenna.
# opinion - Friday 9 October, 2015
‘I found out I was dyslexic in the 90s. Deep down I knew I wasn’t as ‘stupid’ as I was made to feel in school’
‘My experience of being dyslexic in school gave me additional skills I didn’t realise I had, such as problem solving.’
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.
All work and no play, and all that…
The Boys in Green earned a historic 1-0 Euro 2016 qualification victory over Germany on Thursday.
# opinion - Thursday 8 October, 2015
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.