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Opinion: The ripple effect of commodifying water – from Dublin to Detroit

Looking at how water charges have been implemented elsewhere allows us to glimpse what their likely effect will be in Ireland… and it’s not pretty.

Column: Boston Mayor’s ‘homecoming’ is mutually beneficial for both sides of the Atlantic

This week, he’s coming back in a capacity he could only have dreamed of all those years ago, writes Larry Donnelly.

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# column - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Opinion: The Scottish referendum is the classic heart versus head clash

There has been surprisingly little coverage or comment on Scottish independence in Ireland, but a Yes vote would affect us on many fronts.

# column - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: ‘At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late’

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

Opinion: ‘We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour – even cancer’

The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.

Column: An era has truly come to an end in Northern Ireland with the death of Ian Paisley

Historically it is appropriate to remember that substantial figure has gone and it is worth just remembering his substantial contribution to our politics.

# column - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘I’ve never found it at all incongruous that I could be both British and Scottish’

I was brought up to be and remain a passionate patriot undiluted by years of exile – but here’s why I would vote No.

Opinion: ‘Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all’

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland

Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.

# column - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

Opinion: Turn those angry tweets into bums on seats

There’s more hurling to be done in Croke Park this Sunday.

# column - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘We patrol the waters on the look out for someone contemplating suicide’

Since Waterford Search and Rescue was established they have saved 74 lives.

Column: It’s still okay to say ‘NO!’ to your Junior Cert teen on drinking Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: It’s still okay to say ‘NO!’ to your Junior Cert teen on drinking

…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.

# column - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘I saw my wife’s face and I couldn’t hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling’

An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.

From The Score Stuart Byrne column: They’ll have to be mentally strong but the title is Dundalk’s to lose Title Race

Stuart Byrne column: They’ll have to be mentally strong but the title is Dundalk’s to lose

With five league games to play, the Lilywhites have enough experience to hold off Cork City’s challenge.

# column - Monday 8 September, 2014

From The Score John Gardiner: The best final of a generation – but Tipp would rather replay on Saturday Column

John Gardiner: The best final of a generation – but Tipp would rather replay on Saturday

TheScore.ie’s resident columnist weighs in with his thoughts as the dust settles on another Croke Park classic.

Opinion: I’ve never been so excited about Dublin’s future – a Dodder Greenway would be incredible

Imagine a walking and cycling route following the River Dodder – the whole way from the mountains to the sea!

# column - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Opinion: I wouldn’t have recognised the signs if my cousin hadn’t been diagnosed with breast cancer

I was just 35 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

# column - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

From Business ETC Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes Economy

Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes

For the first time in a long time, we’ll have some room in this budget to play around with spending hikes or tax cuts. USC should the first to go.

# column - Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds

The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;

Opinion: Marriage equality isn’t a foregone conclusion – there’s no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

# column - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Opinion: The first three years of life are crucial in influencing a child’s future

We have irrefutable evidence that children’s social and family circumstances impact on their life chances, but we also know how to maximise their potential.

Opinion: Shouldn’t we give freshers more time to make life-changing decisions?

In a two to three week period we expect our young people to make massive life decisions – we could make the whole process much easier.

# column - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From The Score Stuart Byrne column: Mature Lenihan can be Ireland star if he takes chance at Hull LOI

Stuart Byrne column: Mature Lenihan can be Ireland star if he takes chance at Hull

The talented young Cork City defender has made the across the water after impressing in the Premier Division this season.

# column - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you’re gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

Opinion: Next year there will be no ‘family holiday’ – there will be a ‘staycation’

The only way to have a proper break is to leave the kids at home.

Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex

We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.

# column - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# column - Friday 29 August, 2014

Opinion: It’s a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres

We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.

From The Score KitKats and leprechauns: Memories of the 1996 Croke Park American football game Croke Park Classic

KitKats and leprechauns: Memories of the 1996 Croke Park American football game

Saturday’s game won’t be the first time Croke Pak has hosted an American football game.

Opinion: Friend or foe? What you need to know about jellyfish

Yes, some jellyfish can pose danger to us – but they have also inspired engineering, scientific and medical advances.

# column - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland

Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.

# column - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

Opinion: We are more concerned with beeps from our phone than the person in front of us

We’re becoming increasingly disconnected from our immediate environment and from the people around us due to the constant use of mobile phones.

Opinion: Blisters, bruises, bumps, bites – life on the Camino is tough but worth every minute

The saying “walk a day in my shoes” really rings true on the wonderful Camino de Santiago.

# column - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?

If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.

# column - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?

There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?

# column - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: Why are so many victims of child sexual abuse reluctant to report it?

Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.

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