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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 4 March, 2015


# opinion - Today’s News

Do you want to be successful? Good news: experts are made, not born

Are we genetically predisposed to inherit talent, or can we acquire same with practise?

There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)

181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.


# opinion - Yesterday’s News

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

We can see the horrors of war… so how can we still glorify violence?

War stories can gripping, poignant, sometimes even inspiring – but surely it’s time for us as a society to embrace pacifism, writes Prof John Maguire.

# opinion - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 ‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win Opinion

‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win

The opposition’s journalists were impressed by what they saw from the home side yesterday.

Trust me, those showing off their ‘perfect’ lives abroad need your validation

Emigrants posting endlessly about their shiny new lives might be irritating, but consider the reason they do it…

From The42 ‘Pogba the best in Italy, but Pirlo is a football doctor’ Opinion

‘Pogba the best in Italy, but Pirlo is a football doctor’

Juventus’ Croatian star reserved special praise for the duo, but admitted to following a different midfielder’s example on the pitch.

# opinion - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election

Mental health difficulties occur in every constituency, across every demographic. And it’s time proper attention was paid to the problem.

My bullies were not ‘bad kids’ – they were normal, average kids

I was about ten when it all began. I was excluded from everything, nobody wanted to talk to me and nobody wanted to play with me.

A Gardener’s Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting

It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!

Savage Indignation: Irish satire in the 20th century

Satirical magazine The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly took a wry look at the political landscape of early 20th century Ireland.

# opinion - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 Is tonight a last throw of the dice for the UFC women’s bantamweight division? Opinion

Is tonight a last throw of the dice for the UFC women’s bantamweight division?

Cat Zingano will aim to be the first real threat to Ronda Rousey’s title at UFC 184.

Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

# opinion - Friday 27 February, 2015

Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home

There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.

# opinion - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

In an exclusive piece for, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

From The42 ‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’ Opinion

‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive column.

Choke conversation out of breath with Ireland refusing to take focus off England

Two weeks feels like an interminably long wait for a game of this magnitude. Roll on Sunday.

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address

I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Would you be bothered if your cuppa was made with slave labour?

Major brands and coffee chains have led the way, but few Irish supermarkets actively support Fairtrade.

‘The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around’

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

# opinion - Monday 23 February, 2015

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you

It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.

What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland’s housing crisis?

We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.

# opinion - Sunday 22 February, 2015

It’s high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don’t let the government backtrack

At the last election the government received a mandate based on their pledges, and one was formalising a policy of neutrality.

Support for Labour has fallen (again) as Sinn Féin support increases (again)

Labour is down two to 7 per cent, Sinn Féin is up one point to 21 per cent while Fine Gael holds steady on 24.

From The42 Power ranking the 13 greatest sports movies ever Opinion

Power ranking the 13 greatest sports movies ever

Ahead of tonight’s Oscars, we look at some of film’s greatest sporting moments.

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# opinion - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From Business ETC Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how… Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how…

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

Bullying in workplaces needs to be addressed, especially in small organisations

How should you react if you’re belittled or bullied in the workplace?

# opinion - Friday 20 February, 2015

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They’re afraid.

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

From The42 Wayne Rooney reveals the two best footballers he’s ever played alongside Opinion

Wayne Rooney reveals the two best footballers he’s ever played alongside

The Manchester United striker was asked to pick the players at a Q and A session.

# opinion - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face

Kate Middleton is 33 years old, the mother of a toddler, and is currently pregnant… is anyone really shocked she has a grey hair or two?

‘I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children’

New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

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