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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Is the government right to appeal the EU's decision on Apple's tax affairs in Ireland? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the government right to appeal the EU's decision on Apple's tax affairs in Ireland?

The Irish government insists it didn’t offer Apple a sweetheart tax deal.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

My wife would have died without a blood transfusion

Robert Gilby says he and his wife Emma are forever indebted to blood donors, after a traumatic experience following the birth of their first child.

What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert

Edel O’Connell from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland gives advice about ways to manage and live with dementia.

# opinion - Saturday 27 August, 2016

From The42 Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points Opinion

Faith in Rooney rewarded and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Harry Kane’s August slump strikes again, as Liverpool draw with Spurs.

Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help

With recent high profile domestic violence cases, Margaret Martin of Women’s Aid reflects on society’s tendency to judge, shame and distrust victims.

# opinion - Friday 26 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode

Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.

# opinion - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From The42 Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker Opinion

Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker

The veteran striker announced his international retirement today.

From Business ETC Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms Opinion

Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms

The Lobbying Act is about more than just compliance – it’s about communications and reputation.

# opinion - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

From The42 Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent? Opinion

Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent?

Three of the Toffees’ Ireland internationals are currently being linked with a move away from the club.

# opinion - Monday 22 August, 2016

Where will Namaleaks lead us? The answer depends on you

Julien Mercille is a member of the Namaleaks team. He explains why the site was set up.

From Business ETC Poll: How often do you buy a newspaper? Media And Arts This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you buy a newspaper?

The industry has been in terminal decline since 2007.

If politicians are really interested in 'new politics' they should work to secure justice for the Clerys workers

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane argues that political parties can work together to produce legislation on protecting workers’ rights.

# opinion - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From Business ETC 'We have more in common with the British than the Germans. We should absolutely leave the EU' Opinion

'We have more in common with the British than the Germans. We should absolutely leave the EU'

But any Brexit deal the UK negotiates should be extended to Ireland.

What should I do if I feel a fluttering feeling in my chest? Here's some advice from an expert

Patricia Hall from the Irish Heart Foundation talks about when you should worry about heart palpitations.

A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland

Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.

# opinion - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe'

Mike Sheridan argues it’s time that mixed martial arts was recognised as an official sport in Ireland.

'Why would an adult woman want to parade herself around a Kerry tent?'

Lorraine Courtney argues that the Rose of Tralee competition is outdated and offensive to women.

# opinion - Friday 19 August, 2016

Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?

Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.

A dawn raid, a bizarre press op - but the handling of the Hickey affair wasn't unusual by Brazilian standards

As we saw this week, Irish and Brazilian authorities have very different ways of operating, writes barrister Barry Ward.

# opinion - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From Business ETC We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether Opinion

We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether

Snowballing motor premiums have put the spotlight on the problematic sector.

# opinion - Monday 15 August, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details?

A new bill could see Irish unlimited companies forced to file public accounts.

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality

Security expert Tom Clonan says any decisions about our status must be taken by the Irish people in a transparent and ethical manner.

# opinion - Sunday 14 August, 2016

What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.

Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

# opinion - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case

Tomás Heneghan took a case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to get rid of the lifelong ban on gay men giving blood.

# opinion - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland

Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.

# opinion - Monday 8 August, 2016

From The42 Ranking the 15 best Irish Premier League players Opinion

Ranking the 15 best Irish Premier League players

Who are the top Boys in Green performers currently playing at the highest level in England?

From Business ETC Poll: What effect has the plunge in the pound had for you? Finance This post contains a poll

Poll: What effect has the plunge in the pound had for you?

Sterling has shed more than 10% of its value against the euro since the Brexit vote.

# opinion - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'One of the most horrible experiences of my life': An Irish woman on travelling for an abortion

One reader tells us her story about having to travel to the UK for an abortion after her baby was diagnosed with a debilitating illness.

Getting married? Here's what every couple should do to prepare themselves

Marriage counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of being in a long-term relationship.

# opinion - Saturday 6 August, 2016

What do I do if I find something unusual on my skin? Here's some advice from an expert

Roseleen Flaherty from the Irish Cancer Society talks about how to check if you have skin cancer.

'Imagine doing a day’s work for free and enjoying it'

Glen Murphy talks about his work for the Stradbally Woodland Railway in Laois.

Everything you wanted to know about tomatoes but were too afraid to ask

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with tomatoes, a family favourite for soups, salads, sauces and snacks.

From Business ETC Want to do business in the USA? Prepare to be sued Opinion

Want to do business in the USA? Prepare to be sued

Lawsuits abound in the Land of the Free.

# opinion - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From Business ETC Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups Opinion

Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups

The current system puts entrepreneurs in a protective bubble – instead of helping them reach their potential.

# opinion - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses

Ciarán Cuffe says we need to do more with less when it comes to public transport.

# opinion - Monday 1 August, 2016

'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant

Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.

From Business ETC Poll: Are you worried about the health of Irish banks? Finance This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the health of Irish banks?

The results from last week’s stress tests painted a poor picture of Irish financial institutions.

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

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