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Dublin: -2 °C Thursday 27 November, 2014

#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death?

Suicide is the most preventable cause of death if people will talk and we can listen.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Dear Mr Kenny: A video letter to An Taoiseach regarding water charges in Ireland

“You created Uisce as a separate entity so that it could attract funding.”

Column: Remember the name Tamir Rice – a child shot dead by police for carrying a toy gun USA

Column: Remember the name Tamir Rice – a child shot dead by police for carrying a toy gun

American police forces have become increasingly militarised in recent decades – adopting the weapons, tactics and mindset of soldiers instead of civilian protectors.

# opinion - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The Score Women’s sport still doesn’t get the support it deserves. Here’s how we can change that Opinion This post contains videos

Women’s sport still doesn’t get the support it deserves. Here’s how we can change that

Sports PR executive Colm Woods has practical solutions to change the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.

Opinion: Third level tuition fees should be reintroduced – here’s why

The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.

Opinion: Why has there been such silence on lowering the voting age?

Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.

# opinion - Monday 24 November, 2014

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

Opinion: The time has come to reframe the gender issue

We have massive opportunities ahead of us, so let’s seize them.

# opinion - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Opinion: We’ve seen an outburst in mental illness ads – but people still don’t talk.

I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.

A time to grieve? Why we should consider a statutory entitlement to compassionate leave

Here’s the thing about grief – you cannot outrun it.

Opinion: The Irish handprints on the world’s most symbolic site – One World Trade Centre

Many Irish and Kerry men spent more than five years working at the resurrected World Trade Centre site.

# opinion - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: The psychology of appearance – is there a gender bias at play in job interviews?

Women who seem ‘too feminine’ may face an uphill struggle when applying for managerial jobs…

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# opinion - Friday 21 November, 2014

Luke Ming Flanagan: ‘It’s torture to watch everything falling around our ears’

The MEP describes his night in the Emergency Department with his seven-week-old baby.

Opinion: Develop your ‘mental fitness’ in work to find a sense of well-being

All employees need to develop skills to manage some of the emotional barriers that prevent them from thriving at the workplace.

# opinion - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It’s creepy, offensive and infuriating

Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit?

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

# opinion - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Doctor’s corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland’s housing crisis

Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.

# opinion - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Opinion: Some men (and women) still don’t believe that rape exists

Rapes by ‘monsters’ are actually a much rarer disease on the world. The greater epidemic is the violent men that can be found in kitchens, sports grounds and hotel rooms around the world.

Opinion: We have every right to be angry over water charges – but not to be violent

Violence and intimidation against elected representatives – or anyone else – is not the way to agitate for fair treatment.

From The Score Quade Cooper happy just ‘holding pads’ as swagger is lost with his starting jersey Comment

Quade Cooper happy just ‘holding pads’ as swagger is lost with his starting jersey

The out-half sounded strangely withdrawn as he said he’s striving to be a better person under Michael Cheika’s guidance.

Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law?

The one-time Bridget Hitler was born and raised in Dublin.

# opinion - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Score Opinion: In defence of Roy Keane and the countless ‘distractions’ Talking Point

Opinion: In defence of Roy Keane and the countless ‘distractions’

The Ireland assistant boss is in the headlines again after a tense media showdown at the weekend.

Eamon Ryan: Ireland should hold a referendum on the public ownership of water

We put a stop to this juggernaut before it’s too late.

Opinion: Are you SURE you’d like to be a millionaire?

Whether through hard graft or pure chance, the life of the super-rich isn’t all rosy.

# opinion - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days

There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Treat foods are designed to be attractive to all our senses – and that’s a powerful lure, even for the strong-willed among us.

# opinion - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche

Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.

From The Score Eamon Dunphy: Ireland need to pass the ball more Opinion

Eamon Dunphy: Ireland need to pass the ball more

Meanwhile, Richie Sadlier argued that the hosts adapted to the pressure of the occasion better.

From The Score Opinion: Trapattoni’s legacy and the trauma of Cyprus still hampering the Irish team Problems

Opinion: Trapattoni’s legacy and the trauma of Cyprus still hampering the Irish team

Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a setback last night following an uninspired display.

Opinion: Opposition to ‘vaping’ adverts is knee-jerk moral outrage

Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?

# opinion - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The Score ‘Here’s what the Ireland starting XI to face Scotland tonight should be’ Opinion

‘Here’s what the Ireland starting XI to face Scotland tonight should be’

James McClean or Jonathan Walters? Robbie Keane or Shane Long? Here’s what we think.

Column: ‘My father told us our mother was gone. Her plane had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.’

Victims’ families – like mine – need better protections and their voices heard.

# opinion - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here’s why…

A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.

# opinion - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman’s escape from ethnic cleansing

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won’t recognise that

The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

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