# opinion - Today’s News
Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.
# opinion - Monday 23 November, 2015
Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes Lisa Buggy.
# opinion - Sunday 22 November, 2015
Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.
The Boys in Green beat Bosnia earlier this week to secure their spot in France.
There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.
# opinion - Saturday 21 November, 2015
The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.
GIY expert, Michael Kelly, tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.
We assess the players whose repuations were enhanced, as well as those whose position within the squad has been weakened.
Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 20 November, 2015
The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.
# opinion - Thursday 19 November, 2015
Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.
‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.
# opinion - Wednesday 18 November, 2015
The former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh writes about how Ireland is experiencing a time of great change.
# opinion - Tuesday 17 November, 2015
I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.
Martin O’Neill’s men secured their passage to France after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 last night.
# opinion - Monday 16 November, 2015
# opinion - Sunday 15 November, 2015
Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.
It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.
# opinion - Saturday 14 November, 2015
With suicide you are robbed of the natural grieving process. It should be about the person but the act takes over, writes Mary O’Neill.
This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.
Growing your own food and eating seasonally is a way of reconnecting with the nutrition cycle that nature intended for us, writes Michael Kelly.
The Boys in Green earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg of their play-off with Bosnia-Herzegovina last night.
Anyone in our political sphere who proposes to jeopardise this arrangement from within is an economic saboteur, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 13 November, 2015
Pamela Murphy had a unique upbringing in that her father was a mortician, so working as an embalmer never fazed her.
Santa Claus is buried here, it has loads of festivals and the landscape is pretty too, so will it take the prize?
Dublin wants to be the European City of Culture 2020. Why do you think it deserves it?
Cianan Boyle says Ireland needs to live up to its reputation.
# opinion - Thursday 12 November, 2015
Wendy Coughlan speaks openly about being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The music, the people, the beautiful scenery – Galway want to be the European City of Culture 2020. Why do you think it deserves it?
Limerick was the City of Culture last year, and they say they can do it all again.
Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.
# opinion - Wednesday 11 November, 2015
A woman living in a women’s refuge in Tallaght tells her story and appeals to the government to prevent its closure.
# opinion - Monday 9 November, 2015
There were farcical scenes at the climax of Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.
Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.
Photographer Thomas Stewart appeared to hit a nerve with his recent Facebook post. Do you agree?
# opinion - Sunday 8 November, 2015
It’s natural to want your kids to choose wisely and above all that they be happy and treated well. However, it’s also important for parents to stand back and let their children make their own choices, Bernadette Ryan.
Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.
Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.