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# opinion - Wednesday 25 May, 2016
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.
Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?
# opinion - Tuesday 24 May, 2016
The notoriously combustible coach and one of the world’s most famous clubs could be a match made in hell.
# opinion - Sunday 22 May, 2016
Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.
We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.
# opinion - Saturday 21 May, 2016
Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.
Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.
# opinion - Friday 20 May, 2016
This week was a reminder not to put your life in the hands of a football manager writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.
# opinion - Wednesday 18 May, 2016
The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.
He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.
# opinion - Tuesday 17 May, 2016
Winding down the utility will still come at a cost to the public purse – and possibly a significant one.
What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
# opinion - Monday 16 May, 2016
There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.
Health officials have been pushing for the measure and now it’s back on the government’s agenda.
# opinion - Sunday 15 May, 2016
At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.
The fact that homelessness is still such a big problem in Ireland makes me angry, writes Transition Year student Mark Hartery.
# opinion - Saturday 14 May, 2016
The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.
# opinion - Friday 13 May, 2016
# opinion - Thursday 12 May, 2016
Some apologies are now in order. And they aren’t the ones you’ve heard about, writes Tom Clonan.
The costs of claims and the growing problem of fraud are both factors.
One former teammate believes the ex-Manchester United man will find it hard to resist a return to club football.
# opinion - Monday 9 May, 2016
From Business ETC
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We look at some of the key measures being proposed under the administration’s plans.
# opinion - Sunday 8 May, 2016
Women are charged a so-called “pink tax” because they pay more than men for equivalent products, writes Julien Mercille.
# opinion - Saturday 7 May, 2016
Bayern Munich look poised to remain dominant in Germany after sealing a fourth successive Bundesliga crown.
Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Thursday 5 May, 2016
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The EU-US trade deal has been in discussion since mid-2013, but it appears talks are breaking down.
Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.
# opinion - Tuesday 3 May, 2016
In 2011, Sinead’s husband died suddenly when they were on holidays in Portugal.
Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time ever last night.
# opinion - Monday 2 May, 2016
An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.
There’s never been a better or more urgent time to start doing the things you want to do, writes Shaa Wasmund.
# opinion - Sunday 1 May, 2016
We could all be more vigilant of what people around us are going through, the Fianna Fáil deputy writes.
Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, at the age of 53. She writes here about how her life has changed since.
The passion to create something for yourself can consume all your time and money.
It’s one thing to start a new fitness regime and quite another to stick to it, writes Andrew McGinley.
# opinion - Saturday 30 April, 2016
Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.
Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.
In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 29 April, 2016
2016 is the year of the slide.
# opinion - Thursday 28 April, 2016
For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.