# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.
For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.
# opinion - Monday 29 June, 2015
We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?
# opinion - Sunday 28 June, 2015
The Ireland international is being linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford
As we approach the one year anniversary of Islamic State’s so-called ‘Caliphate’, ISIL will be seeking to make itself appear as strong as ever.
The folklore of the emigrant – from Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore to The Fairytale of New York.
‘Irish Illusions – A Working Glossary’ was written by David E. Tatham of the British Embassy in Dublin during the early 1980s.
# opinion - Saturday 27 June, 2015
It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.
Whether it’s ending a romantic or a platonic relationship, breaking up is very, very hard to do.
The veggie patch is a place where, thankfully, the seasons still hold sway in all their riotous glory.
# opinion - Friday 26 June, 2015
“No-one has a problem with the concept of semi-professional players taking a summer holiday with families, but it still doesn’t add up.”
Life is not and should not be an endurance test; nor should your job.
# opinion - Thursday 25 June, 2015
The latest update from inside Conor McGregor’s camp.
The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.
Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.
While it’s premature to write the obituary for print media just yet, the Irish digital landscape is large and has room to grow.
# opinion - Wednesday 24 June, 2015
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.
# opinion - Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Soldier Albert Cashier, who fought notably bravely in the American Civil War, was born Jennie Hodgers in Co Louth in 1843.
# opinion - Monday 22 June, 2015
People tend to forget that most entrepreneurs have failed, more than once, before they find success. And I’m no different.
The42′s hurling columnist gives his verdict on the weekend’s hurling action.
# opinion - Sunday 21 June, 2015
In less than one month, on 14 July, New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto.
It’s what we choose to do with our time that really counts.
The rules of engagement for dating, both in Ireland and around the world, have changed.
# opinion - Saturday 20 June, 2015
More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.
Skin absorbs and delivers to the bloodstream any product it comes into contact with – so you have to be careful what you put on it.
# opinion - Friday 19 June, 2015
# opinion - Thursday 18 June, 2015
It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.
# opinion - Wednesday 17 June, 2015
Controversial media coverage in Ireland the US has caused widespread offence in the aftermath of six young people losing their lives.
The pontiff is to issue a scathing papal encyclical directly linking rampant capitalism with irreversible environmental catastrophe and rising global inequality.
I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.
# opinion - Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Conor McGregor’s coach brings us the latest from their camp.
There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.
Last year Gort made headlines for being part of the rural area most affected by the economic crisis. This year, things have changed.
# opinion - Monday 15 June, 2015
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.
The faster pace of games, more intense tackling, and the bulking-up of players pose a greater risk of concussion, writes Dr Alan Byrne.
Death is the one constant which unites us all.
# opinion - Sunday 14 June, 2015
Tomatoes can be tricky to grow, but they’re well worth the effort.