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# opinion - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.

From The42 Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# opinion - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce Opinion

Like all marriages of convenience, Mourinho and Man U is bound to end in bitter divorce

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

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

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.

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it

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

From The42 Our heroes disappoint us because they're human, football managers are no different Opinion

Our heroes disappoint us because they're human, football managers are no different

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

Maurice McCabe was subjected to "whistleblower reprisal" - Irish style

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.

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

# opinion - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From Business ETC Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system Opinion

Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system

Winding down the utility will still come at a cost to the public purse – and possibly a significant one.

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

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

Vincent Browne: Appointing unqualified ministers is an airhead absurdity we inherited from the British

There is no wonder ministers make cock up after cock up, writes Vincent Browne for TheJournal.ie.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support a sugar tax? Food And Drink This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Health officials have been pushing for the measure and now it’s back on the government’s agenda.

# opinion - Sunday 15 May, 2016

When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left

At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.

Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in'

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 Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# opinion - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league? Opinion

It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league?

Columnist John O’Sullivan asks why the FAI are currently so inactive in promoting the domestic game.

# opinion - Thursday 12 May, 2016

A shocking, sobering report leaked and then selectively reported upon by our national media

Some apologies are now in order. And they aren’t the ones you’ve heard about, writes Tom Clonan.

From Business ETC Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it Opinion

Why car insurers are charging sky-high premiums - and what you can do about it

The costs of claims and the growing problem of fraud are both factors.

From The42 'I don’t think Roy will be around after the end of the tournament' Opinion

'I don’t think Roy will be around after the end of the tournament'

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 Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business?

We look at some of the key measures being proposed under the administration’s plans.

# opinion - Sunday 8 May, 2016

The pink tax is just another cost of being a girl

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

From The42 Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind Pep In Their Step This post contains videos

Record-breakers: No Champions League, but departing Pep is leaving a legacy behind

Bayern Munich look poised to remain dominant in Germany after sealing a fourth successive Bundesliga crown.

For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option

Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support TTIP? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support TTIP?

The EU-US trade deal has been in discussion since mid-2013, but it appears talks are breaking down.

Opinion: Women have shown time and time again that they are a more deadly species than the male

Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.

# opinion - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

'I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband died suddenly. I had no idea what to do'

In 2011, Sinead’s husband died suddenly when they were on holidays in Portugal.

From The42 How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football Profile

How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football

Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time ever last night.

# opinion - Monday 2 May, 2016

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

Tips on getting over procrastination (and some good news about your brain)

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

'I crashed hard after the high of the election': TD Robert Troy on his struggle with anxiety

We could all be more vigilant of what people around us are going through, the Fianna Fáil deputy writes.

The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear

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.

From Business ETC 'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it' Insights

'You should love your business, but aim for independence from it'

The passion to create something for yourself can consume all your time and money.

New year, new me? Why I abandoned my ambitious healthy living plans for 2016

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 campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women

Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.

Fancy some lovely rhubarb? Some tips on growing it at home

Michael Kelly continues his 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating Your Own Food series with a look at a classic vegetable.

What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making

In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 The NFL's warped concept of 'values' and other lessons learned on the first night of the draft Back Draft

# opinion - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening

For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.

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