# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.
Liverpool’s disappointing 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa has heaped the pressure on the Northern Irishman.
Like so many women and men, I wasted time hating my shape and trying to change it. Then I realised what an incredible, beautiful machine my body is.
The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.
The Aston Villa youngster impressed against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday.
# opinion - Sunday 19 April, 2015
Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?
In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?
I didn’t realise how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. I loved it. Then a workplace accident forced me to redirect my life.
# opinion - Saturday 18 April, 2015
I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.
Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Fine Gael councillor Noel Rock spent a year interning with Clinton in the months leading up to the last time she ran for president. Here’s what happened…
The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.
# opinion - Friday 17 April, 2015
I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.
If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.
# opinion - Thursday 16 April, 2015
While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.
When people get fed up of the same thing over and over again, a knee-jerk reaction is to look elsewhere. But that could be a mistake.
# opinion - Wednesday 15 April, 2015
On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?
Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.
# opinion - Tuesday 14 April, 2015
Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.
Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.
TV3′s Tommy Martin wonders if Diego Simeone’s macho magic can take the Spanish champions to even greater heights.
# opinion - Monday 13 April, 2015
Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.
Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.
# opinion - Sunday 12 April, 2015
I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.
I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.
It is now that millennials’ supposed thirst for life experiences over amassing assets is going to be tested.
# opinion - Saturday 11 April, 2015
I had viewed myself as a hopeless romantic – more than ready for a serious relationship – but the truth was more complex.
If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 10 April, 2015
With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.
Pippa Newcomb writes about how an eating disorder took over her life from the age of 14.
# opinion - Thursday 9 April, 2015
There are some remarkable similarities between British and Irish politics as voters in the UK prepare to vote on 7 May, writes Seamus Conboy.
Galway woman Kit Coleman managed to be both a traditional domestic wife and mother and the first accredited female war correspondent.
# opinion - Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Jim O’Callaghan SC on why the power of parole should be taken from Ministers for Justice and put in independent hands.
With all the pressure on the younger generation, is it any wonder that so many postpone the ‘big day’?
Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.
The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.
The latest column from Ireland’s top MMA coach.
# opinion - Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?
Never has the question of men’s role in gender equality been so debated.
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