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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Should we build an all-island motorway network? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we build an all-island motorway network?

Ibec argues the 25-year project is needed to wean Ireland off its Dublin-centric economy.

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

From Business ETC Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage? Opinion

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head on the divisive issue.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC 'Trust is as important as ever, but it's now a product of digital technology more than faith' Opinion

'Trust is as important as ever, but it's now a product of digital technology more than faith'

Employers can find out virtually everything they need to know about a person with a few clicks.

# opinion - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'

Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.

# opinion - Friday 22 July, 2016

From The42 Solve the Rooney puzzle and 5 problems to resolve for Sam Allardyce's England Opinion

Solve the Rooney puzzle and 5 problems to resolve for Sam Allardyce's England

From Raheem Sterling’s dwindling confidence and a threadbare defence, England have issues to solve.

# opinion - Thursday 21 July, 2016

The Debate Room: Does going to see a dominatrix count as cheating?

There may be no sexual intercourse involved in sessions with a dominatrix, but how would your other half feel about it?

# opinion - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'

Former Catholic priest Val Rogers talks about leaving the Church after falling in love with a nun.

From Business ETC Poll: Should the government bring in a 'help-to-buy' scheme for first home buyers? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bring in a 'help-to-buy' scheme for first home buyers?

House prices, particularly in Dublin, are out of reach for many would-be purchasers.

There is no easy way to escape poverty as a single parent

A reader explains why education alone is not enough to gain financial security.

# opinion - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'Are Irish people into sex toys? That was the big question when I started my business'

Seeing how well a sex shop could be run overseas inspired this unlikely entrepreneur to launch her own.

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with fennel, a great summer vegetable.

From Business ETC These are some practical moves that could help fix our broken housing sector Building And Property

These are some practical moves that could help fix our broken housing sector

Tapping into vacant holiday homes and office space is among the measures that should be looked at.

From The42 Why Robbie Keane shouldn't retire from international football yet Opinion This post contains videos

Why Robbie Keane shouldn't retire from international football yet

The 36-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation since the Euros ended.

# opinion - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Dear magazines, Jennifer Aniston has not 'forgotten' to have a baby

Jennifer Aniston came out recently to condemn body shaming “under the guise of journalism”.

# opinion - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Are Irish people into sex toys? That was the big question when I started my business' Opinion

'Are Irish people into sex toys? That was the big question when I started my business'

Seeing how well a sex shop could be run overseas inspired this unlikely entrepreneur to launch her own.

# opinion - Monday 11 July, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Should there be a salary cap for CEOs of charities? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a salary cap for CEOs of charities?

The recent scandal at Console has dragged the practices of many Irish charities into the spotlight.

Considering going to Australia? This new tax may change your mind

Robbie Purcell breaks down the costs of moving to Australia, and asks if it would be worth going if a backpackers tax is introduced.

# opinion - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'

A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm

From Business ETC 'I lost control of the business I built. Here's how to make sure it doesn't happen to you' Insights

'I lost control of the business I built. Here's how to make sure it doesn't happen to you'

Before you keep sinking money into your company make sure you know what you’re doing.

From The42 'As good as it gets' - An Irish footballing legend ends his 30-year association with RTÉ tonight Opinion

'As good as it gets' - An Irish footballing legend ends his 30-year association with RTÉ tonight

The Irish pundit’s departure from the station was confirmed back in March.

Two years after traumatic accident, I'm back on my bike for charity

Roger Holmes is cycling from San Francisco to New York to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

# opinion - Saturday 9 July, 2016

'I'm ok with talking about my mental health problems - but will it affect my employability?'

Natalie Marr says she posts about her mental history despite concerns that it might affect her job options.

Squeeze some squash into your life

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with the ideal veg for soup, stews and roasts.

From Business ETC Franchising your business is a piece of cake if it ticks all these boxes Opinion

Franchising your business is a piece of cake if it ticks all these boxes

Going down the franchise route isn’t for every company, so do your homework before you make the leap.

# opinion - Friday 8 July, 2016

The violence won't end until we stop believing it's cops vs black people

In the wake of the Dallas shootings, Larry Donnelly argues that there needs to be a fundamental shift around the Black Lives Matter debate.

# opinion - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From The42 Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland? Opinion

Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland?

On Wednesday night, Wales bowed out of Euro 2016 following a 2-0 semi-final loss to Portugal.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'

After three years and 14 trial delays, it’s time for the government to intervene fully, writes MEP Lynn Boylan.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Why are so many British politicians resigning?

Julien Mercille looks at the decisions of Nigel Farage, David Cameron and Boris Johnson to move out of the spotlight.

'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'

James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.

# opinion - Monday 4 July, 2016

Lots of jobs out there for graduates - but employers say they don't have the communication skills

The new GradIreland survey on graduate salaries and recruitment trends has found that lack of communication skills is a real concern for employers, writes Ruairi Kavanagh.

Vincent Browne: If Shane Ross votes against the Cabinet on abortion, Enda Kenny should remove him

The Cabinet has collective responsibility, and Shane Ross cannot break this, says Vincent Browne writing for TheJournal.ie.

It's time to end the segregation in Northern Ireland

Peter Osborne suggests the best way to overcome prejudice is through relationships

Not eating until 10pm every night: Here's what Ramadan is like for me in Ireland

After never adhering to Ramadan while growing up, Mohammed Rahman began doing so a few years ago. He writes about what it’s like for a Muslim in Ireland.

# opinion - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'Psoriasis can have devastating effects on your body image'

Tadgh Dolan talks about the impact psoriasis has had on his life.

Students: How to make the most out of an internship (and avoid the unscrupulous employers)

A large number of employers are now looking for students rather than graduates for internships, writes Ruairi Kavanagh of GradIreland.

From The42 Opinion: It was a good idea to expand the European Championships but the format is wrong Opinion

Opinion: It was a good idea to expand the European Championships but the format is wrong

This year’s European Championships has more teams than ever before, but that’s not the problem.

# opinion - Saturday 2 July, 2016

We can learn a thing or two from the Australians when it comes to elections

Australia’s mandatory voting laws ensure everyone’s voices are heard argues Barry Dunning

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