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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

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# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it’s up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Opinion: Not being open about my health nearly cost me my colon

Don’t ever find yourself in the position I did – don’t put off getting health problems checked out.

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# opinion - Sunday 25 January, 2015

How to pick the right therapist for you

People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.

Opinion: Buying a woman’s body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act

It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.

# opinion - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.

Column: What Ireland can learn from the left-wing party set to win victory in Greece tomorrow

Greece’s Syriza party has an impressive to-do list if it gets into office.

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it’s about health, not body image

We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.

# opinion - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

Opinion: An alliance between secular and religious people would defeat extremism

Defeating religious extremism cannot be left one group alone – we’re in this together.

# opinion - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Opinion: A person who suffers from anxiety can’t just ‘get over it’ – it’s not that simple

Being a little more accepting of somebody with anxiety problems could make it a little easier for them to deal with it themselves.

Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I’m going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else

I am fed up with being worried about other people’s reactions. My new year’s resolution is to hold my boyfriend’s hand when we walk down the street.

# opinion - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Opinion: Lacking New Year motivation? There is always some science to explain it!

Despite the fact that we are more than halfway through January the to-do list just keeps growing.

Opinion: I might have been born in Lagos, but I was definitely made in Dublin

Maturing into the person I am today happened in Ireland, and, more specifically, in Dublin. If anyone asks where I’m from, the first thought that comes to mind is ‘Ireland’.

# opinion - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

Opinion: Could you quit ALL social media for a month?

If excessive phone or social media usage is something you’re aware of, take back your power with Facebook Free February.

# opinion - Monday 19 January, 2015

Opinion: I can be an awful grump when it comes to my folks – but, the truth is, they’re saints

I spent most of Christmas suffering from serious food poisoning on my parents’ couch… and it made me realise how much they do for me.

# opinion - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland

Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.

Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)

I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.

# opinion - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The42 Cannonball Cronin and more talking points after Leinster put 50 on Castres Reaction

Cannonball Cronin and more talking points after Leinster put 50 on Castres

The hooker scored arguably the try of the night as Leinster took the driver’s seat in Pool 2.

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”

From The42 Rivals have themselves to blame for McGregor’s PR pedestal Opinion

Rivals have themselves to blame for McGregor’s PR pedestal

Spare a thought for Dennis Siver? Not on the eve of the biggest opportunity of his career.

Opinion: Keeping a new year’s resolution can be difficult – here’s how you can succeed

Don’t worry if you’ve slipped up a little – get back up and try again.

Opinion: On the surface, I had accepted that I was bipolar – but I now realise I was in denial

Recovering from a psychotic episode takes time, hard work and support. However, the absolute hardest part for me was truly accepting that I have a mental illness.

# opinion - Friday 16 January, 2015

Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review

January is the time of year when most employees have a performance appraisal with their manager – but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls facing the employer?

# opinion - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Opinion: Government is making a mockery of democratic reform – so we’re taking matters into our own hands

It’s shameful to think that a raggle-taggle group like ours, with day jobs and no money, are making a better go of inviting public opinion than the Government itself.

Column: Meet the Irish man managing global change on behalf of everyone on the planet

Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue, could be one of the most important people of 2015.

# opinion - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: 4 things to help you overcome burnout at work

Imagine for a moment that people had petrol tanks like cars do. Where are your energy reserves in this ‘petrol tank’?

# opinion - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 Why the Ballon d’Or increasingly resembles the Eurovision song contest Opinion

Why the Ballon d’Or increasingly resembles the Eurovision song contest

Greater levels of political voting means the competition is at risk of losing credibility.

Opinion: The CAO process can be daunting, so bear these tips in mind…

It’s an important step towards securing their college and course of choice, so give it the time it needs.

# opinion - Monday 12 January, 2015

Opinion: ‘My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.’

Co-parenting after the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult – but, with a little humility and cooperation, you can do the best for your child.

Column: Rebuilding a shattered country – Haiti, five years later

The poorest country in the western hemisphere was brought to its knees in 2010, but now it has other threats to deal with amid the efforts to rebuild.

# opinion - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Opinion: Enda and Co have done a great thing for the Irish people – they have made us aware.

We have woken up to the fact that, just because our parents or grandparents voted for a certain party, that maybe – just maybe – that party isn’t what we should be voting for.

Opinion: My tips for feeling healthy and happy this winter

Last winter I got sick and I couldn’t shake it off without a trip to the doctors. In hindsight, it’s very obvious why – I wasn’t really taking great care of myself.

Opinion: The Urban Outfitters ‘thigh gap’ ad sparked a rage in me – have we learned nothing?

As my little girl inevitably becomes more and more aware of the world around her, an awareness of her own shape and size is only just around the corner.

# opinion - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Opinion: The reverse culture shock of coming back to Ireland after years abroad

Reverse culture shock is the part of living abroad that you’re not warned about.

# opinion - Friday 9 January, 2015

‘Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition’

An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”

From The42 Valdes an inspired gamble Van Gaal could not ignore… but where were Arsenal and Liverpool? Comment

Valdes an inspired gamble Van Gaal could not ignore… but where were Arsenal and Liverpool?

The 32-year-old is younger than Edwin van der Sar was on arrival at Old Trafford.

# opinion - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland’s emigrants have no voice

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

# opinion - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren’t ALL votes issues of conscience?

Decisions that impact taxes or spending have at least as dramatic an effect upon day-to-day lives of Irish people as issues like abortion.

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