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Opinion

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Opinion: Reynolds was utterly instrumental to the peace process – it is no small achievement RIP

Opinion: Reynolds was utterly instrumental to the peace process – it is no small achievement

As I sit here in Belfast, there are no British soldiers patrolling the streets and paramilitaries no longer conduct massive bombing campaigns because of the leadership of people like Albert Reynolds.

Debate Room: Was the New York Post’s front page photo of James Foley unethical?

We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…

From The Score 5 players we’d like to see named in the Ireland squad today Opinion

5 players we’d like to see named in the Ireland squad today

Jack Grealish and others who’ll be hoping to get a call from the management team.

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# opinion - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Score This young United fan gave a rather frank assessment of Nani’s display Harsh But Fair

This young United fan gave a rather frank assessment of Nani’s display

Suffice to say, he was unimpressed with the winger’s performance.

From The Score Opinion: Man United false start shows depth of malaise Problems

Opinion: Man United false start shows depth of malaise

Despite enjoying 60 percent of possession, there was no cutting edge to United’s play at the weekend.

Opinion: We see the happier side of expat life splashed across Facebook – there’s darkness too

The Irish like to save face a lot of the time, and especially when it comes to emigration.

# opinion - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: How to go from friend to boss overnight

How do you manage colleagues who are also friends?

Opinion: Volunteering isn’t hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

# opinion - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Opinion: To boycott or not to boycott?

Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.

Opinion: Should you bring your kids to music festivals?

I’m sure many looked at us and thought we were demented, possibly cruel, or just that we couldn’t get a babysitter. But that’s not the case.

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

# opinion - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.

Opinion: I’m not a freak. I’m just an ordinary, decent transvestite.

Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.

# opinion - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: Schemes like Tús don’t make a blind bit of difference to long-term unemployment

Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?

Opinion: I’m already worried about how I’ll pay for my children to go back to school

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?

Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?

Opinion: Life doesn’t begin or end with those elusive CAO points

Things may not go to plan for you today, but that just means there are some unexpected turns on the exciting road ahead.

Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world

Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.

# opinion - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives

For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.

Opinion: ‘I’m not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship’

I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?

From The Score 5 reasons why Manchester City will win the Premier League Opinion

5 reasons why Manchester City will win the Premier League

A great home record, their prodigious ability to score goals and more qualities that last year’s champions possess.

# opinion - Monday 11 August, 2014

Opinion: Coping with a nervous Leaving Cert student? Read on…

With the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this week, here are some tips to calm those fraying nerves.

# opinion - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: Craft beer – is it just a phase?

There seems to be a perception that craft beer is a phase, a fad, a temporary hipster thing – nothing could be further from the truth.

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

# opinion - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

# opinion - Friday 8 August, 2014

From The Score Opinion: Celtic-Legia debacle highlights UEFA’s ridiculous double standards Farce

Opinion: Celtic-Legia debacle highlights UEFA’s ridiculous double standards

It was confirmed earlier today that the Scottish side would progress to the next round despite being beaten 6-1.

Opinion: Remembering a genocide the world is determined to ignore Opinion This post contains images

Opinion: Remembering a genocide the world is determined to ignore

Thousands of Roma met their fate in the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers, died in medical experiments or starved to death. Others were displaced or sterilised.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Our most important family law reform for a generation isn’t child friendly

Compared with best practice elsewhere, our courts currently have major shortcomings from the perspective of children.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Opinion: Baby Gammy’s sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents

When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.

# opinion - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Column: What would you ask Enda? Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: What would you ask Enda?

Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?

# opinion - Friday 1 August, 2014

From The Score Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation One Of A Kind

Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation

The defender has retired from international football at the age of 34.

# opinion - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From The Score Stuart Byrne column: Positives to be taken from European performances LOI Talk

Stuart Byrne column: Positives to be taken from European performances

All four SSE Airtricity League clubs may be out but the top level experience will be valuable going forward.

# opinion - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Opinion: Young people are not ‘apathetic’ – we prioritise the collective good

We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.

# opinion - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

From Business ETC Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# opinion - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink… isn’t that allowed?

“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”

# opinion - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: ‘It’s a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost’ HIV

Opinion: ‘It’s a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost’

More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.

# opinion - Sunday 20 July, 2014

The road to Petras: Why I gave up my job and became an archaeologist

In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path.

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