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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Kinsale's lighthouse family: 'Monday was the scariest day of our lives'

On the morning of the storm we were all laughing and saying how the news had got it all wrong again. But my God were we wrong, writes Cathy Lennon.

Opinion: 'We Catalans supported the Irish struggle from 1880 onwards'

All Catalans ask our international counterparts who called for dialogue, to call for the same from the Spanish government, writes Albert Royo-Mariné.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Thank you: A letter from my Ophelia-hit house to those who helped us

Aine Bonner is grateful her family made it through the storm unscathed but with no power, no water and three kids under 7, she’s counting the cost.

'Make no mistake, Ophelia is what climate change looks like'

Ophelia shows that Ministers are much more comfortable causing disruption to cope with climate change than to prevent it, writes Oisín Coghlan.

# opinion - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you keep working after you've left the office? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep working after you've left the office?

For business owners in particular, it can be hard to stick to regular hours.

Male abuse victims: 'It is easier to believe that men are Harvey Weinsteins'

Our double standard regarding male and female agency is why men are reluctant to come forward to report any kind of abuse, writes James Behan.

# opinion - Monday 16 October, 2017

Gucci: 'Animal fur isn't "modern". Wearing fur belongs in the Stone Age'

Wearing fur – which is quite literally stolen off animals’ backs – is a practice that belongs in the Stone Age, writes Elisa Allen.

# opinion - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Experiences of acute mental illness: 'I just wasn’t there'

Photovoice was developed by two researchers in the 1990s as a tool for giving voice to groups who have been traditionally marginalised, writes Dr Maria Quinlan.

From The42 Rory Scannell hits hard and more talking points from Munster's draw in Castres Opinion

Rory Scannell hits hard and more talking points from Munster's draw in Castres

Nobody is ever happy with a draw, but Munster may well look back with pride at the two points they earned today.

Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character'

Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 celebrates an unexplored Dublin: its public duels and street gangs, suffragettes and drag queens, as well as its not-so-secret gay bars and failed vegetarian societies.

From Business ETC The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups Opinion

The mystery of Ireland's 'missing' financial services startups

The ‘siloed’ nature of banks and the tech sector is holding back innovation.

'Weinstein's predatory power-play is an example of workplace harassment everywhere'

And the most shocking thing is that this is nothing new, writes Anna Timoney.

From The42 Has the FAI’s faith in Martin O’Neill been vindicated? Opinion

Has the FAI’s faith in Martin O’Neill been vindicated?

The Irish side’s crucial victory against Wales in Cardiff has raised morale.

# opinion - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Column: The forgotten Tipperary man who pursued Ned Kelly's gang

Many Irish people have emigrated over the centuries and whilst making names for themselves abroad have been largely forgotten in their native land, writes Tom Hurley.

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'

It is time for those who profess to hold a high moral plane to demonstrate some respect for bereaved families and the memories of their dead babies, writes Gerry Edwards.

# opinion - Friday 13 October, 2017

Thrombosis: 'I left hospital with no real understanding of what had happened to me'

I want everyone to know that blood clots can affect anyone, male or female, young or old, fit and healthy, writes Ann Marie O’Neill.

# opinion - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'

It’s time for us to stop thinking that the “West” is enlightened and the rest of the world is just catching up, writes Amanullah De Sondy.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'Giving state loans to developers will be inviting the foxes back into the henhouse' Policy

'Giving state loans to developers will be inviting the foxes back into the henhouse'

Budget 2018 included €750 million in finance to be delivered by a repurposed Nama.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display Opinion This post contains videos

A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display

Last night’s Irish man of the match has been on an incredible journey in recent times.

Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists

The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.

# opinion - Monday 9 October, 2017

From Business ETC How to fix one of the biggest obstacles to getting more building projects off the ground Policy

How to fix one of the biggest obstacles to getting more building projects off the ground

Access to finance is holding back many construction firms in Ireland – especially the smaller players.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you expect another property crash within the next decade? Building And Property This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect another property crash within the next decade?

One pundit has predicted a downturn somewhere between 2023 and 2026.

From Business ETC 'Startups are used to being largely ignored in budgetary matters in Ireland' Opinion

'Startups are used to being largely ignored in budgetary matters in Ireland'

These are the incentives startups want in the Budget – but no one’s holding their breath.

Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes'

I have travelled extensively and have spoken to many people who have suffered huge amounts, but hearing that woman’s words hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard, writes Rosamond Bennett.

From The42 Here's the Ireland XI that should play against Wales Opinion

Here's the Ireland XI that should play against Wales

Martin O’Neill faces some tough calls ahead of his side’s climactic Group D qualifier.

# opinion - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I am sitting with a non-alcoholic beer on my last night in emergency accommodation'

Homeless people in these situations are not to be blamed. They are living in a brutal, brutalising environment, writes Christine O’Donnell.

Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'

In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.

From Business ETC Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that Opinion

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that

Auto-enrolment could fix Ireland’s ticking time bomb of private-sector workers without nest eggs.

Opinion: 'Debating religious ideas isn't inciting to hatred'

Introducing a blasphemy law in the 21st century has damaged our reputation internationally, writes Selina Campbell.

# opinion - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'My doctor insisted I leave the job, and signed me off on stress leave'

We’re not entitled to be unhappy with how we are being treated in the workplace. You are seen as a malcontent, someone who doesn’t respect authority, or that you didn’t want to do the hard work.

From The42 Leinster get their kicks and more talking points from the inter-pro weekend Reaction

Leinster get their kicks and more talking points from the inter-pro weekend

Defeats for Connacht and Munster weren’t without their positives either.

In the garden: Chutneys for relishing plus it's not too late to sow

Is there anything tastier than some cold meats or cheese served with some crusty bread and a big dollop of chutney, writes Michael Kelly.

Debate Room: Property tax rates are unfair on those living in South County Dublin

High and rapidly increasing house prices have meant that Dublin homeowners shoulder a high proportion of the local property tax bill.

# opinion - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Moldova Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Moldova

Ireland ultimately earned a comfortable 2-0 win at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'

Media outlets hold great power. The public interest requires that the use of such power be carefully regulated, writes Brendan Howlin.

From The42 Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period Still To Play For

Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period

A contract extension for Martin O’Neill was announced on the eve of their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

'Middle-aged, middle-class deriders of millennials are biggest snowflakes of all'

Millennials of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your unpaid internship, writes Paulie Doyle.

# opinion - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Shane Ross doesn’t seem to realise he’s Minister for Transport'

After 25 years of polite argument and positive suggestions it’s time for the cycling campaign to step up a gear, writes Eamon Ryan.

# opinion - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'

This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.

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