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# oped - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

# oped - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

# oped - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Opinion: 'Prison does not cure prisoners. They do not effectively punish crime'

It is common knowledge that deaths from suicide and drug overdoses are common in Irish prisons, writes researcher Stephen Strauss-Walsh.

# oped - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# oped - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

# oped - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'If I don’t have papers I won’t be able to study after the Leaving Cert'

An undocumented teenager says she doesn’t want handouts, just the chance to reach her full potential.

# oped - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

'By paying attention to what I was putting in my body, I was finally able to stay reflux free'

Michael Kelly talks about cutting back on foods to help an ailment and has a great recipe for red cabbage, carrot and beetroot slaw.

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’

It’s time to change our attitude toward unemployed people, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# oped - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Here’s what it’s like for a fireman on Halloween night

Firefighter Trevor Hunt says tonight will be the busiest night of the year for the Dublin Fire Brigade.

A basic income could get rid of the welfare state

The basic income does what it says on the tin. Every citizen over a certain age would receive an income from the state, writes Aaron McKenna.

# oped - Sunday 18 October, 2015

WWI nurse executed by firing squad helped two Irish soldiers escape their German captors

This month marks the centenary commemoration of brave and inspirational nurse Edith Cavell who was shot by firing squad.

# oped - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn

Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.

# oped - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Here's how to get your children feeling good about maths

‘I was never any good at maths’ attitude towards the subject needs to change, writes Sheila Donegan, who says maths is an important part of life.

# oped - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Women are getting a raw deal in Hollywood and it's not much better here

Jennifer Lawrence and other actresses are speaking out about sexism and film. The truth is there are fewer women working as film and television directors and screenwriters today than there were two decades ago.

Are prefab villages really the future of housing? Opinion This post contains a poll

Are prefab villages really the future of housing?

Innovative solutions are required to solve the housing and homelessness crisis, not “off the shelf” solutions, writes Mary Hughes.

# oped - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Three lessons I have learned building up a business

Colm O’Brien gives some advice to those on their quest to start their own businesses.

# oped - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school

A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.

# oped - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Is it time we give up on Dublin's O'Connell Street?

Instead of wading into the sea to demand the oncoming tide go back, we might stop a minute and wonder why O’Connell Street is going through a seeming relentless process of regression, writes Aaron Mckenna.

# oped - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety

“I did not say a proper goodbye to my father and did not even bury him. I don’t know who did and where,” said Ahmed, whose family has been forced to move around – inside and outside Syria – for more than a year after a shell destroyed their home.

# oped - Monday 11 November, 2013

Column: Collaboration, though not easy, is essential for charities to make a difference

It’s very rare that a social justice ‘win’ can be claimed by any one group – but when civil society organisations come together to fight for a cause, the results are inspiring, writes Anna Visser on National Giving Week.