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# open-thread - This year 2022

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What are the best things Ireland has gotten out of being in the EU? And the worst?

Jun 6th 2022, 7:00 PM 22,520 Views 69 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at the EU and we want to hear from you.

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,023 Views 78 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How have you been affected by false information?

Apr 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,120 Views 55 Comments

We want to hear about how disinformation and misinformation have popped up in your life. What effect has dodgy information had on you and your loved ones?

Open thread: What will you write in the 'time capsule' section of the census?
# Let Us Know
# Let Us Know

Open thread: What will you write in the 'time capsule' section of the census?

Apr 3rd 2022, 6:30 AM 45,043 Views 58 Comments

This year’s census is taking place tonight.

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 7,482 Views 29 Comments

This month The Good Information Project looks at tech and the new digital age. We want to know how the internet could be ‘fixed’ to improve quality of life in Ireland.

# open-thread - Last year 2021

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?
# Join The Conversation
# Join The Conversation

Open thread: What should be a priority in space exploration?

Aug 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 12,218 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear your hopes, dreams, and fears for the future of space exploration.

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,895 Views 88 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

Apr 14th 2021, 9:00 AM 14,007 Views 30 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,606 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# open-thread - All time

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to doing from today?
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to doing from today?

Jun 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,985 Views 45 Comments

Ireland today enters Phase Three of its exit from lockdown. Let us know what you’re excited about doing.

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?

Mar 24th 2020, 12:06 PM 7,480 Views 68 Comments

The question has been doing the rounds on social media.

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,308 Views 81 Comments

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

Open thread: Your tips for handling kids while working from home
# Tell Us
# Tell Us

Open thread: Your tips for handling kids while working from home

Mar 13th 2020, 11:54 AM 29,233 Views 67 Comments

Keeping kids occupied when schools are closed can be a challenge, not least when you’re also working from home.

Open thread: Your favourite films from the past decade...
# Tell Us
# Tell Us

Open thread: Your favourite films from the past decade...

Dec 29th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,611 Views 49 Comments

We will never all agree on these things, but let’s talk about it anyway.

What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Let us know
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Let us know

Dec 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 30,364 Views 59 Comments

“My dad bought me a sandwich toaster … so that I could make him toasted sandwiches.”

Open thread: Share your favourite memories of the late Gay Byrne
# RIP
# RIP

Open thread: Share your favourite memories of the late Gay Byrne

Nov 4th 2019, 5:30 PM 31,237 Views 83 Comments

Alongside the Late Late, the veteran broadcaster also presented the weekday Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ radio for almost three decades.

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?
# Pick Your Team
From The42
# Pick Your Team

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?

Mar 7th 2019, 11:49 AM 14,846 Views 71 Comments

We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.

Who should start for Ireland at the Rugby World Cup?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Who should start for Ireland at the Rugby World Cup?

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:30 PM 20,817 Views 61 Comments

Sure, it’s nine months away, but no harm having a plan in place.

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Dec 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,632 Views 44 Comments

Re-gifted pyjamas, anyone?

We want to hear your absolute worst first date stories
# Open Thread
From The Daily Edge
# Open Thread

We want to hear your absolute worst first date stories

May 28th 2018, 10:59 AM 4,647 Views 1 Comment

Tell us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber on a really terrible date.

Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week?
# A Helping Hand
# A Helping Hand

Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week?

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:30 AM 24,889 Views 92 Comments

In this wintry weather, even the smallest helping hand could have made a difference.

Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Ireland 2040: What are the key things you would prioritise?

Feb 5th 2018, 8:00 PM 16,252 Views 118 Comments

More roads, more schools, more houses? What would you like to see in Ireland in twenty years time?

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?
# Secret Santa
# Secret Santa

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Dec 25th 2017, 8:15 AM 10,498 Views 42 Comments

Sometimes we get (and give) brilliant gifts and sometimes they fall wide of the mark.

Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks

Jun 21st 2017, 9:30 AM 10,607 Views 30 Comments

Warren Gatland names his starting XV later.

Open thread: Who would you like to see get their chance when Ireland face USA?
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Open thread: Who would you like to see get their chance when Ireland face USA?

Jun 8th 2017, 9:40 AM 5,581 Views 27 Comments

Joe Schmidt will name his team for Saturday’s Test in New York later today.

Open Thread: How is the Bus Éireann strike affecting you?
# Your Views
# Your Views

Open Thread: How is the Bus Éireann strike affecting you?

Mar 29th 2017, 3:15 PM 16,094 Views 131 Comments

Tell us in the comments.

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:20 AM 14,792 Views 135 Comments

We’ll tell you ours…

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland team to face Italy on Saturday
# You're The Boss
From The42
# You're The Boss

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland team to face Italy on Saturday

Feb 7th 2017, 2:43 PM 9,109 Views 87 Comments

How would you like to see Joe Schmidt’s side line out in Rome?

Which Premier League sides will finish in the top 4 this season?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Which Premier League sides will finish in the top 4 this season?

Feb 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 4,779 Views 9 Comments

The identity of the teams likely to secure a Champions League spot remains difficult to predict.

What will Ireland look like in 2040? The government wants your thoughts
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What will Ireland look like in 2040? The government wants your thoughts

Feb 2nd 2017, 6:45 AM 21,528 Views 100 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Housing Minister Simon Coveney are today launching the National Planning Framework.

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland team to face Scotland on Saturday
# You're The Boss
From The42
# You're The Boss

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland team to face Scotland on Saturday

Jan 31st 2017, 2:39 PM 7,201 Views 54 Comments

What way would you like to see Joe Schmidt’s side line out at Murrayfield?

Open thread: What are the best and worst presents you got this year?
# Bah Humbug
# Bah Humbug

Open thread: What are the best and worst presents you got this year?

Dec 25th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,654 Views 47 Comments

An umbrella? A trip to Paris? Socks?

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?

Dec 24th 2016, 7:30 PM 9,535 Views 48 Comments

If someone is on your mind, let them know.

Open thread: How do you feel about Donald Trump winning the election?
# Shock Result
# Shock Result

Open thread: How do you feel about Donald Trump winning the election?

Nov 9th 2016, 10:54 AM 17,755 Views 129 Comments

A lot of people expected the race to be close, with most polls predicting Hillary Clinton would win.

Open thread: What did you make of yesterday's budget?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Open thread: What did you make of yesterday's budget?

Oct 12th 2016, 6:01 AM 4,977 Views 20 Comments

As expected, there has been a mixed reaction to the hikes, cuts and handouts.

Michael Fitzsimons named All-Ireland SFC final man of the match
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Michael Fitzsimons named All-Ireland SFC final man of the match

Oct 1st 2016, 7:08 PM 14,974 Views 28 Comments

Do you agree with the RTE panel’s selection?

Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?

Sep 30th 2016, 9:52 AM 17,743 Views 29 Comments

Some famous names share their experiences – and yes, first impressions count.

Who is your tip to be the dark horse at Euro 2016 this summer?
# Cheval Noir
From The42
# Cheval Noir

Who is your tip to be the dark horse at Euro 2016 this summer?

Jun 6th 2016, 9:00 PM 10,152 Views 42 Comments

Because you’re too good to go tipping one of the big boys.

Cards on the table - who do you think is going to win Euro 2016?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Cards on the table - who do you think is going to win Euro 2016?

Jun 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 11,339 Views 64 Comments

It’s prediction time.

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

Apr 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,029 Views 64 Comments

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

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