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#opinion & insight

# opinion-insight - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

# opinion-insight - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Is the work Christmas party past its sell-by date?

There’s enough potential for making mistakes when we’re with our nearest and dearest over the festive season without adding insult to injury by getting plastered at the office party, writes Tony Moore.

# opinion-insight - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Drop Irish or go full native – it's time to decide

The Irish language is either a waste of scarce public money, or it is a national treasure that we must make it our mission to revive into daily use. Either way, it’s time to get off the fence.

# opinion-insight - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland

Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.

# opinion-insight - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We can achieve equality for all families in just three steps

Family and social life has changed radically since our Constitution was published in 1937, resulting in many Irish families today being effectively ignored by society. But that can all change, writes Karen Kiernan.

# opinion-insight - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Column: Will Ireland see a new political party?

While public dissatisfaction offers fertile ground for any new party it does not guarantee any new party longevity or success, writes Mark Beegan.