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#Opinion

# opinion - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís

Aug 13th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,871 Views 12 Comments

Brendan McNamara says we cannot turn a blind eye while minorities are persecuted for their faith.

# opinion - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?

Aug 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 28,811 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.

# opinion - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Donnacha Ó Beacháin: Sabina Higgins' letter - a damaging and avoidable controversy

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 2:11 PM 38,379 Views 102 Comments

The politics professor says the letter damaged Ireland’s reputation regarding its position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.

# opinion - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal

Jul 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 16,886 Views 47 Comments

The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.

# opinion - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Brian Rowan: How loyalist support helped an embattled David Trimble seal the Good Friday deal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: How loyalist support helped an embattled David Trimble seal the Good Friday deal

Jul 26th 2022, 9:39 AM 9,784 Views 3 Comments

Trimble’s position was encapsulated within the words – ‘no guns-no government’.

# opinion - Monday 25 July, 2022

Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain

Jul 25th 2022, 11:59 PM 18,763 Views 17 Comments

Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.

# opinion - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Opinion: In order to tackle the climate crisis, we must look to collective action

Updated Jul 21st 2022, 10:40 AM 9,573 Views 82 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Dr Fiadh Tubridy write that action on social problems should be considered a core part of the climate movement.

# opinion - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?

Jul 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 30,345 Views 6 Comments

Author Sam O’Brien explores what the current geopolitical situation tells us about what lies behind echelons of power.

# opinion - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 39,237 Views 4 Comments

Former prison officer David McDonald has written a book about his career – in this extract, he writes about the beginning of a riot.

# opinion - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As Boris departs, the British public should ask the Conservatives 'what took you so long?'

Jul 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,029 Views 7 Comments

Cabinet members and Conservative backbenchers stuck with Johnson while the public cried for him to leave, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# opinion - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support
# Neurodiversity
# Neurodiversity

Opinion: Adults with ADHD are vulnerable to mental health challenges - they need support

Jul 10th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,031 Views 26 Comments

Ken Kilbride says society needs to move change its thinking in relation to ADHD.

# opinion - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading
# Opinion
# Opinion

Boris Johnson: Four recent polls indicate where the UK crisis is heading

Jul 7th 2022, 8:25 AM 16,754 Views 4 Comments

Hannah Bunting and Daniel Devine look at the embattled UK prime minister and why his mandate no longer exists.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Euros
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Euros

Jul 5th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,871 Views 0 Comments

Spain, England and Netherlands are among the favourites.

# opinion - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Opinion: 'My son's diagnosis was terrifying but came as a relief - we now knew what to expect'
# Prader-willi Syndrome
# Prader-willi Syndrome

Opinion: 'My son's diagnosis was terrifying but came as a relief - we now knew what to expect'

Jul 2nd 2022, 8:30 AM 54,906 Views 5 Comments

Marguerite Hughes describes her son Louis’ diagnosis with Prader-Willi Syndrome and the challenges he and family have faced since.

# opinion - Friday 24 June, 2022

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Jun 24th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,464 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.

# opinion - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland
# Nature
# Nature

Opinion: Rivers are our last true wilderness in Ireland

Jun 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,571 Views 9 Comments

Author John Connell writes about how a canoe trip in lockdown showed him the importance of the country’s waterways.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
# Climate Control
# Climate Control

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 5,289 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals
# Investor Funds
# Investor Funds

Rory Hearne: One year on from Maynooth controversy, the govt still backs funds over individuals

Jun 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 25,855 Views 51 Comments

Housing expert Rory Hearne asks: A year on from the purchase of an entire housing estate in Maynooth by an investor fund, what has changed?

# opinion - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 18,168 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# opinion - Monday 13 June, 2022

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Ukraine?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Ukraine?

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 8:01 PM 25,710 Views 10 Comments

The Boys in Green have been bolstered by a big win over Scotland on Saturday.

# opinion - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,773 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# opinion - Friday 10 June, 2022

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The four big challenges facing Ireland in its future with the EU

Jun 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,543 Views 16 Comments

Alexander Conway looks at how Ireland can be involved in the criticial discussions which will shape the next 50 years of the EU.

# opinion - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
# No Room
# No Room

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 9,167 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Neurodiversity could be a powerful tool to help re-shape the world

Jun 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 11,181 Views 2 Comments

Artist AlanJames Burns on how his personal experiences led him to create work challenging narratives about disability.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role
# Patient Advocacy
# Patient Advocacy

Opinion: We need to match talk of 'patient revolution' with Chief Patient Officer role

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 7,491 Views 2 Comments

Patients have been kept on the outside of their healthcare experience; they should be promoted to educators and decision-makers.

# opinion - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

May 25th 2022, 7:28 PM 19,506 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

# opinion - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:39 PM 35,038 Views 27 Comments

A comprehensive look at all the players in and around Stephen Kenny’s squad.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,485 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

# opinion - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,248 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

# opinion - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?

May 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 44,363 Views 0 Comments

Growing up, Marguerite Penrose had various labels placed on her: Black, born in a mother and baby home, disabled. Here, she writes about her journey to be herself.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,554 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

# opinion - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
# No Room
# No Room

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke

May 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 45,408 Views 15 Comments

Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.

# opinion - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 39,501 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

# opinion - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself

Apr 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,184 Views 14 Comments

Founder and CEO of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche shares her fears as the world marks the 36th anniversary of the tragedy.

# opinion - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Brian Rowan: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: Why Northern Ireland's elections could change everything - or change nothing

Apr 23rd 2022, 7:00 AM 14,100 Views 11 Comments

The former BBC correspondent says recent political unrest in Northern Ireland follows a well-worn pattern.

# opinion - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 16,012 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

# opinion - Monday 18 April, 2022

Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform
# Prolonging Grief
# Prolonging Grief

Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform

Apr 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 9,733 Views 3 Comments

Liam Herrick says that the process of investigating tragic deaths is not functioning as it should be.

# opinion - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,499 Views 60 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

# opinion - Friday 15 April, 2022

Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets

Apr 15th 2022, 9:00 PM 34,079 Views 7 Comments

Mark Mc Menamin writes about how he discovered the fascinating story of the hunt for the Ireland’s Nazi spies.

Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare
# Cruel Practice
# Cruel Practice

Opinion: Dog fertility clinics and artificial insemination are the wild west of animal welfare

Apr 15th 2022, 7:30 AM 17,449 Views 13 Comments

The senator says some unscrupulous operators are cashing in on demand for certain breeds and that further regulation is urgently needed.

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