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# opinion - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do
# Opinion
# Opinion

Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do

Sun 9:30 AM 14,679 Views 14 Comments

Author Clodagh Finn on the women who are too often relegated to the footnotes of history.

# opinion - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment

Jan 15th 2022, 9:07 AM 22,286 Views 0 Comments

Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.

# opinion - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime
# Avoid Future Hacks
# Avoid Future Hacks

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime

Jan 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,532 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says we need to make sure Ireland is equipped to deal with future cyber attacks.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation
# Next Of Kin
# Next Of Kin

Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 8,361 Views 4 Comments

Absence of clear oversight and supports leave children and caring relatives in precarious position.

# opinion - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels

Dec 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,221 Views 102 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says that regulating the drug would allow it to be researched with more accuracy and protect young people from its harms.

# opinion - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Opinion: 'You might think Ireland's fast going to hell in a handbasket. But that’s not true'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'You might think Ireland's fast going to hell in a handbasket. But that’s not true'

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 33,654 Views 52 Comments

It’s been a tough week – but Ireland does have a lot of positive things going for it, writes author Mark Henry.

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
# New Variant
# New Variant

Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron

Updated Dec 18th 2021, 9:34 AM 34,802 Views 54 Comments

Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.

# opinion - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 55,489 Views 104 Comments

Whether parents buy something – or not – for their children’s teachers, Margaret Lynch says it’s important to thank them.

# opinion - Saturday 4 December, 2021

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
# Life In Direct Provision
# Life In Direct Provision

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

Dec 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,555 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

# opinion - Friday 3 December, 2021

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far

Dec 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM 5,303 Views 5 Comments

Mo Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool.

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 11,893 Views 14 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
# Empty The Tank
# Empty The Tank

“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes

Dec 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 8,340 Views 7 Comments

Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 25,470 Views 41 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

# opinion - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,548 Views 60 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Prof Ruairí Brugha: Four questions people have about Ireland's approach to Covid-19 right now

Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,750 Views 38 Comments

People need hope – but they also want answers about what’s happening with Covid in Ireland right now, writes Prof Ruairí Brugha.

# opinion - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'

Nov 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,760 Views 17 Comments

The author and broadcaster writes about researching his latest book on the Irish language and the many colourful words in it.

# opinion - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades

Nov 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 15,813 Views 0 Comments

Flor MacCarthy shares the uplifting and often heartbreaking real-life stories she discovered while reading the Presidents’ letters.

# opinion - Monday 15 November, 2021

Luxembourg victory was the final confirmation - Stephen Kenny deserves a new contract
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Luxembourg victory was the final confirmation - Stephen Kenny deserves a new contract

Nov 15th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,358 Views 47 Comments

The FAI board are set to make a decision on whether their manager deserves to take charge of the Euro 2024 campaign.

# opinion - Sunday 14 November, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Luxembourg

Nov 14th 2021, 10:07 PM 15,129 Views 8 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were made to work for what was ultimately a convincing 3-0 victory.

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?
# Political Failure
# Political Failure

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,264 Views 5 Comments

Ursula Quill makes the argument for the role of democratic movements like Citizen’s Assemblies in the face of the climate crisis.

# opinion - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Luxembourg?
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Luxembourg?

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 9:36 PM 29,988 Views 27 Comments

Stephen Kenny has a few tough calls to make.

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,339 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

# opinion - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,484 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

# opinion - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
# Fast Fashion
# Fast Fashion

Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,912 Views 4 Comments

Caitriona Rogerson highlights the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade on African countries.

# opinion - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'

Nov 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,871 Views 6 Comments

Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.

# opinion - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,655 Views 2 Comments

Freddie Alexander has written a madcap adventure involving a man called Mr Spicebag. Here, he writes about how inspiration comes from the most unusual of places

# opinion - Friday 5 November, 2021

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'

Nov 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,498 Views 0 Comments

In this extract from her book, Philippa Ryder writes about a question she asked her wife-to-be which changed the course of her life.

# opinion - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,280 Views 0 Comments

An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rosaleen McDonagh has written a searing book of essays – here, she writes about their genesis.

# opinion - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time
# Cop26
# Cop26

Opinion: Can COP26 produce the goods? Ask me again in ten years' time

Oct 30th 2021, 5:00 PM 5,510 Views 4 Comments

It is time to cop on, end the empty promises and sickening cross-sectoral greenwashing, writes MEP Grace O’Sullivan.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,727 Views 6 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

# opinion - Friday 29 October, 2021

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air

Oct 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 6,785 Views 17 Comments

Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# opinion - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,530 Views 36 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,659 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

# opinion - Monday 18 October, 2021

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:14 AM 34,596 Views 2 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

# opinion - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,041 Views 31 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

# opinion - Friday 15 October, 2021

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,825 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

# opinion - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
# Trinity Tales
# Trinity Tales

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,561 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

# opinion - Monday 11 October, 2021

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Opinion: Low pay is rampant in Ireland and it's a problem for workers, the economy and society

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 31,081 Views 42 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest levels of low pay in the EU, something we can no longer ignore, writes SIPTU’s Michael Taft.

# opinion - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan
# Good Day
From The42
# Good Day

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 10:16 PM 46,879 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a morale-boosting victory.

# opinion - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,773 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

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