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# opinion - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,208 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision
# Irish History
# Irish History

Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision

Apr 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,808 Views 29 Comments

GunPlot is a new TV Documentary and podcast series from RTÉ on the Arms Crisis of 1970. Researcher on the TV documentary, Róisín O’Dea looks at the crisis fifty years on …

# opinion - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 32,823 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

Opinion: Older people have lost their confidence during Covid - we cannot forget them

Apr 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,795 Views 9 Comments

CEO of ALONE Seán Moynihan says we owe it to our older people to put the correct plans for re-emergence.

# opinion - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum
# Lost For Words
# Lost For Words

Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum

Apr 24th 2021, 7:01 PM 13,061 Views 2 Comments

Mary Phelan writes that lack of accredited training and poor service are having huge consequences and must be addressed by the State.

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
# Novels
# Novels

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,577 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

# opinion - Friday 23 April, 2021

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,707 Views 23 Comments

We need to better prioritise the care of pregnant women during Covid, writes Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith.

# opinion - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making
# Football
# Football

Opinion: The European Super League – the 48 hour flash in the pan, 25 years in the making

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 13,253 Views 18 Comments

UCC’s Dr Seán Ó Conaill looks back on an extraordinary week for international football.

Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Opinion: Every government has a choice - this one could ban cuckoo funds from buying up Irish homes

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:02 AM 25,730 Views 72 Comments

Pitting first-time buyers against cuckoo funds is a recipe for disaster, writes Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.

# opinion - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 26,341 Views 7 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,036 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

# opinion - Monday 19 April, 2021

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
# Opinion
# Opinion

Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key

Apr 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,343 Views 16 Comments

The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Apr 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,763 Views 53 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

# opinion - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

Apr 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 87,535 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

# opinion - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

Apr 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,059 Views 33 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Merlin Sheldrake: 'Fungi are metabolic wizards - they can explore, scavenge and salvage ingeniously'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,378 Views 9 Comments

The biologist and writer shares an extract from his book Entangled Life.

# opinion - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: KBC exit is body blow to customers and staff that will reduce competition

Apr 16th 2021, 4:39 PM 16,136 Views 39 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says the move leaves the future of the Irish banking sector uncertain.

# opinion - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,726 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

# opinion - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
# Burning Question
# Burning Question

Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,477 Views 20 Comments

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Jamie Rohu outlines the challenges for workers as we transition our industrial bogs towards a more sustainable future.

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
# TG4
# TG4

Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,909 Views 4 Comments

Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.

# opinion - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'A new cystic fibrosis drug means I'm the healthiest I've been for 20 years'

Apr 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,985 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of 65 Roses Day tomorrow, med student Bevin Murphy outlines the tough year she’s had as a person with CF, and how a new drug has changed everything.

# opinion - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
# Racism At Work
# Racism At Work

Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights

Apr 7th 2021, 7:01 PM 21,419 Views 0 Comments

Youth Against Racism and Inequality (YARI) activist writes that immigrants and people of colour are leading the force for change internationally.

# opinion - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 9,918 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

# opinion - Monday 5 April, 2021

A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland

Apr 5th 2021, 10:15 AM 1,516 Views 0 Comments

Should the Irish language stay in the constitution of a united Ireland? Our readers share their ideas for how Ireland could change.

# opinion - Friday 2 April, 2021

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?
# Dogs
# Dogs

Opinion: A plea to dogowners - keep them on the lead?

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 50,455 Views 201 Comments

Dublin resident Ken Cowley has had enough of dodging other people’s pets while out walking with his family.

# opinion - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
# Irish Law
# Irish Law

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'

Apr 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 20,778 Views 34 Comments

Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.

# opinion - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 16,811 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,208 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# opinion - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 10:27 PM 42,571 Views 30 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s winless run continued, though the Irish team improved on Saturday’s dismal display.

Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off
# Wnl Review
From The42
# Wnl Review

Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off

Mar 30th 2021, 11:52 AM 3,553 Views 0 Comments

Goals – 17 to be precise – late drama and talent galore on show in the Women’s National League so far.

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,800 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

# opinion - Monday 29 March, 2021

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 24,549 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

# opinion - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,198 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

# opinion - Saturday 27 March, 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

Mar 27th 2021, 10:30 PM 60,349 Views 76 Comments

Ireland suffered an embarrassing defeat at the Aviva Stadium.

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
# Wild Horses
# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,533 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# opinion - Friday 26 March, 2021

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?

Mar 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 31,232 Views 75 Comments

As debates continued this week around how a united Ireland would look, Lee outlines the defence challenges it would pose.

# opinion - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade
# Suez Canal
# Suez Canal

Opinion: Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade

Mar 25th 2021, 12:27 PM 44,465 Views 58 Comments

The container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking the passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
# Opinion
# Opinion

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,119 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

# opinion - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia

Mar 24th 2021, 10:20 PM 51,456 Views 50 Comments

Ireland were left frustrated after their opening World Cup qualifier in Belgrade.

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 17,000 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.