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#Opinion

# opinion - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From Business ETC Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot Opinion

Houston, we have a problem: Advertising's unconscious bias blackspot

Companies need to check their biases and hire a more diversified workforce.

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

From The42 Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day Opinion This post contains videos

Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day

With Irish football, the more things change, the more they stay the same, writes Paul Fennessy.

# opinion - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €62,000 who lives at home to save money

The young doctor is living at home in Galway in order to save money to buy a house

# opinion - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland

It was a disappointing night for Ireland, as they were beaten 2-0.

# opinion - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

# opinion - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From Business ETC An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution? Opinion

An eye on the sky: Does Dublin really need a high-rise solution?

Regularly mooted as a housing and office fix, building higher isn’t necessarily the answer.

# opinion - Saturday 12 October, 2019

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia

Mick McCarthy’s men were held amid a disappointing stalemate in Tbilisi.

From Business ETC Revenue from the carbon tax should be invested entirely in climate action measures Opinion

Revenue from the carbon tax should be invested entirely in climate action measures

Carbon taxes are expected to generate €500 million in 2020.

From The42 The Vera Era: Oh, what a night as Pauw's Ireland look in good stead to reach next level Reflections

The Vera Era: Oh, what a night as Pauw's Ireland look in good stead to reach next level

Plenty of positives for the Girls in Green on an historic night in Tallaght.

# opinion - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

# opinion - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

# opinion - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

# opinion - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

From Business ETC It's time to make good on government commitments to pharmacists Opinion

It's time to make good on government commitments to pharmacists

Three years on from a bold pledge, Budget 2020 provides an opportunity

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season GIY

From the Garden: Harvesting, storing and pickling fresh pears this season

It’s difficult to tell when pears are ripe but there is a knack to it, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# opinion - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# opinion - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Opinion: Is there now an argument for banning e-cigarettes in Ireland?

E-cigarettes are not harmless, but now is not the time for mass hysteria, writes Professor Des Cox.

# opinion - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From Business ETC How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed Opinion

How Government can address the inequity between the employed and self-employed

Ahead of Budget 2020, Ireland’s tax policies are discouraging for entrepreneurs.

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

# opinion - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Removing Trump from office is still a remote possibility

How one sees the state of play depends, as ever, on which side of the aisle he is on, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From Business ETC Why Dublin needs a night mayor - and how to make it work Opinion

Why Dublin needs a night mayor - and how to make it work

High-profile closures and relocations have given rise to a narrative of a city losing its identity.

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

# opinion - Friday 20 September, 2019

Opinion: 'The youth of this country speak with more clarity than our leaders ever have'

Clodagh Daly of Climate Case Ireland writes about why they are considering appealing yesterday’s case against the government, which they lost.

# opinion - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

From Business ETC Our insurance increased tenfold in two years - the government has no regard for businesses like us Opinion

Our insurance increased tenfold in two years - the government has no regard for businesses like us

Sky-high premiums are causing major damage to Ireland’s reputation.

The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside

Do you know your banshee thimbles from your blue hatreds?

# opinion - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From Business ETC Listen up, Ireland Inc - Mike Pence’s shot across the bow may be a warning of things to come Opinion

Listen up, Ireland Inc - Mike Pence’s shot across the bow may be a warning of things to come

Irish leaders need to protect the long-term future of US investment in the Republic.

# opinion - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Katy Hayward: 50 days out from Brexit, could a Northern Ireland-specific backstop be the key to a deal?

What was anathema yesterday is apparently the favoured option today, writes Katy Hayward.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria

Josh Cullen was the standout performer, as Ireland retained their unbeaten record under Mick McCarthy.

# opinion - Monday 9 September, 2019

Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women

The rise of automation is threatening widespread job destruction – especially for men.

# opinion - Saturday 7 September, 2019

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned

I delivered my talk with my legs shaking – but I managed it in one take, writes Tony Duffin.

# opinion - Friday 6 September, 2019

From The42 FAI should send message by refusing to enter into sponsorship deals with gambling companies Opinion

FAI should send message by refusing to enter into sponsorship deals with gambling companies

The League of Ireland needs protection in battle to maintain game’s integrity, writes John O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

# opinion - Thursday 29 August, 2019

From The42 Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff Talking Points

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff

With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.

# opinion - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

From Business ETC Becoming a low-carbon economy is a matter of survival - Ireland needs to do more Opinion

Becoming a low-carbon economy is a matter of survival - Ireland needs to do more

A sustainable low carbon economy goes beyond cars and heating.