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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it Family Time

Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

From The Score 5 talking points after Toulon send Ulster tumbling Opinion

5 talking points after Toulon send Ulster tumbling

Ulster need a miracle to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Should Ched Evans be allowed to return to professional football? Controversy

Debate Room: Should Ched Evans be allowed to return to professional football?

We asked two commentators to give their views on the issue…

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Has ‘success’ become a dirty word? Tax

Aaron McKenna: Has ‘success’ become a dirty word?

Envying the successful is not a viable tax policy – it is a disincentive to honest, hard work.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From The Score Opinion: Irrelevant Keane and Ferguson should find dignity in silence Best Of Enemies

Opinion: Irrelevant Keane and Ferguson should find dignity in silence

The ex-United duo have been trading digs for a number of years now.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something’ Adult Education

Opinion: ‘You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something’

I was nervous going back to education after 25 years, but I soon realised that adult education is very unlike the classroom scenarios I remember from school.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’ Second Internet Revolution

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

# opinion - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From The Score Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan Underappreciated

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan

It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived? Terrorism

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# opinion - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse? Abuse

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall Mental Health

Opinion: Driving home on a stormy night, I saw a distressed young man on a bridge wall

I hope I did the right thing in that situation. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really slept properly since.

# opinion - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation Parenting

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

From The Score Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson Creative Types

Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson

While Joe Schmidt has had to reach down the depth chart in some areas, he was faced with difficult omissions in the back-line.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail? Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# opinion - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

From The Score Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them Opinion

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Does money really buy happiness? Money Money Money

Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?

A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…

# opinion - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story History

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story

The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis Journalism

Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis

Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?

# opinion - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can ‘digital detoxing’ help tech companies to grow? Tech Overload

Opinion: Can ‘digital detoxing’ help tech companies to grow?

The number of emails, Skype calls, Basecamp updates, Facebook notifications can be never-ending and more importantly – very time consuming.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘Fat shaming’ is not the way to encourage healthy eating Body Image

Opinion: ‘Fat shaming’ is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water Water Charges

Aaron McKenna: This government is engineering its own downfall through Irish Water

It is difficult to imagine how otherwise ostensibly politically-savvy people conceived of Irish Water in its current form.

# opinion - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence Terrorism

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence

Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book Reading

Opinion: Don’t despair if your child doesn’t love to read – it’s all about finding the right book

For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I’ve found my true voice Stuttering

Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I’ve found my true voice

A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘Direct provision’ is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation Asylum Seekers

Opinion: ‘Direct provision’ is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation

The living conditions endured by residents of direct provision centres is finally receiving scrutiny; but will the working group charged with examining the system improve it?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Budget 2015 is over… so have we left austerity behind? Your Wallet

Opinion: Budget 2015 is over… so have we left austerity behind?

The Finance Minister undoubtedly thought the best tactic was to make as few changes as possible, but will the Irish people be better off now?

# opinion - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I’ve always had a passion for maths but was often unmotivated – until now Maths

Opinion: I’ve always had a passion for maths but was often unmotivated – until now

Transition Year student Hannah Leonard describes the inspiring experience of being a competitor in the MATHletes Challenge 2014.

From The Score 5 big questions for Connacht before their return to Challenge Cup action West In Europe

5 big questions for Connacht before their return to Challenge Cup action

It’s back to (the other) European competition for Pat Lam’s men.

# opinion - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process Budget 2015

Opinion: Human rights must be put at the heart of the budgetary process

If human rights matter to our government, they must play a significant role in shaping budgetary decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters Disaster Reduction

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters

Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.

# opinion - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How do you find the balance between your everyday life and spiritual experience? Meditation

Opinion: How do you find the balance between your everyday life and spiritual experience?

Those moments of reflection and tuning out the hustle and bustle will make you a more effective person in your general life.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What’s with all the extreme fitness challenges? Endurance

Opinion: What’s with all the extreme fitness challenges?

Endurance challenges are becoming more commonplace, but what are we trying to prove?

From TheJournal.ie Open Letter: It’s time to stamp out sexism in sports journalism Sexism

Open Letter: It’s time to stamp out sexism in sports journalism

As a freelance journalist covering rugby, I have seen how we are still a long way off from achieving gender equality.

# opinion - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The McNulty affair shows political reform has misplaced focus Seanad

Opinion: The McNulty affair shows political reform has misplaced focus

Appointing party members to state boards is actually defensible in many ways, writes Eoin O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie These handy tips will help develop your child’s maths skills (without them knowing it) One Two Three

These handy tips will help develop your child’s maths skills (without them knowing it)

Fun ways to make maths count without it being a chore.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are women less competitive than men? Confidence Gap

Opinion: Are women less competitive than men?

On average, women are less confident about competing than their male counterparts. Why?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why Bubble Buster

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

# opinion - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Communities are reaching boiling point over unfair water charges Water Charges

Opinion: Communities are reaching boiling point over unfair water charges

People see the concept of charging for a basic human right for what it is – a deeply unfair political choice.

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