# opinion - Today’s News
Is it bad breath? Talking about their ex? We need to know.
# opinion - Friday 29 November, 2013
With the English seemingly set to come on board, all looks rosy for the ERC but this battle will resume next year.
We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.
Want luxury without the cost? Now you can get free leather interior in your new Volvo V40.
# opinion - Thursday 28 November, 2013
With employment figures finally on the up and job announcements by the likes of Microsoft making the headlines, it is time to start cheerleading our thriving start-up sector, writes Paul Allen.
Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.
There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be than Ireland… most of the time. But this is the one day of the year that I would give almost anything to be back in my home neighbourhood of East Milton, Boston, writes Larry Donnelly.
# opinion - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.
Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.
International rugby, and sport in general, rewards risk-takers who choose the right moment.
Family and social life has changed radically since our Constitution was published in 1937, resulting in many Irish families today being effectively ignored by society. But that can all change, writes Karen Kiernan.
# opinion - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
The landmark referendum is to be held next September but, whatever the outcome, questions remain over how it might affect national identity and government policy in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, writes Natalie Tennyson.
Irish Radio is not reflecting the needs of 51 per cent of Irish society and therefore is failing society as a whole. We cannot simply wait in hope that the culture might change, writes Lucy Keaveney.
There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.
# opinion - Monday 25 November, 2013
Comet ISON is just days away from its close encounter with the sun, writes Conor Farrell, who tells us more about this ‘sungrazer’ comet.
We cannot let the climate crisis become a crash. As the slogan puts it “nature doesn’t do bailouts”, writes Oisín Coghlan.
The Children and Family Relationships Bill is proposing a sweeping and comprehensive review of an area of law that touches all of our lives, writes Katherine Irwin.
# opinion - Sunday 24 November, 2013
A few months ago the word “feminist” was strictly taboo for pop stars, but now they’re falling over themselves to identify as feminists, writes Lisa McInerney
It took New Zealand the full 80 minutes to take a lead against Joe Schmidt’s side.
The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.
“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”
# opinion - Saturday 23 November, 2013
What we made of Liverpool’s 3-3 draw with Everton and Arsenal’s Artur Boruc-inspired defeat of Southampton.
Niamh n Ruarí was diagnosed with a disease that affects one in every 200,000 people, but is determined to re-educate society on the perceptions they have of those who are physically less fortunate.
If we haven’t got God to fall back on what does this generation believe in now? Kate Bellamy takes a lighthearted look at what people follow today.
Ireland need to be error-free and aggressive in what would be the performances of their lives.
Those moments when getting it on just goes all wrong.
There are many reasons why a Swiss-like pay proposal is a bad one. For one, the top one per cent of income earners in Ireland pay 20 per cent of the income tax, writes Aaron McKenna.
# opinion - Friday 22 November, 2013
In 2008, tragedy struck on K2 when 11 people died and the catastrophe set in motion an international media storm, with countless different stories emerging. The new movie and book, The Summit, attempts to set to the record straight, says Pat Falvey.
The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
Talking up the state of the economy got us into this mess in the first place – but things are not looking up for the average man and woman.
# opinion - Thursday 21 November, 2013
Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli has brought her daughter to work with her since she was a baby in a bid to highlight the difficulties faced by working mothers, something Irish politics needs to look at, writes Regina Doherty TD.
The Unemployed Graduate’s round-up discusses four international stories that have sparked interest across the globe.
We cannot afford to raise young peoples’ hopes and then dash them with empty promises, writes James Doorley, Deputy Director at the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to rent a property unless it meets minimum legal standards and they held a cert to prove this, writes Bob Jordan.
# opinion - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.
Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses
One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.
On Universal Children’s Day, mother Roisin Hartley tells her story about how she came so close to losing her son to meningitis.
# opinion - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.
Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
For 20 years, my organisation has focused on the promotion of human rights and peace through non-violent means. So it came as a shock to us when in March this year our offices were raided by a host of authorities, writes Valentina Cherevatenko.