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Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Column: You cannot – and should not – fix a broken life in front of a thousand cameras Lindsay Lohan

Column: You cannot – and should not – fix a broken life in front of a thousand cameras

Lindsay Lohan’s “docu-series” on Oprah Winfrey’s channel had bombed; have we finally had enough of watching celebrities fall from grace?

From TheJournal.ie Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage Emergency

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon

There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands) Schools

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

From TheJournal.ie Column: They say time heals, but we’re still learning to live with Conor’s sudden death SADS

Column: They say time heals, but we’re still learning to live with Conor’s sudden death

The world changed forever for our family on 25 July 2006. Our son Conor, who was young and fit, died from sudden cardiac death.

# opinion - Monday 21 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Substance or rhetoric? Martin pledges Fianna Fáil will enter NI politics Fianna Fáil

Column: Substance or rhetoric? Martin pledges Fianna Fáil will enter NI politics

Martin’s new strategy for Northern Ireland must be viewed within the context of Fianna Fáil’s attempts to re-merge as a dominant force in politics in the Irish Republic.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision Arts And Business

Column: Never waste the lessons of a good recession – capitalise on creative vision

Communities and economies thrive on creative thought and vision – our dancers, writers, thinkers, performers, artists create so much return on the small investments made in them.

5 reasons why Brendan Rodgers should be Manager of the Year

Tactical nous, handling of the media and some more of the Northern Irishman’s virtues.

# opinion - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Can metaphors make better laws? Choose Your Words

Column: Can metaphors make better laws?

It’s very possible that metaphors can help make better laws … But we can only hope that our lawyers and judges, like our metaphors, are chosen wisely.

6 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s nervy defeat of Norwich, Man United’s abysmal performance and much more.

From TheJournal.ie Video column: The story of No.16 Moore Street and the rebels of the 1916 Rising Easter Rising

Video column: The story of No.16 Moore Street and the rebels of the 1916 Rising

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to the great grandson James Connolly about No.16 Moore Street and the 1916 Rising.

Five reasons why Jose Mourinho should win Manager of the Year

The Special One became the Happy One before a ball was kicked and a huge visit to Anfield could see him return in title-winning style.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# opinion - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Identifying unexpected strengths in adolescents Potential

Column: Identifying unexpected strengths in adolescents

In adolescents, strengths can be found in unexpected venues – perhaps peering through the cracks of hardship – so keep your eyes open.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about American Airlines

Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about

There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI’s day-to-day politics? Peace Process

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI’s day-to-day politics?

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Don’t waste your Easter weekend nursing a hangover – follow these easy tips Drinking

# opinion - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers? Opinion

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn’t smoke’ Health

Column: ‘The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn’t smoke’

When I look back I really can’t believe how stupid I was. It took me six months to go see a doctor – I was studying for a masters and didn’t have time to be sick.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cinema’s enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good Mental Health In Film

Column: Cinema’s enduring fascination with mental disorders can be a force for good

Negative and inaccurate depictions of those living with mental health problems has led to misunderstanding and fear, but there is hope on the horizon.

# opinion - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Unprovoked violence on Dublin’s streets shouldn’t be accepted as ‘normal’ Violence

Column: Unprovoked violence on Dublin’s streets shouldn’t be accepted as ‘normal’

Dublin is now a more modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, but senseless violence also breaks out on the streets of the capital – we can’t ignore that.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries Climate Change

Column: Here’s where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# opinion - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

Stuart Byrne column: Sligo show they’re a better side than early form suggested LOI

Stuart Byrne column: Sligo show they’re a better side than early form suggested

The draw away to Cork and a 5-1 Setanta Cup win over St Patrick’s Athletic prove the Bit O’Red should be higher up the table.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our new tax code has created a ‘hierarchy’ of parenting Financial Distress

Column: Our new tax code has created a ‘hierarchy’ of parenting

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

7 reasons why Liverpool have confounded their critics this season

Players with a knowledge of the history of the club, an ability to adapt tactically and more of the Reds’ strong points.

# opinion - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again The Spirit Of Derry

Column: The Derry of my childhood was shrouded in sadness – now the city can breathe again

Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in ‘cyberspace’? CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in ‘cyberspace’?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

# opinion - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry Dublin

Video column: The priest – a tribute Fr Peter McVerry

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan paint a picture of the characters of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Climate change is insidious, relentless, and will profoundly alter our world Climate Change

Column: Climate change is insidious, relentless, and will profoundly alter our world

The overwhelming consensus of the scientific community is that climate change is a settled fact. Ultimately our future is a race between education and catastrophe, writes Kieran Rogers.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise Opinion

Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise

There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.

# opinion - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: This is the ‘Dangerous Cocktail’ afflicts senior management teams the world over All Work And No Play

Column: This is the ‘Dangerous Cocktail’ afflicts senior management teams the world over

Senior teams are very often the worst performing groups in the organisation – and I should know, I’ve spend enough time in one, writes Brian F Smyth.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words. Bereavement

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense Live And Learn

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# opinion - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Dodder is one of Europe’s best-preserved city rivers – with huge unexploited potential River Life

Column: The Dodder is one of Europe’s best-preserved city rivers – with huge unexploited potential

Dublin’s Dodder river has a huge amount of unexploited potential, but that’s being overshadowed by pollution and fly-tipping, writes Victoria White.

# opinion - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky Stargazger

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

David Moyes’ negativity is hampering a club of Manchester United’s ambition

The Red Devils were comprehenisvely beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich in last night’s Champions League second leg.

From TheJournal.ie Column: So Lady Gaga is a ‘control freak’ who wants photos retouched … can you blame her? Beyoncé

Column: So Lady Gaga is a ‘control freak’ who wants photos retouched … can you blame her?

We can’t really whinge at Lady Gaga for wanting control over her own image – after all, her image is her livelihood, writes Lisa McInerney.

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