# opinion - Today’s News
Lindsay Lohan’s “docu-series” on Oprah Winfrey’s channel had bombed; have we finally had enough of watching celebrities fall from grace?
I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.
There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.
Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.
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
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.
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.
Tactical nous, handling of the media and some more of the Northern Irishman’s virtues.
# opinion - Sunday 20 April, 2014
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s nervy defeat of Norwich, Man United’s abysmal performance and much more.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.
If you ever get ‘The Fear’ then read on.
# opinion - Thursday 17 April, 2014
The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.
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
Derry truly is a symbol of the “profound transformation” of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, just like President Higgins said last week.
There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.
# opinion - Sunday 13 April, 2014
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.
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.
There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.
# opinion - Saturday 12 April, 2014
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.
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.
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
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
With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.
The Red Devils were comprehenisvely beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich in last night’s Champions League second leg.
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.