# opinion - Today’s News
After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.
# opinion - Thursday 21 August, 2014
As I sit here in Belfast, there are no British soldiers patrolling the streets and paramilitaries no longer conduct massive bombing campaigns because of the leadership of people like Albert Reynolds.
One very, very good reason.
We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…
Jack Grealish and others who’ll be hoping to get a call from the management team.
# opinion - Monday 18 August, 2014
Suffice to say, he was unimpressed with the winger’s performance.
Despite enjoying 60 percent of possession, there was no cutting edge to United’s play at the weekend.
The Irish like to save face a lot of the time, and especially when it comes to emigration.
# opinion - Sunday 17 August, 2014
How do you manage colleagues who are also friends?
You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.
# opinion - Saturday 16 August, 2014
Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.
I’m sure many looked at us and thought we were demented, possibly cruel, or just that we couldn’t get a babysitter. But that’s not the case.
We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.
# opinion - Friday 15 August, 2014
The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.
Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.
# opinion - Thursday 14 August, 2014
Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?
Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.
# opinion - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?
Things may not go to plan for you today, but that just means there are some unexpected turns on the exciting road ahead.
Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.
# opinion - Tuesday 12 August, 2014
For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.
I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?
A great home record, their prodigious ability to score goals and more qualities that last year’s champions possess.
# opinion - Monday 11 August, 2014
With the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this week, here are some tips to calm those fraying nerves.
# opinion - Sunday 10 August, 2014
There seems to be a perception that craft beer is a phase, a fad, a temporary hipster thing – nothing could be further from the truth.
Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.
# opinion - Saturday 9 August, 2014
I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.
# opinion - Friday 8 August, 2014
It was confirmed earlier today that the Scottish side would progress to the next round despite being beaten 6-1.
Thousands of Roma met their fate in the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers, died in medical experiments or starved to death. Others were displaced or sterilised.
# opinion - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Compared with best practice elsewhere, our courts currently have major shortcomings from the perspective of children.
# opinion - Tuesday 5 August, 2014
When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.
# opinion - Sunday 3 August, 2014
Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?
# opinion - Friday 1 August, 2014
The defender has retired from international football at the age of 34.
# opinion - Tuesday 29 July, 2014
All four SSE Airtricity League clubs may be out but the top level experience will be valuable going forward.
# opinion - Thursday 24 July, 2014
We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.
# opinion - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.
The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.
# opinion - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”
# opinion - Monday 21 July, 2014
Opinion: ‘It’s a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost’
More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.