# opinion - Today’s News
American police forces have become increasingly militarised in recent decades – adopting the weapons, tactics and mindset of soldiers instead of civilian protectors.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Sports PR executive Colm Woods has practical solutions to change the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.
The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.
Since January 2013, the issue has effectively fallen off the radar: there have been no public debates, no private conversations and little public awareness.
# opinion - Monday 24 November, 2014
Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.
We have massive opportunities ahead of us, so let’s seize them.
# opinion - Sunday 23 November, 2014
I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on. I’m scared of what they will think.
Here’s the thing about grief – you cannot outrun it.
Many Irish and Kerry men spent more than five years working at the resurrected World Trade Centre site.
# opinion - Saturday 22 November, 2014
Women who seem ‘too feminine’ may face an uphill struggle when applying for managerial jobs…
Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.
# opinion - Friday 21 November, 2014
The MEP describes his night in the Emergency Department with his seven-week-old baby.
All employees need to develop skills to manage some of the emotional barriers that prevent them from thriving at the workplace.
# opinion - Thursday 20 November, 2014
Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit?
Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.
# opinion - Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?
Two commentators tackle the issue…
Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.
# opinion - Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Rapes by ‘monsters’ are actually a much rarer disease on the world. The greater epidemic is the violent men that can be found in kitchens, sports grounds and hotel rooms around the world.
Violence and intimidation against elected representatives – or anyone else – is not the way to agitate for fair treatment.
The out-half sounded strangely withdrawn as he said he’s striving to be a better person under Michael Cheika’s guidance.
The one-time Bridget Hitler was born and raised in Dublin.
# opinion - Monday 17 November, 2014
The Ireland assistant boss is in the headlines again after a tense media showdown at the weekend.
We put a stop to this juggernaut before it’s too late.
Whether through hard graft or pure chance, the life of the super-rich isn’t all rosy.
# opinion - Sunday 16 November, 2014
There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.
Treat foods are designed to be attractive to all our senses – and that’s a powerful lure, even for the strong-willed among us.
# opinion - Saturday 15 November, 2014
Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.
Meanwhile, Richie Sadlier argued that the hosts adapted to the pressure of the occasion better.
Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a setback last night following an uninspired display.
Thousands of people die from smoking-related diseases every year in Ireland, but e-cigarettes can help them quit. So why are we trying to ban advertising them?
# opinion - Friday 14 November, 2014
James McClean or Jonathan Walters? Robbie Keane or Shane Long? Here’s what we think.
Victims’ families – like mine – need better protections and their voices heard.
# opinion - Thursday 13 November, 2014
Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.
A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.
# opinion - Wednesday 12 November, 2014
“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”
The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.
Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.
# opinion - Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Some companies believe they’re getting more out of staff who are present in the office for long hours – but many employees just stay late because it looks good.
Opinion: ‘I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.’
As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.