# opinion - Today’s News
Going on strike is one of the only weapons a worker has, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# opinion - Yesterday’s News
Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.
Life after Operation Transformation is already filling up with fun and exciting challenges, writes Mairead Redmond.
Empty homes provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Government to effectively end homelessness in Ireland, writes Pat Doyle.
# opinion - Tuesday 21 February, 2017
There are three choices facing Ireland post-Brexit, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
# opinion - Monday 20 February, 2017
Well, Bill Gates thinks so.
The 63-year-old will be familiar with the Westerners’ philosophy when he arrived to fill Pat Lam’s sizable shoes.
These are the steps businesses should take to prepare for the future of work.
The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# opinion - Sunday 19 February, 2017
People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.
It would be foolish to conclude that all is well with the state of science and science communication in Ireland, writes Cormac Sheridan.
I’m not surprised that women are leading change, writes Elva Carri.
# opinion - Saturday 18 February, 2017
Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.
There are major risks – but also opportunities – for the Irish state in the changing political landscape.
From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.
'Boys are taught they are violent oppressors and that whatever violence they experience doesn't matter'
Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, writes David Walsh.
# opinion - Friday 17 February, 2017
Colm Hayes: 'Anxiety comes with the job. I don’t hold it in and I’m a stronger person because of it'
Much has been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression by initiatives like Cycle Against Suicide, writes Colm Hayes.
# opinion - Thursday 16 February, 2017
The former Red Devils midfielder believes that the captain will be struggling to cope with his place on the substitutes’ bench.
The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted.
Digital piracy: 'People can't get the television they want, when they want it through legal channels'
Studios should concentrate on why people illegally consume content, rather than trying to stop them doing it, writes Gavin Nugent.
# opinion - Wednesday 15 February, 2017
Ming Flanagan: 'Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media'
Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.
# opinion - Tuesday 14 February, 2017
If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s Day can be really fun and smug. But if you’re not, here is Alice from First Dates on how to find your boo.
# opinion - Monday 13 February, 2017
Toxic trade deal or necessary agreement? We debate the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.
For some it’s a winning formula, but others say office and home life shouldn’t mix.
Our climate is warming and major flood events are likely to occur once every 10 years by the second half of this century, writes Anja Murray.
# opinion - Sunday 12 February, 2017
Some Late Late viewers weren’t happy when Amanda Brunker got botox on the show last month. But everybody has the right to do what they want and we need to break the taboo around injectables, writes Martha Ryan.
While interpretations of gender are more fluid than ever, there is a steady trajectory of retrogressive masculinity seeping into mainstream culture, writes Mary Cate Smith.
Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.
# opinion - Saturday 11 February, 2017
'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'
Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.
A shortage of certain vegetables in our supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. It’s easy and very rewarding to grow your own, writes Michael Kelly.
Ireland treats whistleblowers differently to most other countries – as I found out, writes Dr Tom Clontan.
# opinion - Friday 10 February, 2017
Football fans have long thought Beckham was a bit of a fraud; this week it felt like everyone else caught up
Tommy Martin on David Beckham’s obsessive cultivation of his public image.
'It is arguable that the acts of vulture funds are outside what is to be permitted by the Constitution'
The inviolability of the family home is enshrined in our Constitution, writes solicitor Jody Cantillon.
How a Norwegian street musician crashed her van in The Liberties, bought a horse, and was embraced by the community
The Musical Slave recently released a music video which focuses on the two and a half years she spent in The Liberties in Dublin and the people she met there.
# opinion - Thursday 9 February, 2017
Even best laid plans can unravel, so Ireland must show an ability to adapt and improvise.
Businesses in the sector need to regain the public’s trust.
'Letting agencies said that a landlord will never choose me in the rental lottery because I have kids'
Irish landlords are using the rental crisis to discriminate against families with children.
# opinion - Wednesday 8 February, 2017
Charities need to invest in people and in plans if they want to make a difference, writes Lucy Masterson.