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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Should a 'city tax' be brought in for Dublin hotels? Hospitality This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a 'city tax' be brought in for Dublin hotels?

The measure could be used as an alternative to raising the hospitality sector’s prized VAT rate.

Suddenly, football doesn't seem all that important as NFL players fight back

Eight underdogs won yesterday but the action before the games was more important than anything in them.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Kelly on CETA: 'Scaremongering with inaccuracies and half-truths is irresponsible' Opinion

Seán Kelly on CETA: 'Scaremongering with inaccuracies and half-truths is irresponsible'

Anti-CETA campaigners advocate an anti-trade position without presenting the facts, writes Seán Kelly MEP.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

5 talking points as Dublin end their drought but Mayo heartache lives on

The Sky Blues lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the first time since 2010 after three consecutive final losses.

From TheJournal.ie Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia: 'It was hard to be near someone who was in pain like that' Read Me

Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia: 'It was hard to be near someone who was in pain like that'

Irish people living with fibromyalgia know only too well what Lady Gaga is going through, writes Rachel Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie 'North Koreans are neither brainwashed robots nor aspiring democracy activists' Opinion

'North Koreans are neither brainwashed robots nor aspiring democracy activists'

Like people in any country, North Koreans have aspirations for themselves and their families, and their beliefs are complex, writes Alexander Dukalskis.

# opinion - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points

Also, Mourinho’s United grind out the win while Oumar Niasse’s contribution to Everton says a lot about their issues.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people' Bisexual Visibility Day

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'

But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge'' Bank Of Ireland's Atms

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

# opinion - Friday 22 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan independence: 'Ireland came into being as a result of a similar "illegal" action' Opinion

Catalan independence: 'Ireland came into being as a result of a similar "illegal" action'

To deny Catalans the right to a referendum will likely only win converts to the cause of independence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# opinion - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested' Column

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'

Street art has emerged from the shadows and is now firmly in the mainstream, writes Dublin street artist Solus.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget' Opinion

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

# opinion - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones' Yes Campaign

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles' Mandatory Retirement Age

Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles'

But the solution to stereotyping is not simply to keep increasing the pension age, writes Justin Moran.

# opinion - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college' Opinion

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

From Business ETC Here's what Ireland needs to do to nurture its growing medtech industry Health

Here's what Ireland needs to do to nurture its growing medtech industry

The sector faces infrastructural bottlenecks and a battle for talent.

# opinion - Monday 18 September, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should Michael O'Leary's 'head roll' over Ryanair's cancellation 'cock-up'? Transport This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Michael O'Leary's 'head roll' over Ryanair's cancellation 'cock-up'?

The airline boss said he takes personal responsibility for the mess.

From TheJournal.ie This is why I'm against... homework Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

# opinion - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points

Plus David Luiz’s sending off and pressure mounting on Ronald Koeman’s shoulders.

From Business ETC Why Ireland should welcome the robots coming to 'take' our jobs Opinion

Why Ireland should welcome the robots coming to 'take' our jobs

The next industrial revolution will have a wide-reaching impact on the workforce.

From TheJournal.ie From North Wall to Trinity: 'My story is not unique - I've made it to college after putting the work in' Column

From North Wall to Trinity: 'My story is not unique - I've made it to college after putting the work in'

Some areas of Dublin get unfairly pigeon-holed as ‘disadvantaged’, writes Alex Fay, who recently started a degree at Trinity College.

# opinion - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble Opinion

How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble

Singer-songwriter by night, book publisher by day, Ciara Sidine was questioning her choice of career. But then she found her way to inspiration.

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

# opinion - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Voice hearers like myself were once written off - we're due our own revolution and civil rights movement' Opinion

'Voice hearers like myself were once written off - we're due our own revolution and civil rights movement'

“I urge everyone reading this article to rethink ever using the s-word to describe someone again.”

# opinion - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Hurricanes and flooding show we have to talk about climate change - now' Opinion

'Hurricanes and flooding show we have to talk about climate change - now'

“For a brief moment the severity and seriousness of climate change has impinged on our consciousness”.

# opinion - Monday 11 September, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support the sugar tax? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the sugar tax?

It’s expected the measure will bring in far less money than the government first thought.

From TheJournal.ie 'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?' Cyber Threats

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

# opinion - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive' EXTRACT

Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive'

In an extract from his book, Cormac’s brother Dónal McAnallen writes about coming to terms with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

From Business ETC How the seeds for the affordable housing crisis were sown nearly two decades ago Building And Property

How the seeds for the affordable housing crisis were sown nearly two decades ago

Ireland’s planning rules were meant to deliver affordable homes, but that approach has failed.

From TheJournal.ie 'My recent trip home brought me back to a time when I was naïve, stupid and emotionally unravelling' Suicide

'My recent trip home brought me back to a time when I was naïve, stupid and emotionally unravelling'

Rick Rossiter shares his story: from suicide attempts in his teens to becoming mental health advocate.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees' Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# opinion - Saturday 9 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters' Column

'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'

Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds' Grow It Yourself

Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'

I am all for the occasional cheat if it helps me to grow better veggies, writes Micheal Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess' Endometriosis

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

# opinion - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness Fringe Festival

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

From TheJournal.ie What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign Opinion

What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign

The campaign needs to be a positive one which addresses people’s concerns, Mark Govern writes.

# opinion - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020? Opinion

Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?

There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.

# opinion - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life' Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

# opinion - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia tonight

It was a disappointing night, as Ireland were beaten at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland must adopt the spirit of Holland '01 to beat Serbia tonight Opinion This post contains videos

Ireland must adopt the spirit of Holland '01 to beat Serbia tonight

After a difficult few days, Martin O’Neill’s men can take inspiration from great Irish victories of the past this evening.

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