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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 23 January, 2017

#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Are councils right to start hiking business property rates this year? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Are councils right to start hiking business property rates this year?

Commercial rates have been on hold or fallen in many regions since the recession.

The Redzone: Let's face it, we're all just playing the Patriots' game

What Belichick and Brady have achieved in New England is unprecedented says Steve O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'It's crucial that we discuss the causes of the Brexit vote and support for political extremes' Social Justice

Column: 'It's crucial that we discuss the causes of the Brexit vote and support for political extremes'

In Europe, economic priorities still dominate social priorities. This must change, writes Dr Seán Healy.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Fake news will only be defeated by accurate, fact-based journalism that tells the truth' Opinion

'Fake news will only be defeated by accurate, fact-based journalism that tells the truth'

The media needs to look at itself and remedy the kind of weakness that canny communicators like Trump can exploit, writes Dr Fergal Quinn.

Not the same without you! Carrick absence makes Man Utd weaker

The 35-year-old’s importance to the Red Devils was obvious on Saturday as they needed a late Wayne Rooney goal to salvage a point.

From TheJournal.ie Just 9% of Travellers sit the Leaving: 'These education findings are frightening and a poor reflection on society' Column

Just 9% of Travellers sit the Leaving: 'These education findings are frightening and a poor reflection on society'

We need to be more ambitious and innovative in tackling Traveller inequality, writes Martin Collins.

# opinion - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Obama showed that traditional oratory is the most powerful way that politicians can connect' Inspirational

Column: 'Obama showed that traditional oratory is the most powerful way that politicians can connect'

The only certainty now is that gifted orators like Barack Obama come along once in a lifetime, writes Amy Rose Harte.

From TheJournal.ie Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata Grow It Yourself

Gardening: Plant your potatoes right now plus a recipe for warming winter root veg frittata

It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your polytunnel and start sowing potatoes and carrots, writes gardening expert Michael Kelly.

How do you spend €689m? Manchester United must make Griezmann their next Pogba-esque signing

The Red Devils climbed to the top of the list of football’s biggest earners in 2016 and are now in a position to spend big on the Frenchman

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them' Accountability

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.

# opinion - Friday 20 January, 2017

Is 23-year-old Paul Pogba really to blame for other people's expectations of him?

Tommy Martin on how the United midfielder learned about the fickleness of the British media and fans.

From TheJournal.ie Colm O'Gorman: 'I have resolved to work every day to prove that love can trump hate' Column

Colm O'Gorman: 'I have resolved to work every day to prove that love can trump hate'

For those of us who care deeply about freedom and human rights, there has never been a more vital moment for activism, writes Colm O’Gorman.

From TheJournal.ie Six lessons for 2017 from an Irish fact-checker in a "fake news" era Opinion

Six lessons for 2017 from an Irish fact-checker in a "fake news" era

After fact-checking Irish public debate during a tumultuous year for politics, the news media and the concept of truth itself, there are ways we can all improve public debate in 2017, writes Dan Mac Guill.

# opinion - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Tim Howard can't take back controversial comments

The US goalkeeper made some ill-advised remarks about the “passion” of dual-nationals.

From TheJournal.ie Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol Debate

Debate: We need to tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol

Although it’s accepted that binge-drinking poses significant risks to a foetus, health professionals and the public are divided on the effects of an occasional drink after 12 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House Opinion

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# opinion - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Operation Transformation diary: 'I'm disheartened that I've only lost a pound but I'm going to accept it' Column

Operation Transformation diary: 'I'm disheartened that I've only lost a pound but I'm going to accept it'

Planning your meals in advance and doing your weekly shop on Sundays are my two secrets to successful weight loss, writes Lucy Dillon.

From TheJournal.ie Julien Mercille: 'From a progressive perspective, Obama's record is less than impressive' Column

Julien Mercille: 'From a progressive perspective, Obama's record is less than impressive'

Barack Obama’s contributions to the economy and health care were positive but his list of failures is longer, writes Julien Mercille.

# opinion - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: 'I'll never catcall, I'll treat and respect and help create an Ireland that will stand in awe of all mná' Heartbreak

VIDEO: 'I'll never catcall, I'll treat and respect and help create an Ireland that will stand in awe of all mná'

Heartbreak is a powerful, new Irish short from writer Emmet Kirwan and director Dave Tynan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Theresa May seems to be saying 'Give me the deal I want or the 64 million Brits get it' Hard Versus Soft

Opinion: Theresa May seems to be saying 'Give me the deal I want or the 64 million Brits get it'

The ultimate shape of Brexit will only emerge in 2018 and beyond, despite Theresa May’s current posturing, writes Dr Declan Jordan.

# opinion - Monday 16 January, 2017

4 examples of how Pep Guardiola is making life difficult for himself at City

Struggles with the aging squad the manager inherited worsened at Everton.

From TheJournal.ie Relationship blues: How to ensure you don't become another January divorce statistic Unhappy New Year

Relationship blues: How to ensure you don't become another January divorce statistic

January is when divorce solicitors enjoy a surge in business. Dr Ray O’Neill puts the New Year blues into perspective for couples.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think gender quotas for top civil service jobs are a good idea? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gender quotas for top civil service jobs are a good idea?

Public expenditure minister Paschal Donohoe wants an even split in senior roles.

The Redzone: Great men are not born great, they throw great

Aaron Rodgers was less Godfather and more God last night.

From TheJournal.ie Humanless libraries and driverless cars: 'We will live to regret them' Column

Humanless libraries and driverless cars: 'We will live to regret them'

The Declaration of Amsterdam, which commits EU support for driverless vehicles, may have been endorsed by Transport Ministers last April, writes Eric Nolan.

# opinion - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me' Discrimination

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'

All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.

From TheJournal.ie Trivialities of the 'reformed' Seanad: 'Senators talking about All-Ireland tickets and seagulls' Opinion

Trivialities of the 'reformed' Seanad: 'Senators talking about All-Ireland tickets and seagulls'

Voters chose by a narrow margin in a referendum in 2013 to retain the Seanad. It’s unlikely they are happy with that decision, writes Senator Gerard P Craughwell.

Ireland shouldn't turn their nose up at English-born Birmingham star

Lukas Jutkiewicz has been linked with a Boys in Green call-up in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Listening to Trump voters, I am surprised, disappointed, bewildered, fascinated and enlightened' Donald Trump

'Listening to Trump voters, I am surprised, disappointed, bewildered, fascinated and enlightened'

In overlooking certain perspectives, the media is committing its gravest error in this undeniably frightening time of political upheaval, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Vladimir Putin, such a vastly overrated leader': 'We are one tweet away from bad relations' Us-russia Relations

'Vladimir Putin, such a vastly overrated leader': 'We are one tweet away from bad relations'

It’s easy to see why Russia has been pro-Trump but that could quickly turn sour, writes Neil Robinson.

From TheJournal.ie Garden Guru: GIYing your own ingredients for hummus and beetroot burgers Gardening

Garden Guru: GIYing your own ingredients for hummus and beetroot burgers

Forget about the stuff you buy in tins. Fresh beetroot from the garden is much tastier and jam-packed with health-giving properties, writes Michael Kelly.

# opinion - Friday 13 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A living kidney donor writes: 'We need to encourage more donors – living or deceased' Column

A living kidney donor writes: 'We need to encourage more donors – living or deceased'

Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.

# opinion - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie We need to upgrade democracy: 'Our world is steered by whims of a small minority' Digital Democracy

We need to upgrade democracy: 'Our world is steered by whims of a small minority'

We already take to social media to voice our opinion on whatever’s happening. Digital democracy would make everybody’s opinion count, writes Jonathan Victory.

# opinion - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful I Want To Get Cancer

Debate: The shock tactics of the Irish Cancer Society's new campaign are hurtful

The Irish Cancer Society’s controversial “I want to get cancer” awareness campaign launched last week.

From Business ETC How blockchain technology could one day replace the banks Opinion

How blockchain technology could one day replace the banks

The technology is probably best-known for underpinning Bitcoin, but that’s only one application.

From TheJournal.ie Operation Transformation diary: 'I can actually go into clothes shops now and buy clothes I want to wear' Column

Operation Transformation diary: 'I can actually go into clothes shops now and buy clothes I want to wear'

Lucy Dillon was an Operation Transformation leader last year. She’ll be writing her weightloss diary for us over the coming weeks and motivating us to stay on track.

# opinion - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Apollo House was about much more than 35 people in one building' Opinion

'Apollo House was about much more than 35 people in one building'

This country needs a lot more people to say enough is enough, and on many more issues than homelessness, writes Frankie Gaffney.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying' Column

An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'

A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.

# opinion - Monday 9 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Brexit and a weak economy mean that Northern Ireland has little time to be stuck in neutral' Mcguinness Resigns

Opinion: 'Brexit and a weak economy mean that Northern Ireland has little time to be stuck in neutral'

It’s game over for the current Executive just six months after the Assembly election, writes Dr David McCann.

The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams? Opinion This post contains a poll

The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams?

Roger Goodell wants more teams in the postseason, but is it a good idea?

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