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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations?

Our Ministers might consider spending the €339 million on desperately needed pre-school education instead, writes Sean Byrne.

# opinion - Yesterday’s News

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# opinion - Monday 20 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should yearly performance reviews for staff be axed? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Should yearly performance reviews for staff be axed?

The practice has been described as a ‘discredited ritual’ that everybody hates.

'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'

Landlords need to fear the consequences of breaking the law, writes John-Mark McCafferty.

# opinion - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten?

The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was founded in 1177, under the orders of King Henry II, writes Dr Ruth Johnson.

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

From The42 Opinion: It's time to scrap the irrelevant pre-season GAA competitions Time For Action

Opinion: It's time to scrap the irrelevant pre-season GAA competitions

The upcoming pre-season leagues are due to start at the end of December and beginning of January.

# opinion - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points

Plus Tony Pulis on borrowed time and Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United.

Opinion: 'The Irish Constitution has served us well for the most part'

In the context of the late 1930s, it is quite a remarkable document in its commitment to democratic ideals, writes Dr Laura Cahillane.

Opinion: Why do we even need an International Men’s Day?

There is a lack of mainstream acceptance of systemic men’s issues, writes David Walsh.

# opinion - Friday 17 November, 2017

'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary'

We should be concerned that discussions around homelessness this week were marked by a moralistic judgementalism, writes Kevin Hargaden.

# opinion - Thursday 16 November, 2017

As a survivor of violent rape, I believe #MeToo is a powerful force for victims

Winnie M Li, who was violently raped in a Belfast park, has found the social media movement a source of connection and validation.

Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak'

I don’t like to think of what my life would be like without the use of assistive technology, writes Anne O’Brien.

# opinion - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

Coercive control: 'If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, myself and the kids would suffer'

The government must include the offence of coercive control in the upcoming Domestic Violence Bill, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

# opinion - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# opinion - Monday 13 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Would you encourage overseas workers to move to Ireland? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you encourage overseas workers to move to Ireland?

A UK jobs fair is trying to tempt talented tech staff to these shores.

Opinion: Do we still need unions?

Under Irish employment law, all workers are equal, whether union or non-union members, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'

I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.

David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?

In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.

From The42 After years in the footballing wilderness, Ireland's hero last night is finally getting due recognition Profile This post contains videos

After years in the footballing wilderness, Ireland's hero last night is finally getting due recognition

Darren Randolph was deservedly named man of the match in Copenhagen.

# opinion - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Larry Donnelly on Trump: 'There is the substance and the sideshow'

What will Trump do next? Your guess is as good as mine, writes Larry Donnelly.

From The42 Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton Analysis

Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton

The upcoming games with Denmark will have a huge impact on the manager’s legacy.

# opinion - Friday 10 November, 2017

Opinion: Women are working for free from today until 2018

It’s all well and good to deplore the fact a pay gap exists and not all workplaces promote equality, but what can be done about it, asks Angela Smith.

# opinion - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists'

Just last year the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed the telephone records of certain journalists during an investigation, writes Elizabeth Farries.

# opinion - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From The42 Here's what the Ireland team to face Denmark should be Opinion

Here's what the Ireland team to face Denmark should be

Martin O’Neill faces some difficult calls in the coming days.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it'

The staffers and spokespeople who robustly defend Trump’s indefensible presidency have Irish names, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# opinion - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%

It’s well-known that the smaller the number of people elected in a constituency, the less likely the election result will reflect the actual vote, writes Oliver Moran.

# opinion - Monday 6 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should workers who don't smoke be given extra holidays? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Should workers who don't smoke be given extra holidays?

A Japanese marketing firm is offering cigarette-free staff six additional days of annual leave.

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# opinion - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'

Am I A Feminist? Are You? is a new book by journalist Mary Kenny.

Opinion: 'A welcome compliment to someone isn’t a problem. Lewd jokes are'

The #MeToo hashtag is less than a month old but already there is push back, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# opinion - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

Column: Brexit is dangerous for Ireland if we're not prepared

Irish businesses develop their international business plans to mitigate against the risks coming down the road, writes Hugh Torpey.

# opinion - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The42 Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now Opinion

Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now

The reaction to the Cork goalkeeper’s remarks was inevitable, and it was disingenuous, writes John O’Sullivan.

Opinion: Is this the beginning of the end of Donald Trump?

We don’t know at present exactly what all that has unfolded this week means or what lies ahead, writes Larry Donnelly.

# opinion - Thursday 2 November, 2017

#MeToo: 'Some contributors use it as a platform to pour scorn on all men'

Too much of the debate in the mainstream and social media around gender issues is dictated by a strain of feminism that views masculinity as inherently problematic, writes AR Devine.

# opinion - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'

A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.

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