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#Opinion

# opinion - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

'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.

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

From The42 Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points Talking Points

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 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

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.

'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

'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

'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.

'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

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.

'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.

'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

'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.

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.

'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

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.’

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

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

'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

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Serbia tonight Opinion

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

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

From The42 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.

# opinion - Monday 4 September, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should caps on bankers' pay and bonuses be lifted? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should caps on bankers' pay and bonuses be lifted?

The government is weighing up relaxing policies in place since the bank bailouts.

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# opinion - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'

All I want to do is to try and give her a life of her own. I think she is entitled to that, writes Sorcha Ward.

Column: 'I struggle with simple tasks like tying up my hair in a ponytail'

I will never let dyspraxia define me as a person as it is only a very small part of me, writes Ellen O’Brien.

From The42 Irish football's problems go deeper than the Wes Hoolahan debate Opinion

Irish football's problems go deeper than the Wes Hoolahan debate

The Norwich man’s absence against Georgia was lamented by critics, but this issue is only the tip of the iceberg.

Paddy Power at Knock: A bit of fun or offensive and hurtful to the devout?

It will remain to be seen if any citizen offended will make a formal complaint either to An Garda Síochána or to the ASAI, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# opinion - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'

I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia Disappointing

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia

Ireland’s 100% win record against Georgia came to an end with a poor performance in Tbilisi.

Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins' GIY

Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins'

One of the best things we ever did was to buy flasks for our kids to take hot lunches to school, writes Michael Kelly.

Tuam's Confederate monument: 'Put this ugly part of history in a museum'

We should not honour those men who believed that they were better than others merely due to the colour of their skin, writes Katherine Brewer.

# opinion - Friday 1 September, 2017

Opinion: 'Young GPs wouldn't be emigrating if GMS payments represented take-home pay'

The reality is that these payments do not even cover the cost of the care being provided, writes Chris Goodey.

# opinion - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Column: 'I'm 105.5cms tall and I gain access to the world around me by asking passers-by for help'

If I have ever stopped you and asked for your assistance thank you for being sound, writes Sinéad Burke.

From The42 15 months on, Aiden McGeady still aiming to disprove Roy Keane’s infamous criticism Opinion This post contains videos

15 months on, Aiden McGeady still aiming to disprove Roy Keane’s infamous criticism

The Sunderland winger will be hoping to be involved for Martin O’Neill’s side on Saturday.

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