The Importance of a Broad Understanding of Mental health


I went to the gym once. It might have been twice. Either way, I recall a lot of people who seemed very focused on being ‘healthy’. Whether that was a matter of lifting a set of 200 lb weights and a small elephant or, like me, doing 5 laps and then sitting in the steam […]

Significant shift in the concept of mother and father in the last 100 years

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Parenting refers to the practice of what parents actually do, how they educate their children. It is seen as “natural” in our society and is mostly linked to a positive feeling, instead of childless couples who are seen as unhappy. The concept of childhood was only born in the 17th century, and has changed from […]

The fight for mental health support needs to come from all in society


A graveside oration given by the Taoiseach in 2012 touched many, but action is needed more than words

“Elite” universities have a narrow vision of the world


Many “elite” institutions recruit from a narrow range of class backgrounds and give students a blinkered perspective on their future prospects

Health conscious or obsessed? The blurred line between healthy and control

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Alice Whelan discusses the recent #A4 waist challenge and other “health” trends

Mental health, spirituality and faith – in defense of the Catholic Church

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The benefits and positives that religion can provide are rarely highlighted in the mainstream media

Pinkwashing co­-opts LGBTQ progress to bolster the political establishment


While the Yes vote was a victory for the LGBTQ community in Ireland, it is being used to entrench many other forms of oppression.

Power to the people? Reinstate 48 and Irish politics


Just how useful could Article 48 be to Irish politics in the here and now?

Why the Yes to USI campaign failed


Former auditor of the L&H Eoin MacLachlan outlines why UCD students chose to remain disaffiliated from the Union of Students in Ireland

The Political Passivity of the Trinity left


Marooned in Trinity’s middle class campus culture, the Trinity left has lost its connection to real political movements, argues William Foley


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Niamh Lynch
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Michael Foley
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