Examining the context behind police violence in the U.S.

The response to the shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers in the United States has largely been one of fear and outrage. Sterling was a 37-year-old African-American man who was shot outside a convenience store where he frequently sold CDs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The incident was recorded by the convenience store owner, Abdul […]

How to find a summer job

[fb_embed_post href=”null/” width=”null”/]   One of the most monotonous, energy-draining, and straight-up boring tasks a modern college student will face each summer is the search for a job. At present, 15.3% of Irish people between the ages of 15 and 24 are unemployed. Compared to the national unemployment rate of 7.8%, a very obvious, and […]

The coup against Corbyn is a necessary evil to save the Labour party and British politics

The decision by the British people to leave the European Union was a seismic one, the consequences of which are beginning to be felt already, in spite of the fact that it will be at least two years until the UK actually leaves. Nearly immediately after the result was known on Friday morning, David Cameron […]

Traveller Ethnicity Needs to be Recognised

  Once more in its long history the Irish state has proven itself unable, and it seems unwilling, to cherish all children of the nation equally.  Despite recent recommendations of international bodies to grant ethnic minority status to Irish Travellers, the Irish Republic has predicated and delayed. The current Minister for Equality, David Stanton TD, […]

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

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

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

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

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


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