A manual for murder

“Read this book, but keep in mind that the topics written about here are illegal and constitutes a threat… This book is not for children or morons” – The Anarchist’s Cookbook, page 30   The Anarchist’s Cookbook is one of the most infamous and controversial books in the world. Described by some as a “manual […]

Bridging the divide

At the security desk at Tel Aviv Airport, having just landed, an Israeli guard asked our purpose of visit. My heart catching in my throat, I only knew what not to say: that I had come to the Middle East as part of the “Space to Breathe” Program. That our plan was to spend equal […]

The Irish men of the French Foreign Legion

“Legio Patria Nostra” is the motto and bond of fraternity of the French Foreign Legion. Meaning the “Legion is our homeland,” it is a mantra the recruits go on to embody everyday of their service. There are countless stories and multiple myths about the Legion and a romantic aura hangs over its history. Since the […]

Ireland’s hippest chapel

On a dark Wednesday evening around half seven, a surge of young people swarm through the entrance of St. Mark’s Church, which sits tranquilly opposite the Science Gallery. Clutching shopping bags and waving to familiar faces, these clusters of young people lead the way into a large, dimly lit open room.   Justin Bieber blares […]

The reality of winter depression in Ireland

Winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that is related to the change in the seasons. It is estimated to affect one in 15 people in Ireland and for most people, SAD begins and ends at roughly the same time each year. Symptoms usually arise at the beginning of autumn. […]

Beware of the birds

Love them or hate them, the squawking and sauntering of seagulls is familiar to most urban inhabitants and students alike: especially those who dare to eat outside. The banter of such a lunchtime session is a regular occurrence for many of us, and we know all too well how our peace can be disturbed as […]

Wholesome Catholic fun

Located in the centre of Temple bar, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) is a centre of art and culture. While it’s central mantra is to preserve, exhibit, and educate, a surprising past lurks in its foundations.  Since its start in 1943 as the National Film Institute its mission has evolved to reflect the changing social […]

Stepping from the heavens

“I know the whole world is watching now. I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to get up really high to understand how small you are… I’m going home now.”   With these words, on the 14 October 2012 Felix Baumgartner let go of the handles of his capsule and […]

Tattoos: art of the soul

Rituals and cultures Tattoos have long been part of important rituals and traditions in a vast variety of cultures around the globe. Amazon tribes tattooed themselves as a ritual of protection, so the dark spirits would not approach them. Some tattoos were believed to have the mystical power to bring spiritual guardians. Others were used […]

Gun control in the United States

Another day, another shocking headline, another series of weeping families photographed to convey the sense of shock that has brought another town to a standstill in America. Another fiery statement from Trump, another erupting debate about the availability of guns, another sense of confusion from other nations towards those Americans who constantly defend the right […]

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