Wise enough to play the fool

Far removed from the clowns of our childhood, Danielle Olavario uncovers the ancient history of The Fool

True to form, Raymond Keane arrives at the interview wearing glasses with frames thick and black, at first glance making it seem like he was a performer wearing Groucho glasses. He does not seem to recognise how apt this coincidence

A crime against consumers

Is it your imagination or are your favourite products really getting smaller?

Reducing the size of products sold to consumers without reducing the price the same has now become standard practice in most businesses. This deceitful process, commonly known as ‘Shrinkflation’, increases the price level of goods per unit as a result

A visit to Sarajevo

Comhall Fanning reminisces on his trip to the interesting, vibrant, and historical city of Sarajevo

My friend Ali and I, both embarking on a year off-books in Austria, decided to leave Ireland a few weeks early and travel around the Balkans before taking a bus to Austria. One of the most interesting cities we visited

The future of micro-messaging

Jack Eustace examines China’s dominant messaging app and where it might be going next

The Chinese name for WeChat is Wēixìn, which translates literally to “micro-message”. The app’s actual existence stands in direct contradiction to its name, as WeChat is anything but micro.

Released in 2011 by Tencent Holdings Limited, the app presents

A throwaway problem

Caoimhe Gordon reports on the proposed governmental levy of 10 to 15 cent on each takeaway drink

During my youthful musings on the collegiate version of myself, I always pictured myself striding with purpose through the bustling city streets, clutching a takeaway cup of caffeinated fuel to get myself through the day.

Despite the fact that I

In conversation with Julian Hamilton

Trinity’s Methodist Chaplain discusses the difficulties of understanding in dangerous situations

“Preacher, pastor, connoisseur of fun dining” reads the tagline of Rev. Dr. Julian Hamilton’s blog; a well-known figure on campus, and in Trinity Hall where he is an assistant warden, Hamilton’s work as the Methodist chaplain has made him a

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