Stepping from the heavens

What does humankind hope to glean from venturing to the stars?

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

Tattoos: art of the soul

How have tattoos changed over the ages as a means of expression?

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

Gun control in the United States

Caoimhe Gordon speaks to two American students about gun control in their nation.


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,

Alice the Rebel

Stepping into Wonderland, Danielle Olavario explores the intricate process of a playwright

Evan Sunderland is a storyteller. Sitting in a corner of a tea room in Fade Street, his black hoodie and dark-rimmed glasses were in sharp contrast with the pink and white china tea set on the table in front of

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned

Fire and brimstone aside, what role does Confession play in the modern world?

Walking into a church always carries with it the risk of immolation. At least for me. Consecrated bread has never touched my lips. I’ve never been baptised, nor have I made my Confirmation. While my family were devout Roman Catholics,

The success and scandal of Uber

Caoimhe Gordon investigates the power of Uber in today’s society after the loss of their licence in London last month

“Patience is a virtue.” The age-old mantra loses its relevance in this era – an era christened that of the “Instant Gratification Economy”. In these modern and technological times, almost anything can be assessed, perused and ordered through a single

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