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The Irish connection

Situated in Royal Kilmainham hospital, hundreds of Irish veterans meet every year to remember their experiences abroad

Standing in a crowd, we watched as President Higgins laid a wreath at the plaque before a minute’s silence was observed. The shot of a cannon punctuated the silence, making one or two observers jump. A disgruntled tourist muttered to

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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

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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

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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

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Wholesome Catholic fun

An unexpected past lies deep at the heart of one of Ireland’s primary institutes of art and progress

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