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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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Pushing the public services card on you and me

How the newly-empowered public services card is going to lead us into an “eGovernment”

Something is about to happen in government administration that will alter how we access public services and where we stand in relation to our government. That is the state’s decision to make the Public Services Card (PSC) instrumental to the

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A BA in Brexit Blues?

Jack Eustace discusses the impact Brexit will have on students studying in Ireland

The prime minister of the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on March 29, beginning a two-year transition process wherein Britain will depart from the EU. The exact date of separation is planned to be the of March 29, 2019 –

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Trolling empowers hate movements

A failure to take trolls seriously is detrimental to debate and prevents real discussion of far-right ideals

Cases of internet trolling, and our responses to them, are hard to categorise because they are incredibly varied in how damaging their effects are. On the one hand, if you take to Facebook to gush about how ketchup is your

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The uneasy relationship between Trump’s Muslim Ban and his business empire

Seven countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – were singled out by Donald Trump’s Executive Order 1379. The order forbids entry into the United States by residents of those countries, with the exception of Green Card

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Fianna Fáil and Labour youth wings elect new heads

newsEoin Neylon and Jack Eustace are the new respective heads of Ógra Fianna Fáil and Labour Youth. The newly-elected Ógra Fianna Fáil president and Labour Youth chair were formally appointed yesterday at the youth wings’ annual conferences.

Neylon, a 26-year-old