Students for Sensible Drug Policy hold conference in Cork over the weekend

Harm prevention, medicinal uses of cannabis and the HSE’s naloxone demonstration project are among the topics discussed at the event on Saturday

NEWSStudents for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapters of Ireland convened at the Boole lecture hall in University College Cork (UCC) on Saturday. They are calling for change in drug policy and education in Ireland, reflecting the growing number of college …

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Relief for student voters as election date expected to be announced for Friday 26 February

The Taoiseach is set to publicly announce the decision on Wednesday, following weeks of rumoured coalition discord on the topic

NEWSAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce the polling day for the upcoming general election tomorrow, further delaying the decision. The decision comes down to a choice between Thursday 25 or Friday 26 February, with Friday being considered as

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Mumbai is Right to Say “Yes” to “No-Selfie Zones”

The city has banned selfies in several areas after teenagers fell into the sea posing for a selfie.

COMMENTOn the 13th of January, Mumbai City officials announced that sixteen areas of the city are to be declared “no-selfie zones”. This was in response to a tragic incident in which three teenagers fell into the Arabian Sea while posing

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The Union of Students in Ireland unveils the ‘Tinder of Politics’

The USI hopes that Smartvote will help students to engage with politics and make a smart choice in the General Election

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The Union of Students in Ireland have partnered with Smartvote, a website referred to as ‘the Tinder of politics.’ Smartvote went live today.

The website asks the voter a series of questions on policy areas which include housing, the …

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Science Gallery receives Google Field Trip Grant

The grant will cover transport and others costs for every secondary school student in Ireland to visit the gallery.

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The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin has become the first institution in Ireland to receive the Google Field Trip Grant.

The grant, announced last week, will allow the gallery to cover transport and other costs associated with arranging visits

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Students in Myanmar continue hunger strike for release of political prisoners

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, has urged students to stop.

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Students in Myanmar are persisting in their hunger strike, which was taken up as a means of peaceful protest calling for the release of political prisoners.

Aung Hmaing San, leader of the protest and member of the All Burma Federation

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Student drug culture isn’t the end of the world

Common student drug use is not about the minority of students for whom drugs become an issue.

COMMENTOne of my residing memories from last year posed quite a juxtaposition, and stuck with me. I pushed open a bathroom stall in a club to find a girl licking the back of her student card. Nice one. Little over

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Escaping a broken health system

Trinity medics outline their reasons for emigrating and react to talk of plans to make them stay.

indepthBANNERA recent NUI Galway study of medical students in Ireland found that 88% of respondents were considering pursuing their professional career overseas following graduation. Of course, soon after the study was published, the headline “9 in 10 medical students may …