Bláitín Sheil confesses the day-to-day problems and habits athletes learn to live with.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Forget it. There are many more than three meals in a day. The hunger is real, and it can be aggressive. Your library time is measured by your regular “pick-me-up” breaks. Sometimes you try …
Is the introduction of this new Leaving Certificate subject to be welcomed?
It was announced this month that a subject named Politics and Society will be added to the Leaving Certificate Curriculum from 2016, with the first formal exams taking place in 2018. The course will cover topics such as power and …
Orthorexia, an obsessive concern with healthy eating, has yet to be officially recognised as an eating disorder.
When one thinks of eating disorders, one automatically thinks of anorexia nervosa, the most spoken-about eating disorder. With anorexia, the scars of the disorder are borne physically. It is clear that the person is underweight. However, there also exist other …
Offence fuels debate, but hate speech stifles it. Where should we draw the line?
Striking a balance
“Freedom of expression: still a precondition for democracy?” – this is the title of the Conference hosted by the Council of Europe from the 13-14 October 2015.
We can all agree that freedom of expression is a …
Bláithín Sheil talks about the home she found in Trinity athletics.
I joined DUHAC two years ago this freshers week. I actually half joined on the bus on my way into Front Square, I met the Captain who was also on her way in, and told her that I was joining …
Some of you may be aware of the man with a cat who can be seen near the Berkeley library. His name is John McLean. The cat is called Trinny because he is Trinity College’s mascot but John says “he …
Recent objections to the opening of a new homeless shelter on Fitzwilliam Street Lower are a damning indictment of Dublin business.
It seemed that we had finally come to terms with the fact that there is a homeless crisis in Dublin. We recognised its existence, and authorities had finally begun to deal with it. People showed their support by donating to …
Failing my driving test wasn’t the end of the world.
D-day has arrived. A year of hard training, extreme precision, and unfettered diligence is about to pay off. It’s not cross-country I’m talking about this time. I am going to pass my driving test. First time round. No problem. I’m …
I was astounded and disappointed on reading last week’s Hello! Magazine article about the wedding of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney. Naturally, the magazine focused on her style, being a fashion magazine – which is fine. But what appalled me …