Student Living

A letter to my Fresher self

The first few weeks of college is a challenging time for students

Dear very idle, careless and younger Derv,

If you’re reading this, congratulations! I’m going to presume that you’re a Fresher and have overcome all the obstacles of the Leaving Cert and the CAO. Now that you’ve finally made it into …


Christmas and the homelessness crisis

At Christmas time, we must to remember those with no home to go to.

In recent weeks, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has claimed that Ireland has a low level of homelessness compared to Ireland’s “peer countries”. There are various methods and measures that Ireland’s “peer countries” use to measure the rate of homelessness, so