Women should not be shamed for using disposable period products

Environmentalism is critical to our future but it should not come at the cost of guilt tripping women about their personal choice of period products

After a long day of lectures, library work and societies, I often find myself sitting in the arts building, looking out over Nassau street as the sun sets and processing the chaos of the day that just ensued. Naturally, as

Oatly’s aggressive marketing campaign alienates potential customers rather than appealing to them

Oatly’s new advertisement campaign has taken over Dublin in the past few months, and in turn, ostracised non-vegans from ever taking up non-dairy milks.

An Oatly campaign that took over ads on Dublin transportation and billboards starting in  January has ignited a significant amount of controversy for its inflammatory marketing strategy that capitalises on the shaming of dairy consumers.

Over the past 10 years,

International Women’s Day 2023; how far we have come and how far we still have to go

Cat Grogan considers the position of women in the world today, the achievements of feminism to date, and what we must do to keeping striving for more

No one is more cynical than I am about the hardships of life as a woman. I understand how tempting it is to look at the oppression, exclusion, discrimination, and subjugation that still characterise women’s lives today and draw pessimistic

If Ireland wants to continue this trend of global creative success to, we need to encourage the arts

After the recent surge of nominations and awards for Irish artists and Irish art, the lack of funding and support for the average Irish artist has also come into the spotlight

In recent months, we have seen the incredible successes of countless Irish creatives, from the bold cinematic achievements of The Banshees of Inisherin, An Cailín Ciúin, and Aftersun, accruing a record 14 Irish Academy Award nominations,

By Traffic, Moira by Albert Bridge, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=115805915

Irish motorists driven up the wall (and off the road) by tests waiting lists and expenses

With severe backlogs to the NCT waiting lists, lengthy lines for those looking for a driving test, and a steep cost involved in all of that and more, drivers across the country are struggling to stay on the road, and get on it in the first place

Drivers and aspiring drivers across the country are facing a pile of obstacles as they try to get on the road, stay on the road, and be safe in doing so. Waiting lists for driving tests are up to a

By Markus Spiske markusspiske - https://unsplash.com/photos/Skf7HxARcocImageGallery, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62049414

AI is not as intelligent as you think

A closer look at the academic threat of AI technology, the fact that it is not intelligent in the same way we are, or near as intelligent as we give it credit for being

In January 2023, a secondary school in London announced that they were going to make massive cuts to the amount of essay homework assigned to students. They explained that an AI (artificial intelligence), chat generator ChatGPT had made essay work

From the fringes to the front

Examining the meteoric rise of the far-right in Irish public discourse

Around the start of this term, I came home one day to find a newspaper on my doorstep that I had never heard of before. The main headline jumped out at me, “DON’T STAY HOME!”, and another saying, “PFIZER CRIMES