Lusail Stadium, Qatar by Visit Qatar on Unsplash/Feet on Qatari sand, Jose Aragones on Pexels. In 2010 Qatar was chosen as the host for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Since then, controversy has been an unrelenting constant for both FIFA and Qatar. The most recent being Qatar’s decision to ban the sale of alcohol at the World Cup stadiums, just days before Sunday’s … [Read more...] about Qatar World Cup: Why has the loss of alcohol overshadowed the loss of life?
Cancel culture. A tool that the internet has used to all extremes. It began with people on Twitter denouncing celebrities who had committed crimes or held problematic beliefs, such as R Kelly or J.K. Rowling. It then spread through YouTube, where youtubers’ offensive old tweets or videos would resurface, and they would be ultimately ‘cancelled’. The phenomenon has been … [Read more...] about Cancelling the Culture: Are we losing artistic freedom to outrage?
Pale skin, freckles, and ginger hair. The stereotypes American tourists demand one must have in order to fit their idea of ‘Irish’. I’m not saying this is completely inaccurate, many of us are quite pale whether it’s due to genetics or year-round a lack of sunshine, yet we certainly don’t embrace it. Nowadays, you can walk into any pharmacy and find shelves of tanning … [Read more...] about The Orange Isle: Ireland’s obsession with fake tan
Galway city centre is small with narrow, cobble-stoned streets and pedestrian-dominated pathways. It presents itself as more suited for walking rather than driving, yet, if you were to travel five minutes from the main streets of Galway you would find the opposite to be true. Headford Road is one of the busiest roads in Galway city and displays an ongoing issue within Irish … [Read more...] about Why convenient changes aren’t enough to tackle the climate crisis