An opinion piece by Seán Burke. In Ireland, free education is very expensive. Despite this dichotomy, we are assured by Fine Gael that they aim to build a ‘Republic of Opportunity.' While I wholeheartedly take issue with a vision so lacking in ambition that its ideal result is a society, in which people are incredibly equal to be incredibly unequal, it’s undoubtedly … [Read more...] about F*ck The Fees; The Fall of the Republic of Opportunity
I can only speak for me personally, but I’ve never seen myself as some great warrior, a callous hunk, or even a particularly able lumberjack. And I’d be willing to bet, neither have most men today. That’s through no fault of our own I think, that’s just not what society demands of the modern man. Nor would it meet any of the necessary skills needed to thrive in this day and … [Read more...] about The modern man and his quest to define himself
Image ©No10 Crown Copyright . 04/02/2020. London, United Kingdom. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Sir David Attenborough talk to school children at the Science Museum for Launch of the UK hosting of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Picture by Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street More than 30,000 activists, politicians, and policy analysts have … [Read more...] about COP26 Glasgow: Has action finally been taken?
It always felt it would only be matter of time before Donald Trump found a way back into social media, but who knew it was going to be by creating his own platform? Welcome to TRUTH Social. After Trump was banned from both Facebook and Twitter, many critics hoped that would be the end of the post-truth tyrant. Citing the January 6th attack on Capitol Hill as evidence enough … [Read more...] about TRUTH Social: A dry land for Trump?
I recently read an article written by Adrian Chiles for the Guardian where he reflected on his belief that as a society, we have too much ‘stuff.’ I won’t lie to you, that article sent me spiralling. As I read Chiles’ reflections on how we, as people, have continued to stuff the planet full of things we don’t actually need - hello, random lockdown purchases - I realized how … [Read more...] about How much stuff is too much stuff?