Earlier this year the College of Psychiatrists issued a stark warning to the Irish public by announcing that marijuana poses the “gravest threat” to the mental health of young people in Ireland. According to the report the number of youths hospitalised with cannabis-related disorder has jumped a worrying 300% in the past 10 to 15 years. The report reopened the debate on whether … [Read more...] about Should Ireland legalise recreational marijuana?
NUI Galway Nursing student Ciarán Freeman joined Jean Kelly, Operational Site Manager for Galway Vaccination Centre, to prepare for the opening of the on campus walk-in vaccination clinic in the University's Arts-Science block. On the 27of August, NUI Galway introduced a pop-up vaccination centre on campus for staff and students. The centre carries both the first and second … [Read more...] about Pop-up vaccinations on campus: A first-hand account
Reality Television may be the most prominent genre on our screens these days. It’s hated, it’s loved and it’s everything in between. Culturally and societally, its impact is huge. The concept of unscripted, real-life situations on television is highly addictive for a lot of people and it’s easy to see why. There’s something for everyone as we watch normal people try find … [Read more...] about The impact of reality television: Should it be so easily discarded?
When I was growing up, the people most famous and influential were major pop stars and film stars. The fastest way to catch-up with celebrity gossip was to tune into E! News or to pick up a copy of your favourite magazine. Today, to be famous means something entirely different. The noughties saw the birth and rapid development of social media. What began as a tool for … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be ‘famous’ and ‘influential’ in 2021 and is there a difference?
President Michael D. Higgins’ refusal to attend the 100th anniversary of the partition of Ireland and the foundation of Northern Ireland, caused a significant stir in political circles across our island. Many people across the Republic of Ireland overwhelmingly supported this call, even though the reasons for President Higgins’ refusal bore no semblance to many of the reasons … [Read more...] about 100 years on from its formation, what’s next for Northern Ireland?