Any student can tell you that recreational drug use is not just prevalent in society, it has permeated every facet of Irish life from hospitality to hospitals, and from politicians to postmen. Almost every house party has someone who can get a bag of cocaine, MDMA, or ketamine. This is not the reality for every person and every party, but it is more than just common, it is … [Read more...] about Why we should learn to stop worrying and love the bud
Here’s how to fix the housing crisis
If we want to understand and to fix the housing crisis the first step is to understand that the cause of homelessness is not having a house. There is no mental illness or addiction that someone can suffer from that makes someone homeless. They become homeless when they lose their home. This is a tautology of course, but one that needs to be stated amid the white noise of … [Read more...] about Here’s how to fix the housing crisis
Western activism around Qatar was nothing more than performative
When you search the term “Qatar FIFA controversy”, the first thing that appears is the criticism FIFA faced for holding the latest World Cup in a country where homosexuality is illegal. Many people, me included, go to Twitter for their news, and saw many stories criticising both the ban and FIFA’s decision. There were also many stories of people going to Qatar wearing … [Read more...] about Western activism around Qatar was nothing more than performative
The Good Friday Agreement at 25: Sectarianism Entrenched
The Hands of History. Raymond Watson cast in bronze the hands of the political leaders who negotiated the Good Friday Agreement. Photo: Pollyart123, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons Twenty-five years ago, the parties to the Northern conflict, alongside outside mediators, put pen to paper in Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement sought not only to end the most recent phase of … [Read more...] about The Good Friday Agreement at 25: Sectarianism Entrenched
There is no truly safe place for a woman to simply exist.
Safety for women is a common cause of concern, how can it not be? Can you find me one woman who has not been harassed or felt threatened in some way? From heckling, cat calling, unwanted advances, unsolicited pictures sent online, the wandering hands as you move through a nightclub. It is always something for us, there is unfortunately no avoiding it. Every time you walk into a … [Read more...] about There is no truly safe place for a woman to simply exist.