Image by hosny salah from Pixabay It may come as a surprise to some to see the Palestinian flag flying beside the Irish flag atop Dublin City Council. However, for the Irish people, or those familiar with Irish history, it is no surprise. The raising of the Palestinian flag is a statement. A symbol. Though separated by over 4,000 kilometres, Ireland stands in … [Read more...] about A shared history of two nations, 4,000km apart
Image by Nikolay Georgiev from Pixabay The real world is a scary place. As a child it was a lot easier to dream of one day becoming an astronaut, a ballerina, or a superstar. Nowadays, what was seemingly simple and achievable, has become out of reach and unrealistic. Growing up is learning that hard work is required to make those dreams happen. And … [Read more...] about Does college prepare us for the real world?
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay This article is far from the confessions of a Galway girl. Think of it more as a Galway girl’s advice about this small city’s dating scene and about the other categories involved with such a topic. There are questions one must know the answers to; lessons that one needs to learn before plunging into the pool of new … [Read more...] about Do I know how to date?
Image by Catkin from Pixabay A plan has been proposed to add 257 bedrooms to a lot in Terryland which had already been approved for further student accommodation. While this is a positive sign for students, many locals have voiced their objections to the new addition. The housing crisis in Galway City has been a constant frustration for … [Read more...] about New student accommodation brings hope for students and concern from local residents
Image by Pexels from Pixabay The juggernaut of digitisation has brought many technological alternatives to everyday items. Smart watches are now the default in comparison to analogue. iPads and Apple Pens have become a stand in for pen and paper in classrooms and lecture theatres all over the world. So too have books been met by a digital counterpart: the … [Read more...] about Paper versus Pixels: Have Kindles and their convenience replaced the need for physical books?