By Darren Casserly Recently RTÉ launched a series by the name of Iarnród Enda where former Taoiseach Enda Kenny travels around old Irish railroads. I disliked the idea of a man like Enda Kenny getting to host a series like this with no prior experience of hosting. Another reason for my feeling is the fact that many of the closures of the lines he travels are as a result of … [Read more...] about RTÉ needs to give young people a chance
By Darren Casserly This last year has led to a rise in social media use and for a lot of people they have made more connections through social media. Everyone knows to be at least somewhat weary of calling people you don’t know offline a friend, but this has changed in the pandemic. When all you can only talk to your friends online, the distinction between your ‘real’ friends … [Read more...] about Are online friends really your friends?
By Darren Casserly Opinion Editor Over the past couple of months, the government has hid behind the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (NPHET) press conferences and Dr. Ronan Glynn’s comments, which have turned him into something of a lightning rod for people’s anger over this seemingly never-ending lockdown. There is no roadmap back like there was last summer, it is … [Read more...] about NPHET has been unfairly blamed for the Government’s mishaps
By Niamh Casey If there’s something that most people can agree on, it’s that social media has the potential to be an extremely harmful, if not dangerous place. That potential has even become a reality on several occasions. Some examples that immediately come to mind are the countless sketchy, (to put it lightly), subreddits, where people go by false names to discuss, what … [Read more...] about Should Social Media companies allow people to post anonymously?
By Ian Casserly Rural Electrification, Flush Toilets, and the Women’s right to vote. All these ideas were far fetched at the time Daylight Savings were first introduced onto these shores back in May 1916. Daylight Savings first came into the public conversation when the Kiwi, George Hudson proposed a two-hour time shift in the summertime all the way back in 1895. His … [Read more...] about Is there any use for daylight savings anymore?