Photo by William Murphy from Dublin, Ireland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Women have been through a whirlwind of difficulties since the 1930s: men doing the work while women were meant to stay home and do the household chores, patriarchies thinking that women couldn’t do a man’s job, women having to fight for their right to vote, their right to a voice. Nowadays … [Read more...] about The Gaps in Women’s Health Care
Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Two members of a climate activist group recently threw cans of tomato soup at Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” People around the world reacted in outrage over the supposed destruction of the painting, failing to realize the truth behind the matter. As a lover of art, the initial news about the incident shocked me; why … [Read more...] about Protest or poor decisions: A better look at the recent climate protest
As we enter the closing stages of 2022, the issue that has pushed its way to the top of public consciousness has been the ongoing housing crisis. Exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the influx of Ukrainian refugees, access to adequate housing in Ireland has become more and more difficult.While it is true that the tumultuous nature of the last few years has greatly … [Read more...] about The TD as a landlord
Photo by Valerie McHugh “Comparison is the thief of joy,” I was once told. In life, we must try to heed this quote by Theodore Roosevelt. But it is almost impossible not to compare our lives to those of social media influencers, reality TV personalities, and Hollywood actors when we see their lavish posts online. Social media has become a platform of comparison for most of … [Read more...] about BeReal: An authentic approach to social media or another excuse to compare?
Photo by Pixabay Ireland’s capacity to house refugees and asylum seekers is questioned again as arrivals of people fleeing war and searching for refuge constantly increase. Even more, a Government proposal has been questioned suggesting full-time employed Direct Provision residents start paying their rent or the so-called fees for service. According to Paddy Hennelly, the … [Read more...] about Asking Direct Provision residents to pay for rent: a quick fix blaming it on the wrong target