By Paris Ediagbonya NUI Galway researchers are looking to evaluate the experience of emotional abuse on a person in childhood and the consequences it has on their coping mechanisms during the Covid-19 pandemic in their adult life. This study is aimed at gaining a better understanding on how to support those who may have … [Read more...] about Study seeking 1000 participants to explore adult coping mechanisms during Covid-19
By Sophia Hadef What a difficult start of the year. Starting with a Level 5 lockdown, most of the shops are closed, no sitting in cafes and restaurants, the schools are closed and five kilometres is the maximum distance you can walk or run around your home. You need to stay at home, to go outside only for essential purposes and you cannot have … [Read more...] about Should the pandemic response have been handled by health experts instead of politicians?
By Tara Trevaskis Hoskin Over the past month, Ireland has seen the worst surge in Covid-19 cases since the first confirmed case in the Republic on the 29th of February of last year. This understandably has raised great concern about how the pandemic is being handled here and the need for stricter regulations surrounding the Coronavirus. This leads to the … [Read more...] about “Should there be heavier fines for people breaking Covid protocols?”
By Darragh Nolan It’s been a tough year. After a horrific 2020, it pains me to say that again just over a month into its evil twin, 2021. The Covid-19 death toll has crept over 3,000 and worldwide cases of the virus have surged past 100 million. It’s hard to gauge whether this year will be better than the last. We had moments of respite in 2020. January and February were … [Read more...] about Cause for cautious optimism as we move further into Covid unknown
By Rebecca Von Beaumont If you had asked me what college life would entail two years ago, I would have answered the same as everybody else: parties on a Tuesday night, labs on a Thursday morning, deciding which lectures were so full of people they could do with a cheeky skip, working at the weekends to fill the cupboards on the weekdays. Through tales and promises passed … [Read more...] about Covid and Lockdowns – Students in Continued Crisis