By Daniel Brennan The idea of “cancelling” celebrities for holding certain opinions, or after finding out something awful they did in their past, has been about for the past few years now. This has only expanded via internet culture jumping on anything and everything as soon as it can. Switching from one controversy to another, as the never-ending news cycle continues on and … [Read more...] about Cancelled culture and judging celebrities on their past: when is it justified?
By Daniel Brennan I’m sure you know this by now, but it bears repeating – the world is dying. Carbon emissions, much like scientists warned us nearly three decades ago, are tearing bigger and bigger holes in the ozone layer. The effects of the ensuing climate change has already been seen across the world, with rising seas levels, melting glaciers, and an unprecedented amount … [Read more...] about Opinion: Formula E and the future of mobility
By Daniel Brennan Regardless of whether or not you’ve ever owned a games console in your life, you’ll definitely have heard of and played a Grand Theft Auto game at some point. Each time a new GTA comes out, it’s almost like a cultural event. For instance, back in 2013 when Grand Theft Auto V was released, I went to a midnight launch of the game after pre-ordering it months … [Read more...] about Opinion: The vilification of violent video games cannot be justified
By Daniel Brennan The Connacht Tribune news group recently revealed a variety of expenses that NUI Galway pays to private companies last month. The expenses include a €1.2 million bill that the university foots on cleaning each year. NUI Galway is set to pay Grosvenor Cleaning Services, the provider of both cleaning materials and cleaning staff to the college, a total … [Read more...] about €1.2 million spent on cleaning services in NUI Galway
By Daniel Brennan A recent edition of RTÉ’s flagship current affairs programme, Prime Time, featured a debate about transgender issues where for the sake of “balance”, the comedy television writer Graham Linehan of Father Ted and The IT Crowd fame, was invited onto the show following the writer’s recent history of being openly anti-trans on Twitter and other sites over the … [Read more...] about Opinion: RTÉ Prime Time’s transgender ‘debate’ was a disgrace