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Opinion

Unlocking a hidden Ireland one travesty at a time

March 22, 2017

Bríon Hoban discusses the wrong doing in Ireland that we, as a society, accept. Focusing on the recent discovery of the mass grave at Tuam, Galway, Bríon argues that we must face up to the issues facing our society today, rather than ignoring them in the hope that they become forgotten.

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Opinion

Opinion: Students say ‘no’ to consent classes

March 8, 2017

Consent classes in University College Dublin (UCD) have been cancelled due to a lack of interest but this does not mean that the classes are not absolutely vital for students. Emily Crowley discusses.

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Opinion

Opinion: College identity is a self-defeating concept

March 8, 2017

Following the incorporation of St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with DCU, Bríon Hoban discusses the aftermath of the incorporation from a St. Pat’s perspective.

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Opinion

Opinion: Nurses strike exposes HSE incompetence

February 22, 2017

The nurses and midwives of Ireland plan industrial action on the seventh of March after the HSE failed to agree terms with the INMO regarding a dispute over working conditions

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Opinion

Opinion: Has feminism taken a turn for the worse?

February 8, 2017

Lucy Mangan argues that although feminism has advanced in society in recent years, perhaps is has taken a turn for the worst in its aim to promote the equal rights of both men and women.

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Opinion

Please, mind the gap year

November 30, 2016

The amount of students taking a gap year before college is increasing and taking the year out seems to be becoming very successful, writes Emily Crowley.

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Opinion

How far have we come with youth politics?

November 30, 2016

Michelle Martin discusses the younger generation’s involvement in politics in recent years from BREXIT to the US Presidential Election and the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

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Opinion

DCU’s indifference to student addiction

November 30, 2016

Bríon Hoban takes a look into DCU’s attitude towards drugs and its strict anti-drug policy and wonders that perhaps DCU doesn’t prioritise the helping of students suffering from drug addiction.

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Opinion

Absent voters sacrifice their voice

November 16, 2016

Following last week’s US presidential election, Bríon Hoban believes that if more young Americans had voted, the outcome would have been different.

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Opinion

Understanding consent: it is okay to say no

November 16, 2016

Following the broadcast of author Louise O’Neill’s documentary ‘Asking for it’, opinion editor Shirley Donlon discusses the definition of consent and why it is so important to understand it.

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Opinion

The college that cried ‘fire’

November 16, 2016

The excessive use of fire drills in universities is making students less reactive to actual fires, writes Laura Horan.

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Opinion

Enda Kenny vs porn

November 16, 2016

In a year so focused on repealing the Eighth Amendment, Bronwyn O’Neill believes that Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, is prioritising the issue of porn instead.