Taoiseach plans more jobs for students post-Brexit

February 21, 2018

More third level students will be encouraged to learn foreign languages and go on Erasmus programmes in a new government plan.  The 2018 action plan launched by the Taoiseach hopes to build closer links with


Universities clamp down on ‘disorderly’ RAG week

February 21, 2018

As RAG week kicked off across the country this week, numerous institutions have distanced themselves from the event. RAG (Raise and Give) week has not been an official college event for NUI Galway or the

University News

Are you getting it? – USI launches safe sex campaign

February 21, 2018

The Union of Students in Ireland launched a Sexual Health and Awareness Campaign last week, in collaboration with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy initiative. The campaign, containing the “Are you getting it?” tagline, was


Sin m’ainm – Tábhacht an fhada

February 20, 2018

Is aoibhinn liom m’ainm. Go híorónta, ciallaíonn sé: í cé a chur le gealaigh, ina theanta le ceangail a dhéanamh leis an mBanríon dhiongbháilte Medb. Mar a fheictear tá réimse rogha litrithe don ainm –


Love in Row 27 leaves you flying high

February 14, 2018

Contemporary romance novels are normally littered with predictability, cringe-worthy chance meetings and, of course, love and attraction at first sight. However, for Eithne Shortall’s debut novel, this could not be further from the truth. While


Losing yourself In Bruges

February 14, 2018

During a short city break, Cathal Mc Cahey unlocked the beauty, atmosphere and tales of the understated city that is Bruges.


What’s the real meaning of Valentine’s Day?

February 14, 2018

Shouldn’t we be appreciating these people in our lives every day of the year and not just the one specific day just because we can write it in a pretty card and buy some flowers?


Paedophile hunters; unprofessionals or unsung heroes?

February 14, 2018

For as long as the internet and chat rooms have existed, so have predators who have utilised it to get access to children and while the concept of vigilante predator hunters seem to be a fairly new phenomenon it can be traced back from as far as the early 2000’s.

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Grooming – the dark channels of cyber deviancy

February 14, 2018

Grooming is the common term used to explain how a sexual predator draws a child into their trust, with the core objective; to meet the child in the real world to commit sexual abuse.

News Features

The future of Europe will need a united front

February 9, 2018

On the 23rd of June 2016, there was a seismic change that reverberated throughout the continent of Europe. Social media was flooded with responses of shock and, in some cases, outrage at the results of


Re-opening the old wounds of the Kerry Babies scandal

February 8, 2018

When ‘Official Ireland’ was a land of saints and scholars where contraception and divorce were illegal, the Kerry Babies scandal shook the nation. Joanna Hayes found herself at the eye of the hurricane that was


Meet the athletes making a racket on the court

February 8, 2018

Every Monday evening from outside the National Tennis Centre in DCU, you can hear shouts of encouragement, instructions being called, the clash of rackets and a strange jingling noise. For many of the players on the