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Ireland should care about hair.

January 21, 2022

South Korean politician, Lee Jae-Myung proposed at the beginning of the month for public health insurance to include hair loss treatments. This caused a huge divide in the public. Opponents say this is populism, but

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A sober reflection on Minimum Unit Pricing

January 21, 2022

The retail price of alcohol rose significantly last week as a government decision that a minimum price of 10 cent per gram of alcohol must be introduced in all off-licenses and supermarkets. Since the law

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To be disabled in Ireland is quite political.

January 21, 2022

You are assessed, spoken about, and decisions are made for you, largely by non-disabled people who you may never meet. To say I am disabled is political, too. I am disabled by legislation, policy, attitudes,

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IUA calls for Leaving Cert results to be released in June

November 10, 2021

Irish universities call for Leaving Cert results to be released in late June. The Irish Universities Association (IUA), which represents the country’s eight universities, said the leaving cert timetable is “no longer fit for purpose”

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UCC delegate set to represent Irish students at COP26 Summit

November 10, 2021

University College Cork have assembled a delegate of eight members, including students and climate professors, to attend the COP26 summit in Glasgow which kicked off on Sunday. COP26 will run from October 31st to November 12th, and

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Maynooth University elect their first female president

October 13, 2021

Last week saw the election of Professor Eeva Leinonen, who took up office at Maynooth University, making her the fourth female president of an Irish university. The appointment of Leinonen as President of MU is

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Number of Covid outbreaks in schools dropped last week

October 13, 2021

The number of confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks in schools has seen a significant drop this week. According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) bulletin, there were a total of 10 outbreaks and 45 confirmed cases