News Features

Teaching on a prayer

April 18, 2018

It’s strange looking back on religion classes during the junior cycle. Classes were considered somewhat of a farce by fellow students, a class where you could sit back and relax and not worry about the

Features

Pope Francis to visit a changed Ireland

April 4, 2018

Pope Francis is scheduled to come to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. However, he is coming to a country that is very different to the ‘catholic Ireland’ that the last

Features

Light sabers light up children’s ward

April 4, 2018

<dropcap>T</dropcap>he capacity to show kindness is perhaps what defines goodness: for one young man who battled brain cancer, this capacity allows him to give back to the hospital ward that treated him in a novel

Student Life

45,000 waiting for driving test date

April 4, 2018

There are currently 45,000 people waiting for a driving test date in Ireland. Although the RSA waiting time target is 10 weeks maximum, Buncrana and Gorey see average waiting times of 19.3 weeks and 18.4

Features

Could Cambridge influence the 8th?

March 28, 2018

When social media drives the agenda of campaigns to support worthwhile charities, like the ‘no make up selfie’ for cancer, or the ‘ice bucket challenge’ for ALS, the reaction from the masses is generally one

Features

Temporarily out of service

March 28, 2018

On March 2nd, as temperatures fell and images of snowmen and igloos filled news-feeds, the video of a JCB digger pulling the roof off of a South Dublin Lidl supermarket stood starkly in contrast. Later,

Features

A healthy fear of dying

March 21, 2018

There are two things you can be sure of in this lifetime; you are born, and you die, and while it’s not easy talking about death, there are occasions when the taboo seems a consistent

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Procrastination – avoidance at its best

March 21, 2018

Procrastination. A fifteen letter word that’s almost as difficult to spell as it is to overcome. Everybody experiences it, but the major impact it can have is often overlooked.  Procrastination is “the act of putting

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Where words fail, music speaks

March 21, 2018

How do you comfort a child who has received impossible news? Sometimes words are not enough, but music is, according to Gráinne Hope, founder of Kids’ Classics, a non-profit organisation which brings professional music  into

Inspirations

Giving while living – the sharing billionaire

March 21, 2018

The rhyme says sharing is caring, but billionaire Chuck Feeney exemplifies the concept: “I cannot think of a more personally rewarding and appropriate use of wealth than to give while one is living,” Feeney says.

Features

Snow one gets left behind

March 14, 2018

Her name was Emma, and though she came as a shock for Ireland , delivering snow and curtailing progress, she will be remembered by many, as the storm that let us out to play.

Health

Cancer does not have to be deadly

March 7, 2018

Fear. That’s all that Máire can recall. It seeped into her veins, into her mind and into her soul. On the day that Máire was diagnosed with breast cancer, all she heard was the dreaded

Features

Time to head south on the Inca trail

March 7, 2018

For some people the idea of backpacking and students represents a tacky idealism of Thai full-moon parties, fluorescent revellers and the proverbial buckets of whiskey. And, while there can be no denying the allure of

Features

You drive me crazy

March 7, 2018

Snow covers pockmarked roads, a crunchy backdrop to a husky crescendo promising ‘We won’t have to drive too far, close to the border and into the city.’ A conjuring of prose and clever song lyrics,

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From Russia with love

March 7, 2018

“Huddled in a corner, my brother and I fiddled with the radio until we caught the signal of an American radio station. ‘We’re coming to save you,’ the presenter would say, in Lithuanian. But they