Keeping up with the times

October 31, 2018

The consensus about whether or not the Catholic Church in Ireland has had a good year depends very much on who you ask.


Risky business

October 17, 2018

Shame, sex and promiscuity- the oldest profession in the world thrives in glamorous brothels, red light districts and dodgy alleyways.


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


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


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.


Waltons – Then the music ended

February 28, 2018

When the South Great Georges Street branch of music retailer Waltons closed on Monday 19th, after almost thirty years in business, the move hit some particularly close to home. “Personally, I feel pretty disappointed” former

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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.

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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

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How two students took the journalism world by storm

December 3, 2017

It all started six months ago, in a living room in Dublin. André Bastié needed to transcribe twelve interviews for an academic research project on Social Entrepreneurship for his masters in e-commerce in DCU. He

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Online gambling can negatively affect students

November 2, 2017

There was a pungent stench of weed, cigarettes and stale alcohol that clouded the air of the small room. Excited chatter and electronic music pulsated throughout the empty space while the gyrating bodies were getting


Who killed JFK – what will the papers say?

November 1, 2017

In 1992 a precedent was set by law which locked away, from prying eyes, thousands of papers in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.


Back to the future-ish

October 11, 2017

Once upon a time, those of us over the age of 27, imagined that by now, we would glide through our daily routines, resplendent in suits of crystal LED’s, attending to life from the noiseless


X and the giant Apple

September 27, 2017

If man and machine lived harmoniously in perfect co-existence, Apple would be its all-nurturing Biblical force – assuming the role of guardian over the bliss artificial utopia. An A11 bionic chip, True Tone display and

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I am not to blame

September 27, 2017

Rape. It’s a tiny word that contains so much emotion, violence, destruction and devastation. It means, by it’s dictionary definition; to plunder, to strip bare of resources, to sexually assault. There is no question of

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The last good, Good Friday

April 19, 2017

Bibi Drumm, lifetime parish member and a devout Catholic, sits down in her compact living room, leaning her walking stick gently against the arm of the upholstered chair. “Once you get over 65 – which

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Postcards from abroad

April 5, 2017

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair.”  So says the great author JRR Tolkien. As Ibrahim Halawa spends yet another