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Scorn in the USA

April 20, 2016

Throwing a tantrum. Crying over spilled milk. Cancelling a concert to stand up for what you believe in. To one North Carolina Congressman, these are all one and the same. Bruce Springsteen decided to cancel

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Why advertisements are restricted and monitored

April 20, 2016

Most of our days are spent surrounded by advertisements. Whether they are on television, radio, the internet, magazines or even just the posters surrounding us; they are always there.  It seems like a natural part

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Understanding Autism

April 6, 2016

Autism is often described as a ‘spectrum disorder’, meaning that two individuals with the same diagnosis may not experience the same difficulties at the same time. The symptoms can present themselves in many forms and combinations ranging from mild to severe

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University degree holders more likely to get married and have kids

March 23, 2016

College students have always been pinned as some of the most progressive in society. Universities attract bright people, who, for the most part, are ambitious and motivated to work. They are places that foster political activism and encourage liberal stances on social issues. Just over a month ago, an overwhelming majority of DCU students voted in favour of the SU taking a pro-choice position on abortion.

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The changing world of children’s toys

March 9, 2016

Toys are changing, while some people may worry that tablets and smartphones are taking over and that young children are becoming dependent on technology, in the opposite direction, many toys are becoming more suitable and appropriate for children every day.

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Resourceful food revelations

February 24, 2016

But surely it would just make sense to give hungry people food to give themselves energy? There are estimates that one in 10 people suffer from food poverty in Ireland alone.

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Disable inequality in this year’s election

February 24, 2016

Disable Inequality is a campaign to end discrimination for people living with disability and to make equality a defining issue in Election 2016. With more than 600,000 people with a disability living in Ireland, two in three people know at least one person, be they a friend, a family member, a colleague or neighbour.

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Heil Trump! Are the comparisons justified?

February 10, 2016

Hitler infamously blamed the Jews for the poor state of Germany after World War 1. While Trump is blaming everyone from Mexicans, Muslims, the Chinese and even Irish students for being a burden on America’s economy.

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LinkedIn: The new way to network

December 2, 2015

For students LinkedIn is an important tool to help connect with potential employers post-graduation. LinkedIn is like an online CV which gives users a platform to share work experience and engage on a professional level with connections. It allows you to personalise your profile to list skills and achievements, which can then be endorsed by your connections.

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Tackling tampon tax and menstrual taboos

November 18, 2015

British women have united in recent weeks to protest against a particularly sexist piece of legislation; the high rate of tax imposed on tampons because they are deemed a “luxury” item. Yes, British politicians believe

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Will criminalisation stop female genital cutting?

October 28, 2015

For those who do not know, female genital mutilation is a process carried out in which external female genitalia is partially or completely removed. It is more often than not, done without consent or even anaesthetic to girls anywhere from infancy upwards.

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100 great minds think alike

October 14, 2015

When Declan Egan created a start-up by the name of 100minds, he couldn’t foresee that it would raise over €400,000 for charity in just over two years. This year he wants to make a million.

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No freedom, until we’re equal

February 16, 2015

The transgender Community in Ireland are continuing to fight back as the Government propose a new Bill on transgender recognition.

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Histiocytosis: A Voice That Needs To Be Heard

December 10, 2014

Jade O’Leary speaks to Niamh Ni Ruari – a long-term sufferer of the rare disease LCH – about why awareness for the cause needs to be raised and how she feels about her case being chosen for this year’s 24 Hour Broadcast.

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Muhammad Yunus: when injustice seeks the just

November 26, 2014

At 74 years of age, Muhammad Yunus, a social entrepreneur who has founded banks for small farmers, has come under criticism and scrutiny from the Bangladeshi government.

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The young women changing the face of the Third World

November 14, 2014

Rebecca Lumley looks at the brave young women who have overcome incidents of rape, murder and poverty in the world’s most repressive societies and are now leading a new generation of female leaders.

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Can women have it all?

October 29, 2014

The tech giants who can do it all: Facebook and Apple now freeze eggs.

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Online Privacy: It’s Up to You

October 1, 2014

People are now too willing to place their full trust in the internet. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, the benefits greatly outweigh the damage it can cause most of the time. Imagine the world today without email, social networking and cat videos. That’s not a world for me.

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The Fight For Equality

October 1, 2014

A closer look at Emma Watson’s powerful speech on feminism and the ongoing fight for gender equality.