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Stop Asian Hate: My Observations on Racism in Ireland

April 22, 2021

Since six Asian women were killed in the Atlanta Spa shooting last month, “Stop Asian Hate Movement” have been held across the United States for several weeks. In this movement, some Asian-American celebrities, such as

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Stretched to the last: the unheard voices on scoliosis waiting lists

March 24, 2021

While Covid-19 has changed how we live, and it has affected the general running of hospitals and plunged them under pressure, children are still waiting and their condition has not gone away at the foot of a global infection. Mountains have been moved over the course of this pandemic, this should be one of those mountains. 

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Irish defamation laws are damaging to journalism

March 24, 2021

We have no idea what stories have been pulled or never even saw the light of day because of the risk of a lawsuit. This law is a loaded gun on journalists, with the rich and powerful at its trigger.

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Zero-Covid: Is it the answer?

February 10, 2021

“I think the debate is over.”  The Irish Times European Correspondent Naomi O’Leary retweeted an image of a music festival in New Zealand with the above caption last week. This tease of normality is something

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Ireland has not learned from past mistakes

January 27, 2021

In his state apology to the victims of Mother and Baby Homes, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said “It is the duty of a republic to be willing to hold itself to account. To be willing to

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Gender quotas are not the answer to any problem

December 12, 2018

Gender quotas are sexist and cynical. They are predicated on the idea that the only reason women are underrepresented in a certain field is because of gender. Not only that, they assume that women need

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Controversial Iceland ad did more good than harm

December 12, 2018

A few weeks ago, uproar was caused after the frozen food supermarket, Iceland, dropped their Christmas advert on Facebook and other social media platforms. Note, dropped online, not on television. This is because the organisation

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The troubles of toxic masculinity

December 12, 2018

Irish society has become better at discussing mental health issues. However, men across the country are still suffering and are largely being ignored. Last year, men accounted for 79 per cent of suicide deaths last

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The perils of a social credit system for democracy

December 12, 2018

The phrase ‘’better to say nothing than anything bad’’ is extremely misleading, yet, since the inception of Mao Zedong’s communist victory in China, this policy has effectively been used since 2014. It is being expanded

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Gene editing has the potential for greatness

December 12, 2018

Gene editing has hit the headlines lately after a scientist in China claimed to have made the first pair of genetically edited twins. Although this has not yet been proven, it brings to light the

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Tackling gender imbalance begins from the ground up

November 28, 2018

It is estimated that without the introduction of female-only professorships, it would take two decades to achieve gender balance in senior academia with an increase of one or two percent success rates in female professorships.

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Is veganism achievable for everyone?

November 28, 2018

For some low-income families, it is simply not manageable to shell out extra cash, time or resources on sustaining a vegan lifestyle, when it seems more affordable to grab the quicker and cheaper options.

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Is it wrong to wear the remembrance poppy?

November 28, 2018

A Canadian doctor was in a Belgian field just over 100 years ago and was surrounded by death when he noticed a bruised shaped, vibrant red flower growing around the bodies. After the Second Battle