Opinion

Should Hugh Hefner really be idolised?

October 11, 2017

Those who brand Hefner as a ‘legend’ or ‘icon’ may say that he deserves our admiration because of his campaigns for contraception, abortion and the sexual revolution. Purely based on those facts, I agree, as those are all necessary elements of a contemporary world. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Hefner was a hedonist- he believed in dominating life in pleasures. Abortion and contraception are the mere ingredients that helped him live this hedonistic life as carefree as possible.

Opinion

Is free education our only hope?

October 11, 2017

We need to look at countries like Germany and Sweden who offer free third level education which mean equal opportunity for all citizens. The graduates who benefit from the free education system differ from Ireland’s graduates because they leave third level education in a comfortable and safe financial position and can therefore contribute to the growing economy from a much earlier age.

Opinion

University and other options

October 4, 2017

Not everybody is academically minded and that should not be a problem. We shouldn’t be pushing the idea that going to university is the superior option. It should just be an option.

Opinion

Does religion have a place in the classroom?

October 4, 2017

Teachers and anyone who can look back to their times in second and sixth class know how the First Confession, the First Holy Communion and the Confirmation dominate the classroom with the teachers running round like headless chickens trying to ensure that everything is prepared for the approaching deadline.

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Opinion

Building a non-sectarian generation

April 5, 2017

Following the death of former deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness earlier this month, Bríon Hoban discusses possibilities for the generations to come.

Opinion

Unlocking a hidden Ireland one travesty at a time

March 22, 2017

Bríon Hoban discusses the wrong doing in Ireland that we, as a society, accept. Focusing on the recent discovery of the mass grave at Tuam, Galway, Bríon argues that we must face up to the issues facing our society today, rather than ignoring them in the hope that they become forgotten.

Opinion

Opinion: Students say ‘no’ to consent classes

March 8, 2017

Consent classes in University College Dublin (UCD) have been cancelled due to a lack of interest but this does not mean that the classes are not absolutely vital for students. Emily Crowley discusses.

Opinion

Opinion: College identity is a self-defeating concept

March 8, 2017

Following the incorporation of St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with DCU, Bríon Hoban discusses the aftermath of the incorporation from a St. Pat’s perspective.

Opinion

Opinion: Nurses strike exposes HSE incompetence

February 22, 2017

The nurses and midwives of Ireland plan industrial action on the seventh of March after the HSE failed to agree terms with the INMO regarding a dispute over working conditions