An easily led society

April 15, 2019

It has woven itself into the fabric of many people’s lives and although many people enjoy it, some aspects can be detrimental to our mental health.

National News

ASAI receive over 100 complaints about Instagram content

March 20, 2019

A number of wellness bloggers and influencers have been making sponsored posts about products such as vitamin and gut-health supplements in Ireland and abroad. There have been few complaints made about influencers and health supplements to the ASAI so far.

The Hype

Exploring the world of Instagram poetry

October 3, 2018

This generations ‘instapoets’ are a breath of fresh air for an artform that seemed to be dying. Many young people can no longer relate to the heavy poetry of the likes of John Keats of whom they may have studied laboriously throughout their secondary school education.


Life through rose tinted filters

February 7, 2018

Instagram aesthetics have been around for a while now, but in recent years they’ve become almost vital to the success or brands and bloggers worldwide. Rachel Farrell explores the reasoning behind a perfectly curated social media feed.


Stranger Threads

November 15, 2017

The release of Stranger Things 2 has seen merchandise for the Netflix original series pop up everywhere, from Topshop to independent Irish designers, Helen O’Neill tells us more about the fashion taking over the upside down and beyond.


The blogger who cried nutritionist

October 25, 2017

Instagram has become a forum for much more than pretty pictures with many bloggers giving out nutritional and health advice without qualifications.


Instagram versus the female nipple

October 14, 2015

The #FreeTheNipple movement has recently been battling against a very popular app. Instagram has come under great scrutiny for it’s censorship policy which forbids users from posting photos of topless women, in particular their nipples.