Lifestyle

Couple Staycations

April 18, 2018

Too broke to go abroad this summer with your better half? Katie Gallagher gives you the lowdown on the best couple staycations around Ireland

Lifestyle

There is more to contraception than the pill

March 21, 2018

When it comes to contraception, most girls opt for ‘the pill’ even though there are numerous other options out there. The question is are they being informed of the other contraceptives,or is there a tendency to just take the ‘easy’ option.

Opinion

Is Irishness enough to maintain us as a significant player in Europe?

March 7, 2018

With the fallout from Brexit we sneer at Britain and bolster our own sense of national pride, but it is easy to overlook our own selfish approach to Europe’s resources. As a nation we love to be loved. The “best fans in the world”, our culture and history is celebrated across the globe, just friendly rogues out for the craic.

Opinion

A new beginning for a new Irish generation

March 7, 2018

But the Government cannot be faulted for their efforts in creating a new Ireland. For young people in Ireland, this plan is almost like a stand of confidence in the country most of us will probably consider leaving in the next few years.

The Hype

The difficulty of being a modern artist

March 7, 2018

Despite Ireland’s tiny size, the small island has produced some of the world’s leading poets, composers and artists. Twentieth-century Irish artists such as Jack Butler Yeats, Evie Hone and Sean Keating are renowned for their

Opinion

The Good Friday ban, a modern approach or a loss of identity?

February 7, 2018

Pubs only close these two days a year and as part of Irish culture, this trend has been here for all of our lives, with this ban being lifted we are becoming more modern but at the same time it has to be asked, are we losing a part of our identity?

The Hype

The growth of the Irish music scene

February 7, 2018

Many think of Irish music and images of an auld lad playing spoons in some pub down a bothrin pop into mind. A walk through Temple Bar in the height of July would similarly convince

Opinion

Leo’s homelessness comments show a lack of sympathy

November 29, 2017

Varadkar’s comments like Gleeson’s shows his misunderstanding of the issue, his disinterest in the problem, his aloofness to lower class issues. His overall classism and elitism, as members of the Simon community and rival politicians have already pointed out.

Opinion

Is Ireland facing a secular future?

October 25, 2017

With the numbers of Catholics on the decline it seems Ireland is on the way to facing a secular future, the percentage who identified as Catholic on the census falling from 84.2 percent in 2011 to 78.3 percent in 2016. There has also been a corresponding rise in the number of those with no religion, growing by 73.6 percent. Those with no religion now accounting for 10 percent of the population compared to 6% five years ago.

Lifestyle

Halloween around the world

October 25, 2017

Halloween is getting increasingly more popular in Ireland but it’s celebrated very differently in other parts of the world.

Lifestyle

Weekend adventures in Ireland

October 11, 2017

If there is no room in the budget or time to plan a trip away at the weekend, there are always plenty of places worth visiting at home to pass the weekend.

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Travel

Staycation Destinations

April 19, 2017

Sometimes for us students it’s just not feasible to go abroad and spend a fortune on holidays. So this is a guide to travel locations to see and do in Ireland.

Opinion

Ireland needs to wake up to injustice – it’s time to repeal

September 28, 2016

Following the release of The Repeal Project’s video ‘We Face This Land’ expressing strong views regarding the possible repeal of the 8th amendment, Andrew Ralph expresses his views on the controversial matter of abortion in Ireland and the limited services available to the women of our country.