Features

The question of queerbaiting

December 11, 2019

It is harmful because it is similar to teasing. If you put two straight characters together and provide lots of sexual tension it almost seems like mocking. Coming out as gay or bisexual is a difficult challenge in a person’s life and if young people see this they are less likely to come out.

Lifestyle

The history of feminism in Ireland

December 11, 2019

Feminism in Ireland can be identified from the early 1900’s. In 1918, women could only vote at the age of 30 and only if they have property or university qualifications but men were allowed to vote at the age of 21 with no qualifications.

Food

The benefits of turmeric

November 13, 2019

Like many Asian spices, turmeric is also known to have many health benefits and has been used as a form of traditional medicine.

Television

Fractured fails to stray from classic thriller tropes

October 30, 2019

From the onset, there is a sense of foreboding in the new Netflix thriller, “Fractured.” This is possibly due to the fact that the plot of the movie seems very familiar to “Shutter Island” and “Flight Plan”, where actress Jodie Foster searches for her missing daughter on a flight.

Features

Discrimination against invisible illnesses

October 30, 2019

“I dress my son in t-shirts that address the fact that he has autism…however the older generation will still treat him really bad even if we advertise his autism,” said Allesandra Bester, a campaigner for invisible illnesses based in the United Kingdom. 

Lifestyle

Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.

Features

The reality of abortion in Northern Ireland

October 16, 2019

Currently, in the Republic of Ireland, many people still participate in protests such as March for Choice so that women in the north can access safe health care that is provided for free, the same health care that women in the republic can now access.

Lifestyle

Why some people are triggered by Greta

October 16, 2019

While Greta Thunberg has her devoted followers, she also has detractors who have branded her as mentally ill, hysterical and called her a child that should be doing something else with her time. 

Lifestyle

Jesy Nelson on body confidence

October 2, 2019

The public came together on Twitter to give support to Jesy Nelson after the documentary “Odd One Out” aired on BBC One on Thursday the 12th of September.

Lifestyle

Extreme Landlords

July 20, 2019

There’s now, not only a housing crisis, but a renting crisis. People that have above average paying jobs can’t afford rent, let alone a mortgage with the average price of renting an apartment in Dublin at approximately €1,800 a month.

Lifestyle

Nike’s plus size mannequin sparks obesity debate

June 20, 2019

Some people have defended Nike on Twitter saying that what is more harmful to women’s health is the size eight mannequins and that they create issues surrounding the “perfect woman” and increase the number of eating disorders diagnosed.

Food

The Beast Eatery

April 17, 2019

Beast is Ireland’s first vegan eatery and takeaway in Dublin by Moodley Manor.

Lifestyle

Tailoring for tattoos

April 3, 2019

Tattoos are essentially pieces of jewellery that you can’t take off so it’s important that the colour and style of your clothes compliments your body art.

Lifestyle

Cervical cancer can be avoided

March 6, 2019

Rumours on possible side effects following the HPV vaccine led to some girls opting out of the injection. With so much talk on cervical cancer, it’s important to gather the facts on the preventative measure.