Hearts, Hands & Empty Stomachs: The Cahersiveen Hunger Strikers

-Stephen Moynihan, with additional reporting from Alana Daly Mulligan, Niamh Browne and Emer Walsh  “Start not, Irish born man, if you’re Irish true, we heed not race, nor creed, nor clan, we’ve hearts and hands for you.” – Thomas Osborne Davis When we as a country think of the hunger strike movement, we are pulled deep into our revolutionary past; whether that be the H-Block … Continue reading Hearts, Hands & Empty Stomachs: The Cahersiveen Hunger Strikers

Purposeless, Voiceless and Expressionless: An Indirect Impact of Covid-19

    Imagine you are standing in a room. A very small windowless room that, despite the plush sofa and painting of a flower, is a far cry from a comfortable room because comfort implies pleasantness and relaxation. The room you are in is tense, tight and torrid. You stand as close to the wall as you can, moulding your body into the corner where … Continue reading Purposeless, Voiceless and Expressionless: An Indirect Impact of Covid-19

Yemen Crisis 2020:  A Plea for Humanity

  Close your eyes and imagine this with me. You’re in the middle of a rather run-down street surrounded by desert. It’s crowded. Those around you are weary, showing signs of malnourishment and starvation. Children with visible ribs and protruding abdomens shuffle past you. Masks, like breathing, have become a luxury. You soon reach a hospital. It’s small with just two beds and minimal facilities. … Continue reading Yemen Crisis 2020:  A Plea for Humanity

Life After College

Life After College by Julianne Power   The big wide world – it’s a scary place, isn’t it?  Especially if you are a real-life grown up, something I regret to say I must soon become.  College life seems like the perfect bubble between growing-up and staying forever young – one gains independence, grows as an individual, learns a whole plethora of new things, but still retains … Continue reading Life After College

Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

 Has the increasing prevalence of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?    Eve Roches talks us through her fears about the impact of technology on the development of the world. Technology is an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones for daily news and updates, and I even find myself looking up the weather … Continue reading Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

    Thousands of us became renters for the first time September 2019, and thousands the year before that and so on. This is a completely new experience to us, whether we’re in student accommodation, in digs or if we’re in the private rental market.  The last report Cork Simon did in November 2019 stated that there were over 400 homeless people in Cork at … Continue reading OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions