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

Taking the Power Back

  “Taking the Power Back:” The Responsibility of the Rock and Metal Community to Ensure Solidarity With the BLM Movement.  Motley’s Emer Walsh takes a hard look at race in the hard rock community. The Rock and Metal Community has always acted as a safe space for those dealing with frustration; personal, public or political. The genre, thanks to Rage Against The Machine, the Sex … Continue reading Taking the Power Back

A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: AMERICA’S AGEING PRESIDENCY

    “Age will flatten a man,” said the aging Sheriff Bell in the Coen brothers’ McCarthy-inspired and Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. Maeve McTaggart explores why it hasn’t suppressed the chances of the 2020 Presidential candidates, but instead inflated them.   Donald J. Trump assumed the presidential seat in the Oval Office ahead of his sixty-eight year-old competitor Hillary Clinton in late 2016. … Continue reading A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: AMERICA’S AGEING PRESIDENCY

Seeing & Believing: Sexual Assault on University Campuses Highlighted in USI Survey

    Sure, I’d love to I’ve already given a review Ask me later Not working, I need support No thanks It is hard to know where to start with this topic due to it’s emotive, uncomfortable, vast, and terrifyingly fastened-to-silence methodology, we are still a country too afraid of our sexual assaults and assaulters to speak about them. Despite Ireland’s liberalisations over the past decade and the good … Continue reading Seeing & Believing: Sexual Assault on University Campuses Highlighted in USI Survey