Big Data: Big Fear?

Where should we draw the line with data analytics, asks Aditi Udayabhaskar We know all too well the spiral of a YouTube spree – just one video, you think, until you find yourself watching advertisements on Brennan’s bread some two hours later thinking, how did I get here? Yep, we can all relate. Whilst this is a great way to procrastinate, it also is a subtle … Continue reading Big Data: Big Fear?

From Globalization to Insularity

Deputy Current Affairs Editor Aditi Udayabhaskar examines an increasingly insular – and fragile – world 2016 was a milestone for human progress – in all the wrong ways. America, a beacon of hope for unity and universal acceptance of race, creed, colour and religion, witnessed the election of President Trump, as the entire world watched on in shock and disbelief. The United Kingdom, once the … Continue reading From Globalization to Insularity

Repeal the 8th

Rebecca Stone discusses the consequences of the 8th Amendment. As we are all well aware, the topic of abortion and its legality in Ireland has been a centre of controversy and contention for the last several years. Currently, the 8th Amendment equates the life of the unborn foetus with that of the pregnant woman or person. This legislation has caused many problems for the people … Continue reading Repeal the 8th

The “F-word”

By Sadhbh Sullivan Venturing into adulthood in a 21st century Ireland is accompanied by a multitude of opportunities and experiences. We are living in an age of “acceptance”, and a state that has become known worldwide for social tolerance, ranking in the top ten of the world’s most tolerant countries in a Movehubs survey carried out earlier this year.  Renowned as a diverse nation, we … Continue reading The “F-word”

Return Of The ‘Boom’ – Still Facing Gloom

As the Irish economy begins to improve, are we in danger of replicating the mistakes of the Celtic Tiger, asks Rebecca Stone Homelessness in Ireland: the Facts As of late June 2017, the population of known homeless individuals in Ireland stood at 7,941 – the highest number on record. The number of homeless families has increased by 27% in the past year. 1 in 3 … Continue reading Return Of The ‘Boom’ – Still Facing Gloom

Seasonal Affective Disorder – When The Autumn Blues Become Something More

By Jacqueline Murphy Given the state of Irish weather during 95% of the year, it’s not hard to believe that the constant chill looming in the air and the almost non-existent sunlight levels are having a negative impact on our daily mood and overall attitude towards life. But what if I told you there was more to it than simply suffering from a case of the … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder – When The Autumn Blues Become Something More