Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?

Every single year without fail I always look forward to the Christmas holidays. It gives me a chance to kick back on the couch and to catch up on all the movies and shows I have been meaning to explore but have been unable to due to college. One day during the holidays a friend and I went to the cinema to see Spiderman: Into … Continue reading Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?

Abortion is legal. Now What?

The 8th amendment is no more, and abortion services are finally legal in Ireland. So why is there still such a discourse on this issue? As of the 1st of January 2019, abortion services are legal across the Republic of Ireland, having been signed into law by President Higgins only a few months ago. A momentous occasion and the culmination of over 35 years of … Continue reading Abortion is legal. Now What?

Blue, White, and Yellow? The Yellow Vests Explained

You have more than likely seen the photographs online. Streets, flooded in a torrent of yellow. Hundreds of thousands of people marching through clouds of tear gas. Vandalised monuments and injured citizens. A government that was at one stage on the brisk of collapse and a population whose anger does not seem to decline. How did we get to this point? It all began with … Continue reading Blue, White, and Yellow? The Yellow Vests Explained

The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Direct Provision

You’ve heard the phrase thrown around. It’s a controversial topic for a wide variety of reasons. Your friend who’s really into the News at Nine talks about it non-stop. But what exactly is direct provision? Direct provision (or Solárthar Díreach) is one of Ireland’s measures for accommodating asylum seekers. It was introduced in the late 1990s as an emergency system but nearly 20 years on, … Continue reading The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Direct Provision

The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

There aren’t many who are familiar with the shooting of Neal S. Rosenblum, a 24-year-old Rabbinical student who died after being shot five times on his way home from evening prayer in 1986. Two years passed without any suspects in his murder until a cellmate of a man called Steven M. Tielsch came forward, revealing that Tielsch had been bragging about killing a Jew. It … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell

Roisin O’Donnell takes a fresh look at the disappearance of Tina Satchwell, who went missing from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork, in March 2017. In March 2017, 45 year-old Tina Satchwell seemed to vanish from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork. She left behind her husband, her two dogs and an air of mystery that had captured the nation. Of course, this disappearance, like … Continue reading The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell