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A Fight for Choice – Poland’s Ban on Abortion

Sarah Kennelly of UCC Feminist Society talks about Poland’s recent decision to ban abortion and what can be done to stop it.  Not long ago, the streets of Ireland were lively with celebrations of our decision to repeal the 8th Amendment. This was a pivotal moment in our history which gave us the right to choose. This right was stripped away from the women of … Continue reading A Fight for Choice – Poland’s Ban on Abortion

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Budget 2021 : A Review

Deputy Current Affairs Editor Stephen Moynihan talks the 2021 Budget and its repercussions for students.  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced Budget 2021 in the National Convention Centre on the 13th October, setting out the government’s economic policy for the coming year, along with proposed changes to taxation and public spending. The shadow of COVID-19 loomed large over the proceedings, with a great proportion of … Continue reading Budget 2021 : A Review

No Home in Sight: New Bill Proposes to Seal Mother and Baby Home Commission Archive For 30 Years

Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan examines the contemptuous issue of the potential 30-year sealing and partial TUSLA handover of the Mother & Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Findings.  When the word “home” is involved, our country is notorious for not getting it right, and perhaps we’ve never got it so wrong as with the institutional terrorism in the Mother and Baby Homes scattered throughout … Continue reading No Home in Sight: New Bill Proposes to Seal Mother and Baby Home Commission Archive For 30 Years

Brushing Up: The Impact of Dentistry on the Environment

The healthcare profession is one of the less environmentally-conscious contributors to our society. DentSoc’s Dewi Bolger-Moore talks about the impact of dentistry on our planet and how despite the overall need for systemic change, we can also do our bit.  Being an aspiring dentist and an aspiring environmentalist simultaneously is no mean feat. As many in the healthcare field will concur, these careers don’t lend … Continue reading Brushing Up: The Impact of Dentistry on the Environment

Capitalism is Killing this Planet

Motley’s Current Affairs Staff Writer Brendan O’Grady argues that the current economic system is destroying our planet as the billionaire class booms in tandem with our world’s hunger for capital expansion.  First things first, let us define our terms: Capitalism is the dominant economic philosophy used globally by nation states and is based on the private ownership of the means of production to orientate their … Continue reading Capitalism is Killing this Planet

UCC vs ESB: A micro examination of Climate Change

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ESB’s negligence to UCC regarding the 2009 floods that summer, Motley’s Current Affairs Staff Writer Brendan O’Grady examines the case as a clear example of the climate change our world is facing, right on the banks of our very own own river.  Climate change is edging its way into dominating the public consciousness. Each year carrying with it … Continue reading UCC vs ESB: A micro examination of Climate Change