‘Time’s Up’ on ‘Me Too’

Current Affairs editor Rebecca Stone questions the longevity of Hollywood’s ‘Me Too’ campaign. Everyone remembers the rise of the ‘Me Too’ movement at the start of the year, as well as the accompanying ‘Time’s Up’ protest. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of A list Hollywood stars and entertainment big shots came out with brave statements on the abuse they had suffered during their careers. Terry … Continue reading ‘Time’s Up’ on ‘Me Too’

Illicit Ivory

It’s time to ban the illicit ivory trade, writes Daragh Craig Every year thousands of elephants are brutally killed for their ivory in Africa. Poachers often cut off the tusks of the elephants using axes and chainsaws, sometimes shooting them to death before taking the tusks. The ivory from the elephants is often used to create ornaments such as musical instruments and jewellery. The tusks … Continue reading Illicit Ivory

The Other Ukraine

Seamus Allen on what you don’t know about the Ukraine Crisis. A Crisis Continued Amidst the building pressure for sanctions against Russia within the last two weeks it is important to remember not only that the crisis in Ukraine has not gone away, but to remember how it actually started in the first place. While Donald Trump blocked an escalation of sanctions a week ago, … Continue reading The Other Ukraine

Rumour Has It

Eoghan O’Neill sheds light on the Dark Net I first became aware of the darknet one fateful night after stumbling across a youtube video entitled ‘Red Rooms – Do They Exist?’ The video consisted of a single frame: a suspicious-looking chair, clasps bolted to the arm rests, centered in front of a dank wall streaked in what appeared to be blood. A spooky voice rasped … Continue reading Rumour Has It

A Tainted Trade

Rebecca Stone analyses Hollywood’s child sexualisation problem As I logged onto Twitter a few weeks ago the hashtag #GoldenGlobes was trending, and so I mindlessly clicked it to follow the evening’s fashion moments and the winners. As most are already aware, the Time’s Up movement had taken the red carpet by storm, with most of the celebrities donning black gowns and suits in a fight … Continue reading A Tainted Trade

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?

The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Boaz Abraham, a vet and spokesperson for Véterinaires sans frontiérs Germany about the role of livestock globally. There are over 1 billion goats in the world today. In Africa, that means there are over 14,000 goats for one lion. Goats, cattle, sheep and fowl play an essential role in sustaining communities all over Africa, where people rely on … Continue reading The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017