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

On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Current affairs editor Hassan Baker met with Professor James Bowen to discuss the conference on Israel and Palestine to be held in UCC. The conference titled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility’ has been organised by some UCC professors to be held on UCC on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. Motley met with Professor James Bowen … Continue reading On the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law

Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

Reid Maki of the Child Labour Coalition in Washington DC talks to Staff Writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha about the issue of child exploitation. “It’s sad to think that lots of toys that moms and dads buy girls and boys are made for them by girls and boys who never get to play with toys.”- Larry O’Loughlin, Irish poet. Child Labour Child labourers miss more than … Continue reading Child Exploitation: Toying with the lives of children

The Bull In The China Shop

Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker interviews Professor Ann Lee on the Chinese Economy. In every Trump campaign speech montage that we’ve been bombarded with on social media, we’ve heard the word ‘China’ with an alluring emphasis on the ‘n’, repeated like some sort of hypnotic mantra. However the Trump campaign and the media have never really touched on why this country and its economy has … Continue reading The Bull In The China Shop