Contributing writer Ellen Mary Egan discusses the chronological events leading up to the Tigray humanitarian crisis, the current nature of it and addresses the reasons behind the general lack of awareness of it The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has cited the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia as […]
You Can Only See The Trees, but Not the Forest: Is the International Response to North Korea Sufficient?
Luke O’Connell looks at the Western response to North Korea and how the superpowers use laughter and mockery to cover-up a Western intervention gone horribly wrong. You can only see the trees, but not the forest. A Korean proverb that applies to the situation there since 1950 and even before that. We often see the […]
Close your eyes and imagine this with me. You’re in the middle of a rather run-down street surrounded by desert. It’s crowded. Those around you are weary, showing signs of malnourishment and starvation. Children with visible ribs and protruding abdomens shuffle past you. Masks, like breathing, have become a luxury. You soon reach a […]
Holly Buckley talks us through the strangeness of arriving home from a year abroad and how to cope with the readjustment. We have all heard of culture shock – that emotional difficulty and stress that comes from moving to a foreign country with different people and different cultures and different everything! It can be […]
Mark O’Leary muses on his recent trip to Paris, and whether its significance lies in its location or the feelings it inspires. Since my first visit to the city as an adult, last summer, Paris has occupied an almost sacred space in my self-conception. Travelling alone for the first time, Paris was the only […]