What Happened to Venezuela?

In the two year period from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2017, three Venezuelan Universities undertook surveys of living conditions in the country. These ENCOVI studies (as they’re known in Spanish) returned dismal results. Through 2016 75% of the population lost 8kg due to inadequate nutrition. Results merely worsened the following year with citizens, 90% of whom were now living in poverty, … Continue reading What Happened to Venezuela?

Is Time Up for Ronaldo?

When German magazine Der Spiegel published an article in April of last year relating to Cristiano Ronaldo’s alleged rape of a woman, Kathryn Mayorga had nervously read through the reaction of the masses to the claim. The burden she had been carrying since the night of June 12, 2009, was meant to be hers and hers alone. Many were dismissive and cruel in response to … Continue reading Is Time Up for Ronaldo?

US Midterms and the Blue Wave

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, Beto O’Rourke. These are just some of the names that you’ve been hearing in the news during the run-up to the recent US midterm elections. Notoriously a forgotten part of American politics, this year’s midterms were poised to be the most important and poignant in recent years. Polls and studies suggest that voting numbers this year were at records … Continue reading US Midterms and the Blue Wave

Brexit Backlash: May vs Europe

The Salzburg conference of mid September was nothing short of a disaster for Theresa May. Spurred on by warm words from other EU leaders and cognisant of their desire to avoid no deal at such a late stage in the negotiations she started the talks on a hopeful note. Her strategy of appealing above the head of Michel Barnier (the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator and … Continue reading Brexit Backlash: May vs Europe

Eur-joking, right?

Cillian Lyne details what he sees as the lunacy of the Irexit Freedom Party I’ve always been fascinated with the tormented genius archetype: a detective with powers of perception so grand that even the largest of mysteries seem… elementary. Or, a doctor who treats patients as puzzles, while perhaps his biggest puzzle is the workings of his own mind. A scientist who traded his humanity … Continue reading Eur-joking, right?

Any Gaffs? The Student Housing Crisis

The housing crisis in Ireland is getting progressively worse as the years roll by. More and more families are becoming homeless, especially ones with small children. The housing market is in an obvious tailspin, clearly without direction or leadership, but what does this mean for the third-level students of Ireland? We all know someone with a horror story from their time in digs, and most … Continue reading Any Gaffs? The Student Housing Crisis