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

Hard or Soft? Brexit Means Borders

I watched the Channel 4 news when Stanley Johnson claimed “There’s never been a hard border in Ireland” and that “There are plenty of countries in the EU where one country is in the EU and another country is not in the EU, and they don’t shoot each other. So why we can think that Ireland’s going to be such a disaster, I don’t know”. … Continue reading Hard or Soft? Brexit Means Borders

Anita Hill to Dr Ford: How America Hasn’t Changed

Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime nomination to the Supreme Court was previously deemed to be guaranteed, until allegations of sexual misconduct plummeted the future of the United States into uncertainty. On September 27th, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and claimed that she is one-hundred percent certain that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a houseparty in 1982. Two women have accused … Continue reading Anita Hill to Dr Ford: How America Hasn’t Changed

What’s the Deal with Yemen?

10,000 dead, 40,000 casualties and 3 million people displaced, this is the harsh reality of living in Yemen in 2018 as a humanitarian crisis ensues the country. This has been the story for the last 3 years as a bloody war has ravished the nation. But how did Yemen get here? To give a basic crash course on Yemeni politics, you have to look at … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Yemen?

The Exploitation of Student Nurses

Current Affairs editor, Rebecca Stone, looks at the lives of student nurses and the way in which we treat those who care for our most vulnerable citizens. Nursing is vocation they say. A burden in some sense, but a necessary one, taken on by only those who have a strong will to witness and endure the suffering of others. It’s a hard but rewarding job, … Continue reading The Exploitation of Student Nurses

Ireland After the 8th

Jack Coughlan analyses the political consequences for Ireland in a land post-Repeal. “Mark my word, this is the vengeance of the lord” proclaims Father Ray Peterson to his congregation in Glenwood, Colorado, claiming that Ireland’s summer heatwave is a result of the abolition of the 8th amendment. Ireland is burning in hell according to the priest and now “the land of saints and scholars is … Continue reading Ireland After the 8th