Words: Rosie Howe Embracing solitude for warmth Cold winters bite my lonely soul Which lies susceptible and vulnerable Without a protector or comfort. My nib scratches the surface of silence, Tearing away all society. Am I alone? Guarded by none but a pen for a kukri and ink for venom? Open are the wounds of my words, The wounds of my heart? Stagnant. My … Continue reading The Caged Quill
Alice O’Brien Why do we want company? Why is it, that when we are distressed, excited or concerned, sometimes the only thing we crave is a friendly face, a caring hand, a lover’s touch? This occurred to me as I sat at 5:47PM in a basement room in my college library. How wild, I know. It actually felt about 12pm, and the lack of natural … Continue reading Have I Got a Friend in Me?
Eli Dolliver meets the Cork-based organisation As we march into February, it’s been over four months since the Cork based organisation, , obtained permission from the High Court to proceed its lawsuit against the Government of Ireland. On what grounds, you might ask? The answer is simple. The Government of Ireland has failed to act against climate change. The Cork based NGO’s legal challenge is … Continue reading Friends of the Irish Environment
Chloe Harte Whether you see it as frugality or stinginess, pinching the pennies can contribute to the sustainability of the planet’s resources. A mutually-beneficial relationship can be established between creativity and a divergence from our ‘throw-away culture’. These are just a few money-saving tips that pertain the two-for-one offer of preventing both financial and artificial waste. Binbags top the list of things that I refuse … Continue reading Selfishly Saving the Planet
Audrey Murphy talks to Newton Faulkner about his music career, new album, and ongoing tour. Newton Faulkner is an English singer-songwriter with a career spanning over ten years. He’s mostly known for his unique style of playing the acoustic guitar with lots of percussive elements. I caught up with Newton to discuss his growing success, unique styles and current tour. I decided to jump way … Continue reading NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW
Éamonn Grennan interviews psychiatry professor Stephen Stansfeld about noise pollution, and what the future holds for health in loud metropolises As eco-friendly as third level students have become over the last generation, it remains that noise pollution (or alternatively, ‘noise annoyance’ in some corners) is something that will permeate for all the Freshers, Refreshers and R&G Weeks to come. The recent upgrading of noise disturbances … Continue reading Ring A Ding Ding
Sadhbh Sullivan interviews the Irish fashion entrepreneurs In a world of fast fashion, where designs move from the runway to the high street in as little as two weeks, it seems as though many of us are oblivious to the implications of our clothing choices. With the ability to pay as little as €3 for a t-shirt, how does this affect the environment, and how … Continue reading Interview : The Nu Wardrobe