Luke Kelly On Sunday the 18th of February at the NBA all-star game, former Black Eyed Pea and constant lady lumps enthusiast, Fergie, gave a performance of the American national anthem that could at best be described as daring, and at worst as a declaration of war on sound. The Twitter-verse was quick to pounce, with comparisons varying from Dory’s attempt at speaking whale in … Continue reading Scorn in the U.S.A.
It’s time to ban the illicit ivory trade, writes Daragh Craig Every year thousands of elephants are brutally killed for their ivory in Africa. Poachers often cut off the tusks of the elephants using axes and chainsaws, sometimes shooting them to death before taking the tusks. The ivory from the elephants is often used to create ornaments such as musical instruments and jewellery. The tusks … Continue reading Illicit Ivory
Cormac Dineen isn’t holding out for a hero In my opinion, literary expressions are very rarely subject to direct physical manifestations. What I mean by this is that it is next to impossible for words or phrases both written and spoken to be reflected with complete accuracy in something that touches upon the human senses. For this reason, the expression “meaningless drivel” holds some special … Continue reading Not so Marvellous
YES Éamonn Grennan There’s a smack of cold reality upon starting to actively try to ‘adult’ when taking the first steps away from a parent’s home for college or work. Inevitably, the strain of getting three substantial meals a day, multiple days in a row, all of which should nourish all your bodily needs, throws another spanner into the works of our hard earned independence. … Continue reading Can Eating Healthy Cost You Less?
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