OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

    Thousands of us became renters for the first time September 2019, and thousands the year before that and so on. This is a completely new experience to us, whether we’re in student accommodation, in digs or if we’re in the private rental market.  The last report Cork Simon did in November 2019 stated that there were over 400 homeless people in Cork at … Continue reading OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

Puerto Rico: An Economic Crisis

Cillian Lyne details the specifics of the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis. A glance at any reputable Business based news source will reveal economic turmoil in Puerto Rico. For the casual reader this would elicit a calm “hmm” and a google search to determine where exactly Puerto Rico is before returning to reading the rest of the news. Puerto Rico is a trade hub between North … Continue reading Puerto Rico: An Economic Crisis

A Global Problem with a Global Solution

DEPUTY EDITOR OF CURRENT AFFAIRS FIONA HUGHES SPEAKS TO UNHCR SPOKESPERSON MARTIN RENTSCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL NATURE OF THE CURRENT CRISIS AND OUTLINES SOME OF THE CONFLICTS THAT MAKE IT SO. The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world has topped 65 million. It’s the first time in the United Nation’s history that the number has surpassed 60 million. Motley spoke … Continue reading A Global Problem with a Global Solution

70-70-60 Plan: Tackling the Ebola Crisis

Louise Clancy considers the world’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus One of the biggest epidemics of the decade has recently been causing widespread concern with health professionals, government organisations and the general public alike. The Ebola virus has become a major problem in Western Africa, particularly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Researchers have discovered that the index case of the virus was from … Continue reading 70-70-60 Plan: Tackling the Ebola Crisis