The incel community and the importance of tackling extremism

In light of recent tragic events in Plymouth where a gunman opened fire on innocent people in the name of the incel “community”, Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly looks at the importance of being an active bystander.   The use of quotation marks in the above introduction is merely to highlight the irony of the […]

Photoshop & Mental Health: The Effects of Altering Reality to Fit Unrealistic Beauty Standards

In light of changes to current advertising legislation, May Weber talks to Motley about the impact of photoshop on the mental health of individuals, particularly young women. [Please note that the following article makes reference to mental illness, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide.]      A recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in […]

Facing the Truth While Holding Hands with Controversy: Law-Abiding AI & Crime

Alana Daly Mulligan looks at the use of Artificial Intelligence by police and asks the question, is our privacy worth our protection, and how protected are we? Content Warning: This article contains a discussion of image-based sexual abuse, sexual violence & paedophilia which some readers may find upsetting.    Whether or not you agree with police, […]

Worker exploitation and the dark side of “isms”: when cash piles higher than moral standards

by Conor Daly  Capitalism, commercialism, and consumerism have combined to make more products available at lower prices than ever before, but what is the opportunity cost? Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly writes.  Despite what the above introduction may lead you to believe, this will not be a socialist manifesto, far from it. Capitalism itself […]

Building Better Graduates: UCC’s Programmes for Developing Active Citizens

As many students get ready to face life beyond the gates of UCC, the Bystander Intervention Programme & the Graduate Attributes Programme show students how to take on the role of global citizens as they embark on their futures.  Written by Clíonadh O’Keefe of the UCC Bystander Intervention Programme with additional writing support by Caroline […]

From Wheat to Weed – Diversifying Farming in Canada

by Célio Fioretti Célio Fioretti talks with Because You Cann founder Serena Donovan about how she went from growing canola to cannabis as a result of Canada’s legalisation of marijuana.  Serena Donovan is a farmer, and on the property she runs with her husband Ian near Vulcan in rural Alberta, a new greenhouse has been […]