Blaming the Victims: Israel’s 75-Year Occupation of Palestine

By Current Affairs Editor, Conor Hogan   Zionism, the establishment of a God-given Jewish homeland on Palestinian soil in which the European Jewry could settle, is a messianic, superstitious, and nationalist idea. The promises made by the British mandate in the early 20th century essentially guaranteed a conflict with the Arabs by taking away what […]

Turning the Tide on Irish Politics: the Importance of Informed Voting

Contributing writer Aine Feeney discusses repetitious voting patterns of the Irish public along with the need for a growth in active youth participation in politics With the recent news of West Cork TD Holly Cairns taking over the leadership of the Social Democrats, a wave of optimism has rippled through Irish political circles. At just […]

Shadow and Bone’s Fantastical Adaptation 

Deputy Entertainment editor Chloe Barrett discusses Netflix’s recently released adaptation based on the bestselling novels while exploring its integral theme of resistance. Leigh Bardugo’s fantastical world, commonly referred to as the ‘Grishaverse’, has had two epic seasons on Netflix, with the latter having been released only a month ago. Within it live unforgettable characters, intricate […]

The Tigray War Revisited

Deputy Current Affairs Editor Tiarnan Ó Ruairc discusses the civil war that nobody is talking about. A country born out of defiance; the only country in Africa not colonised by a European nation. In fact, to quote an Ethiopian woman during these interviews ”we [Ethiopia] scrambled for Africa too” a reference to the famous book […]

Poetry – Dystopian Prayers 

By Tomiwa Morris Scold me not  O treacherous mind.  I tried to forget.  But the bullets of their   spiteful words triggered me. So now  l am back to endure   the eerie dystopia  I so badly wanted to escape. Where  I will defy and resist you  in that cold, familiar chapel.  I’ll repent for running away  […]

‘A Monument More Lasting than bronze’: Ultima generazione’s fight against the eco crisis

Contributing writer Chiara Alessio discusses the reasoning behind various actions of the modern climate activist movement ‘ultima generazione’ along with outlining their symbolic and artistic resistance against the climate crisis For millennia, humans tried to come to terms with their own mortality: that meant finding ways to potentially overcome it. Thus, monuments, family and art […]