UCC University of Sanctuary & Fáilte Refugees student activist Mair Kelly discusses the complexities posed by Ireland’s lack of mental health supports available to ethinic minority communities. Ireland’s mental health services are seriously lacking, but for people of colour (POC) and ethnic minority communities, there are further barriers to accessing these ever-crucial services: the […]
Ellen C. Byrne examines ideas of evil and their intersection with the religious institutions that operated Mother and Baby Homes. In a 2014 interview, Sister Sarto, former Mother Superior of Bessborough House, speaks softly. Her voice quivers. “I feel sad about it, that all of this has happened.” Without context, one might think she was […]
State Response to the Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes and the Magdalene Laundries: Is the State repeating the errors of the past?
Cliodhna Buckley BCL (Law and French), LLM (Law and Criminology) breaks down the recent publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes, tracking Ireland’s dark history of abuse and discussing the possibilities for the future. On 12th January 2021, Ireland’s pandora-box was once again opened following the […]
DEPUTY CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR FIONA HUGHES DISCUSSES IRISH MENTAL HEALTH IN 2017 CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF LAST YEAR’S CONTROVERSIES “Ireland has the fourth highest rate of suicide among teens in the EU, with only Lithuania, Estonia and Finland experiencing higher rates.” In 2016, light was shed on the Irish Government’s attitude towards mental health. Ireland […]
Fiona Hughes spoke with USI President Annie Hoey about what Cassells Report means and how it effects UCC students. Since the economic crisis, state funding for Third Level Education has dropped from 84% to 64%. Although the majority are making ends meet, at least five colleges are now running deficits and are in danger of […]