How do we distinguish between speech that harms and speech that sparks debate? Alice O’Brien examines the divide The motivational speaker Tony Gaskins once said, “arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise.” No debate has been louder than the 21st century favourite: hate speech vs free speech. It is a bone of contention that pokes its head into every news story, amplifies every political move and sparks … Continue reading The Noisy 21st Century
Gemma Kent does battle with her identity, and chats with Evan Scully, competitor at this year’s Dublin Marathon. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. Just over a month ago, the CF community was in uproar over comments made by Pat Kenny on his midweek show on TV3 in which he posited a relationship between the high levels … Continue reading Indivisible Alphabet
Where should we draw the line with data analytics, asks Aditi Udayabhaskar We know all too well the spiral of a YouTube spree – just one video, you think, until you find yourself watching advertisements on Brennan’s bread some two hours later thinking, how did I get here? Yep, we can all relate. Whilst this is a great way to procrastinate, it also is a subtle … Continue reading Big Data: Big Fear?
Tom Dowdall explains why you should consider joining a Trade Union. What is a trade union? A trade union is an organisation that represents workers and helps them in resolving any work related issues. It is a solidarity based, community focused entity with collective help at it’s origin. What is the purpose of an employer? The singular purpose of an employer is to maximize their … Continue reading Trade Unions
Staff writer Cormac Dineen offers up his take on our complicated relationship with the world of internet dating. A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with a work colleague during which I pressed him for his opinion on the phenomenon of internet dating. As we talked I saw him slowly and deliberately scroll through Facebook on his phone, pausing at brief intervals to … Continue reading Love in the Time of Followers
As the Irish economy begins to improve, are we in danger of replicating the mistakes of the Celtic Tiger, asks Rebecca Stone Homelessness in Ireland: the Facts As of late June 2017, the population of known homeless individuals in Ireland stood at 7,941 – the highest number on record. The number of homeless families has increased by 27% in the past year. 1 in 3 … Continue reading Return Of The ‘Boom’ – Still Facing Gloom