Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

 Has the increasing prevalence of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?    Eve Roches talks us through her fears about the impact of technology on the development of the world. Technology is an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones for daily news and updates, and I even find myself looking up the weather … Continue reading Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

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

UCC’S Toilets – Ranked

    You all asked, and we listened: Eilís Cooney takes us on a trip around UCC’s favourite facilities. Ed note: this piece nor its author is in no way affiliated with the Instagram account @anotherdirtytoilet or its admin. In fact, this has been in my inbox since September, only Eilís provided us with too much information to contain in one article, and we’ve been … Continue reading UCC’S Toilets – Ranked

We need to talk about Ireland’s attitudes to young people.

  Immediately before I started writing this, I went on to my town’s community Facebook page.  It took approximately one minute to find what I was looking for. A discussion filled with comments on how the young people are a “disgrace”, that they’re filled with “the usual excuses”, and how they shouldn’t “wonder why they get a hard time”.   Maybe I am slightly biased – … Continue reading We need to talk about Ireland’s attitudes to young people.

Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in the US, Maeve McTaggart explores why America is still holding onto guns. A painting of George Washington, a Founding Father of the United States, belittled the nation’s 45th President as he delivered a press conference before the portrait on Monday August 5th. “My fellow Americans, this morning, [we are] overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow,” he said, … Continue reading Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America