The Last Straw

Something as small as a plastic straw has a big impact, writes Aoife Walsh For an instrument that is only used for a brief moment of time, plastic straws cause damage that can last a lifetime. Think of each time you have been to a restaurant, bar or café and ordered a beverage that automatically […]


Caoimhe Coleman shares the environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Don’t worry, I’m not here to be “that vegan”. But I have been vegan for over two years, and I’ve learned a few things along the way that I’d like to share. Everyone knows how we can help the environment: it’s been a hot topic for […]

Paradise Lost?

In the face of rapid climate change, the future may seem bleak – but there is hope, writes Lauren Mulvihill “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” – John Milton Time is a tricky concept to wrap your head around. At twenty years of age, I experience time […]

Issue Five Editorial

I’ve been editing student writing going on three years at this point, and one thing that never fails to amaze me is just how good it is. There’s an awful lot of literary and journalistic talent in our midst, and that’s true no matter the genre: fiction? Fantastic stuff. Current affairs? Wonderful. Poetry? Outstanding. But […]

Sustainable Living in the Pacific coast of Mexico

Working with local conservationists offers an invaluable form of education, writes Sarah Corcoran Set between the Pacific ocean and the Oaxacan jungle in Mexico lives a local community who have dedicated their lives to protecting and conserving local wildlife. I had the privilege of living and working alongside these people in the summer of 2017. […]