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Venezuela’s Despotic Dilemma

Venezuela, a country of over 31 million people has been in the grip of economic catastrophe for over five years. They possess the world’s largest oil reserves, and the trade of this commodity represents 96% of the country’s export income….

Politics

Brussels Braces For Populist Wave

On the 24th of May, Irish voters will once again head to the polling stations for the Local and European elections. The number of MEP’s Ireland will send to the European Parliament has increased from 11 to 13 after the…

Politics

What The Health Is Going On?

37,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO) are taking strike action over pay and staff shortages, which has left the Irish healthcare system with a 40,000 patient backlog. This number is sure to rise as the strikes…

Features

Features

LGBTQ+ Students On Campus: Their Stories

The LGBTQ+ community has grown rapidly over the past number of years, yet it can remain something of a taboo subject in certain spheres. It’s true that Ireland has progressed in the past to accept the Lesbian and Gay community,…

Features

An Introduction To Speciality Coffee

Everyone is familiar with coffee and one in three Irish people drink at least one cup a day. It’s no surprise then that the coffee market is continuously growing. Coffee is, unfortunately, seen as a commodity and here is where…

Sports

Music

Music

Are Airpods Completely Indefensible?

As someone who no longer identifies as a youth, I can now stand back and observe the habits and interests of current youths with a degree of objectivity. There a number of things that are popular amongst gen z that…

Film

Film

Film in Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ is the first animated film starring the beloved superhero, but it remains the seventh Spider-Man film to be released in the twenty-first century. To add to that, a trailer for the forthcoming ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’,…

Film

Film In Review: Mary Queen of Scots

You know what they say: heavy is the head that wears the crown. For Mary, the Queen of Scotland (Saoirse Ronan), and Elizabeth I, the Queen of England and Ireland (Margot Robbie), not only is the crown a heavy burden…

Film

Television In Review: ‘You’

Even weeks after its release, people won’t stop talking about the Netflix adapted series ‘You’. ‘You’ is the new psycho-thriller starring our very own Penn Badgley, aka Dan Humphrey. The series swivels around Joe Goldberg, a bookstore clerk, with a…

Science

Science

STEM Degrees No Longer Guarantee A Job

A college degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject has increasingly been lauded as a one-stop shop to a sizeable salary and endless career prospects. This hype has led to an explosion of students in recent years…

Science

We Need To Do More Than Ban Single-Use Plastics

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently announced his goal to crack down on single-use plastics in the public sector in 2019. The proposed policies will result in the banning of disposable plastic materials including plastic straws, coffee cups and cutlery in all…

Law

Law

When Is A BigMac Not A BigMac?

Q: When is a Big Mac not a Big Mac? A: When a patent office says so. Last January the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the ‘EUIPO’) delivered a surprising ruling. Supermacs had originally filed a revocation order with them,…

The Turbine

Turbine

Michael D. Higgins Expenses Revealed!

The Turbine has single-handedly managed to get a hold of a leaked report on the current president’s expenses that was prepared for a private viewing of the Public Accounts Committee. The details, as I’m sure you will agree, will shock…