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Month: January 2018

The Politics & Law Behind PESCO

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is the way in which EU Member States will work closer together on security and defence issues. It will build on the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) and has been summarised by…

Should Gender Neutrality be Distended to the Runways?

There have been some major changes with fashion weeks in the past couple of years as a result of many fashion houses attempting to keep up with the times and host combined men’s and women’s shows during the main ready-to-wear…

Sports and the Law: In a League of Their Own

It has been over 20 years since a relatively unknown Belgian footballer faced the toughest opponent of his professional career and succeeded in changing the world of modern football forever. Jean Marc Bosman’s plea to the European Court of Justice…

The Big Science of 2017

So here we are, a month into the new year, a brand-new semester, and it’s pretty safe to say we’re not exactly missing 2017. Politically, environmentally and morally exhausted, it is very easy to view those 12 gruelling months as…

Dolores O’Riordan: A Life That Defied Expectations

In essence, the Cranberries were a band that defied expectations. They emerged when Britpop was the zeitgeist in Britain and the same could be said for grunge in America. The Irish quartet didn’t fit the mould of either of those…

Loot Boxes & Accumulators: How Gambling Has Saturated Society

How many betting companies can you name? One? Three? Five? At 23 years old and being an avid sports fan so I’ve seen a lot of gambling advertising in the 15 years I’ve been watching sports on television and online….

Album In Review: M A N I A – Fall Out Boy

Mania is an album that is trying to be too many things. You can almost hear the struggle between the band and their music in every song, as they try to retain some semblance of authenticity while also producing music…

Unpacking Ownership and Music

I recently read two great pieces about cultural appropriation that reminded me of a minor music news story from last year, Kenan Malik in the New York Times and Briahna Joy Gray’s response of sorts for Current Affairs. 2016’s second…

Chief Justice Frank Clarke Discusses Court Reform

In a seminar hosted in NUI Galway on 17th January, Chief Justice Frank Clarke addressed the topic of reforming the court system. In the speech, Chief Justice Clarke remarked that the approach to reforming the courts had been ‘overly piecemeal’,…

LifeStyle Loves: The Best of Groupon

Groupon has some amazing fitness and health deals if you’re willing to dig around, luckily we’ve trawled through the offers so you don’t have to! Shivam Yoga Dublin Get four Shivam Yoga classes for one at Shivam Yoga Dublin, located…

Why Voting to Repeal Would Not Be Democratic

The upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution is likely to occur in May or June of this year as indicated by the Taoiseach. The repeal campaign should be congratulated for advancing this debate as much as…

The Best Flight Deals

Prices correct as of 23rd Jan 2018. Iceland Winter is the best time to see the famous Northern Lights, a good deal on flights is essential as accommodation in Iceland can be rather pricey! Flights from Dublin – Reykjavik 19-24…