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Month: October 2018

Law

Let Them Eat Cake? A Case of Bakery Discrimination

This case began in 2014 when Gareth Lee went to the Belfast-based baking company and requested that they bake him a cake adorned with the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ along with the logo for Queerspace, and the puppets Bert and…

Brexit: Deal Or No Deal, Time Is Running Out

This month saw an interesting dance playing out in Brussels, with United Kingdom Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab making a last minute and unexpected trip to Brussels. Many suspected that this was a sign of a breakthrough in negotiations, hopes that…

The Rise Of Soccer In The USA

It is well-known that football and the American people haven’t always been compatible with one another. From the popularity of traditional US sports, their calling the beautiful game “soccer” and American’s inability to effectively grasp the rules, most non-Americans find…

Law

Minister for Business Criticised for Denying Work Permit

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, has been criticized for failing to use her discretionary executive powers under the Employment Permits Act, 2006. Her decision to refuse the application for the renewal of an employment permit by…

Film in Review: A Star Is Born

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to attend the official press screening of the new Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga film “A Star is Born” in the Odeon at Point Square, prior to its general release to Irish…

The FBI and Black Identity Extremism

In a leaked 2017 report circulated among US police departments by the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, the newly fabricated designation of ‘Black Identity Extremist’ is slowly becoming an unsettling reality for those involved in the promotion of black civil…

Presidential Candidate Sean Gallagher Speaks At Enterprise Week

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher visited UCD this Monday, to open UCD Investors & Entrepreneurs Society’s Enterprise Week and promote his new book ‘Secrets to Success’. As an entrepreneur, Sunday Independent business columnist and former Dragon, he comes from a place…

As White As Coal: The Subjectivity of Colour Perceptions

Imagine two young children are being taught the names of the primary colours. They are each presented with a tomato. One child sees a blue object and the other sees a yellow object. Both, however, are told that tomatoes are…

The Groupchat: Matty Healy of The 1975

Music Editor Niall O’Shaughnessy hops into a groupchat to discuss The 1975 and their controversial frontman Matty Healy. Niall: This week’s topic reads like a Leaving Cert Exam question ‘Matty Healy of The 1975 is a divisive figure, with some…

It Is Time For Greg Norman’s Proposal Of A World Tour To Be Revisited?

‘The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings’. These words have never been more pertinent than today, where organisational structures are constantly changing and methods of best-practise persistently adapting to improved technologies and global knowledge.  As…

UCD YFG Hosts Housing Talk

UCD Young Fine Gael hosted TD Maria Bailey and UCD Students Union President Barry Murphy last Thursday for a discussion on the current housing crisis and the Government response to it. Ms Bailey who is the Chairperson of the Committee…

There’s No Place Like Home

Unfortunately, the dark reality facing a lot of people across the country is that having a home is simply out of their reach. Hopes that the government would address the housing crisis in this year’s budget was playing on lots…