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It’s Time For Rugby To Address It’s Rampant Doping Culture

“What’s the dirtiest sport around?” This was the question that was put to the CEO of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) recently. Her answer? Not cycling, not athletics, but rugby. Yes, rugby union is the sport considered most at risk of doping…

Television In Review: ‘Dirty John’

If you’re looking for a new Netflix series to binge watch then ‘Dirty John’ is the one for you. This eight-part American true-crime drama and thriller has been raking in positive reviews and has stayed on the ‘popular’ and ‘trending…

Gig In Review: Gus Dapperton

Gus Dapperton, a 22-year old New York singer/songwriter, arrives at the intimate setting of the Button Factory dressed in a velvet hot pink Turtleneck, paired with light pink sequin overall, fuscia tinted thick rimmed shades to accent his now iconic…

An Argument Against ‘No-Platforming’

For many on the right, discussing politics has become rather taboo on University campuses. University’s to them, seem dominated by a certain political ideology. That ideology is left wing in nature. The data somewhat backs up this idea. A paper…

How Renewables Can Solve Ireland’s Energy Crisis

Climate change is one of our generation’s most pressing issues, yet it is often overlooked by businesses and individuals alike, often leaving governments in charge of the situation. With several factors accumulating simultaneously to spell trouble for the industry, it…

Law

The Grass Is Always Greener: Remembering When Greenland Left The EU

The confusion surrounding Brexit has further deepened this week with the EU handing Prime Minister Teresa May another ultimatum. Britain may have their deadline extended until the 22nd May if a majority of the House of Commons votes to approve…

Win Win Win Win: The Magic Science Of Plasma Waste Converters

Humans have an incredibly extensive waste problem. Currently, most of that waste is sent to landfills where it takes up space for thousands of years, leaching harmful chemicals and gases into the soil and atmosphere. Alternatively, we send it to…

Google To Take On The Gaming Industry

On Tuesday 19th of March, Google revealed their latest offering, Google Stadia, a project they have been working on for years. Instead of releasing a physical gaming platform to compete with existing offerings, Google has decided to focus on a…

Law

Copyright Or Wrong?

On the 21st March a number of European Wikipedia sites did the unthinkable and went dark for the day. They replaced their regular interface with a screen bearing the words ‘THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE’. The site then exhorted any…

Ath-athbheochan na Gaeilge

Mhair ré athbheochana na Gaeilge idir deireadh an naoú haois déag agus tús an fhichiú haois. Roimhe sin, ní raibh mórán scríofa le fada sa Ghaeilge ach le linn na hathbheochana tháinig iriseoireacht, gearrsceálta, filíocht agus níos mó ar an…

Diet Wars: The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet or ‘keto’ was first devised in the 1920s, but not with weight loss in mind. It was initially designed for the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Indeed, the keto diet is, in fact, an effective method of controlling…

The Backrow: All Of The Skill And None Of The Flash?

“Going harassed by Edwards, Slattery’s pick up and he scores!” – The date; 27th January 1973, Cardiff Arms Park. Twenty-three-year-old Fergus Slattery was in his prime as the Barbarians took on the All Blacks. This, more than any other performance,…