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What We Can Learn From the Belfast Trial

I am not going to discuss the verdict of the Belfast rugby rape trial. A legal decision has been reached in favour of the four accused. However, this article will discuss what we can learn from the trial regarding issues…

The Advent of Virtual Reality Psychological Assessment

Virtual Reality (VR) is something everyone has at least heard about, if not actually used. It’s an advanced form of human-computer interaction in which 3D computer-generated images are presented to each eye, via a Head Mounted Display (HMD). This creates…

Where Have All The Activists Gone?

The students, united, will never be defeated. The rallying cry of the Take Back Trinity campaign protesters bellows around the hallowed front square of Trinity College Dublin. The ever-present groups of tourists are, for once, not the first thing you…

Flavour of the Month: Jimmy Fallon

When the name ‘Jimmy Fallon’ comes to mind, people usually think of comedy, celebrities, skits and just pure fun – which is exactly what this man is about.    Jimmy Fallon broke into the comedic world when his lifelong dream…

Study finds Socialism Can Only Benefit The 99%

Checkmate Liberals! A new study conducted by Fox News and Margaret Thatcher’s ghost has found that when a socialist economic system is established in any country in the world, the only ones who benefit are the bottom 99%. This ground-breaking…

The Frustratingly Nuanced United Nations

The United Nations is notorious the world over for talking an awful lot while achieving very little. If there is one thing I can take away from my week spent in Vienna at the United Nations Conference on Narcotic Drugs…

How To Capture the 8th Amendment

Abortion is not a photogenic subject. By photogenic, I mean ‘easy to picture’, ‘aesthetic’ or, at least, ‘eye-catching’. Actually, the first image that may come to your mind at the mention of ‘abortion’ is an ultrasound image of a foetus…

How ‘Tour The City’ Is Changing Lives One Tour At A Time

The most well-known media for breaking down cultural barriers are food, football and sex, but apparently scepticism towards modern art and religion work too. This is but one of many realisations I’ve made volunteering with Tour the City, a project…

Discovering Japan With The MIRAI Program

Back in October 2017, I was fortunate enough to be selected as University College Dublin’s representative on the “MIRAI Programme”. This is a Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) funded one week study and cultural exchange program. The MOFA run…

Flavour of the Month – Hailee Steinfeld

  At only 21 years young, Hailee Steinfeld has accomplished a lot for someone her age. Her first major appearance in the acting world was for her role as Mattie Ross in the 2010 movie ‘True Grit’, for which she…

Mindfulness & Me

I recently discovered mindfulness, specifically mindfulness meditation, through a book called Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness isn’t a new concept to me.  I had encountered it before and had a vague idea of what it…

Sick Parents & The Illness Paradox

How do you cope when a parent is ill? You look after them by bringing them soup and doing more chores and running errands normally. But what happens when you have a parent who is sick with an illness that…