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Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Ireland and the EU

Never in the past 45 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union has its continued membership looked so unattractive. In light of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the EU in June 2016, there have been faint whisperings…

Round Three Shows Ireland Can Navigate Their Way to Six Nations Grand Slam Glory

Although Warren Gatland’s 100th international as Wales Coach was not a happy one, suffering a 37-27 defeat by Ireland, his longitude means that his advice on winning Tests can be useful. On that note, when overseeing the Lions series draw…

Spring Has Sprung!

Across the country, we are seeing ‘signs of spring’. The first blooms of snowdrops and blackthorn flowers; hazel, horse-chestnut and alder trees forming tiny blossoms and fluffy catkins; frogspawn in sheltered ponds and grey herons with bright orange beaks near…

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’,…

Homelessness: The Absurd Truth of Modern Day Ireland

Homelessness. A silent echo of a hundred horrific images. Men and women lying on the streets of Dublin, our capital city, helpless, hungry and without a grain of hope. Just as the rain and frost cannot stop its descent to…

6 Nations Preview

Last year, I tipped Ireland to win on  the basis of England’s injuries at the time and the performances of the provinces at that stage last season. This year, the tone of the Irish mainstream media is similar: Leinster have…

‘Fat Chance in An Unequal Society’ – The Correlation Between Inequality & Obesity

The relationship between inequality and health is often discussed in a negative light in any given society. This assignment will provide evidence on how the choice of food and nutrition are both major social determinants of individual’s health, beginning at…

Ireland Face Aviva Cup Final Tie After Goalless Draw

‘Easy to read, difficult to beat’. The Denmark manager, Age Hareide, took no satisfaction from the fact that his pre-match assessment of this Republic of Ireland team turned out to be prophetic. Martin O’Neill, meanwhile, is happy that Ireland’s World…

The Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change

On November 6th the Citizens Assembly held a series of votes under the topic of ‘How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. This is the 3rd of 5 questions that the Citizens Assembly has been…

The Finest Homeless in Europe

Daniel O’Connell once referred to the Irish as the finest peasantry in Europe. Now our peasantry is depleted and we are left with next to nothing to be proud of. The country of proud beggars, standing in shameless servility to…

Obesity In Ireland: A Problem or Not?

Obesity in Ireland is a major problem. One that is not just linked to genetic disorders or bad diets, but is a direct result of inequalities within different socio-economic groups and an indirect result of the socialisation of different lifestyles….

Drugs, Sex & Violence in Ireland

Drugs, sex and violence. Some might think of a Green Day song when they hear these words. Some might say they could be grouped together to describe an angst phase amongst the younger generation. Some would agree that these terms…