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The Most Influential People of 2018

As the year draws to a close, it falls to the journalistic industry to determine arbitrary lists of all sorts of things. It is entirely subjective and provides little insight except into the mind of the writer and what sort […]

Where are the Heroes among us?

We would all like to believe that we are the image of our favourite movie protagonist, dashing to save a victim from the clutches of a menacing villain. However, the present reality presents itself as rather a distasteful substitute. When […]

Govern or Quit

A few weeks ago, one of the BBC’s journalists, Chris Mason, stood in front of the Houses of Parliament and said the immortal words- ‘Looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen […]

Who’s the boss of your bottle?

Now before you dismiss this article as simply another slash against the problem of alcohol and the lude behaviour associated with it, rest assured that I do not condemn your celebratory ‘end of shift pint’ or drinking to have fun […]

Fantastic Beasts and where to cash them in

There is no denying what a complete and utter phenomenon J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is. To quote Minerva McGonagall, “This boy will be famous. There won’t be a child in our world who doesn’t know his name.” She wasn’t wrong. […]

We Need To Talk About Rape Culture

I’m sure you have seen the news that in Ireland a man has been acquitted of a rape charge on a 17-year-old girl following the use of the girl’s underwear as evidence. In court the underwear was passed around as […]

The Dangers of Voluntourism

We’ve all heard the same old story of that one guy who on his ‘gap yar’ went abroad to some ‘impoverished’ country (probably in Africa) to volunteer their services by building a school or something of the sort. They posted […]

What’s the deal with Drive?

It’s no secret that Microsoft Word is the corporate giant of word processing software, and it’s easy to see why. With a built-in spellcheck and thesaurus, endless fonts, and a whole host of other functions, there are few things that […]