The left-wing elephant in the room

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Sanctimonious rhetoric is all too prevalent nowadays in a media completely dominated by image. When sifting through a newspaper or online news articles, one does not have to search long before coming across some politically correct outrage over what the layperson may deem as overreacting (observe that someone may be overreacting, and indeed you too […]

The regression to infantilism

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The phrase ‘regression to infantilism’ was first coined by renowned intellectual-cum­-iconoclast Christopher Hitchens on an episode of topical debate show Charlie Rose in 1994. The YouTube upload of this show is doubly important. Upon first viewing, it functions as a how-to on civil discourse that we could all benefit from watching in today’s climate of […]

I think we better leave right now

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Ireland has been an EU member state for the last four decades. A lot has changed in that time – for one, we are now EU net contributors as opposed to solely recipients of EU money. In 2014, we contributed €1.62 billion to the EU. Mentioning that figure alone indicates that our membership is becoming […]

Ireland without Europe would drown

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Éirexit: it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. For the press, the pundits and portmanteau lovers alike, Éirexit is not going to cut it. Unfortunately, it takes a very acute obsession with wordplay to disregard the possibility of Ireland leaving the EU based on the hashtag alone. For those less linguistically-allured, allow me […]

The essential sequel and reboot guide for 2017

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If you love a good reboot or sequel to sink your teeth into, SIN’s got you covered. Logan – Out now Logan has only just hit cinemas, and if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure it’s on your to-do list. It serves as a sequel to both the main X-Men film series, and its spin-off […]

Ill-Informed: An interview with a user of the Disability Support Services in NUI Galway

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Saoirse Connolly is a first-year Arts and Human Rights student at NUI Galway. I first met Saoirse at a time when I had exceptionally few friends who truly understand how difficult it can be to manoeuvre campus with a disability. Upon our first cup of coffee, I realised that she was the kind of person […]

The ‘gender pay gap’ is a myth, employed by politicians to buy votes

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The gender pay gap became a worldwide talking point when then-president and media darling Barack Obama announced in January of last year that the institutional barriers which enabled evil, patriarchal companies to pay women 77 cents for every dollar shelled out to their male counter-parts would be done away with. Despite the moral dubiousness of […]

When will being a woman finally mean being an equal?

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A recent report published in The Irish Times has stated that in 2015, men earned an average of 14.8% more than women in Ireland, indicating that the pay disparity has increased from a low of 8.3% in 2012. Some believe the pay gap to be a myth, undoubtedly a mentality that stems from a lack […]

Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

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Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that’s in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we’ll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig […]

Homemade face masks: what to choose for your skin blues

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As March seizes us for another most likely rainy and miserable month, it seems our skin can be the first one to be affected by the harsh weather. With shallow pockets and skint bank accounts creating a face mask from bits and pieces lying around the kitchen is the easiest and most fun way to […]