Unexpected results in Dublin South-West/Roscommon-South Leitrim Bye-elections

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Michael Fitzmaurice, the ‘Ming’ dynasty candidate, who through a combination of his mentor’s backing and his forceful contributions on the TV and radio debate managed to gain 18.7% of the first preferences in the constituency compared to Connaughton’s 22%.

Understanding the rise of ISIS: Sykes-Picot, American Imperialism and slickly-produced propaganda

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Following on from their success in finally settling on a name earlier this year (to be fair ISIS was a bit comic book-villainy and ISIL is so 2013) the group known as the Islamic State have consolidated their territorial gains in northern Iraq and parts of Syria into a theocratic caliphate under their reclusive leader […]

A South Leitrim perspective on the Roscommon-South Leitrim Bye-Election

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On 10 October, those of us who are ‘lucky’ enough to hail from Roscommon or the South of Leitrim (assuming that they are over 18 and registered) will get the chance to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming bye-election to fill the empty Dáil seat left by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan after he waltzed off […]

Are the Scots going to go it alone?

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Even up until early August, it seemed that the Pro-Unionist ‘Better Together’ Campaign (a cross-political grouping including the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats) had it all wrapped up.

Career Advice: Targeting Employers and Companies for Jobs

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Sometimes when looking through the job pages and websites, there is nothing that appeals to your career ambitions. You know your dream job is out there, but it’s not showing up in the listings. So what do you do?

Career Advice: Increasing your Employability

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You’re doing everything right; you have a good CV and cover letter and have sent them to all the right places, yet you feel your job search is faltering. There may not always be jobs to apply to or interviews to secure, so in the mean time, you are left with nothing but free time. […]

Career Advice: Making the Move from Student to Professional

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Sometimes college life can seem as it will go on forever, with a number of students willing it to never end. This is why making the move from the student life into the working world can be a difficult transition. Many students have erratic sleeping patterns, unhealthy eating routines and for the lucky ones, not […]

Career Advice: Networking for Students

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For many, networking can sound intimidating. Students especially, can often see it as something reserved for the older generation of business people, who attend conferences and other professional events.

The Unsocial Social Networking

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The winner of this year’s Academic Writing Competition is Niamh Clarke. Her winning piece was published in issue 12 of Sin, but it only seemed fitting that it was published online too.

Should RAG Week become official again?

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Last month saw the return of the nationally renowned ‘Galway RAG Week’, a RAG week with a difference. There are few other places that can announce with glee that ‘our RAG week is so amazing, it has been banned’, a privilege bestowed on Galway some time ago. The first dramatic headlines of the week didn’t […]