Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?

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While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees […]

The real Snapchat story

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Social media is an infinite scroll of humblebrags, naïve politics and insufferable sunset snaps taken somewhere better than wherever you’re reading this from. It is a source of entertainment, envy and enlightenment but is there a point when social media becomes dangerous? Facebook is The Procrastination Station when it comes to student life. It is […]

Eoin Drones: Mass Hysteria

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On Wednesday 26 October, Irish Facebook servers went into overdrive. The cause? A seemingly-innocuous event page for a Sunday mass hosted by a page entitled Sunday Morning Mass on RTE was essentially transformed into a giant millennial forum into which the ‘dankest’ of memes were poured for all to gaze at in wonderment and awe. […]

Is the GAA preventing Ireland from being successful on the world sporting stage?

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Ireland is somewhat of a recluse in world sporting terms. Long have we punched above our weight in the culturally-charged pursuits of writing, theatre and acting, however, we drastically under-achieve on a consistent basis at most international sporting conventions. Take the Olympics for example, the most reliable barometer of international sporting proficiency. A team representing […]

Eoin Drones: Media Distraction 101

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First off let me explain the above title by clarifying that this bi-weekly, recurrent column will not be an ongoing tirade against the use of drones in warfare, even though such a column may well be merited. Alas, Eoin Drones is a title that simply refers to my solemn duty as opinion editor of this […]

Whatever you do, don’t stand out

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Nobody wants too be seen as anything different than completely normal – even if normal means being rather stupid.

Jeremy Corbyn: too radical to lead the UK?

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It is hard for some people in Ireland – especially for students – to “get” why Jeremy Corbyn has attracted such a visceral reaction among much of the British press.

War of the Consoles

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Times have definitely moved on since the days of Pong and Frogger.

Leo Varadker

Leo Varadker’s decision to come out to the public took great courage. It’s great to see that the reaction has been one of warmth and positivity.

Charlie Hebdo

The Charlie Hebdo massacre has left me at a complete loss for words. I have an Islamic background, as my Dad is Muslim. I’ve a vast knowledge of Islam and I can say without a doubt that the atrocity that has been committed by the gunmen is distinctly anti-Islamic. These fanatics have acted out of […]