By Tom Molloy Paddy Holohan announced recently that he would not be renewing his membership of Sinn Féin and will now sit as an independent councillor for South Dublin. This article looks back on the background of the Holohan controversies from when they first broke over a year ago. Four weeks before the General Election of 2020, then-Sinn Féin councillor and … [Read more...] about The Paddy Holohan controversy explained
By Éanna Johnston Eat, work, sleep. This seems to be an all too familiar routine for most of us these days. To say cynicism has taken over our lives is an understatement. Headlines are filled with high case numbers, rumours of lockdown extensions, and tragic stories of the lives that have been impacted by this virus. Right now, this is the last thing we want to hear about … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Column
By Niamh Casey *Trigger Warning- This piece discusses sexual harassment, assault/abuse and violence.* The conversation surrounding sexual harassment and violence against women has been steadily gaining traction since the beginning of lockdown last year. Headlines in relation to some form of brutality against women has gradually become a weekly occurrence and it is finally … [Read more...] about Supports and Services Available to You: The Galway Rape Crisis Centre
By Niamh McGrath There is a common phrase that says “Silence is Deafening”. I never really understood what it truly meant until I lost my hearing on July 31st 2020. I lost my hearing due my neurological disorder, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). My world went from hearing to silence over the course of four weeks. I thought I was going to go crazy. They say … [Read more...] about Silence is Deafening.
By Tom Molloy. Hey everyone and welcome to the tenth edition of my Final Year Diary. It’s hard to believe I’m ten SIN issues into final year. I hope you’re all keeping well. I know mid-terms are on the horizon but if you’re looking for something to binge in between studying, I highly recommend Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All seven seasons are now available on Disney+ so get … [Read more...] about Final Year Diary Issue 10