By Harry King On Friday 15 March thousands of Irish school children up and down the country took to the streets to protest about what they believe is the government’s inaction with regard to climate change. This was part of a global movement started by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who recently spoke in Davos at an economic forum. She first protested outside the … [Read more...] about No planet B: secondary school students organise national climate change protest
By Harry King It's hard to believe that two years on from when British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, we are still as uncertain as we were then as to what leaving the EU means for the United Kingdom. There has been so much talk in the press regarding the seemingly unlimited number of events that could play out in this political drama. To try to understand … [Read more...] about Brexit: going to extra time?
By Cathriona M Coleman On 20 December 2018 Gatwick airport was brought to an abrupt standstill due to unconfirmed sightings of drones. A man and woman known locally were arrested over this incident, but have since being released without charge. When contacted by SIN about the incident, a spokesman from Sussex Police said, “I’m afraid we cannot help you at this time. This … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport grounds to a halt
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation, appointing the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch to the role. The appointment comes after the release of a report on loneliness last year by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, a committee formed in honour of the … [Read more...] about Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness in the UK: what does this say about society today?
On Wednesday 24th of January, President of the Innocence Project in Iowa, Dr Brian Farrell, spoke at a seminar in NUI Galway’s Human Rights Centre. The seminar, which was open to the public, went into detail about wrongful convictions (particularly in the USA) and the use of DNA evidence in prosecutions. The seminar room was full with about thirty people in … [Read more...] about Wrongful convictions expert speaks at NUI Galway