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
Fancy Bears, the group responsible for hacking into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database in mid-September, have illegally published the medical records of Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and around 60 other high-profile athletes. The purpose of the hack: to shed light on supposed anti-Russian bias within the upper echelons of WADA and the IOC. WADA’s McLaren … [Read more...] about The Fancy Bears hack: much ado about nothing?
With 36.3% of the vote, and two seats short of an overall majority in Greece’s 300-member legislature, the Leftist Syriza party, previously – and still formally – a loose coalition of radical leftists and green movements, has taken power in the country. … [Read more...] about After Syriza’s Victory, Europe comes to a crossroads
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 complete vitriol. There is no God or Religion in what they represent. They are … [Read more...] about Charlie Hebdo