By Anastasia Burton It would seem as though the US Presidential Election this year will be between Joe Biden, who is 77, and Donald Trump, 73. I can’t wrap my head around how the US can be called one of the most progressive countries in the world and still elect ancient men over women and younger candidates. How is it that they still haven’t had a female president? I know … [Read more...] about How are the two main presidential candidates in the US both men in their 70s?
By Fiach Mac Fhionnlaoich It seemed to make sense. A city renowned for its cultural sensibilities, rich artistic ecosystem and the music that echoed up and down its main street every day of the week. Making a bid to become the European Capital City of Culture seemed like an inevitability for Galway and a welcome means of investment in the artists and arts organisations that … [Read more...] about Galway 2020 – Doomed from the start?
By Anastasia Burton Remember all those posts about 2020 being “our” year? All those travel plans and all those different activities you wanted to do? Many were excited for the beginning of a new decade and what it had in store for us. Sadly, the year was off to a nerve wrecking start with fear of World War III outbreak, followed by Kobe’s death along with other … [Read more...] about 2020: the jinx year
By Rachel Garvey Let’s play a game of ‘Would You Rather’. Would you rather contract COVID-19 or have St Patrick’s Day festivities cancelled? What would you answer? I’ll start off the game by telling you my truthful answer. I’d rather the festivities be cancelled; a person’s health must always come first. I’m saying that with such a heavy heart, because, in all my 21 years … [Read more...] about The year that St Patrick’s Day didn’t exist
By Fiach Mac Fhionnlaoich With the current global public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it is easy to see nothing around us but catastrophe. Millions placed in a precarious financial position due to the closure of businesses and the potential for another global economic downturn. Borders closing. The suffocation and constriction of social isolation and the danger facing … [Read more...] about What does global lockdown mean for the environment?