By Áine Kenny The recent ‘Global Burden of Disease’ study in The Lancet medical journal has shown that Irish women aged in their 50s are out-drinking their younger counterparts. Overall, Irish women rank 7th in the world when it comes to daily alcohol consumption. This same study also claims that that there is no safe level of alcohol to drink. Should we be worried about Mná … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are women using wine to cope with life’s pressures?
By Marie Coady The government’s tax on sugar-sweetened drinks is bringing in a lot of the sweet stuff. According to the Irish Independent, the tax made €4.7 million for the Exchequer in the months of May and June after its introduction earlier this year, over €2 million a month. It is of course impossible at such an early stage to say if the tax has been successful or … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why the half-hearted “sugar tax” leaves a bitter taste
By Gary Elbert In an ideal world, every student attending NUI Galway would be housed in affordable and well-maintained accommodation, where tenant rights are respectfully adhered to by dignified and regulated landlords. In this fantasy setting, no student is left scrambling desperately for the most rudimentary and unhygienic lodgings days before semester one begins. In … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are students who work at a disadvantage to those who don’t?
An estimated 687,000 Rohingya refugees have fled savage violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. On this day, a military crackdown erupted in response to an initial attack against the oppressive police force by Rohingyas insurgents. The Rohingyas are an ethnic, linguistic and religious minority in Myanmar, a country … [Read more...] about Breaking point: a note on the Rohingya refugee crisis
The time has come to give up on Facebook. It had already taken up too much of our lives and given our info for targeted-marketing, but they’ve finally gone for all-out political manipulation. For anyone not in the know, Facebook has come under a lot of fire for selling users’ information to a company called Cambridge Analytica. In their own words “Cambridge Analytica uses … [Read more...] about OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook