By Gary Elbert The drugs legalisation process is fraught with problems. In Lisbon, marijuana’s decriminalised status is credited with reducing crime rates and gang related violence, yet on a recent stroll around the city I was pestered by shifty men offering me a laboratory of potent narcotics. They did this openly, with an apparent indifference from law enforcement. The … [Read more...] about Opinion: Marijuana legalisation must be accompanied by education
By Rachel Garvey Nowadays, I see young little kids with their selfie sticks taking selfies and contorting their face into that god - awful duck face pose and I think to myself, why aren’t they out playing in the street? Look at the colourful leaves on the ground, why don’t they go over and throw them about the place instead of worrying about how they look in a selfie? I … [Read more...] about I didn’t know what a ‘selfie’ was at that age
By Gary Elbert The proposal that we are living in a computer simulation has almost scraped the surface of mainstream conceptions in our rapidly expanding technological world. Notable public figures such as Elon Musk have repeatedly articulated the notion, citing it as a realistic possibility. Philosopher Philip Bostrom has explored the argument in detail, grounding it in … [Read more...] about Futuristic Orwellianism: the time is now
By Jason Sherlock I hated Irish at during my time in secondary; I always thought it was a useless, dead language. I would have said it was obsolete like Latin. I refused to learn it at school; I received so many teacher notes and detentions for refusing to engage with it. One time I even met my GP to get him to write me a letter saying Irish was affecting my health … [Read more...] about Why I changed my mind about Irish
McGregor is not a good role model By Danny Keown Like the Lyons vs Barry’s argument, the subject of Conor McGregor has divided the Irish public since his meteoric rise through the world of combat sports. Whether it’s respect for his superb performances in the octagon, or dislike for his over-the-top public persona, everyone seems to have a strong opinion on the … [Read more...] about Head to Head: Is Conor McGregor a good role model?