By Darren Casserly Opinion Editor Over the past couple of months, the government has hid behind the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (NPHET) press conferences and Dr. Ronan Glynn’s comments, which have turned him into something of a lightning rod for people’s anger over this seemingly never-ending lockdown. There is no roadmap back like there was last summer, it is … [Read more...] about NPHET has been unfairly blamed for the Government’s mishaps
By Niamh Casey If there’s something that most people can agree on, it’s that social media has the potential to be an extremely harmful, if not dangerous place. That potential has even become a reality on several occasions. Some examples that immediately come to mind are the countless sketchy, (to put it lightly), subreddits, where people go by false names to discuss, what … [Read more...] about Should Social Media companies allow people to post anonymously?
By Ian Casserly Rural Electrification, Flush Toilets, and the Women’s right to vote. All these ideas were far fetched at the time Daylight Savings were first introduced onto these shores back in May 1916. Daylight Savings first came into the public conversation when the Kiwi, George Hudson proposed a two-hour time shift in the summertime all the way back in 1895. His … [Read more...] about Is there any use for daylight savings anymore?
By Darren Casserly There have recently been calls for the voting age in Ireland to be lowered. It hasn’t been the first time that such calls have been made. There have been arguments against it which have revolved mainly around whether 16-year-olds are mature enough to vote intelligently in elections, and to partake in a process that may have a profound impact on the future. … [Read more...] about Should the voting age be lowered in Ireland?
By Rachel Garvey Following the recent news of Sarah Everard’s death, we can’t help but think about how we can help to prevent something so horrific from happening in the future. Social media was drowning in sexual assault/harassment awareness posts and how people, both male and female, should be looking out for one another when such situations arise. There are people out there … [Read more...] about Text me when you get home safe