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?
Kieran Molloy (Photo credit: Oughterard Boxing Club on Facebook) It is with some ironic amusement to see Dillian Whyte receive excess praise for knocking out a sub-standard Lucas Browne on the same card that Derek Chisora was fed an opponent who looked like he had wandered into the ring by mistake. There wasn’t much of a difference between the British rivals’ opponents in … [Read more...] about Stand your ground and fight: Thoughts on Haye Bellew, Canelo’s tainted legacy, Chisora, college boxing and Khabib Ferguson
The re-election of Vladimir Putin was met with much chortling and cynical guffawing here in the West, coming swiftly after the startling Salisbury nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. Putin’s election charade is generally viewed as a rigged affair, offering only a polished veneer of actual democracy that veils a state gangsterism systemic within the … [Read more...] about A note on Putin’s re-election
The heavyweight division has caught fire again we are told. Wilder, Fury, and Joshua, a triumvirate of superstars injecting a shot of pure ephedrine straight into the dead heart of a division that lost its soul somewhere along an autobahn circa 2008 eventually ending up as a roadie for a reunited hair metal band playing a garden centre in Stuttgart. Joshua leads the … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker preview
A polarisation seems to exist in society. Not the haves and the have nots but rather the ones who go to the gym merely to tell people they go to the gym and those who go and don’t care whether anyone knows they are there. The latter group now feel pressure to be more vocal because of this dynamic. Meanwhile, far beyond this world of selfies and idealised nonsense, removed … [Read more...] about A new style of teaching – PE a welcome addition to Leaving Cert cycle