By Gary Elbert In the Manila North cemetery in Pasay City, Philippines, families live in the tombs, where they construct haphazard dwellings above rotting corpses and marbled stone. The Philippines is a developing country, but as with most capitalist progression patterns, the development is uneven, and the country’s impoverished underclass have yet to experience a … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are millennials really the burnout generation?
By Gary Elbert “An end to free movement.” Those were the words of British Prime Minister Theresa May when her advisors were busily working on their Brexit draft deal, currently teetering on the brink of collapse in Westminster. A subsequent White Paper capping ‘low skilled immigrants’ from entering the United Kingdom is the Tory’s central hope in resisting … [Read more...] about Opinion: An end to free movement
By Gary Elbert The 2019 National Hurling League action kicked off this past weekend. Defending titlists Kilkenny threw down with Cork in an action-packed opening weekend that provided glimpses of how far down the road the big hurling teams are in terms of preparation. The tournament has traditionally been a real-world laboratory for managers, eager to experiment and measure … [Read more...] about 2019 National Hurling League promises to be a close affair
By Gary Elbert They are a little bit creased around the frontal dome. Their hair may be flecked with grey wisdom. Their gait and face perhaps hardened by experience. Many opt to sit in the front row of lecture halls like eager but obedient Jack Russells, desperate to absorb every syllable of the lecture while fanatically writing notes with the fervour of a fourth century … [Read more...] about Mature students: A Camus-esque experience
By Gary Elbert Looking ahead to Irish sporting events, the Rugby World Cup under the Oriental sun looms large. Arguably the best collection of Irish rugby players since the game’s inception on the island will head to Japan hungry, determined, and targeting outright victory. A tentative hope exists, resting upon a precarious dream of success that is pockmarked by previous … [Read more...] about We should all dare to dream as 2019 promises to be a thrilling year in sport