By Harry King Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is the latest in a long line of "superbugs". Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics. Last year a total of 56 new cases of patients were recorded in Galway's two public hospitals. This was the second highest level recorded in the country after Tallaght University hospital, which … [Read more...] about Rise of “nightmare” superbug CPE in Galway hospitals
By Harry King On Friday 15 March thousands of Irish school children up and down the country took to the streets to protest about what they believe is the government’s inaction with regard to climate change. This was part of a global movement started by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who recently spoke in Davos at an economic forum. She first protested outside the … [Read more...] about No planet B: secondary school students organise national climate change protest
By Harry King It's hard to believe that two years on from when British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, we are still as uncertain as we were then as to what leaving the EU means for the United Kingdom. There has been so much talk in the press regarding the seemingly unlimited number of events that could play out in this political drama. To try to understand … [Read more...] about Brexit: going to extra time?
By Harry King Caster Semenya, the South African middle-distance runner and back-to-back Olympic Champion in the 800 meters, is challenging the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) revised eligibility rules for female athletes. In 2011, the IAAF introduced a maximum regarding the amount of testosterone a female competitor could have in their … [Read more...] about Caster Semenya’s career in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
By Harry King A new study published by the researchers at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway has assessed the social values, civic behavior and empathy of young people in Ireland. The study, funded by the Irish Research Council, sought to understand the values of 700 12 to 16 year olds in Ireland. It also shed a light on the degree to which these … [Read more...] about NUI Galway study shows young people have high levels of empathy but low levels of civic action