OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook

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The time has come to give up on Facebook. It had already taken up too much of our lives and given our info for targeted-marketing, but they’ve finally gone for all-out political manipulation.  For anyone not in the know, Facebook has come under a lot of fire for selling users’ information to a company called Cambridge Analytica. In […]

OPINION: Facebook has value, we shouldn’t jump ship now

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Facebook – an app we all want to delete sometimes, particularly now that it has emerged that users’ data was passed on to third parties. However there are still reasons to keep this nifty little social network in your pocket.  Like many people in this university who aren’t from Galway, you may be living away from your family and friends. You wouldn’t think it […]

I think we better leave right now

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Ireland has been an EU member state for the last four decades. A lot has changed in that time – for one, we are now EU net contributors as opposed to solely recipients of EU money. In 2014, we contributed €1.62 billion to the EU. Mentioning that figure alone indicates that our membership is becoming […]

Ireland without Europe would drown

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Éirexit: it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. For the press, the pundits and portmanteau lovers alike, Éirexit is not going to cut it. Unfortunately, it takes a very acute obsession with wordplay to disregard the possibility of Ireland leaving the EU based on the hashtag alone. For those less linguistically-allured, allow me […]

When will being a woman finally mean being an equal?

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A recent report published in The Irish Times has stated that in 2015, men earned an average of 14.8% more than women in Ireland, indicating that the pay disparity has increased from a low of 8.3% in 2012. Some believe the pay gap to be a myth, undoubtedly a mentality that stems from a lack […]