By Oisín Bradley Once again, on the night that Ireland’s finest footballers and hurlers descended on the Convention Centre for the annual All - Star Awards, the word ‘Cluxton’ was trending on Twitter in the capital for all the wrong reasons. As has been customary every year since the Dublin net – minder’s last All-star since 2013, the blue brigade have shown outrage … [Read more...] about Opinion: Rory Beggan deserved to win All – Star ahead of Stephen Cluxton
By Sinéad Walsh A mother refused a slice of bread, a ‘model student’ facing deportation, is there no end to the cruelty of the Irish Direct Provision system? The issue of direct provision has resurfaced in news headlines in recent weeks, reminding us of the shockingly slow - paced system for those seeking asylum in Ireland. The direct provision system was initially … [Read more...] about Opinion: Stuck in the system
By Stevie Buckley Remember the all-encompassing Pokémon Go hype about two years ago? Well, the hype is back with a similar game, but this time you’re catching saints instead of mythical (and at this stage legendary) creatures. ‘Follow JC Go!’ is a game where you catch saints, collect appearances of the Virgin Mary and collect spirituality (health), food (well, just bread) … [Read more...] about Opinion: They missed out an opportunity by not calling it Popemon Go!
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 their own words “Cambridge Analytica uses … [Read more...] about OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook
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 feasible to … [Read more...] about OPINION: Facebook has value, we shouldn’t jump ship now