Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I would like to make a positive contribution to the student body and indeed the university. I’ve been an executive officer for the past year, I’ve been the convenor for business, law and public policy and in my time there I’ve noticed there’s a few things that need to be … [Read more...] about Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Diarmuid Ó Curraoin
Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for election? There is probably a lot I could definitely say here but I honestly do feel like I’m the best and most experienced person for the job. I suppose running for Student Union President is not something you do consider lightly and although I did only decide a week ago, it’s not something that came out of the blue … [Read more...] about Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Catherine Ryan
Somehow it’s happened - Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States and the world has been left reeling from the news this morning. There is of course the very human and very local impact of this result for America. Not only has the country emerged deeply divided this morning, there is a growing and valid fear among minorities that if Trump follows … [Read more...] about What does a Trump Presidency mean for climate change?
I have said it before and I will say it again: Bernie was our last hope as a species. As Roosevelt famously said: ‘the seeds of fascism are sown in misery and want’. America has been on a downward trajectory since Bush usurped Al Gore in 2000, so it stands to reason that a protest candidate would eventually capitalise on the misery and want created by a presidential tenure as … [Read more...] about Eoin Drones: a note on a year of political tumult