Grainne Saunders discovers why sea swimming in Dublin Bay isn’t always good for your health. A nice day for a dip. 19th June 2020 was the first dry day after a few days of intense thunderstorms. Ireland is in lockdown but Dubliners lucky enough to live within 2kms of the sea can take advantage of our beautiful sandy beaches. On Dollymount, Portmarnock, and Sandymount beaches, signs have been erected. Perplexed would-be swimmers, on seeing the sign, wonder how heavy rainfall makes the sea dirty. Sea swimmers in Dublin should read further.Read More Why Heavy Rain Is Bad News for Swimmers
Foreign Committee Policy Paper There is a general sense of shock seen in academia related to the Middle East that emerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011; yet is it evident that there various reasons as to why Middle East scholarship “missed” the warning signs that something was to come […]Read More Could the Arab Spring have been predicted?
In today’s technologically-developed society, children have become more influenced by the media than their own parents. Though there are a large variety of different types of media content out there, such as non-violent, sports, educational etc., violence in media still remains a huge and prominent genre across all boards. For example, over 60% of television […]Read More The effects of media violence on children
George W. Merck, president of Merck &Co., a major pharmaceutical company in the twentieth century famously stated in 1929: “We try to remember that medicine is for the patient. We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been.”[i] George Merck’s quote embodies the idealistic nature of the pharmaceutical industry at its inception. He had made it clear how the pharmaceutical industry does play an integral part in the continued prosperity of society.Read More Life saving industry – Investing more in advertising than R&D