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A Question of Life & Death?

Covid-19 Vaccines: A Question of Life & Death – Is the TRIPS Waiver a potential solution to the pandemic and is it an opportunity to prioritise morality and compassion instead of Big Pharma flexing an unquenchable thirst for profits. 

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The Growth of Plastics in our oceans & Potential Solutions

We use nearly 2 million plastic bags globally and over 1 million plastic bottles are purchased per minute, as highlighted in 2017. It is estimated between 8 – 10 million tonnes of plastic enter the seas and oceans, yearly. Now to put this in perspective it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to completely degrade. Besides the obvious implications of amassing mass quantities of plastic bottles at landfills and waterways, bottled water also requires up to 2,000 times the energy used to produce tap water.

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Harry Potter & The Shaming

Harry Potter fans are in for a treat on New Year’s Eve 2021 when at the stroke of midnight, HBO will air a special programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”, the first film in the epic franchise. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who played the iconic wizards, have re-united to make “Harry Potter 20 Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.” They will be joined by the cream of British acting talent such as Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, and Gary Oldman.
But the woman, whose imagination created the world of magic, muggles, and wizards, will not be there.

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Solutionism Explains: Was Fine Gael Founded by Fascists?

Blueshirt.
It’s a well-worn epithet, liberally applied throughout the Irish social media grapevine to Fine Gael and their supporters. It has seen an increase in use in recent years, with Google Trends noting an uptick in searches for the term “blueshirts” and “Fine Gael blueshirts” since Leo Varadkar, ever the divisive figure, took the party reins from Enda Kenny in 2017.

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Locked in a Time Warp

It’s easy to draw parallels between the United Kingdom’s bleak economic prospects in the early 2020s and the devastating and epochal Winter of Discontent that augured the Thatcher years in 1978-79. Indeed, many in the media already have

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The Moral Question?

At the core of the neoliberal ideology is the privatisation of public services. Water is a natural resource required by all inhabitants of this planet. A human right. Not simply a necessity to sustain oneself but central to the sanitation that has been at the heart of prosperous societies for centuries. The liquid of life, some might say.

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The Race Is On For The US Supreme Court

An icy chill crept down the proverbial spine of the Biden administration on Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) intimated that should his party regain control of the Senate after next year’s midterm elections, he will refuse to hold a vote to confirm any picks for the Supreme Court Biden might make ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

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A Moment In Time: How Sinn Féin Could Win It All

ne week ago, Sinn Féin were in the media crosshairs as a result of a scandal that saw party members posing as independent pollsters. In the week since, embattled Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had to come clean about his own election campaigns’ propensity for using paid students and even fake business cards in a similar capacity to portray non-existent market research companies to unsuspecting voters. By the time the Sunday Times released its latest poll yesterday, Sinn Féin had surged to a historic 10% lead over the party of Michael Collins.

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Solutionism Explains: Why Can’t Joe Biden Do Anything?

In 2020, much like 2016, America’s Democrats came to the election field riven by internal strife. A wide policy gulf festered between the Democrats’ progressive, left wing led by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (and to a lesser extent Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren) and the Democratic old guard typified by household names like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the man who eventually went on to win the 2020 election, Joe Biden.

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