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?
Written by – Ivona Poljak Media’s duty has always been to accurately inform, raise awareness and fuel debate within the general public. One of the issues that the world is facing for the last three decades is climate change. Climate change and the sustainability crisis are the issues of our times. Two hundred years of […]Read More Media matters: How the U.S. media reports on climate change, and how do they affect and shape the opinions of the general public.
A data analysis by Patrick Prizeman “To what extent does age affect left-right political orientation?” This article will look at left right political orientation and whether it affected by age or not. The data used in this article is from the Irish National Election Survey, based on exit polls at the 2016 General Election. In […]Read More Does age have an influence on an individual’s likelihood to lean left or right on the political spectrum?
The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]Read More Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s
Written by – Áine Hanrahan Sexual violence in conflict occurs for many reasons. Some of the causes will be addressed in this essay but first, sexual violence must be explained. According to Pankhurst (2009) there are five meanings of sexual violence. These are rape as either a weapon of war; a reward for troops; the […]Read More The perpetration (act) of sexual violence in conflict?
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
An opinion piece, Written by Sophie Kane. As much as it pains me to admit, we’ve gotten so many things fundamentally wrong in this country over the years. We seem to repeat the same mistakes over and over, never learning, never evolving. The Catholic Church have ruled the state since its existence and they have […]Read More Strike4Repeal – Why the choice to have an abortion should be made by a woman and those involved in the situation, and not by the state or the Catholic Church.
One in nine people in the world were suffering from chronic malnourishment during 2014 – 2016. It is estimated that 795 million people are suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition globally today. Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food, (approximately a third of all that is produced), is wasted. Broken down, it is: 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of all cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat.Read More What Ireland needs to consider when it comes to banning food wastage?
Written by – Stephen O’Brien ‘Identity’, according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary definition is, “the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others”. By this definition, any individual can claim to be a part of multiple identities, due to affiliation or self-identification with multiple sects or societal groups. A plural […]Read More Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Media
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