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
Israel has long been held up as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the Middle East, however, they have a long history of clandestine activities and dealing with tyrants and dictators when it serves their needs.Read More Israel; Friend or Foe
Over 700,000 people globally die by suicide every year. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death among young people. For each death, many others have tried. The majority of deaths by suicide happen in low to middle-income countries. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in Ireland. Suicide is a public health issue everywhere, especially among men. In Ireland, 437 people died by suicide in 2018. Analysing the gender breakdown in 2018, 75% were men compared to 25% of women.Read More We need to talk about suicide
Close your eyes and imagine a world with almost unlimited renewable energy.Now imagine that this energy source is built upon already existing infrastructure and will require no additional land usage. What are you seeing?Read More Journey to a Greener Planet
The Covid-19 vaccine has offered some respite to the most vulnerable in western society, however, the developing world’s access and rollout of vaccines are stifled and exacerbated by inequality.Read More ‘One for all and all for one(or some)’
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.Read More A Moment In Time: How Sinn Féin Could Win It All
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
Last night, RTE released a investigative documentary that was centered on the hospital waiting list scandal. –Click Here – Living On The List – RTE documentary via RTE player The RTE documentary ‘Living on a list’ featured patients who spend months and in some cases years waiting to get an appointment to see a doctor […]Read More Ireland’s hospital waiting list – Cut The List