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
A political analysis of the housing crisis –
So a key question that must be asked here is, if Ireland built large public housing schemes over many decades when it was still poor, why does it rely so heavily on the market to provide housing now?Read More A political analysis of the housing crisis in Ireland and how it can be resolved
How are we to feel if we are to live without a roof over our heads and adequate accommodation? Numerous Irish citizens are facing this problem today, who have resorted to sleeping on the streets or facing temporary emergency accommodation. This struggle is not just confined to Ireland it is a universal problem. The number of homeless increase day by day, which has an overall negative effect on Irish society and these individuals’ living standards.Read More An analysis and contrast of the Irish homeless crisis
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 –
All chemicals which came after 1976 are allowed enter the market unless the EPA can establish “unreasonable risk.” The agency only has 90 days to make a decision, who rarely have all the toxicity data it needs. Therefore all substances that the industry want to sell are allowed go on to the market.Read More Toxic chemical legislation is REACHing an all time low
The ‘Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement’ (CETA) is a free trade agreement currently being finalised between the EU and Canada. This agreement vies to reduce non-tariff barriers between the two nations, attempting to harmonise standards and regulations across numerous industries. This bi-lateral free trade agreement has been negotiated in secret since 2009 with negotiations ceasing […]Read More CETA – The average modern day free trade agreement
Poor and ancient management of the gambling industry wrecks tens of thousands of lives in Ireland each year.Read More Ireland screams for new gambling regulations