What HAPpens Next Ireland?

If the situation arises where financial aid is required to afford somewhere to live, there are schemes put in place to assist. The HAP scheme is there to help, or at least, it’s supposed to be. The HAP scheme is majorly flawed, and is skewing the market for everyone, not only the HAP tenants. The lack of sufficient social housing has thrown a considerable number of social housing candidates into the deep end of the private rental sector. It’s time to talk about that. 

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Podcast: Paddy Tees it up

Paddy Tees It Up podcast is about promoting the health aspect to golf which includes an interview with professional golfer and three time major winner Padraig Harrington. Along with other guests, such as; the Minister for Sport and Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers and Dr. Aoife Ni Sheaghda, Trinity Clinic.

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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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Israel; Friend or Foe

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.

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We need to talk about suicide

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.

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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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Hey everybody, let’s just stop treating women like shite

They say Khloe is the ugly Kardashian. They say Jesy Nelson is the ugly Little Mix, not anymore, she left. They say Demi Lovato is fat. They say Britney Spears is crazy. They say Angelina is anorexic because of Brad. They say a lot of things about people who they don’t know. It is time to stop saying things and think about the kind of media we consume. Where do you put your money into? Who do you support?

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