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Is social media decreasing our quality of life?

By Katie Boland / September 17, 2020

The Social Dilemma originally came out in January 2020 but made it on to the Irish charts last weekend on Netflix. The whole premise of the 90-minute documentary is based on ex-employees recounting their ethical concerns of powerful companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. The Social Dilemma is an interesting documentary as it […]

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Weird laws from around the world

By Katie Boland / September 15, 2020

In each country, there’s always that one law that leaves people scratching their heads. Ireland for example, accidentally made all drugs legal for 24 hours in 2016. Each country has laws that were relevant at the time of writing but, with the world becoming more open and advanced, some of the original laws written become […]

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Family dynamics: Do siblings make a difference?

By Katie Boland / September 11, 2020

The CSO states that from the last census taken, the amount of children an average household has is between one and two. There are more and more couples in Ireland only having one child. There’s a variety of reasons for this; whether it be economical, age, fertility issues, or it could simply be that they […]

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Is there a class system in Ireland?

By Katie Boland / September 1, 2020

There is no concrete definition of ‘class’ and because of this, it can have many different meanings. The common understanding of social class is usually socio-economic class which is defined as people having the same social, economic, cultural, political or educational status. This is what we would see as the upper, middle, and working-class that […]

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The positive effects pets have on children

By Katie Boland / August 27, 2020

With international dog day on the 26th of August, we decided to take a look at the positive effects of having a dog and other types of pets have on children and adults alike. The first historical reference of having a pet was between 20,000 to 40,000 years ago and studies have shown that humans […]

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Just how much influence do TikTok influencers have?

By Katie Boland / August 25, 2020

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social network service owned by Bytedance. It’s used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy, and talent videos. After merging with music.ly in 2018 TikTok became available worldwide. With the rise of users began the rise of a new sort of celebrity. Suddenly there were kids everywhere doing dances called […]

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The rise of social media businesses

By Katie Boland / August 20, 2020

Did you know that, according to the SFA, spending just and extra €20 in a small business each week for 12 weeks would generate €874 million for small Irish businesses? Such a little amount each week that will put the much-needed revenue back into our country. With fast fashion in trouble, social media businesses seem […]

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What socially distanced concerts might look like in Ireland

By Katie Boland / August 18, 2020

The first socially distanced concert happening in the UK on August 11 has a lot of people wondering, is this what the new norm will look like going forward? In Ireland, we have three counties back in lockdown and the two-metre rule is still in play, which begs the question: just when will concerts start […]

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