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Irelands CSR future: are we doing enough?

By Sonia / May 4, 2021

Climate change is fast becoming one of the most important topics of the decade, with activists of all ages and nationalities now mobilising and urging global leaders to take action and hold their governments accountable. Is it time for Ireland also to take a stand? What is CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the term […]

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Fasting In A Foreign Land: Observing religious festivals as a foreigner

By Sonia / April 28, 2021

The discipline of fasting dates to ancient times, is common to nearly every religion in the world (as well as philosophical systems like Stoicism), and is mentioned in the Bible more times than baptism.  As it is with the spring season setting in Lent just ended, Christians, specifically Catholics, give up certain foods or practice […]

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10 Foreign films on Netflix for every movie buff

By Sonia / April 23, 2021

From horror to rom-com here is our list of top 10 foreign films on Netflix that every movie buff as to see Thithi  Thithi is a 2015 Kannada film from India that begins with the death of 101-year old, Century Gowda, and follows his family as they prepare for his funeral celebration 11 days later. […]

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LinkedIn the future Social media networking: what else can you do with it?

By Sonia / April 20, 2021

LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world. Every second, someone joins the now multi-billion dollar networking platform. It’s the brainchild of social-networking pioneer Reid Hoffman, who launched LinkedIn in 2002 with money he made from the sale of PayPal. Linkedin today hosts more than 600 million professional profiles, which means nearly an unlimited […]

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Ireland and the UNSC: What Now, What Next?

By Sonia / April 13, 2021

Amidst a raging pandemic, Ireland took up its seat as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021-2022 term on 1 January 2021. Four months on, where are we today and what is next?  The 15-member UN Security Council is the most powerful body in the UN system. In terms […]

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Top tips to ace a virtual interview

By Sonia / April 10, 2021

Given the current climate, it’s likely to be a while before in-person activities return to pre-pandemic levels and it seems that in the future virtual interviews are not just the “new normal” but the “only normal”. So what’s a virtual interview? If you’ve never experienced a virtual interview before, it’s an interview that takes place […]

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10 Female athletes Ruling The Sports Industry

By Sonia / March 26, 2021

Nadia Nadim, Afghanistan-Denmark Football  Heading our athletes’ chart is a top player for clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Nadim’s journey from being a fatherless refugee to one of the most celebrated individuals in football is awe-inspiring. She’s the first player of colour of either gender to make Denmark’s national team. Also a doctor […]

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Hanging by a thread: international students struggle during the pandemic

By Sonia / March 20, 2021

The 21st Century’s deadliest pandemic has halted life in all aspects, from the way we work to the way we interact. Ireland’s economy and society speak of our current situation, with pillar industries such as hospitality and education being hit the hardest. It seems that between Brexit and the pandemic, the Emerald Isle is facing […]

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A questionable pay raise for TD’s : Is our dissent necessary?

By Sonia / March 3, 2021

All Government workers will receive a 1% pay rise along with other workers in the public sector– pushing TD’s basic salary from around €98,000 to over €100,000. Over 343,000 public sector workers will be in line for the pay increase, flagged as part of the Public Service Stability Agreement agreed back in June 2017. This […]

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