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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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Myanmar’s Military Coup: A democracy won and lost 

By Sonia / February 24, 2021

Myanmar’s military has ended its decade-long dalliance with democracy by launching a coup against the nation’s most popular political party and the former Nobel Peace Prize winner who leads it. Early Monday morning local time, the country’s armed forces seized full control of the government after arresting Aung San Suu Kyi — the nation’s civilian […]

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The Irish schooling system: playing catch-up with the world

By Sonia / February 23, 2021

Understanding the Irish schooling system The sixteenth-century Tudor monarchs’ establishment of the first state-funded Educational institutions in Ireland, with the first printing presses appearing under Henry Queen Elizabeth; all in all, this led to the establishing Trinity College Dublin, approving the printing of the first Irish language books, and instructing Latin-free schools be established in […]

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10 best jogging spots on the Emerald Isle

By Sonia / February 20, 2021

Ireland is one of the most idyllic countries in the world; when the sun shines, there’s no better place to get out for some fresh air and exercise. However finding the motivation to get out and immerse yourself in it, can be challenging – life can get in the way. Well, there’s no time like […]

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10 best houseplants that help boost your mental health

By Sonia / February 17, 2021

  Managing your mental health can be a difficult balancing act: between friendships, family, romance, work and now the pandemic, it’s easy for our busy lives to start to take a toll on our brains. There’s been ongoing research that suggests that indoor plants not only purify the air but have calming effects on your […]

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The Saga of The Indian Farmer Protest: Rihanna vs Rightist India

By Sonia / February 15, 2021

What is happening in India? The 2020–2021 Indian farmers’ protest is an ongoing protest against three farm acts which were passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. The contentious acts often called the Farm Bills, have been described as “anti-farmer laws” by many farmer unions and politicians from the opposition also say it […]

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