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Tourism and Travel Post-Covid in Northern Ireland

By Emily Booth / August 15, 2020

Few industries have been affected more by the impact of Covid-19 than tourism and hospitality. Cancelled holidays and travel plans, and the shutting down of businesses have led to mass redundancies and furloughing, even in areas of Ireland you wouldn’t first think of.  In Northern Ireland, tourism accounted for one in every 15 jobs, and […]

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Nobel peace laureate John Hume dies

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 6, 2020

Derry was in mourning this week when the news broke of the death of one of its greatest sons.  Nobel peace laureate John Hume died at Owen Mór nursing home in the city after suffering dementia for some years.  He was 83 years old. Family statement In a statement, his family announced that he died […]

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Taking a Break: Choosing a Major in Five Years or Less

By Nicholas Boonstra / August 5, 2020

It’s August, and that means that a new school year is right around the corner. Now, the Coronavirus pandemic means that this new term won’t look quite like most have before. This is especially true for the incoming class of first-years. One time-honoured question remains the same for these new students, however: “How on Earth […]

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What you need to know before going freelance in Ireland

By Kamila Mushkina / August 5, 2020

Freelancing is a convenient way to earn money if you prefer to be independent, work from home and do what you want with your time. As well as in any other country, there are some rules that you need to consider before you go freelance in Ireland. Everything you wanted to know is here. What […]

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Housing Market in Ireland During and Post Covid-19 

By Kamila Mushkina / August 3, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge economic impact in all sectors including the housing market in Ireland. But what exactly has the pandemic brought? How is the housing market in Ireland doing right now? Let’s find out the answers to all these questions! Drop during lockdown Well, there was little chance that Covid-19 wouldn’t […]

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NY GAA during the COVID-19 Pandemic: One Man’s Story

By Nicholas Boonstra / July 31, 2020

Shane Hogan didn’t always think he was cut out for Gaelic football. The brother of a footballer, son of a hurler and grandson of the founder of the St Barnabas GFC in New York, one would think that the Gaelic games should be in his blood. However, his first experience picking up a ball was […]

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Online education in Covid-19 Ireland: how it was and what will come

By Kamila Mushkina / July 29, 2020

Covid-19 forced schools and universities in Ireland to go online. Months later, the reopening was announced, but will everything get back to what it was before? Let’s see how the education system in Ireland responded to Covid-19 and went online, and what changes are yet awaiting us. Institutions adapted to Covid-19 In March, schools and […]

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Irish Internships and Volunteering during Covid

By Liam Grugan / July 29, 2020

For many students and recent graduates, finding Irish internships and volunteering during Covid has proven to be a formidable task. With impending budget cuts in businesses big and small, the standard sources for summer gigs have all but dried up. On top of this, volunteering, specifically in-person opportunities, faced a four month setback, eliminating the […]

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Environmental inequalities in Ireland

By Aoife McDowell / July 23, 2020

Over the past number of decades environmental issues such as air pollution have gained significant attention by leaders and activists. However, within this global trend of increased air pollution in our European cities comes another issue: the impact this pollution is disproportionately having on the most disadvantaged members of society. This is a trend that […]

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Preserving Irish must go beyond the education system

By Nicholas Boonstra / July 23, 2020

Cultures are built on languages, and learning a new language opens doors to new cultures. Ola Majekodunmi was born in Nigeria but immigrated to Ireland with her family at a young age. She relates how glad she is that her family enrolled her in a Gaelscoil despite the resistance that many people of colour face […]

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