All posts in "Current Affairs"

Leaving Cert 2020 cancellation: Main questions that should be asked

By Conor Lynch / June 5, 2020

Following the perhaps controversial decision by Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh to scrap this year’s Leaving Certificate on Friday, May 8, many questions have been raised since by the Irish public. For safety reasons, the decision made was, of course, the most sensible one. However, this article will now shed light on […]


The absence of sport in Ireland: Just how has it affected us?

By Conor Lynch / May 26, 2020

Exactly two months and two days have gone by since Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the decision to temporarily shut down all forms of sport across the country. Make no mistake about it, the absence of sport in Ireland has made life for Irish sport lovers particularly difficult throughout this lockdown period. Not only has […]


Covid-19: Graduating to (un)employment

By Sofiya Volvakova / May 22, 2020

Graduates have always struggled to secure a job. Despite the good grades one may have been getting in college, stepping into a real-world experience is a story of its own kind. Little experience, poor interview skills and unrealistic salary expectations are among the most common reasons for graduates failing to find a job after leaving […]


Life after Coronavirus

By Veronica De Biasio / May 13, 2020

Coronavirus is rewriting our life, our future and our thoughts. Due to the spread of Coronavirus, we are being forced to change old habits and mundane daily acts, such as avoiding shaking hands and touching each other. While processing the situation, feelings of anxiety and grief are circulating over and over. Emotional repercussions will accompany […]


How to Avoid Online Scams

By Lucía Ramírez / May 12, 2020

Online shopping has increased during COVID-19 and along with it, cyber attacks. Therefore, it is important to take into account some issues to avoid getting scammed. Read on to find more information about online scams and how to report them. It’s not a surprise that people choose to shop online. This way of commercialising is […]


Talking to Children About Coronavirus

By Lucía Ramírez / May 5, 2020

Quarantine is becoming more and more widespread in the world, and it is very likely that your children are feeling a little anxious about staying at home for so long. They’ve probably already asked you why they can’t go out and play with their friends or visit their grannies. But how do you explain Coronavirus […]


The global pandemic gives us a glimpse of Japanese apology culture

By Ayumi Miyano / April 29, 2020

During this pandemic, a type of news that shocks us is when high-profile people announce that they are Covid-19 positive. We often feel emotional when politicians, actors, or singers, who used to feel invulnerable, show their vulnerability on their social media, and are inclined to compassion towards them. In Japan, this global and common practice […]


Stay home, stay safe? Not for everyone!

By Veronica De Biasio / April 26, 2020

You’ve heard it so many times: “Stay home, stay safe”, but how real is this catchy sentence? Sometimes, things can be a bit more complex. For some people, this motto does not fully reflect their reality. Domestic abuse victims and witnesses and those that suffer from psychological disorders are only a few of those whose […]


5 Tips for Managing Your Finances During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Lucía Ramírez / April 24, 2020

A lot of economic and financial consequences have arise in the world during the Covid pandemic. Many markets were forced to close and people had to make some big financial changes, for instance. Since the problem is likely to become more serious as the disease evolves and spreads, the question is: how can I manage […]

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