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Aramark hand out flyers to UL Students on their link to Direct Provision

Yesterday, Aramark handed out flyers to UL students about their link to direct provision   The catering company who run most food outlets on campus were handing out flyers with ‘The Facts’ on campus. An Focal’s front page this month focuses on UL Student Life’s campaign to end direct provision, highlighting Aramark’s contribution to Munster’s direct provision centres. A distributor …


Cozy and Folksy: Tracks for a Dreamy October

Autumn is truly upon us, and when it comes to autumnal music I feel like acoustic and folk is the way to go.  I am, admittedly, one of those “basic” autumn girls who craves crisp air, spicy lattes and chunky cardigans. With that being said, here are my picks of songs that perfectly capture that autumn aesthetic… think golden hour, …

“Alcohol and Drugs Kill People- They Almost Killed Me”

THERE’S no denying it; Ireland has a serious problem with mental health.   This problem manifests itself in many ways, but one of the most common appears to be addiction and substance abuse.   In 2015, 224 people died by overdose in Ireland with a reported 8,791 people admitted to Accident and Emergency for self-inflicted harm. According to the most …

Why Every Feminist Should Read ‘Oh My GOD, What a Complete Aisling’

The feeling of impending doom when you realize you’ve left the immersion on. Wearing your county jersey on a night out. Sneering at people who carry Brown Thomas bags around town for having “notions” … there is more to being Irish than this list, and there is definitely more to being an Irish woman but it is a great place …