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Editor 2012-01-19

    AROUND 20 years ago, I left the country for the first time on an Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet. It was an age when not only I was born, but transatlantic travel was a relatively novel concept. Aer Lingus introduced the Irish nation to the notion of comfortable, swift (considering the distance) and somewhat […]

Editor 2012-01-19

  OVER the weekend I became irate. In an inexplicable fit of frustration, I had a wanton desire to fling my Blackberry as far as humanly possible. Not because it wasn’t working correctly. Oh no, it does that too well! But it was providing me with too much rubbish. Ironically enough, as if by some […]

Editor 2012-01-19

FOLLOWING several years of bad behaviour, NUIG SU Council last week voted to abolish their annual charity week festivities. The event, which was renamed College Week in a bid to reduce unsavoury behaviour, has attracted unprecedented poor publicity in recent years afoot of a culmination of unfavourable events. At a special sitting of NUIG SU […]

Editor 2012-01-19

I have a phrase for the standard “you didn’t get the job” rejection email. It’s called the “Dear John”.        It usually consists of lovely flowery phrases such as “Thank you for your interest but…” or “We are unable to progress your application…” or “The position has been filled”. I’ve experienced great frustration over the […]

Editor 2012-01-19

  Maybe I am a sucker for nostalgia, tradition and a sense of “old” Ireland, but I can’t help but feel resentment every time someone suggests an overhaul in our national broadcaster, the iconic RTE. Figures of late have shown a dramatic decrease in audience numbers for RTE television and radio. These lead to the […]

Editor 2012-01-10

Big Brother could well be watching: 30th Amendment Could have paved the way GEORGE Orwell would have been proud at some of the sentiments expressed over the 30th Amendment. Just like in his laureate novel 1984, the proposal to give oireachtas powers of enquiry was met with concerns and utterances of concern toward proposals of […]