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The Housing Disaster: Analysing Our Generation’s Defining Crisis

by Chloe O’Keefe – Editor at An Focal; Conor Capplis – Senior Reporter at The College Tribune; Paddy Henry – Editor at Student Independent News; Conor Brummell – News Editor at Student Independent News; Maeve McTaggert – News Editor at University Express Elisha Carey – Features Editor at University Express. Edited by Fiona Keeley – Editor at University Express. We are living in …


Taken IV: Takeaway Pints

by Cian Dalton. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was forced to withdraw his memo banning takeaway pints earlier this week after failing to garner enough support from Cabinet. Following videos surfacing online of large numbers and groups drinking takeaway pints on South William Street in Dublin, the Government acted swiftly and moved to ban takeaway pints altogether. The Health Minister was …

A Day in the Life: Student Nurses during the Pandemic

12-hour shifts, no pay. We are accustomed to hearing about the ongoing struggle faced by student nurses on placement in Ireland and the injustice done by the government to leave them very little financial support. This year, however, is bringing even greater strife, and that is the Covid-19 pandemic. Young men and women we see as our peers, close-friends and …

Coronavirus Vaccines: Here’s what we know

by Aoife O’Sullivan Early in the week American pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that they had successfully manufactured a vaccine that was 90% effective in Stage 3 of the vaccine testing process. A week later, Moderna, another American company announced that they had developed a vaccine that is almost 95% effective, without needing to be stored at the extremely low temperatures …

Things to consider when thinking of a Gap Year

by Caitriona Potter The Leaving Cert is a hectic time for Irish students across the country. The countless hours spent revising, stressing and debating all the opportunities ahead of you, may leave you feeling overwhelmed. A CAO decision that could potentially shape the rest of your life is no small feat. Perhaps you know the course you want and have …

Don’t forget the Uighurs

by Frank Fitzgerald To most people, the People’s Republic of China would never be considered a Muslim country. Indeed, the majority Han Chinese population of the country is not Muslim – several religions are prominent, perhaps most notably Confucianism, but China nonetheless has a Muslim population, the Uighurs, who are of Turkic ethnicity, and who live in the northwest of …

Shopping local in Limerick this Covid Christmas

by Ríona Gillespie. It’s no secret that businesses have taken a massive blow as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. All over Limerick and indeed across the country, shuttered shop fronts is an unfortunately common sight – many never to be opened again. However, the resilience of Irish businesses is ever-present. From click and collect services to home delivery, these businesses …

The US Election: Looking in from the Outside

I’m writing this article on Election Day, November 3rd. By the time you read this, the United States may be well in the middle of the ballot-counting process. Perhaps, a winner may have been announced. But, in all likelihood, the mood of elation (or devastation) that often accompanies election day as it dwindles into election night could be pushed out …