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Biden makes his first State of the Union address, Republicans dominate voter turnout in Texas primary election, and more than a million Ukrainians seek refuge amidst Russian invasion. Here are your top stories for Weekly America. Biden makes his first State of the Union address to a concerned America President Biden made his first State of the Union address to …


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Russia invades Ukraine, Gov. Ron DeSantis sets stage for Republican presidential run in 2024, and three officers are found guilty over the George Floyd case. Here are your top stories for Weekly America. Russia invades Ukraine Russia has launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine by land, sea, and air. It is the biggest attack on a European state since World …


Ukraine Crisis: Tensions Rise as Putin Recognises Pro-Russian Separatists’ Independence

Tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations came to a head on Monday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to recognise the independence of two pro-Russian separatist groups on Ukraine’s eastern border. The announcement came during an hour-long televised address in which President Putin described Ukraine as a “colony of puppets” who are “preparing military action against our country”. The Russian premier …

New Column: Weekly America

The US and Russia reach a standoff over Ukraine, controversy arises over a new Supreme Court justice, and Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better plan reaches a dead-end. Here are your top stories in Weekly America. Pressure rises between US and Russia over Ukraine This week, tensions continue to rise between the US and Russia over the nation of Ukraine. President …

Minimum Unit Pricing- For Public Health or Health of Pubs?

On the 4th of January this year, all hell broke loose. The price of alcohol in the Republic of Ireland has increased to a minimum of 10c for a gram of alcohol, or €1 for a standard drink. Cheap booze died overnight as prices were forced upwards to closely match their premium counterparts, while the price of a slab of …

The Roundup #3 – 04/10/2021

Election in Germany   Last Sunday, Germany went to the polls for the 2021 federal election that elects their Chancellor. The Social Democratic Party (SPD), led by Olaf Scholtz was the biggest party, winning 25.7% of votes. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), currently in government, had their worst ever result, receiving 24.1% of the vote. Following the vote CDU Leader …

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The State of the EU On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gave her annual State of the EU speech to a sparse, socially distanced crowd in Brussels. Her speech was sombre as she discussed Climate Change, migration, defence policy and internal battles within the Union. The President told us that 72% of people were now vaccinated, and …

Incoming Student Life Sabbatical team are determined to ensure the safe return to Campus

by Chloe O’Keeffe Cillian O’Donoghue, Seán Mulkern, Alice Hynes and Jordan Cassells will be taking over the roles of the sabbatical team for the 2021/22 academic year. A big part of the manifestoes were based on the safe return to campus, as well as increased social media campaigns. Fourth year Business and German student Cillian O’Donoghue will be taking over …

Democracy Is Dead. What’s Next?

Democracy is an inherently flawed concept, the main use of governance for the past 2 millennia has resulted in creating the thought process that has allowed for the commodification, dehumanisation and rapid destruction of the planet.  When Marx saw the class hierarchy back in the 16th century it only pales in comparison to the world we live in today.  The …