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Pandemic’s Not to Blame for New Year’s Resolutions Failing

New Year’s resolutions are like double-edged swords. They prey on procrastinators’ nightmares, cause imposter syndrome in perfectionists, and wreak havoc on those who are complacent about their own inadequacies. However, they also offer us a chance of redemption, an opportunity to become better, stronger, and healthier. After two years of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the Western tradition of …


Features, Health

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 …


BREAKING: Level 5 restrictions in place from midnight Wednesday for 6 weeks

Following hours-long meetings, the Cabinet have agreed to move the Republic of Ireland to Level 5 restrictions from Wednesday midnight for six weeks. These restrictions are said to be reviewed after 4 weeks from An Taoiseach Michaél Martin. After hours of negotiations between Ministers and health officials from NPHET, it has been announced that the country will go into Level …