Unanswered: Imelda Keenan

‘Fears were openly expressed that a serial killer was operating, either alone or with other like-minded predators, in an area of the country where instances of female disappearance had become so common that it had been dubbed the ‘Vanishing Triangle’.’ Alan Bailey, ‘Missing, Presumed’. The third member of the Vanishing Triangle is most of the…

Is the standard for women in technology dropping?

This is a controversial question but one that needs to be asked. The tech industry despite being one of the most innovative industries in the world is stuck in the 1900s. Only 7% of tech positions in Europe are filled by women there has been efforts to change this statistic. The diversity movement surrounding the Technology field is…

Unanswered: Eva Brennan

‘Fears were openly expressed that a serial killer was operating, either alone or with other like-minded predators, in an area of the country where instances of female disappearance had become so common that it had been dubbed the ‘Vanishing Triangle’.’ Alan Bailey, ‘Missing,Presumed’. The second member of Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle is the oldest by a…

Spilling the Tea on Consent

The President’s Garden on Freshers’ Week had a softer feel to it at the launch of the “#askconsent” campaign. The theme of the sexual consent awareness event was ‘tea party’, a nod towards the Tea Consent video usually shown to incoming freshers as a way of teaching new students what consent is. A long tea…

On a Personal Note

When my chapter with the University Express began as Deputy Features Editor I wrote, ‘use me as inspiration. Or keep reading to see if my inspirational journey turns to shit.’ I am happy to say that I highly doubt anyone has used me as inspiration, and that if my journey has turned to shit, it…

Cork or a New City?

During the summer, a popular set of posts baring “#Cork” made their rounds on social media. The photos posted with the hashtag used shots of Cork City streets as backgrounds and needles as a focus point. The needles in question were allegedly discarded by drug users and popped up on major streets among wrappers and…

What Happened to Nora?

The disappearance of Nora Quoirin from a Malaysian holiday resort flooded talk radio and the ever speculative Twitter threads of summer 2019. What drew this story to Ireland and tugged at the hearts of the nation was the word ‘Irish’ planted in front of the young London teenager’s name, dominating newspaper headlines across the nation….