USI Protest Against Aramark Due To Mistreatment In Direct Provision Centres

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have staged a protest outside of retailer Avoca on Suffolk Street, Dublin, in protest against the Aramark-owned company’s connections to direct provision centres in Ireland. Students of Trinity College Dublin also organised a boycott of the Aramark-run caterer on campus, Westland Eats, in November. Aramark, which bought Avoca…

UCD Group Campaign Against SU Membership

Following the well-publicised and controversial impeachment of Katie Ascough, a campaign group has begun voicing their dissatisfaction with the performance of the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). The Freedom of Choice Coalition (FOCC) UCD has begun campaigning for opt-in membership only of UCDSU, criticising the way the impeachment referendum was handled. “The ‘KAsco Fiasco’ has destroyed…

Crisis in Zimbabwe – a summary

As of 16 November, President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest following a takeover by the military in Zimbabwe, with a likely changeover of power to follow. This ends Mr. Mugabe’s 37-year tenure in power following a revolution to break free of British rule in 1980. On November 15 the military officially took over state…

Your Name, Death Note, and Dragon Ball Z: Hollywood’s Chronic Habit of Butchering Animation

2016’s Your Name was the fourth-largest grossing film in Japan. In Asia, it broke several records for how much is grossed and how many box-offices it topped. ‘Your Name’, a touching drama/fantasy story about two people who connect in unlikely way, was critically acclaimed in the West too, screening in Western cinemas. Newspaper critics gave…

International Service Design Experiences Comes to Cork

The International Service Design Experience, an international conference on the ergonomics of services- where accessibility, fairness and convenience are made a priority- will place on September 26th 2017 in Fota Island Resort, Cork. Hosted jointly by Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the conference will feature a number of speakers on the…