America’s Democracy Problem

We’re often told, mainly by American politicians, that America is the greatest democracy in the world. It’s very easy to see why they think that. Aside from their narcissism, the US is, in fact, a fantastic county. The individual rights afforded to its citizens are second to none, and the American people have been great…

Ireland’s Relationship with Antidepressants

On March 6th, RTÉ published an investigative piece detailing the exponential rise in the percentage of the population that is prescribed antidepressant medication. Conn Corrigan reported that from 2012 to 2017, the prescription of dosages rose by 28% with a yearly average of 31,000. Deriving information from a 2016 study by the Institute for Health…

Bye Bye Brendan

On the 26th of February 2019, Brendan Rodgers turned his back on Celtic FC and Scottish football for a new job down south with Leicester City FC on a three year deal. The Foxes are currently sitting 11th in the English Premier League following a series of defeats which lead to Claude Puel’s sacking. Rodgers…

Looking to the Future

As the curtain comes down on another successful season for Cork City FC, we can look back on the positives of a very consistent campaign which included finishing runner up in both the league and the cup. It is very convenient for people to criticise and point out what went wrong for City this season,…

Shayan Tribute

On the morning of Saturday the 2nd of February, UCC societies were made aware via e-mail of the sudden passing of UCC student Shayan Nasser. Shayan was active in student media, and was a committee member of both the UCC Journalism Society, and the UCC Music Society. He was also a writer for the University…