On the Road to Preventing Drug-Driving

It is July of 2017, and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland has just launched the newest road safety campaign – the prevention of driving under the influence of drugs.‘There is no hiding drug-driving,’ the advert strikes against a black screen, a stark contrast to the almost surrealist inner-monologue portrayed beforehand and to how Irish…

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…