Sex Work in Ireland: The Case for Decriminalisation

Elisha Carey, Features Editor Last month, the Garda National Protective Services Bureau launched the Garda’s Organised Prostitution Investigation Unit, aimed at targeting men who pay for sex. The Unit will be present at major rugby, soccer and GAA games as well as horse races, concerts and festivals, where large numbers of individuals are spending nights…

Skills-Building for Students

Writes Elisha Carey Features Editor Times are truly a-changing: industries that didn’t even exist 20 years ago, now dominate the economic sphere and have redesigned our concept of the “typical worker.” Your parents’ advice of “just walk in with your CV and ask for the manager” is no longer cutting it and “proficiency in Word” is…

Memories – An accurate reflection of your past? Or a trick-mirror of your experiences?

Writes Eoghan O’Donnell, Deputy Features Editor You are telling a story, a recollection of a moment important to you, detailing it to your extended family, only to have your sibling interrupt you saying, ‘that’s not right, it went like this …’, much to your frustration. Scenarios like this occur regularly, and memories that we rely…

In a year marked by financial and social crisis, the SUSI grant scheme failed my sister

Writes Siobhán McCallum For many, the Covid-19 crisis has propelled some of our most pressing global issues, including the availability of healthcare, wealth inequalities and racial discrimination, to the fore of public discourse. For me, this pandemic has made the shortcomings of the grant system in Ireland abundantly clear. Undeniably, SUSI has contributed greatly to…

The Eco-Gender Gap: Is Saving the Planet a Woman’s Job?

Writes Elisha Carey, Features Editor Speaking last week to the United Nations’ Security Council, Sir David Attenborough delivered a grim message to world leaders, “please make no mistake – climate change is the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced.” “There is no going back – no matter what we do now,…

Making Your Applications

Welcome back everyone! I hope you all managed to get some level of rest and relaxation after the unfamiliar post-Christmas exam spell. It is quite the out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire situation for some UCC students who immediately upon finishing exams find themselves faced with the hectic summer internship applications period. Whether it’s a summer internship in the corporate…

How is modern technology shaping our society?

First developed in the 1830s, the telegram provided the world with the means to instantly communicate over long distance. Though admittedly more laborious in its workings compared to modern-day technology, the telegram through the use of Morse code, enabled people from as far as one side of the Atlantic to communicate rapidly with those on…