Making your voice heard | Annie Hoey

What happens when we don’t speak up? Do you think a person has the right to complain after the fact if they did not take an action at the time that could have changed the outcome? This is a question that I and my friends have been pondering over for the past week.      With…

Do it Tomorrow | Úna Farrell

   “The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.” ― Alan Dean Foster   Procrastination: the putting off of things which should be done today until tomorrow. The problem with this is that tomorrow will be today tomorrow and so the vicious cycle begins. There will always, and I mean always, be…

Erdoğan takes tough stance against Kurdish hunger strike | Bernard Long

Turkey’s tough-talking Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has controversially voiced his support for the reintroduction of capital punishment in the country. The Justice & Development Party (Turkish: Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, or AKP) leader’s remarks come in response to the on-going hunger strike of over 600 of the nation’s Kurdish prisoners, as they agitate for…

Cóma Daonlathas? | Seán Laoghaire

Do bhuaigh Barack Obama an rás don Teach Bán le déanaí, agus mar sin tá gach rud ceart go leor arís. Bhuel níl, ach fós ar a laighead ní tofáiodh Mitt Rommney, agus Paul Ryan, agus níos tabhachtaí fós, faigimid ceithre bliain eile gan baol den pháirtí Poblachtanach mar uachtaráin ar ceann de na tíortha…

Savita #Never Again | Audrey Ellard Walsh

One year ago in volume 19, Issue 6 of The Express I wrote about the need for renewed debate on the X Case in the wake of the 20th anniversary of the ruling. I discussed the need for clear legislation on the matter of abortion in the case of women’s lives being placed in danger…

The Carlsberg CEO? | Gearoid Holland

Arthur Fischell enjoyed a happy and relatively normal childhood. Having solved the meaning of life three seconds after being conceived in his mother’s womb, he spent the next eight months contemplating whether revealing it to the world would be wise, and just as he was about to decide, was given birth to. Slapped by the…

Societies’ Corner | Kate Dennison

Get Raw with Law Let the record show that raw is in reference to how ‘real’ things got at the last house meeting, and is not a sexual reference of any kind. Sustained. Anyway, the UCC Law Society did a fantastic job on their first event of the year. The motion before the house was…

The Problem with Syria | Eilís O’ Keefe

Twenty months on, there is still no end in sight for the Syrian crisis. Eilis O’Keeffe examines the progression of Civil War to humanitarian crisis and the lack of international response.      According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the death toll for the conflict in Syria has surpassed 30,000.  The UN Commission of…

A “subtler kind” of trauma | Sian Cowman

Sian Cowman discusses a harrowing and personal experience regarding the misconceptions surrounding rape. Recently, I set up a course of self-defence classes for women in UCC. We’re learning some really effective moves, useful for defending ourselves against any kind of physical assault. At the end of the class, the instructor reminds us not to walk…