In Defence of Pure Reason

Recently, a friend of mine told me a story – that I imagine he found on the internet – that irked me greatly. In the story, a Philosophy Professor arranges a test for her students and, when the students arrive, the Professor places a chair down in front of them and asks them to prove…

Comment – Housing Minister is showing an inability to solve the housing crisis, or an inability to care

When Eoghan Murphy rose from the backbenches of the Fine Gael-led minority Government after Leo Varadkar’s appointment as Taoiseach in June of 2017, a sense of optimism was felt throughout the halls of Leinster House, the Department of Housing and beyond. Here was a young, idealistic, articulate Minister somewhat taking over a poisoned chalice, who…

S.U – Time To Improve?

Student Democracy is an important part of an educational ecosystem. It represents our wants and desires, behaviours and habits,  and allows a deeper connection between institution and student. The Student’s Union in UCC is no exception. I feel proud to be part of a University which allows for the Students to influence how it operates….

Volunteering abroad: Are you really making a difference?

Student ‘volunteer abroad’ projects are vogue; spend two weeks teaching English to orphans in the Philippines, one week holidaying. Possibly even three weeks building houses for poor homeless families, new water pumps or better wildlife outreaches, all for a donation which goes back into the community you’re working for: It’s simple as can be. Volunteering…

Everything Is Awful

Fascism is on the rise, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening, global warming is worsening, gun violence in the United States shows no signs of abating, homelessness in Ireland is increasing, and Britain seems set to destroy itself through Brexit. What a great time to be alive. If you listen to…