Compromise is Possible in Northern Ireland—but it must be based on respect and mutual understanding

Sometimes it feels like disagreement is to Northern Ireland what chips are to fish—they just go together. Six months have passed since voters went to the polls and elected new representatives to the Assembly—or so they thought. Discussions between the two major parties are set to resume this autumn, but with no agreement between Sinn…

Charlottesville

At nineteen, I am in shock that at some point in my life, I may end up fighting Nazis in a third world war. I am an English student, words are supposed to be kind of my whole thing, and yet, I am at a loss for what to say. In the year 2017, Nazism…

Contrariety within the worlds of sports

Every kid growing up would have at some point in time acquainted themselves with the ‘make-believe’ world that is professional wrestling. Whether it be through the medium of television, conversation or performing the newest finishing maneuver accompanied by subliminal thoughts of the “please do not try this at home” advertisement. It goes without saying that…

Clutching at Straws for Coalition?

To use an old cliché, unless you have been living under a rock, by now you’ll have learned that Theresa May’s Conservative government and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland have decided to form a coalition government. I’ve written a few paragraphs in my time but that last statement might be the most far-fetched….

#UCC Votes Results (So far)

A majority of the UCC Students’ Union Executive have today (or yesterday, by the time you’re reading this) been elected; all of the College Reps and Non-Sabbatical officers have been elected, as well as a majority of Sabbats. The race to be UCCSU’s next President, however, will go into a second day of counts, as…