The End of McGregor?

Apologies for the clickbait-y title, but it’s a fair question: was UFC196 the end of Conor McGregor? If you missed it, McGregor, scheduled initially to fight Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight belt at UFC 196, instead fought Nate Diaz at the Welterweight level. For people who don’t know much about competitive fighting, moving up…

Failures of the State & Drug Culture in Ireland

Molly’s at every party these days; the one that makes those around feel in tune with their surroundings rejoicing in this untouchable euphoric state. The one to rely on for those 6am tracks that haze around while others divulge in temporary love & affection for those around them. Sometimes you forget you don’t even know Molly that…

Opinion – Teetotalism in Universities

“What? Really? Why not?” That is the usual response from a fellow student when I reveal that I am teetotal. Sometimes, it is phrased more politely, with a “if you don’t mind me asking?” to cover up their obvious surprise. Others struggle more to hide their shock horror, recoiling with a “WHAT?” – the way…

Young Fine Gael Exec Avoids National Showdown

The Young Fine Gael National Executive has avoided facing Motions of No Confidence at its National Assembly meeting next weekend. This brings to an end a series of events following the forced resignation of its former President Padraig O’Sullivan. The youth organisation, which is now led by fellow Tipperary man Colm Taylor, who was Vice-President,…

Opinion: Why I Wear a Poppy

Its November, it means only one thing: everyone on UK television wearing Poppies. Every year there is a row over someone not wearing one. (and this year there was an added one on not ‘bowing deeply enough’ at the cenotaph). Part of me says who cares?! Wearing a Poppy is a personal choice as it means different…