Irish Psychoactive Drug Users Aged 15-24 the Highest in Europe

The Union of Students of Ireland (USI), in partnership with Drugs.ie and the HSE, have launched a new harm reduction information campaign aimed at people who use new psychoactive substances (NPS). This comes in response to a recently released European Schools Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) that indicated that the use of psychoactive…

Munster Stars Snubbed by IRFU

Cork brothers Niall and Rory Scannell have been making waves this season, with both men regularly on the starting line-up for Munster. It’s questionable, then, as to why these two key players in Munster’s recent successes have not made the recently announced Irish line-up. Both brothers have proven massively influential in Munster’s recent 14-15 win…

Budget 2017 – An Overview

The first budget of the government of “new politics” was unveiled last week at Leinster House. The budget, containing a €1.3 billion package, weighted at about 3-to-1 between spending increases and taxation cuts, was laid out by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. It was generally received as a…

World Cricket Round-Up

While it’s time to dust off your winter coat and pack away the bat & pads here in Ireland, it’s still summer somewhere, and the truly beautiful game continues as normal. So pop the kettle on, make yourself a sandwich and queue up Soul Limbo by Booker T & the MGs on Spotify, it’s time…

UCC Student Accommodation System in Crisis

UCC students continue to struggle to find suitable accommodation as the number of available rental properties continues to shrink, which follows a broader trend across the country. Commenting on the situation USI President Annie Hoey said “There’s just not enough of the traditional-type student accommodation.” The Higher Education Authority has estimated that about 25,000 extra beds for…

The Government: Who are they?

On Friday Enda Kenny was re-elected as Taoiseach; thanks to a Supply and Confidence agreement with Fianna Fail, and a series of deals with Independent Deputies, Enda announced his new Government in the Dáil. So who who are they? Taoiseach & Minister for Defence: Enda Kenny TD (Mayo), Fine Gael Enda Kenny made history by…

League of Ireland; Real Football, Real Fans?

March 4th 2016; the turnstiles lie silent. Blade after blade withers under the spring time breeze. Turners Cross is silent. Not even 24 hours later, a City will flock to the much hallowed ground; draped in the green red and white of Cork City FC. Turners Cross; traditionally an aging population brought to life each…