Post Tagged with: "Current Affairs"

Civil Partnership Bill ‘enshrines discrimination in law’

Campus was recently brightened by Rainbow Week – LGBT Society’s hugely successful annual celebration of all things lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Amid workshops, entertainment and hi-jinks, one highlight was the Mock Wedding in which three couples were ‘married’ in order to demonstrate the equality of same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

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Green Revolution Is The Only Solution

With so much talk of green pathway out of our problems, Sean Roberti looks at how this would work in practice.

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Sound and Fury

Sean Ó Sé reflects on the retirement of Cork hurling’s greatest, and most controversial, figures.

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Let’s not forget the real Africa

In early June, when college exams had just ended, students had gone home to become procrastinating sloths with no exams or study to worry about (until results were out that is!), the weather without fail was relatively crap and the question of what to do for the summer loomed achingly on everyone’s mind.

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The dangerous reality of Irish abortion laws

As the use of ‘abortion pills’ in Ireland becomes more prevalent, the country’s restrictive legislation comes under scrutiny. Genevieve Shanahan investigates.

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Questioning the Violence Blackout

Tom Smith muses over student protests, the environment, and violence as a form of self-defence.

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It pays to keep the country divided

Jerry Larkin explains how an infuential elite scare us into keeping the status quo. In 2008, all that time ago, Fianna Fail still denied that the country was in a recession. Maybe they knew that because they have been in power for so long, they have no one else to blame (of course after the […]

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Gay blood ban comes under fire

Irish blood services continue to refuse donations from gay males, as pressure builds for change. Current Affairs Editor Adam Dinan investigates.

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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Political sniping at home and abroad has forced us to a European bailout, believes Sarah Slevin Can one country bring down an entire monetary union? If Herman Van Rompuy is to be believed, we gave it our best effort. Not only that, but the President of the European Council asserts that a failure by Ireland […]

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Street View limitations pave way for competitors

Google Street View has finally reached Ireland, but its long-term future seems unclear as open-source competitors continue to expand, explains Seán O’Connell

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