Consumption is leading to an increase in demand for plastic production of packaging Written by: Stephen O’Brien Our oceans are faced with multiple challenges as we come to the end of 2017, rising ocean tides, melting ice caps and human litter. Plastic litter has been at the epicenter of sea-animal death and the destruction of […]Read More Planet plastic: More plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050
Written by – Ivona Poljak Media’s duty has always been to accurately inform, raise awareness and fuel debate within the general public. One of the issues that the world is facing for the last three decades is climate change. Climate change and the sustainability crisis are the issues of our times. Two hundred years of […]Read More Media matters: How the U.S. media reports on climate change, and how do they affect and shape the opinions of the general public.
Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.
President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.Read More Trump in the Era of Social Media
– Prison Industrial Complex – 13th – Netflix original documentary review – Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. The title of this documentary refers to the 13th amendment in the American constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, in […]Read More Secluded: The Prison Industrial Complex – 13th documentary –
By – Stephen O’Brien Introduction The civil society organisation this paper will critically evaluate is the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens Ireland (ATTAC). ATTAC Ireland was established in the country back in 1999. The organisation believes in equality, environmental sustainability and in the power of grassroots movements to push […]Read More Case Study – Civil Society in Ireland fighting against TTIP/CETA
Foreign Committee Policy Paper There is a general sense of shock seen in academia related to the Middle East that emerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011; yet is it evident that there various reasons as to why Middle East scholarship “missed” the warning signs that something was to come […]Read More Could the Arab Spring have been predicted?
A data analysis by Patrick Prizeman “To what extent does age affect left-right political orientation?” This article will look at left right political orientation and whether it affected by age or not. The data used in this article is from the Irish National Election Survey, based on exit polls at the 2016 General Election. In […]Read More Does age have an influence on an individual’s likelihood to lean left or right on the political spectrum?
The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]Read More Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s
Written by – Áine Hanrahan Sexual violence in conflict occurs for many reasons. Some of the causes will be addressed in this essay but first, sexual violence must be explained. According to Pankhurst (2009) there are five meanings of sexual violence. These are rape as either a weapon of war; a reward for troops; the […]Read More The perpetration (act) of sexual violence in conflict?
In today’s technologically-developed society, children have become more influenced by the media than their own parents. Though there are a large variety of different types of media content out there, such as non-violent, sports, educational etc., violence in media still remains a huge and prominent genre across all boards. For example, over 60% of television […]Read More The effects of media violence on children