Opinion

New Government, Old Tricks: Women In Irish Politics

New Government, Old Tricks: Women In Irish Politics

The 33rd Dáil saw Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin elected as Taoiseach in the midst of a coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fianna Gael and the Greens. However, despite the historic nature of the abandonment of Civil War politics, that age-old discrepancy in the representation of women in politics continues: out of a Cabinet of sixteen, only four female Ministers have been appointed.

Racial Profiling and the Pandemic – Two Public Health Emergencies

Racial Profiling and the Pandemic – Two Public Health Emergencies

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advocated for the wearing of face coverings in public spaces; a minor inconvenience that we should all be willing to endure for the benefit of those around us. In the United States, however, this has not been so easy a sacrifice for many within the Black community, who have expressed fear that covering their face in public could exacerbate racial profiling.

Why Stone Statues Don’t Represent Equally Enduring Beliefs

Why Stone Statues Don’t Represent Equally Enduring Beliefs

Over the past few months, while immersed in the coronavirus pandemic, Ireland has successfully “flattened the curve”, with daily confirmed cases finally reaching below 50 consistently. As wider society marks this triumph with the gradual easing of restrictions, people on the margins continue to suffer greatly, with little recognition or action. Covid-19 infection has increased rapidly in Direct Provision centres around the country.

Direct Provision and the Lasting Impact of COVID-19

Direct Provision and the Lasting Impact of COVID-19

Over the past few months, while immersed in the coronavirus pandemic, Ireland has successfully “flattened the curve”, with daily confirmed cases finally reaching below 50 consistently. As wider society marks this triumph with the gradual easing of restrictions, people on the margins continue to suffer greatly, with little recognition or action. Covid-19 infection has increased rapidly in Direct Provision centres around the country.

Judi Dench, 85, Becomes British Vogue Oldest Cover Star

Judi Dench, 85, Becomes British Vogue Oldest Cover Star

The “over-50s” category accounted for 47% of all cosmetic expenditure in the UK in 2019. The so-called ‘grey penny’, is the label given to the sizeable contribution by this category; a name that demonstrates the disregard by fashion firms to the needs of these consumers to see themselves in the products that they are buying. The excuse that ‘youth is beauty’ fails to cut the mustard anymore because evidently, beauty has no borders.