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‘Reflections on the Inauguration 2021’ by Stephanie McDermott

There is no doubt about it, there were many ‘firsts’ on the inauguration day of the 46th president of the United States Flags replaced people on...

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‘Reflections on the American election 2020’ by Stephanie McDermott

The last eight days were exciting We waited for every news bulletin in expectation We went to bed wondering, if, by the time we woke up, what the...

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‘The US Elections: One Week Out’ by Dr Eric Derr

Throughout the 2020 election cycle, political pundits have continuously warned, ‘Beware of what happened in 2016’ As such, all political...

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‘Covid-19 and its psychological consequences’ by Dr Teresa Mulhern

July 2020 marks the additional easement of physical distancing restrictions put in place to battle the current COVID pandemic  It seems as though we...

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‘Covid-19 and Mental Health: What Lurks in the Shadows’ by Dr Candice Condon

We have all become familiar with the daily news reporting of the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths and this is obviously a factual reporting of...

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The ‘New Nationalism’ by Stephanie McDermott

Anyone watching RTE’s 'Prime Time' programme on Thursday June 25th, will, I think, be shocked and saddened by the thought-provoking report by...

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‘Think of the Children’: Covid-19 and our Young People by Francis Gahan

The phrase ‘think of the children’ is a cliche which is often heard in contemporary parlance and it’s rhetoric appears to have it’s origins...

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Black Lives Matter by Stephanie McDermott

The tragic death of George Floyd has opened a conversation about racism in Irish society It is a welcome development The stories of the 'lived...

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At a Critical Juncture: A Reflection by Dr Eric Derr

In the United States, Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May to honour and mourn the memory of the men and women who served in the...

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Covid 19, ‘Risk’ and Solidarity by Stephanie McDermott

Covid 19 and ‘risk’ are inextricably linked There is a hierarchy of ‘risk’ Some, like the front line workers and people with existing medical...

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The Art of Absence by Michael Sherman

Over the last couple of months we have seen glimpses of remarkable goodness, selflessness, and generosity amongst the Irish population  We have also...

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Aristotle and Bees: Some thoughts on Political Community by Sarah Otten

‘the power of speech is intended to set forth the expedient and inexpedient, and therefore likewise the just and unjust’ (Politics 1253a14) I...

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A Thought for Health and Social Care Workers and the Hedge Sparrow By Francis Gahan

I find the cooings, chirpings and warblings of the many wonderful bird species that we are fortunate enough to live alongside, much  more present in...

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Connectedness and COVID 19 by Stephanie McDermott

COVID 19 has ushered in a new way of living and communicating across Ireland and other parts of the world The response of both civic and civil...

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Playing the waiting game by Michael Sherman

‘The nation holds its breath’ These five words by RTÉ sports commentator, George Hamilton, during a penalty shoot-out between Ireland and...

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