Boy meets girls

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I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationships with women lately.

Something occurred to me about a week ago as I had a sudden attack of loneliness – the type that comes from having left all of your friends and family behind in another country. The kind of loneliness that comes from wondering why the hell you decided it was a good idea to move to a city with twice the population of your country. Read the rest of this entry »

#GE16: Why are politicians so scared of young people? – Part 1

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The 2016 General Election is now just a week away.

I hadn’t planned on writing anything about this year’s election as I won’t be voting (living in the UK and having already booked a holiday months ago for February 27 means getting back to vote would be a nightmare) – but then I realised that was all the more reason to write something. Read the rest of this entry »

Matters of the mind

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Why is it still taboo to talk about mental health in Ireland? It’s 2013, and it’s time we grew up.

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Whistle blower

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A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Paul Kimmage, aka the man who had been telling us all that Lance Armstrong was on drugs since 1999. Here is the resulting article I wrote. I might publish a copy of the audio at a later stage. A version of this article appeared in issue 12 of volume XIX of the University Observer.

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Kevin attempts: Stand-up comedy

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This is a version of an article that appeared in the Otwo magazine, as part of issue 11 of volume XIX of the University Observer. I will post similar articles in this style from time to time, where I attempt new things.

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Rape culture and the friendzone

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I am going to start this post by including a trigger warning; this post involves many references to rape itself, rape culture and victim shaming. I will be talking about some statistics about rape in Ireland and USA. I will be outlining some of the problems of rape culture too. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive guide by any means. For instance, I deal mainly with victims of rape who are female and I don’t really go in to what is and isn’t consent, but you can find a great post about that here.

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The Steubenville rape case and why you should be outraged too

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I am going to start this post by including a trigger warning; this post involves many references to rape and victim shaming. It includes quotes from people supporting the rapists in the Steubenville rape case and from those blaming the victim. For my general thoughts about rape culture and the friend zone, click here

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