Current Affairs

A victory for equality – of sorts?

Last week the people of Ireland (or at least 62% of those who voted) chose to legalise same-sex marriage. It was a historic referendum for many reasons. Possibly a one-of-a-kind referendum for this country. What made this referendum different to others? You only have to look at the turnout to see how much more important this one […]

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10 reasons why I’m going to vote Yes for Marriage Equality

On May 22nd 2015, the Irish people will vote on whether to change the constitution to specifically allow for marriage between two people of the same sex.  The proposed amendment is to add the following: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.” Essentially, the effects […]

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Microsoft phone scam: How to beat the scammer?

Have you heard of the Microsoft phone scam? My father hadn’t! The Rascal had just started lashing into his dinner of pasta while I stirred the rest and added the adult-only extras. With typical timing, my phone started ringing. It was my father. “Some Chinese person from Microsoft rang me to say that our PC had […]

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