Injecting Facility to open in Dublin city centre

Heroin deaths could decrease with a suitable and safe place to use drugs, writes Ottavia Caminita. The Health Service Executive (HSE) is searching for a suitable injection facility in Dublin city centre. Between 2004 and 2013, there has been an increase of 98 per cent in the number of deaths related to poly drugs. Out of these, 72 per cent were connected… Read more »

International students struggle to find accommodation

International students in Ireland are facing endless problems, while the accommodation crisis goes on, reports Ottavia Caminita. Ireland is becoming an unattractive place for international students, due to its soaring rents and scarce housing supply. Since 2012, the number of international students studying in Ireland has increased. Nowadays, the percentage of non-Irish students in higher education is around 8.8 per cent of the… Read more »

Problems with Dublin’s rickshaw service

How much do we actually know about the people running Dublin’s rickshaws, asks Ugne Aksiutovaite. The rickshaw service in Dublin is run privately by unidentified employers, who are not regulated by Dublin City Council or any other Government institution. Associated with illegal uninsured immigrants, drug dealing and sexual assault, the rickshaw drivers have a horrible reputation within the community. The top of… Read more »

Gender imbalance in third-level education

Gillian Coleman speaks to students about gender imbalance in some third-level courses. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), there is a gender imbalance in certain fields of third-level education in Ireland. In the latest “Women and Men in Ireland 2016” study, the CSO stated that “women represented more than three out of four (76.4… Read more »

Chewing gum and cigarettes still Ireland’s biggest litter problem

Citizens have been urged to throw away their chewing gum and cigarettes in provided bins, reports Tahlia Nunes da Silva Peppard. People all around Ireland are being urged by Government officials to stop throwing their cigarette butts and chewing gum on the streets. Recently, the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report showed that the most common forms of litter are cigarettes and chewing gum. The report provides… Read more »

J-1 Visa to be removed because of Trump’s victory?

Hannah Collins writes about the threat to many Irish students’ passport to summer work in the US. On the morning of 9 November people all over the world woke up to the unexpected news that Donald J Trump had become the 45th president of the United States. Previously, in August 2015 when Trump announced that he was running for presidency, he declared… Read more »