In a new departure here’s a round up of the week with added hyperlinks.
Hopefully you’ve had a productive morning, well found an Easter egg at least. We’ve had our busiest week so far at the Irish Student Left Online. While we’d love to claim all the credit some thanks must go to the Union of Students in Ireland who really made life easy for us.
Their annual congress provided much controversy and a mass of material to write about. First we had the controversial removal of Aisling Gallagher, NUS-USI Women’s Officer, from the Queen’s University Belfast delegation for “breaking” a very weak mandate. Then on the final day of congress the UCD delegation decided to leave congress floor following a vote that had passed mandating the incoming officer board to build links with anti-austerity groups. Before all the fun and games broke out we had our first attempt at satire published on the site. Staying with the student theme we had our shortest post on the site yet with a very short, but revealing interview by Niall Dunne of CTN in UCD with Vincent Browne. Browne describes the student movement as “very introverted” compared to the 60s and 70s. No surprises there so.
Moving beyond the ivory tower we had the by-election in Meath-East with our political analyst Shane Fitzgerald contextualising the results in terms of turn out in the constituency over the past 3 elections. Staying on issues of a national nature we listened on in dismay this week as Leo Varadkar put his rather large feet in his rather large mouth, again and again.
Earlier in the week we’d had a debut by Fiona Dunkin on the disturbing and pervasive issue of street harassment. This was apt as we are fast approaching anti-street harassment week, which takes place from the 7th-13th of April.
To start the week off we had Adam Loughnane make his debut for the blog with a thought provoking piece about the dearth of humanity in our world, and nothing we saw during the week filled us with too much hope.
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