Separating the artist from the abuser: a moral dilemma

Is it right to separate the art from the artist? Why is it that artists seem to get off the hook for the most heinous of crimes?  Recently, Nelly was arrested after he was accused of rape. While he was released without charge pending further investigation, it reminded me of Chris Brown. Should we not … More Separating the artist from the abuser: a moral dilemma

The March for Choice

It was uncharacteristically bright in Galway city on the morning of the last Saturday in September. Outside the Quad at NUI Galway, a crowd of students congregated underneath the pretty stone building covered in red ivy. Some held cardboard signs painted with slogans and glitter in their hands, made in the weeks previous. It was … More The March for Choice

Western media’s obsession with Leo Varadkar- not the left-leaning socialist they imagine

I think a lot of Western news media outlets need a serious reality check about Leo Varadkar. I recently read a glowing profile of the Taoiseach in the New York Times, which likened him to some sort of celebrity. Firstly, it seems like other countries are congratulating us for having the first half-Indian, openly gay, and … More Western media’s obsession with Leo Varadkar- not the left-leaning socialist they imagine