Existential Peace

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Runt of the Litter – Is Ireland’s Waste Management Strategy Working?

As the seventh largest producer of waste in the European Union, Ireland’s current system of privatised waste management appears to be failing as reports of littering and illegal dumping continue to rise. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a greater emphasis placed on the outdoors and with it, a debate as to how Ireland is managing … More

Video Report – Colombia Enters Its Fourth Week Of Protest As UN Condemns Use Of Excessive Force By Police

Colombia has entered its fourth week of violent unrest as riot police continued a brutal crackdown on nationwide protests against poverty and inequality exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. What were initially triggered by a controversial tax increase aimed at funding a health system struggling to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, protesters are now calling … More

L’enfant Sauvage – Can Music Save The Amazon?

The 22nd of April marks world Earth Day, an annual event to demonstrate support for the natural environment and its protection. As the world continues to push back against the surging waves of Covid-19, the issue of the environment and our contribution to any increasingly changing climate is brought into sharper focus. A call to … More

The Camera as an Aid to Social Change – Four Photos That Changed The World

Speaking on the power of photography, Gordon Parks, who often used his photography to highlight the reality of life for African-American communities living in 20th century America, described photography as his means to “transcend the limitations of my own experience by sharing, as deeply as possible, the problems of those I photograph.” Parks saw this … More

Hell or High Water – My Morning With Dodder Action Group As They Continue Their Fight Against Littering and Illegal Dumping

For many, Sunday mornings consist of long lie ins, warm coffee and an opportunity to savour those last few hours of rest and relaxation before the start of another week of early mornings and busy lives. For one group of dedicated volunteers however, Sunday mornings are about bright early rises, wellies and gloves, and wading … More

¡Ni Una Mas! – Three Women Tell Their Story of Gender Violence in Mexico

8th of March 2021 – What are you afraid of? This was the cry as thousands of women marked International Women’s Day by marching on The National Palace and Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City to protest the government’s ineptitude in tackling the growing epidemic of gender based violence in Mexico. Somewhat ironically, a … More

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