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 large three-meter high fence had been erected around the palace … Continue reading ¡Ni Una Mas! – Three Women Tell Their Story of Gender Violence in Mexico
French heavy metal quartet Gojira have announced the release date for their highly anticipated seventh studio album. Due for release on April 30, Fortitude will be the bands first release since 2015’s Grammy nominated release Magma. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band released the official video for the album’s first single Born for One Thing on Wednesday night along with the full track … Continue reading Gojira Announce Release Date For New Album ‘Fortitude’
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, millions of Australians woke up to the following message displayed on their Facebook profiles. “In response to Australian government legislation, Facebook restricts the posting of news links to all posts from News pages in Australia. Globally, the posting and sharing of news links from Australian publications is restricted.” Overnight Facebook, which has over 18 million active users in … Continue reading “Schoolyard Bullies” – Facebook Pulls the Plug on Australian News Content
The term guitar hero is usually reserved for the likes of guitar royalty such as Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton etc. While the following three guitarists may not feature on the list of the top 100 guitarists of all time, for me personally, they have served as my biggest influence and inspiration as a guitarist Synyster Gates While some might find the stage … Continue reading Guitar Heroes
November 2020 – As Ireland battled its second wave of the Covid-19 virus, a call for help came from an unlikely and for many, a surprising place. Located in the Phoenix Park in Dublin city centre, Dublin Zoo launched an appeal campaign aimed at raising funds for the running of the zoo. The zoo had seen a huge drop in visitors as a result of … Continue reading Zoos – Conservation or Cruelty?
Under the scorching, hot, sun you could forgive either party for blinking first as Australia becomes the latest country to lock horns with the tech giants of Google and Facebook. The sweltering heat of the Australian summer sets the scene for the latest standoff between state governments and the tech giants as the Australia seeks to become the first country to introduce legislation forcing sites … Continue reading The Road to Damascus: How to Regulate Social Media
I cannot remember the last time I paid for a CD. I cannot remember the last time I bought a DVD. I cannot remember the last time I waited a week to watch an episode of a series. I cannot remember the last time I did not have to worry about internet spoilers or how a meme could ruin the entire plot of a film … Continue reading Are You Still Watching? – Why Sometimes Less is More
I have seen it on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I have seen it on WhatsApp profile photos. I have seen it on dating apps like Tinder and Bumble and I have even seen it as wallpapers on people’s phones. Every time I see it, I ask myself the same question, do you not know where you are? Never before in human history have we had … Continue reading #Ignorance – Is Social Media Making Us Indifferent Towards the Past?
This short video report highlights the issues facing those who have recovered from their initial COVID-19 illness only to still suffer from long term physical and emotional challenges as a result of the virus. In this video, a young Mexican women living in Dublin details her experience of the virus and the challenges she faces in her physical and mental recovery. Continue reading Learning to Breathe Again (Video Report)
This short radio documentary tells the story of Andrew and Moya, a young, married couple who this welcomed their first baby into the world in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic. They tell me about the challenges and worries they experienced as they dealt with pregnancy and childbirth in an unprecedented year. Continue reading Mother Nature (Short Radio Documentary)