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Covid 19, ‘Risk’ and Solidarity by Stephanie McDermott

Covid 19 and ‘risk’ are inextricably linked There is a hierarchy of ‘risk’ Some, like the front line workers and people with existing medical...

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The Art of Absence by Michael Sherman

Over the last couple of months we have seen glimpses of remarkable goodness, selflessness, and generosity amongst the Irish population  We have also...

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Aristotle and Bees: Some thoughts on Political Community by Sarah Otten

‘the power of speech is intended to set forth the expedient and inexpedient, and therefore likewise the just and unjust’ (Politics 1253a14) I...

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A Thought for Health and Social Care Workers and the Hedge Sparrow By Francis Gahan

I find the cooings, chirpings and warblings of the many wonderful bird species that we are fortunate enough to live alongside, much  more present in...

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Connectedness and COVID 19 by Stephanie McDermott

COVID 19 has ushered in a new way of living and communicating across Ireland and other parts of the world The response of both civic and civil...

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Playing the waiting game by Michael Sherman

‘The nation holds its breath’ These five words by RTÉ sports commentator, George Hamilton, during a penalty shoot-out between Ireland and...

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What history tells us about health panics by Dr Ida Milne

Adults in huddles, worriedly discussing a mystery disease the newspapers have been warning is on the way Children eavesdropping, sensing the fear...

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