Genevieve Shanahan
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Graduated from UCC and currently on a year out from UCL, writing and searching for that elusive perfect thesis topic.

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We Need Education on Porn, Not Censorship

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2013 | (15:10)

Anything described as "a victory for the Daily Mail" should probably immediately arouse our suspicion. In this case it encapsulates precisely what is most baffling and offensive about David Cameron's war on internet porn. Just as the tabloid peddles hysteria over pornography's effects on young people while itself...

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On Not Being Racist

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (16:25)

Video footage has emerged of a man with a heavy Irish accent racially abusing another passenger on a London-to-Brighton train. It seems the incident took place on Sunday the 26th of May, and British Transport Police are investigating the case. The video, which has been viewed...

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Calls for Daily Mail to Fire Richard Littlejohn Following Death of Lucy Meadows

(89) Comments | Posted 24 March 2013 | (23:00)

In the past week pupils at St Mary Magdalen's Church of England Primary School in Accrington, Lancashire, have learned of the sudden death of their teacher, Miss Meadows. While we do not yet know the cause of death, many believe that Meadows took her own life on Tuesday afternoon. As...

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Cyberbullying Tragedies Demand Real Change

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2013 | (13:44)

There are few in Ireland who haven't been shocked by the spate of teen suicides in recent months as a result of bullying. It's always heartbreaking when so much potential is quenched seemingly without warning. And it's horrifying to think that such innoccuous tools as social networking sites...

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We Shouldn't Need Martyrs for Abortion Reform in Ireland

(106) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (13:49)

This morning the news broke that Savita Halappanavar had died at Galway University Hospital, after being denied a necessary termination. She was 17 weeks pregnant when she presented to the hospital on 21 October, complaining of severe back pain. She was told that she was miscarrying the pregnancy and it...

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