Misc.

In Ireland Today…#Right2Water Protest, So Many Things I Feel Weird About

I’ll be honest. I wasn’t planning on going to the protest until when on a luas into town, half the country got on at Heuston station and I thought, Ok, let’s go have a look. There are also lots of aspects of the whole debate i don’t know enough about to argue on whether we should or shouldn’t have them. But there are things that seemed seriously wrong with how today went down that left…

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Misc.

Starting a Business Backwards – Five Year Plans Are Magic

Starting a business backwards is very important for success and happiness, despite how ridiculous it sounds. Most people don’t go on holidays by packing a suitcase and walking out the door. You look up some destinations and book flights before thinking about what you’ll pack. Starting a business is the same and the method detailed below will help you map your route. At the age of nineteen, watching daytime TV, I heard the statistic, “90%…

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Our World

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues

“Americans knew for decades about the unfairness of segregation. But racial discrimination seemed a complex problem deeply rooted in the South’s history and culture, and most good-hearted people didn’t see what they could do about such injustices. Then along came Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders, along with eye-opening books like John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me. Suddenly the injustices were impossible to look away from.” “Government will act where…

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Our World

“Free the Christians” isn’t exactly a trendy slogan is it?

Tonight i’m attending the second Human Rights Forum in the Baha’i centre and i think it’s a difficult one to just ‘share the event for’. Here’s why. In a country that is at once very Catholic and at this point, probably equally anti-Catholic or anti-church, it is difficult to imagine caring about the persecution of Christians. “Are they persecuted? Are they not the ones carrying out A LOT of injustices??!”, may be what comes to…

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Our World

I am not Ukrainian

You may have seen this video on facebook about what’s happening in Ukraine and why. You may have shared it so other people know. I watched it and didn’t know what to do. Then today I saw this one, of what’s happening the protestors there today. It looked like it might as well have been as close as outside my own window. I don’t know what to do. I also realised I wouldn’t know what…

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Art, Design & Culture

A Shift in the Arts: Richard Mosse’s ‘The Enclave’, Calling Attention to the Self & the Whole

I went to see the Enclave because the images were seductive. I went thinking that it was a smart idea visually and that he had probably missed the sincerity of the concept behind it but I felt compelled to see it either way. On entering the RHA you’re greeted by a little sign saying you can exchange your email address for a free poster. I thought, “Cool”, took a picture and said to myself, “I…

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Events & Activities Web & eCommerce

#Capesummit at the Web Summit Dublin 2013 – An Explanation and the Pictures!

Firstly, though she doesn’t feature as a solo cape character anywhere (yet), this post is dedicated to the wonderful Eilis Boyle who was the reason i got to go to the Web Summit and thus the reason you all got capes :) On the tuesday evening before the summit, i was at home drinking soup and watching everything summity starting to kick off on Twitter. I noticed the ‘liveteam’ hashtag, which was a group selected…

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Misc. Our World

What’s the Situation in Burma? In Simple Language & From the Beginning.

I recently attended the Human Rights Forum in the National Baha’i Centre. The first of these forums was led by Keith Donald, chairperson of Burma Action Ireland – an entirely volunteer run organisation. You can read up on the evening and their work on bahai.ie soon. What I’ve written up below is the history and current situation of Burma, (also known as Myanmar or as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar) as told to us…

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