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Human After All – The Story of Daft Punk

Bricolage is the art of creation from scraps, junk, or diverse materials of what is available. This style of composition was core to the musical android duo, Daft Punk. Their musical use of drum machines, synths, samples of 70s and 80s funk and disco bangers helped define their own unique sound.

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Can the Left Form a Government in Ireland?

The support for the government among the public has fallen in recent polls, with Fianna Fáil struggling to rise above the mid-teens. Leo Varadkar’s approval rating has also come crashing down in the most recent poll, with his rating down 13% since October 2020.

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Chinese Authorities place pressure on Jack Ma's Ant Group

Ant Group is China’s premier FinTech (Financial Technology) company. The company operates China’s largest digital payment platform, the AliPay app, similar to Venmo in the US, or Revolut in Europe, but also offers online loans which they provide in partnership with traditional banks. The app is by far the largest of its kind in the world, servicing 700 million monthly users.

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

With her term set to begin on the first of March, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is about to become both the first woman and the first African to become Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. While the role has little direct effect on policy–the role is largely that of an administrator and consultant–the appointment marks an important landmark for an extremely relevant international body. Her term will extend until the 31st of August, 2025, with the option of renewal. Her combination of technocratic skills and political instincts may prove a winning combination for leading an organisation for whom cooperation is a faint memory. 

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‘It’s a Sin’ and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in 2021

‘It’s A Sin’ landed on screens on the 22nd of January and wrapped up on the 19th February on Channel 4. The series follows a group of teenagers in London, throughout the 1980s into the early 1990s. These young people come from different backgrounds, with very different families and have very different aspirations for their futures.

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