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Author: Andrew Maguire

Smartphone Vacation

Let’s be honest: your smart phone usage is out of control, isn’t it? Whole friendship dynamics are built around group chats; plans are made on social media, hour by hour, with a dozen changes right up to the last minute; and even when you're out...

Good Friday Agreement

On the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, our sports stars lead the way in generating a shared pride in Northern Ireland. The role of the Good Friday Agreement in creating peace in Northern Ireland can never be overstated. For young people today, its power...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was famed for his intellect and the work he produced; his illness, motor neurone disease, and his ability to overcome it; and his sense of humour and personality. The combination of these things, amongst others, meant that he was one of the most...

IWD2018: Women in Engineering

March 8th is International Women's Day, and it's perhaps fitting that in 2018 it coincides with significant steps being made in a number of important movements. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the issue of the gender pay gap, have been making headlines for  months; today...

#100years

Morning television viewers on Tuesday might have noticed that BBC Breakfast was a bit different; it was presented entirely by female anchors and reporters, as one of several tributes that marked one hundred years since women were first allowed to vote. The show was met...

Northern Ireland Sporting Success

Mark Allen is the 2018 Masters Snooker Champion, after defeating Kyron Wilson to lift one of snookers Major Trophies for the first time. The Masters, which takes place every twelve months at the Alexandra Palace in London, is an invitational event which pitches the top...