WHY PRISON DOESN’T WORK FOR DRUG OFFENDERS AND HOW IRELAND CAN DO BETTER

Ireland now has one of the most punitive criminal justice systems in Europe. This is largely due to rates of committal to prison on sentence and ‘flow’ of prisoners through the system. There are so many statistics that gives an idea of how horrible life can be in an Irish prison. The country’s prison population has … Continue reading WHY PRISON DOESN’T WORK FOR DRUG OFFENDERS AND HOW IRELAND CAN DO BETTER

MY EXPERIENCE COVERING THE IRISH GENERAL ELECTION

After months of media buzz and intensive campaigning by both political parties and independents, the day to decide which candidates would form the 33rd parliament (Dáil) finally came last weekend. I recall, it was only last February, I took part in the Nigerian General Election but who would have thought I would be covering a General Election … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE COVERING THE IRISH GENERAL ELECTION

CORONAVIRUS FUELS RACIST ATTACKS ON CHINESE NATIONALS IN EUROPE

As Chu Zhang, a Chinese student in Dublin was returning from his part-time job one evening, some children commuting on the same bus targeted him for their hideous racial slur. Chu, 24, is from Heilongjiang in Northeast China and doing a pre-masters Engineering programme in Ireland, one of the latest countries to record a case … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS FUELS RACIST ATTACKS ON CHINESE NATIONALS IN EUROPE

MESSAGE FROM THE BLACK CONTINENT: HOW NOT TO BUTCHER AFRICAN NAMES

The African gods are aggrieved! They are angry with Europeans, Americans and many other foreigners who consistently mangle the names of the people of the black continent beyond recognition.As I have found out, West Africans suffer from this distortion of names the most but people from other regions are not spared. British-Nigerian actor whose name … Continue reading MESSAGE FROM THE BLACK CONTINENT: HOW NOT TO BUTCHER AFRICAN NAMES