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Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.

Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.


The all-male Trinity College Dublin society at the centre of an alleged ‘hazing’ controversy, has claimed a college investigation has concluded only that an “unauthorised party” took place. Jack Power reports.

The renovation of a period house on the University College Dublin (UCD) campus, to be used as new offices for the university president, is set to cost more than €7 million, confidential internal documents show. Read more here.

How did Ulysses become a talking point in the US election? Almost a century after it was first published, James Joyce’s Ulysses has become a talking point in the race to become the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2020 US presidential election. Amy O’Connor reports.

Fontaines DC: Dogrel review – Is this the world-conquering debut Ireland has been waiting for? Eamonn Sweeney reports.

Universities say they may be forced to cap places for Irish students over the coming years due to funding shortages facing the sector. Carl O’Brien reports.

In the wake of the shock felt by millions after 50 innocent worshippers were gunned down in New Zealand on March 15, the name that is on everyone’s lips is not that of the Australian gunman, but of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It doesn’t take the touch of a woman or a mother to provide compassion in a time of crisis, writes NUI Galway student Martha Brennan.

The city of Galway was invited to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community just days after the massacre of 50 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch on March 15th. Frank Lanigan reports.

In the upcoming adventure video game Sea of Solitude, the main character – a young woman named Kay – navigates a partly submerged city as she faces a multitude of red-eyed scaly creatures. Laura Parker reports.