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Michael Quinn chats to Alan O’Mara on episode 8 of the “Real Talks” podcast Listen to how the 27 year old Longford man transitioned from the GAA to the Australian Football League (AFL) at the young age of 18 and how this developed him as a person both on and off the pitch.

Riyadh Khalaf’s new BBC Three series, Queer Britain “The series pulls no punches and goes straight to the heart of the issues facing Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) people in the UK today.”

Increased amount of students with smartphone addictions More than half of students in study say they are addicted to their phones

Irish Second-Level Students’ Union releases new campaign entitled #AFutureOfDebt ISSU encourages students to say no to loans

“We are failing children with mental health issues” - Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon spoke of the need to put children first

Safefood releases new report about food safety knowledge of the general population Safefood enacts new campaign called ‘Burger Fever’ to inform people about food safety

New research finds that zero-hours contracts affect young people’s health Research finds that those with zero-hours contracts are more likely to report poor mental and physical health than other workers

Amnesty reports on how EU policy is linked to death and abuse of migrants The EU is making it more risky for refugees and migrants to leave Libya

Jobstown protesters found not guilty The six men associated with the Jobstown Protest were found not guilty of imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Trudeau and Varadkar address the importance of having a gender balanced cabinet

New research shows that pre-millennials spend 5.5 hours online daily More pre-millennials and millennials are turning towards online services

Snapchat’s Snap Map A map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.