James Nolan

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Why Colin Farrell and MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Are the Heroes Ireland's Youth Need

We finally have personalities on the world stage who represent the Ireland we know.
James Nolan
11.24.15
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How Ireland's Racism Against Travelers Leads to Isolation and Inequality

Ireland may have voted to legalize same-sex marriage earlier this year, but it still has plenty of ground to cover when it comes to its poorest ethnic minority population.
James Nolan
11.9.15
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My Long, Complicated Journey After Losing My Mother to Cancer

A eulogy to my mom, eight years late.
James Nolan
10.19.15
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We Asked Some Male VICE Writers to Tell Us About Their Worst Break-Ups

A study earlier this week found that men are objectively terrible at getting over break-ups. We got some of our favorite male writers to tell us whether or not that's bullshit.
VICE Staff
8.13.15
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What Is It About Religion That Fosters Abuse?

And more importantly, how can we stop abuse from occurring on an institutional level?
James Nolan
8.5.15
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All the Reasons Why Zoos Should Be Banned

I'm no big animal-rights campaigner, but I do trust facts delivered by experts, and the facts tell me that zoos are just a really terrible idea.
James Nolan
6.24.15
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They Fuck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

How do you stray from the path your parents set out for you?
James Nolan
5.29.15
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Easter Weekend Was a Reminder That Half-Assed Catholics Are Holding Ireland Back

While attitudes around some important issues are changing, Ireland's deep-rooted Catholicism and unwillingness to banish its most toxic aspects are keeping the country stuck in the 20th century.
James Nolan
4.7.15
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Why Are British and Irish Suicide Hotspots Allowed to Exist?

Stopping people from committing suicide is a complex task, but local governments should do more to dissuade people from jumping off bridges and in front of trains.
James Nolan
2.19.15
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A Love Letter to Coming of Age with Soft Porn on Britain's Channel 5

Like thousands of other teenagers across the UK, I spent the late 1990s waiting up after dark for movies like "Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure," because it was the best wanking material on offer.
James Nolan
1.29.15
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Professional Wrestling Has Been Ruined By Ego and Bureaucracy

After years on top, WWE feels more repetitive and stale than it has for decades.
James Nolan
1.23.15
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What My Uncle Has Taught Me About Having an Intellectual Disability

Nobody likes feeling brushed aside, and for those like my uncle—those with a "moderate" intellectual disability—all it takes is a conversation to change that.
James Nolan
12.17.14
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