An Outsider Takes on Ireland, From Inside a Plastic Bag

She said when Chambers told listeners last April, An episode called “Intrapersonal Speaking” That he was diagnosed with autism, which helped her adjust to her recent ADHD diagnosis. “He inspired me to open up,” she said, adding that she now regularly posts about her ADHD experience on TikTok.

Issues such as these are still largely undiscussed in the Irish news media and society, and Chambers’ fans seem to appreciate his outspokenness. He said he receives “thousands” of social media messages about mental health, but couldn’t deal with interactions like that in person. I would have stopped doing it,” Chambers said.

In other episodes, Chambers is outspoken about the economic climate, which he says has infantilized his generation. Ireland wins Rental crisis due to serious housing shortage. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said last month about a country with a population of 5 million: 250,000 homes were too fewIrish millennials are the most affected, Chambers said. “The media calls 40-year-olds young. I’m in my late 30s, but I refuse. I’m middle-aged,” he added. “If you say ‘middle aged people can’t live here,’ then obviously there’s a problem.”

Chambers said there is also a generational split in the way Irish news media talk about Northern Ireland politics. On the podcast, Chambers addresses a millennial perspective that he says Southern news outlets don’t reflect.

Sinn Fein, a political party with candidates on both sides of the border, has recently seen a resurgence in popularity in the south, once unpopular due to its links with the Irish Republican Army. Chambers said Irish News his media outlets continue to draw links between the party and terrorism. But for those born after the 1998 Good Friday pact that brokered peace in North Korea, he said Shin Fein was “someone doing something different.” added that it does not endorse any political party.)

Several popular Instagram accounts attest to the growing interest in Northern Irish politics among the Republic’s youth.one of these called Tanistryposts well-illustrated slides that describe historical events such as the Good Friday Pact and Bloody Sunday of 1972 and relate them to contemporary politics. Andrew Clarke, his 27-year-old college student from Belfast who runs the account, said there is a culture of “mystification” in Northern Ireland politics and they are “trying to make it easier to understand”. more than half added, The account’s followers ranged in age from He’s 24 to He’s 35, with the highest concentration in Dublin and Belfast.

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