We are hosting a Star Wars table quiz next week to raise money for SpunOut.ie. The quiz will feature seven question rounds, one on each of the main Star Wars films, plus a video round. We will be giving away tickets to the Irish premiere of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story.
Tables for up to four people only cost €30 (plus EventBrite’s booking fee).
Following our sold out Harry Potter table quiz in September, our next quiz will be on the hit TV show Friends. The event is on Tuesday, October 6th at D2 nightclub, Harcourt Street, Dublin and will cover the length and breadth of all seasons featuring Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey and Phoebe. With 238 episodes you should get watching ASAP, episodes are currently airing on Comedy Central.
We will have eight rounds of eight questions, including a video round and a picture round. All funds raised will be donated to SpunOut.ie, Ireland’s Youth Information Website.
“A video I did about the making of the [youth health group] SpunOut.ie MiYo (Mind Yourself) app that we launched this morning. It tracks your behaviour and helps maintain positive mental health. You can preorder it now and it’s going to be properly out on May 1 :)”
Our monthly table quiz is back next Tuesday, March 4th with our Harry Potter table quiz. Our previous table quizzes have been a huge success with the Love/Hate and Father Ted quizzes raising funds for SpunOut.ie. Our most recent ‘Friends’ quiz was our most successful yet and all tables sold out. The Harry Potter table quiz will feature questions on all 7 books with picture and video rounds on all 8 movies. We will have some great prizes so come along. We expect tickets to sell out so book now (). Tickets are €6 per person or €24 for a table of four (plus EventBrite booking fee).
SpunOut.ie exists to provide balanced, reliable and responsible information for 16 to 25 year olds only. The age of consent in Northern Ireland is 16, SpunOut.ie is an all-island charity.
The Sunday Independent wrongly claims we receive €250,000 in state funding. We receive €124,000 in total and this was confirmed with the journalist in question at 11.50am on Saturday March 23rd by phone.
We promote safer sex to reduce the transmission of STIs and unwanted pregnancy. Young people are bombarded with unrealistic sexual imagery through films and porn, neither of which detail the drawbacks to different forms of sexual activity.
We advise young people not to be coerced or pressured into having any form of sex.
All too often, older generations avoid having conversations with their young people about difficult subjects. This is particularly true in relation to sex.
Parents feel uncomfortable talking to their children about it and teachers are afraid to raise the subject in the classroom. An adult’s discomfort does not negate a young person’s right to information.
Silence does not breed confidence, instead it creates fear and confusion.
We should arm our young people with the facts and trust them to make responsible decisions.
The youth organisation SpunOut.ie has defended itself after a Fine Gael TD accused it of publishing inappropriate sex education content on its website.
Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin was quoted by a Sunday newspaper [Sunday Independent] criticising the organisation, which receives €124,000 in State funding a year, for publishing tips on threesomes. She said this was “incredibly regressive” and would raise it with Minister for Health James Reilly, according to the Sunday Independent.
In a statement, the charity said: “Young people are having sex whether the Sunday Independent or Deputy Michelle Mulherin like it or not. Some of them are having sex with more than one person, and sometimes with more than one person at the one time.”