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Cén fáth go bhfuil stiogma ag baint leis an gcéim sna healaíona? (Le comhairle úsáideach do mhic léinn ó Faye Murphy)

Le Aoife Ní Chrualaoich   Mar mhac léinn i mbliain na céime ag staidéar na healaíona idirnáisiúnta, tá mo sheacht sáith ráitis searbhasacha cloiste agam. Táim bréan de dhaoine eile ag magadh fúinn faoinár gcúrsa. Measann daoine áirithe gur cur amú ama é a bheith ag baint céim ealaíona amach. B’fhearr go mór fada dúinn […]

Tuairim: Cén fáth a bhfágann Éire iad siúd is mó i mbaol ar leataobh?

Ag breathnú siar ar stair na hÉireann, feictear oileán faoi chuing na daoirse. Is scéal lán le ganntannas é  – easpa cearta, easpa saibhris, easpa riachtanas bunúsach. Bhíodh muintir na hÉireann ag bun liosta na dtosaíochtaí i gcónaí – más féidir fiú tosaíocht a ghlaoch orainn. Ach anois, agus ó am na saoirse, arís is […]

Ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann sa tSeapáin – An turas fada ó Kyoto go Corcaigh

Scríte aige Seán Ó hUallacháin Tá clú agus cáil ar cheol traidisiúnta na hÉireann ar fud an domhain, agus is mó ceoltóir thar sáile a bhaineann triail as ár gceol ársa draíochtúil a sheinnt. Tír amháin ina bhfuil ceol na hÉireann ag dul ó neart go neart ná an tSeapáin. Bhí deis agam labhairt le […]

Breac: Aisteoireacht sa nGaeilge

Niamh Ní Léidí : Feidireachtaí sa gColáiste Nuair a bhí mé sa chéad bhliain in UCC ní raibh sé ar eolas agam go raibh cumann ann a dhéanann drámaí as Gaeilge. D’iarr mo chara orm dul go dráma deireadh na bliana agus bhí mé an-fiosrach mar gheall ar. Chuas ann léí agus bhí mé cinnte […]

A State of Hypocrisy – the Right to Choose in the State of Texas

With humour and outrage in equal measure, Deputy Features and Opinion Editor John Hunter looks at the recent attack on abortion rights in Texas.   Oh christ, whilst still reeling from the horrific and costly end to the war in Afghanistan, the subsequent overthrowing of the Afghan government by the Taliban and the devastating loss […]

The Radical Filmmaking of Gregg Araki;

Kate O’Riordan provides an overview of the offbeat director’s work which deals with sexual fluidity and gender expression through absurdism   From fever dream-like visuals to hardcore scenes of violence, Gregg Araki’s radical and subversive style of filmaking is undoubtedly distinct. As an independent writer and director who began his career in the late 1980s, […]

The Gender Health Gap

Despite our standard of healthcare constantly evolving and improving, Sarah O’Mahony shines a light on the knowledge deficits suffered by women at the hands of the medical world. Inequality across borders When you think of gender inequality in healthcare, your mind may land on images of women and girls in poorer countries. You see emotive […]

The incel community and the importance of tackling extremism

In light of recent tragic events in Plymouth where a gunman opened fire on innocent people in the name of the incel “community”, Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly looks at the importance of being an active bystander.   The use of quotation marks in the above introduction is merely to highlight the irony of the […]

Woman on the Internet’; Orla Gartland Album Review

James Kemmy discusses the promising and versatile debut from a rising Irish star   Twenty-six year old Dubliner, Orla Gartland has been on the periphery of a musical breakthrough for the last number of years. With two EPs released in 2015 and 2019 respectively, along with a soundtrack feature in the ‘Normal People’ television series, […]