Tommedian

Katie Myers Many people now turn to the internet for entertainment, be it via Netflix, YouTube or some other online platform. As a result, more content creators both in comedic and dramatic circles have turned to the internet to reach a wider and more varied audience. Following the announcement of his new ‘Under the Influence’ tour and talk show on RTE, Donegal comedian Tommy Tiernan … Continue reading Tommedian

Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

By Seamus Allen It is September, 1983. Following the referendum of that month, many exhausted pro-life campaigners are lamenting their defeat. Lamenting their defeat, because what is now Article 40.3.3 of the Irish constitution- also known as the Eighth Amendment’= – had successfully been approved by the Irish people, despite significant pro-life opposition. To some, this may be a surprising revelation. The story of Ireland’s Eighth … Continue reading Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

The Noisy 21st Century

How do we distinguish between speech that harms and speech that sparks debate? Alice O’Brien examines the divide The motivational speaker Tony Gaskins once said, “arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise.” No debate has been louder than the 21st century favourite: hate speech vs free speech.  It is a bone of contention that pokes its head into every news story, amplifies every political move and sparks … Continue reading The Noisy 21st Century

In Love and War by Alex Preston

By Michelle O’Sullivan In Love and War is Alex Preston’s third novel, which has been hailed as “complex and profoundly moving” by The Guardian. It is a book that follows the journey of Esmond Loundes, the main character, who is a young British boy that has been sent to Italy by his father after being involved in a scandal at Cambridge at the time of the … Continue reading In Love and War by Alex Preston

‘Medicine Woman’ by Robert Finley

By Carmel Horgan Following his first LP Age Don’t Mean a Thing, released last year, Robert Finley is set to release a new album titled Goin’ Platinum produced by ‘The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach on December 8.  Although finding success late in life, Finley certainly proves that “age don’t mean a thing” with one of his newest songs from the Goin’ Platinum album, ‘Medicine … Continue reading ‘Medicine Woman’ by Robert Finley