Irish One Hit Wonders: Et Cetera by Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy

In this issue, Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley looks at a song called Et Cetera – Ireland’s unsuccessful Eurovision entry in 2009. It was the only Irish hit single by Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy.   Et cetera (et cetera) I heard that old song many times But I still believe you really wanted her I spent the day deciding should I go or stay … Continue reading Irish One Hit Wonders: Et Cetera by Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy

Album Anticipation: Fat White Family’s Serfs Up!

One to watch in 2019: the eagerly awaited 3rd LP from the infamous post-punk kings of sleazy guitar rock: Fat White Family will be jarring our concepts of sound early in 2019. The band’s debut release Champagne Holocaust (2013 – Trashmouth Records / Fat Possum Records) was like a gritty mission statement from a new (or at least newly refined) eye on social issues. The … Continue reading Album Anticipation: Fat White Family’s Serfs Up!

Ju’ve any vegan sausage rolls? False Consciousness & the Gregg’s Controversy

German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are mainly known as authors of the Communist Manifesto. Their ideas have been extremely influential. One such theory that is becoming increasingly relevant is that of false consciousness – the idea that members of the proletariat, which is what Marx coined as working classes, were being misled by institutional systems of power, that being government, their employer, the … Continue reading Ju’ve any vegan sausage rolls? False Consciousness & the Gregg’s Controversy

5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

The Family group chat It includes everyone from your grandmother to your second cousin, Rodger from England, who you haven’t seen since your first communion – this group chat is usually headed by the self-important matriarch who now thinks she’s the queen of the social media world because she took a selfie with a Snapchat filter back in 2016 and knows what ‘yolo’ and ‘nvm’ … Continue reading 5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

“Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Conor Mulcahy delves into Hélöise Letissier’s second album and shows us how this French songwriter is altering perceptions of gender and perceptions of pop. Liberté, égalité… masculinité? The follow-up to 2014’s Chaleur Humaine, Christine and the Queens’ sophomore studio album sees French singer, songwriter and dancer Hélöise Letissier use traditionally male heroic archetypes (think of a similarly mop-haired Leonardo DiCaprio circa Romeo and Juliet) to … Continue reading “Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?

UCC’s researchers are leaders in the field of forensic psychology and the issue of child protection. Does this theory influence local policing, or are we simply not doing enough? Content Warning: This article discusses the subject of sexual abuse, including abuse on children. If you are affected by the content of this piece, please get in touch with your Welfare Officer by emailing welfare@uccsu.ie, or … Continue reading Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?