Shoulder to Shoulder

John Buttimer reviews Shoulder to Shoulder, a documentary proving that despite the political climate, sport can unite a nation. ‘Hard border,’ ‘soft border,’ a ‘United Ireland’ – these are words that are becoming unavoidable in our day to day lives as Theresa May’s Brexit plans splutter towards completion. Northern Ireland, which was once likened to the Sudetenland by Margaret Thatcher, is arguably one of the … Continue reading Shoulder to Shoulder

What to do when you graduate with a BA: Alternative routes to the ‘adult world’

Anyone studying Arts has often heard the jokes about lack of employment opportunities. Indeed, we have often probably quipped the jokes ourselves in a feat of casual self-deprecation. However, while we may often joke about our lack of vocational skills, the idea that an Arts degree will get you nowhere is more myth, or comedic material, than a fact of reality. In my first year … Continue reading What to do when you graduate with a BA: Alternative routes to the ‘adult world’

The 2019 Centenary Celebrations – 100 years on, there are lessons still to be learned

Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries is a period of roughly 11 years in which local communities and the nation as a whole will publically celebrate and remember the significant historical events upon which our nation was built, from the initial Home Rule Bills, to the War of Independence, and the admission of the Irish Free State to the League of Nations. The centenary celebrations have realized … Continue reading The 2019 Centenary Celebrations – 100 years on, there are lessons still to be learned

Post-Politcal? The Power of the Opinion Line

If there’s anything I’ve learned from studying history at university, it’s that simple fact of academic scholarship that everyone has an opinion for certain reasons, regardless of if the historian, the writer, the journalist, chooses to let us in on those reasons. Who writes the opinions, how are they formed, why are they saying them, why are they saying them now? One of the most … Continue reading Post-Politcal? The Power of the Opinion Line

The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell

Roisin O’Donnell takes a fresh look at the disappearance of Tina Satchwell, who went missing from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork, in March 2017. In March 2017, 45 year-old Tina Satchwell seemed to vanish from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork. She left behind her husband, her two dogs and an air of mystery that had captured the nation. Of course, this disappearance, like … Continue reading The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell