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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: An Interview with Tommy Tiernan

Features Editor Killian Down talks to, and waxes lyrical over Ireland’s most successful comic and chat show host debutant, Tommy Tiernan. It is a challenging ask to use the phrase je ne sais quoi without appearing like you have a subscription to The Guardian, regard Morrissey as the second coming of (the new-and-improved) Jesus Christ, and graduated from Trinity College. The word is in equal measures … Continue reading All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: An Interview with Tommy Tiernan

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Rainbow Obscured: The Nasty Sore of Homophobia on the Face of the Beautiful Game

Features Editor Killian Down speaks to RTÉ presenter and documentary-maker Stephen Byrne on the issue that football has brushed under the carpet: homophobia. My conversation with Stephen Byrne seemed to attract mention of the year 1990. The Irish sporting significance of the year needs no explanation, not even to the most ardent of footballing philistines. The summer of that year gave birth to anecdotes, embellishments and … Continue reading Rainbow Obscured: The Nasty Sore of Homophobia on the Face of the Beautiful Game