Editor Lauren Mulvihill talks to author Darach Ó Séaghdha about his journey through the Irish language. Darach Ó Séaghdha, Irish language enthusiast and author of Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language, has had an eventful few years. The Irish for ‘eventful’, by the way, is ‘eachtrach’; this word can also mean ‘adventurous’, but shouldn’t be confused with the Irish word ‘éachtach’, which means … Continue reading Motherfoclóir!
Sadhbh Sullivan Dublin-based social media star James Kavanagh has quickly earned his place at the top table of Ireland’s leading influencers within the past two years. In an era saturated by bloggers and social media users eager to rise to the top, the Snapchat sensation’s path to fame has been both unique and unexpected. Having followed James for the past year, I was eager to … Continue reading From Food to Fame: The Rise of Internet Sensation James Kavanagh
Features Editor, Gemma Kent, sits down with Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan (better known as Foil, Arms and Hog) to talk franchising, winning streaks, and a mid-filming debacle with the Gardaí. It’s the 30th of June, and myself and my right-hand woman, Katie, are queueing up outside the City Limits Comedy Club just off Patrick’s Hill, wondering how I will explain to the … Continue reading Interview: Foil Arms & Hog
I met JJ Lee, Marc Ó Cearnaigh, Chris O’Sullivan and Robert McDonnell – otherwise known as Dry Roasted Peanuts – in one of Cork School of Music’s many practice rooms on a humid, mid-July afternoon. The space was mostly taken up by two shiny grand pianos – Robert tapped out a tune on one as we all took our seats. I used the other as … Continue reading Interview: Dry Roasted Peanuts
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
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