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Yvonne Ní Chonchubhair: Cailín ó na portaigh go Laoch na Filíochta.

Shuíos síos le Yvonne roimh an bpaindéim agus chaitheamair súil siar ar a saol mar chailín óg ag fás aníos i lár na tíre, mar mháthair ar naonúr Corcaíoch agus mar scríbhneoir agus ealaíontóir mór le rá i saol na hÉireann agus i saol na Gaelainne. “Tar isteach, a stór,’’ a chloisim ón tseomra suí, […]

Ag feachaint siar ar sheod cultúrtha Paisean Faisean

Le Holly Buckley    Ah, na noughties, an ré ina raibh sé faiseanta gúna a chaitheamh thar jeans agus an am a shúil tú timpeall ag éisteacht le hamhráin angsty Avril Lavinge ar do Walkman. Gan amhras, bhí tú ag rith abhaile ar luas lasrach chun féachaint ar The Den tar éis am scoile, ach an […]

Comhrá le Kneecap

Le Niamh De Brún    Nuair a shuigh mé síos ag mo ríomhaire, bhí sceitimíní orm. Bhíos chomh neirbhíseach. Ach, ar an dtaobh eile den glaoch, d’oscail Mo Chara canna Gallaghad. Ag an bpointe sin, bhíos go hiomlán cinnte go mbeadh an comhrá seo fucking gas.     Tá Kneecap ina messers cearta. Ag gach pointe […]

An t-Aontas Eorpach & An Ghaeilge

Idir an chéid cháis riamh as Gaeilge i gCúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpach, agus deireadh an mhaolaithe Gaeilge, is léir go bhfuil stádas na Gaeilge ag feabhsú ar fud na hEorpa. Tá an taoide ag casadh don Ghaeilge san Aontas Eorpach. D’éist Cúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpach leis an gcéad chás riamh as Gaeilge i […]

The Social and Psychological Effects of Cultural Nordic Conformity

Ronan Keohane discusses Borealism by highlighting the Nordic Jante law with reference to Aksel Sandemoose’s “A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks”   Borealism – a form of exoticism – has become a hot topic in recent years as Nordic nations have become subject to idealised stereotypes which glorify their societies and cultures. This is largely due […]

Coffee-Date

By Shruti Rajgopal It seems like the whole world has been on a sabbatical for a while now. The trailer of Inferno is the only thing my mind can think of; swish and flick, everything vanishes within a few seconds. It has been interesting to note how different age-groups have been reacting to the situation. […]

Worth Fighting For…

by Conor Murphy   The feeling of drowning while not even in the water. Not being able to breathe, even though the air we normally breathe is there and surrounding. Not being able to face the day, so deciding to stay in bed to avoid anything unpredictable. The thought of talking to another human being […]

Traveller Health Outcomes

Amano Miura in Conversation with Social Care Worker Anne Marie Qulligan on Irish Traveller Health Outcomes   When we experience health problems, we are often inclined to look inwards and question what it is that we ourselves are doing wrong. Anne Marie Quilligan, Tipperary-based social care worker and Irish Traveller, tells me that when she […]

The Benefits of Gaisce for UCC Students

Ronan Keohane and Orla Leahy talk about the benefits of Gaisce for students’ physical and mental health   What is Gaisce – The President’s Award?   Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme, originally founded by former Irish President, Mr. Patrick J. Hillery, that rewards young people for their participation, dedication, and discipline […]