Something a Little Bit Different

Eoghan Scott sits down for a quick catch up with The Academic, before they perform at UCC’s RAG Week. “We love playing Cork, especially Cyprus Avenue. We’ve always had great shows there – the crowds are always crazy, so I’m looking forward to more of the same in a few weeks’ time!” So says Dean Gavin, drummer of fast-rising Mullingar band The Academic. The Cyprus … Continue reading Something a Little Bit Different

The Chimes of Freedom Flashing

Eoghan Scott reflects upon his time spent volunteering in the Greek refugee camp ‘Moria.’ As I sit here writing this, I find that it becomes difficult to condense such an experience into words. Since returning from Greece, this is actually the most that I’ve thought about it. It’s taking me back right now, a bit more than I would like, to be honest. Volunteering in … Continue reading The Chimes of Freedom Flashing

Giving Out Yards: An Interview with Tara Flynn

Eoghan Scott talks funny and feminism with everybody’s favourite Tara Flynn. Over the course of her 46 years, UCC alum Tara Flynn has had more than a few things happen to her. Actress, comedian, author, and, most recently, human rights campaigner to repeal the 8th Amendment, Tara has never been one to shy away from adding strings to her bow. Having studied English and French … Continue reading Giving Out Yards: An Interview with Tara Flynn

#YouAreWhatYouTweet

Eoghan Scott discusses the role that social media and the internet plays in forming our reactions to terrorist atrocities and understanding of political affairs. The response to the recent terror attacks in Paris was overwhelming, and much of the outpour was seen online. Nothing happens in 2015 without live online coverage; this is often a useful way of rallying support but also often comes from … Continue reading #YouAreWhatYouTweet

Interview: Fired Up

Eoghan Scott discusses large scale stadium tours, Tom Waits collaborations and intimate Cork gigs with duo act Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire fame). Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld kicked off Triskel Arts Centre’s Cork Guinness Jazz Festival lineup, bringing with them an intimate live performance featuring cuts from their critically acclaimed duet album collaboration Never Were The Way She Was. Born in … Continue reading Interview: Fired Up

Should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Students have their say: Yes versus No

In 1983, the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution placed a ban on abortion in Ireland. Last week, the 4th annual March for Choice took place. We posed the question to two students: should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Eoghan Scott and Fiona Larkin go head to head representing each side of the debate.   No Fiona Larkin argues that protecting the life of the … Continue reading Should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Students have their say: Yes versus No