Life After College

Life After College by Julianne Power   The big wide world – it’s a scary place, isn’t it?  Especially if you are a real-life grown up, something I regret to say I must soon become.  College life seems like the perfect bubble between growing-up and staying forever young – one gains independence, grows as an individual, learns a whole plethora of new things, but still retains … Continue reading Life After College

Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

 Has the increasing prevalence of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?    Eve Roches talks us through her fears about the impact of technology on the development of the world. Technology is an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones for daily news and updates, and I even find myself looking up the weather … Continue reading Opinion: Has the increating prevalance of automation and social media led to a demise in human interaction?

OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

    Thousands of us became renters for the first time September 2019, and thousands the year before that and so on. This is a completely new experience to us, whether we’re in student accommodation, in digs or if we’re in the private rental market.  The last report Cork Simon did in November 2019 stated that there were over 400 homeless people in Cork at … Continue reading OPINION: First time renters in Cork face far too awful living conditions

TALKING THROUGH OUR GRIEF – IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DEATHS?

    Molly Kavanagh tries to answer the question whichMolly Kavanagh the media has been trying to answer since the tragic death of NBA star and beloved sportsperson Kobe Bryant. It is a conversation which arrives after we lose many of our most beloved celebrities – if not to us, they always are to others – can we separate them from their secrets? Kobe Bryant, … Continue reading TALKING THROUGH OUR GRIEF – IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DEATHS?

The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

    Staff Writer Kane Geary O’Keeffe writes about a new wave of horror films that feature terrors that range far beyond the classic jumpscare, and discusses Hollywood’s inability to adequately market this subgenre.    Like it or not, horror has moved beyond the jump scare, and I believe we are in the midst of a much needed horror renaissance. Horror has always reflected the … Continue reading The Unmarketables: A Horror Renaissance

Sandcastles

Sandcastles – Tony O’Halloran I dunked you beneath the waves and laughed as you threatened retribution.  We were the couple sharing a sunny secret, cooked vegetarian lasagna, assembled flatpack without a single fight, found each other under that tree. Beneath your sheets I came to wonder what it all could be.  You asked me to write so I wrote for you, inspired by American Townlands  … Continue reading Sandcastles