Book Review: “Asking For It”

Aisling O’Donovan reviews Louise O’Neill’s bestselling novel. Spoilers ahead. “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.” These harrowing words strike a cord with every reader of Louise O’Neill’s hugely successful and striking novel, ‘Asking For It.’ It is these few sentences which perfectly summarize the preface, to the point where they hold the … Continue reading Book Review: “Asking For It”

“Schizo”

Schizophrenia remains one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental illnesses, writes Anna Mac Schizophrenia is a word that is thrown around a lot. Not many people know or understand what it actually is. I first encountered schizophrenia symptoms at the age of 17, when I was at a party with my then-boyfriend. I started crying and freaking out, because I didn’t recognise who he … Continue reading “Schizo”

Influencers, Friendship Breakups and Unprecedented Girl Talk: It’s the It Galz

Staff writer Aoife Walsh talks to the Dublin podcast duo. It’s been almost a year since Dublin women Jenny Claffey and Lindsey Hamilton  launched their ever-growing in popularity podcast, IT GALZ. Known for coining the phrase Fineass Feminists, IT GALZ podcast gifts its listeners with unapologetic, unconfidential, no-topic-off-the-table girl talk. While simultaneously cracking open cans of cider, the ‘gals’ have open conversations without boundaries. In … Continue reading Influencers, Friendship Breakups and Unprecedented Girl Talk: It’s the It Galz

Repeal the 8th

Rebecca Stone discusses the consequences of the 8th Amendment. As we are all well aware, the topic of abortion and its legality in Ireland has been a centre of controversy and contention for the last several years. Currently, the 8th Amendment equates the life of the unborn foetus with that of the pregnant woman or person. This legislation has caused many problems for the people … Continue reading Repeal the 8th

Track Review: Wear It While You Can by Eoin Glackin

Words by Rose Keating Eoin Glackin, Dublin born singer-songwriter, has returned to the Irish alt-rock scene with his new single Wear It While You Can, due to be released this coming October 27th. Glackin has proved himself to be an eclectic artist in the past, from his self-titled album which dabbled in rock roots, to his Pretty Girl EP, which drifted towards a more sonic … Continue reading Track Review: Wear It While You Can by Eoin Glackin

Motherfoclóir!

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!