In the mood for dancing: A chat with Teresa Mannion

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Answering her phone for our pre-planned interview, Teresa finishes up a conversation with one of her co-stars on the show Dancing with the Stars; “Sorry I was just chatting to someone about my very funky dancing attire.” Apparently her funky dancing attire had been a reason for concern earlier on in the day for the […]

What’s going on in Galway 10 – 23 January

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Even though Christmas festivities have come to an end, Galway still has plenty to offer. Busy away those January blues with SIN’s comprehensive guide to what’s going on in Galway this month! Silent Disco Tuesdays at the Róisín Dubh You know the drill – admission is €5, get a free shot and pop your headphones […]

Léirmheas ar Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Stiúrthóir: Gareth Edwards Aisteoirí: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Má tá suim agat i Star Wars beidh suim agat sa scannán seo. Ar an chéad dul síos tá sé tábhachtach a thuiscint go bhfuil an scannán Rogue One: A Star Wars Story […]

Ones to watch in 2017

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2016 proved to be the year for break out stars such as Lily Rose Depp, Millie Bobby Brown, Brooklyn Beckham and more. It was also the year for ‘It’ girls like Kendall Jenner, Arianna Grande and Bella Hadid. If you are looking for the ones to watch in 2017 then look no further because yours […]

SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

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Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are published online spurring on […]

Directing the dream: Robbie Walsh speaks about his upcoming production of The Lonesome West

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Robbie Walsh arrives an hour before his rehearsal is scheduled in Áras na Mac Léinn’s Art Room, a secluded calm contrasting to the foyer’s graduate-brimming storm. He awaits his actors, cool and composed, a seasoned director for NUI Galway’s Dramsoc. This Semester, Walsh is assuming the director’s chair again for his favourite play, The Lonesome […]

In Conversation with The Clockworks

Irish Interest Indeed: Damian Greaney, James McGregor and Sean Connelly (L-R).

As their name would seem to suggest, The Clockworks are a punctual bunch. They greet me outside the door of the Temple Café, clad in all black as is necessary for a trio of aspiring rockers. The Temple Café, which is across from Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, is a social venture – that means it is […]

Hidden Gem: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Welcome to Hidden Gem, a new SIN column where each week we will take a closer look at a book, album, show, or film that has managed to slip past the general cultural radar. To start, we’re kicking the column off with a review of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the new film by Academy Award-nominated […]

The Galway Gamer: can Metal Gear Survive?

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Surely it’s time to speak about the elephant in the room. We could continue to ignore how it has come barrelling through the far wall and is now not-so-stealthily hiding in the corner. It’s there in full view for all to see and sooner or later we’re just going to have to admit it; we’re […]

Emmys 2016: winners, losers and political bruisers

Newcomers rose to the top, but old favourites stole the limelight; the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards left no stone unturned as outspoken speeches made headlines of their own right. The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (albeit a bit of a mouthful) dealt the biggest blow to the trophy-case, stealing five of the major […]