Is the GAA preventing Ireland from being successful on the world sporting stage?


Ireland is somewhat of a recluse in world sporting terms. Long have we punched above our weight in the culturally-charged pursuits of writing, theatre and acting, however, we drastically under-achieve on a consistent basis at most international sporting conventions. Take the Olympics for example, the most reliable barometer of international sporting proficiency. A team representing […]

Eoin Drones: Media Distraction 101


First off let me explain the above title by clarifying that this bi-weekly, recurrent column will not be an ongoing tirade against the use of drones in warfare, even though such a column may well be merited. Alas, Eoin Drones is a title that simply refers to my solemn duty as opinion editor of this […]

Whatever you do, don’t stand out

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Nobody wants too be seen as anything different than completely normal – even if normal means being rather stupid.

Jeremy Corbyn: too radical to lead the UK?


It is hard for some people in Ireland – especially for students – to “get” why Jeremy Corbyn has attracted such a visceral reaction among much of the British press.

War of the Consoles

The Console Wars

Times have definitely moved on since the days of Pong and Frogger.

Leo Varadker

Leo Varadker’s decision to come out to the public took great courage. It’s great to see that the reaction has been one of warmth and positivity.

Charlie Hebdo

The Charlie Hebdo massacre has left me at a complete loss for words. I have an Islamic background, as my Dad is Muslim. I’ve a vast knowledge of Islam and I can say without a doubt that the atrocity that has been committed by the gunmen is distinctly anti-Islamic. These fanatics have acted out of […]

Charlie: RTE One; an overview.


The three part series which was over a year in the making, cannot be described as anything other than accomplished.

Are the Avengers Really Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?


  The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now accustomed to total success. With Avengers Assemble as the third-highest grossing film of all time and the franchise’s overall gross second only to Harry Potter, Marvel Studios has the world in the palm of its hand, but is this fair?

Browne stood up by Fine Gael in TV3 debates


It’s a debate about a debate. Someone call Christopher Nolan, or at the very least Fine Gael as it hasn’t accepted its invitation to participate in The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3.