Jeremy Corbyn: too readical 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.

Celebrity activism and Islamaphobia


  Celebrity activism is one of the worst phenomena particular to the modern age by just about any reasonable measure.

Blocking Sinn Féin’s referendum at QUB would be a defeat for democracy


Queen’s University Belfast’s branch of Sinn Féin recently petitioned for a referendum on a United Ireland at the educational institute.

That’s what friends are for: Ireland’s casual cronyism


“Paddy, don’t you know the Baileys? Good old boys in a big tent at the races.” These are lyrics from Bell X1’s ‘Sugar High’: an ode to Fianna Fáil’s tent at the Galway races occupied by Bertie and his boys once upon a time.