By Aaron Deering On Thursday the 7th of November, RTÉ announced its plans to introduce numerous cost-cutting measures in order to solve the financial crisis it finds itself in. Some of the cost-cutting measures included reducing its workforce by 200, closing its Lyric FM studio in Limerick and moving it to Cork and Dublin, shutting down its Aertel service and its digital … [Read more...] about It’s time RTÉ got a reality check and learned basic economics
by Fiach Mac Fhionnlaoich It’s safe to say that Caifé na Gaeilge’s failure to open this year caused a stir. Confusion amidst staff and students as to whether its opening was merely delayed, or if the closure was something more permanent. A PR nightmare for University management, as it quickly became clear that neither they nor NUI Galway Students’ Union were happy to take … [Read more...] about Caifé na Gaeilge’s closure serves as a reflection of the commitment to Irish on campus
By Rachel Garvey I’m sure we have all been in this awkward situation, the one where we are on a date and it’s nearing the end of the dinner and you and your date reach for your wallets at the same time with the intention of paying for the meal. Has that happened to anyone else, or is it just me? Of course, it’s not just me, it happens to all of us and there’s no stopping … [Read more...] about Put your purse away, sweetheart, I got this!
By Shauna Mc Hugh Have you ever been telling your friend a story, and you’re not pulling out your full comedic chops, yet your audience gives that little quiet chuckle anyway? Emboldened by how funny you are, even when you weren’t trying, you continue the bit. “I know, hilarious, isn’t it??” you implore. Then, the friend looks up from their phone, bewildered. “Sorry, what … [Read more...] about Why a WiFi detox should be on the menu at more cafes and restaurants
By Rachel Garvey I remember being in my best friend’s car one day during the summer of 2018 and we would always duet to the Frozen song “Love is an Open Door”. Consider that we are terrible singers and when we were singing this Disney duet with the windows rolled down, we did turn a lot of heads of the people in the cars beside us and people walking on pathways. Plenty of … [Read more...] about Fairytales aren’t just for children