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.

Irelands’ Climate Culture: Great on Rhetoric, Painful when it comes to Action


The impacts of climate change are no longer just in the paper, or in far flung tropical countries, they are right on our door step.

Galway bike rental scheme faces further setbacks

Bike Scheme

Galway City Council has yetagain shown its incompetence in city planning, this time with the proposed bike rental scheme.

ISIS and the Freedom of the Press


The nature of war reporting has changed. The beheadings of journalists James Foley and Stephen Sotloff by IS militants in Syria exemplified that reporters and journalists in the Middle-East are now considered to be legitimate targets, PR fodder and bargaining chips to be used against the West.

Gamergate: intro and analysis


#Gamergate has become one of the biggest movements the gaming industry has seen, perhaps even bigger than Jack Thompson’s crusade against video games in 2005 when he tried to draw a comparison between violence in video games and real life.

A weird month for Feminism


The feminist parts of the internet had an explosion of activity due to several alarming, sensational events in the media in recent weeks.