Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come


“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá […]

Cultúr na hÉireann i nGaillimh


Galway is well known around the world for having the true spirit of Ireland running through its veins. When you stroll through the city centre, the streets are reminiscent of a thriving Irish culture. Bodhrán-wielding buskers frequently fill the air with lively music, and it is not an uncommon sight to see Irish dancing on the junction […]

Protest held against abolishing Irish requirement for NUI Galway President


A protest organised by Misneach na Gaillimhe took place at the Quadrangle on Wednesday 11 January against the decision to no longer have fluency in the Irish language as a requirement for the Presidential post at the university. This decision came late last semester when, according to The Irish Times, members of Údarás na hOllscoile […]

Swapping liner for lip filler: the Kylie Jenner effect


Kylie Jenner said that 2016 would be the year for ‘realising stuff’ and there’s certainly one thing the world has realised about her – the power of her influence on all things beauty.  Along with the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan and associated figures such as Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevgine and Jordyn Woods, she has […]

Preview: UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver

McGregor gears up for crucial bout

Conor McGregor goes into his first fight of 2015 knowing that victory will secure him a shot at the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo. The Boston crowd is hardly expected to be partisan as the Irishman looks to defeat Denis Siver on his path to UFC gold. On the face of things, there looks like […]

November a useful learning curve for Schmidt


They were oh so close. This present crop of Irish rugby players has given the people of Ireland a lot to be proud of, and they did so again in the final November International against the almighty All Blacks. Ireland may have walked away without a historic win, but had the Autumn series finished after […]

Summer festival guide


It’s almost summer and we all know what that means… festivals! Shannon McNamee, our festival expert, talks us through some of the best gigs this year…

Flann O’Brien inspired – Delicious O’Grady

Delicious O'Grady

We love comedy and in this article, Austin Maloney talks about Delicious O’Grady who is gigging in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday night…

A day out for the Paddys

Chicago River is turned green for the occasion.

Paddy’s Day has passed us by but Joyce Fahy takes a look at what the Irish holiday and Paddys’ Day out means…