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Could We Dare To Dream?

October 2, 2011


Could we? Yes indeed we could. Should we? God, who knows? If anything can take our mind off of the constant doom, gloom and despair of this country’s economic situation; the crappy weather and, worse still, the race for the Áras; it’s our rugby team. The win against Australia two weeks ago has ripped Ireland’s […]

A JobBridge Too Far

September 19, 2011


I’ve been reading a lot lately about JobBridge, specifically a lot of criticism and scrutiny of the programme – it’s exploitative, it’s demeaning, it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do… All three, from what I’ve read and researched into the JobBridge scheme are pretty true. Many of us know these kind of schemes as […]

Stamp Out The Tout

September 13, 2011


An article in this morning’s Irish Independent gave me a sense of joy. The fact that the GAA are looking to stamp out the activities of ticket touts is both admirable and right. A day out in Croke Park is expensive enough without having to pay an extortionate (or at least more extortionate than usual) […]

Goodnight in Jungleland

June 22, 2011


It was with great sadness on Sunday morning that I woke to discover that Clarence Clemons had died. I had heard about him having a stroke during the week but hoped that he would pull through. Unfortunately, this was not the case and as a result, the world has lost an incredibly talented musician. Unfortunately […]

Trinity Launch Dublin Shakespeare Festival

May 24, 2011


Following a somewhat interesting hike around Trinity College on Monday morning two weeks back, I found my way to the Player’s Theatre for the launch of the annual Dublin Shakespeare Festival. Launched by RTE stalwart Miriam O’Callaghan (who has seen plenty of rotten Denmarks in her time…) the festival looks set to be the biggest […]

Minus 9 Squared Anthology Available Online

May 19, 2011


Online Arts Zine Minus 9 Squaredtoday released their first anthology – aptly titled Volume One. Chocked full of fiction, poetry and visual arts, the magazine showcase the best and brightest talent on this fair isle and on any other isle it so pleases. The anthology is available here: As the zine’s website is saying, […]

Glastonbury 2011 Line-Up Announced

April 22, 2011


If our April weather so far is anything to go by, those of you travelling to Glastonbury for the first or perhaps the umpteenth time may not get to partake in the yearly ritual of slipping in the muck and ending up smelling like the inside of a cave. But that’s ok because the organisers […]