Drag culture in Ireland

Drag finds itself in new bloom as wider recognition of the art form, partly due to the popularity of hit shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, has brought it to the forefront of pop culture. The very practice of drag creates a fertile space not only for exhilarating performances but for the exploration of the making […]

The panopticon in the twenty-first century

In the late eighteenth century, an English philosopher by the name of Jeremy Bentham had a brainwave after visiting his sibling in Russia. His brother Samuel, determined to reign over his unskilled workforce, placed himself in the centre of the factory to ensure that his employees were completing their designated tasks. This visit resulted in […]

Under the covers

The most common path to success in the music industry is to re-interpret, re-invent and recycle what has worked in the past. Covering songs has been an established tradition in the music world since the birth of music itself.   A striking aspect of covers is that many artists take songs that may not have […]

Symbols on a pedestal

A statue can assume great symbolic meaning. Static and carved from stone, the figure may remain physically unchanged for centuries. The connotations of a statue, however, fluidly adjust alongside the interpretations and associations that society develops. As features of a nation’s cultural landscape, national stories can be illustrated by the monuments erected and removed. As […]

A terrible state o’ chassis

With Dublin’s traditional commuter towns of Ashbourne and Greystones recently being declared “pressure zones” due to an increase in rents across the board, student accommodation is increasingly difficult to find for students on a tight budget. The most affected are those who rely on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant to cover their fees […]

South Africa vs. Ireland: Comparing student life

South Africa. You’ve heard about it on the news. You watched that movie with Morgan Freeman in it. Your aunt possibly even told you about her trip around some vineyards over there. But what is it like to study in this country at the opposite end of the world? Having lived there for several years, […]

Taking good photos

“So sorry I’m late,” he says. “This always happens. I never know when a match is on and then I get caught in traffic – oh, I didn’t know they had an LGBT section in here!”   Jonathan Ho was five minutes late, at most. It didn’t matter. He could be an hour late, and […]

The Dark Web

Researchers believe that only 4% of the information on the internet is represented on Google’s index of roughly 35 trillion webpages. This means that there are over 700 trillion webpages that are inaccessible through the world’s most popular search engine. This then leads to the question of how illicit and scandalous must these web pages […]

Mindfulness: analyzing the alternative to psychiatric treatment

The past two decades have seen much criticism of the psychiatric approach to mental disorder. Robert Whittaker (Anatomy of an Epidemic), Joanna Moncrief (The Bitterest Pills), Peter Goetzsche (Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial), James Davies (Cracked). These are just a few of the authors speaking out against the medicalisation of mental distress,  criticising the current […]

Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one of the most exciting times of their lives. The final step into supposed adulthood. Many […]

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Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
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Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
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Joe McCallion
Tobi Irein
Niall Maher