Gaelscoileanna, punts – our future of “No”

Dublin, 2035. 8.00am. Awoken by the built-in alarm in his iBuddy, a bleary-eyed and hungover Liam considers rolling over and sleeping until his preferred hour of midday, but remembers he can’t afford to miss any more of his 9 o’clock …

Revelations and realisation in the Holy Lands

Although our stay in Palestine was ten days brief, articulating my travels in just one thousand words is perhaps akin to panning for gold with a comically large colander, one punched mischievously with holes the size of mini-discs (should anyone …

Take two pills and call me in the morning

The love potion has long played a part in the tradition of literature. Shakespeare has Brabantio accuse Othello of enchanting his daughter with “drugs… That weaken motion.” J. K. Rowling, meanwhile, writes of amortentia in magic land, a potion which …

Art? Drama? Performance

There is a plethora on Grafton Street, indeed in every city in the world, but what is the point of street performance? Victoria Nellis describes the derivation, drama and delights…

Tintin: not a gay over 80

Recent critics have suggested our favourite fresh-faced explorer was homosexual. Domhnall O Sullivan asks whether we can ever really know and does it really matter?

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