“You three are a right pair if I ever saw one”

What tickles your funny bone? Do your sides split? Ciaran Sunderland looks at why so many Irish comedians succeed abroad and how different cultures appreciate and understand comedy

Human existence, comedy and tragedy are ancient companions. In the immortal words of an Irish mother: “You three are a right pair if I ever saw one.” The three are intertwined and inextricable, a rich seam that underlies Irish culture.

My experience as… an Erasmus student

Erasmus can be a life-changing experience for many, though not always in the ways we expect. One European Studies student looks back on the hurdles she’s overcome while living abroad in France for a year

Upon receiving my Leaving Cert results, I spent some time reflecting on the precariousness of what constitutes a “success” in these exams. I eventually came to the conclusion that the success I achieved in my results rested entirely on the

PrEP: Ireland’s issues with the anti-HIV pill

Comhall Fanning gives an overview of the preventative drug’s history and why it is still not widely available in Ireland

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is a drug that can be taken orally once a day by HIV-negative people at high risk of contracting HIV. It is mainly aimed at men who have sex with men, trans people who

The society without a home: DU Dance

From rags to riches, DU Dance have had a rollercoaster of a year, emerging victorious at this year’s intervarsity competitions held in Galway in March despite having had nowhere to practice

After successfully hosting the dance intervarsity competition last year,  Dublin University Dance Society set out from Michaelmas to grow and build upon this success, both as a society generally and competitively at the annual intervarsity. However the year got off

How the sunshine might make me fail my exams

As we’re blessed with more and more days of blazing sunshine, one student describes the lure of the Pav in good weather and the threat this poses to our grades

It’s 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. You’re struggling through assignments, pondering the revision you ought to have started, or really any sort of work that a responsible college student would be doing at this time of year. Your phone lights

Jailbreak: an experience 

Participants in Jailbreak look back at what made their adventures memorable

It’s rare that you find yourself in a 24hr McDonalds in Amsterdam debating whether to get a bus to Vienna, but this is exactly the type of situation the Irish Jailbreak race creates. Participating in Jailbreak sounds exhausting—but, equally, exhilarating.

In praise of the summer staycation

Andrew Connolly argues that for many, spending the summer in Ireland is the best option

Casting my mind back to the more innocent time of September 2015, I recall friends worrying about comments by Donald Trump on his plans to end the J1 programme. At the time, our worries were tempered by the belief that

Smuggler’s Soul: the shocking story of Veerapaan

Navika Mehta writes about how Lush are subtly propagating the story of Veerappan, the sandalwood smuggler

On a random visit to the Lush store near college, continuing a light-hearted conversation with my friend, I entered the store. I had never imagined that as I walked out, my mind would be in a whirlwind of emotions – …

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