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Banríon’s Airport Dads graces the Irish music scene

Shaping a world where vulnerability is strength, the dynamic four-piece’s first effort is raw, established, and remarkably memorable

Airport Dads, Banríon’s premier EP, is an album about inertia: feeling hindered by geographical distance, missing your friends but being unable to fix anything, the process of healing but still aching. Banríon’s eleven-minute debut is a mature yet joyously youthful

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“You wouldn’t steal a movie”: The ethics of piracy

Ella McGill discusses the moral conundrum of media piracy augmented by the Covid-19 crisis

Every child of the DVD generation knows the ad:


Its battered font, flashing imagery and downright infectious background music are carved into our collective consciousness. While its aesthetics have had lasting impacts on us, the

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Creatives against Covid-19 inspires students across the globe to design posters in aid of ISPCC

Online campaign Creatives Against Covid-19 calls on artistic minds to help raise funds for vulnerable people

In a society where hustle culture has become the norm, lockdown has created a challenging paradox: how does one stay productive from home? Despite its often vacuous nature, social media has provided us with a vessel for communication and, it …

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Lost Stock: A fashion enterprise driven by a compassion for garment workers and the environment

The mysterious fashion box scheme which works to support garment workers around the globe in alleviating the environmental damage imposed by the fast-fashion crisis

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are both colossal and far-reaching, emerging in almost every corner of our world and society.  The dire impact that this virus has had on industries worldwide and the global economy itself certainly makes for

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Careers in the arts: how The Nu Wardrobe is revolutionizing the consumer landscape

Aisling Byrne talks to Trinity News about her career so far, sustainable fashion, and a new-found consciousness in our society

Since emerging as graduates from Trinity in 2015, Aisling Byrne, alongside her good friend, Ali Kelly, has gone on to establish The Nu Wardrobe; a social enterprise which caters to ecologically aware consumers. The campaign provides a platform with which

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The rise of Irish spoken word poetry

Aoife Coyne explores the growing popularity of spoken word poetry currently experiencing a surge thanks to climate change, the housing crisis, and a global pandemic

For many of us, the newfound excess of spare time we have on our hands has resulted in extra hours of mindless scrolling. However, if you’re looking for some online content that will feed the soul, look no further than

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Careers in the arts: Karen O’Mahony on creating Rag Order Dublin

Jane Loughman chats with Karen O’Mahony about her designing business and the need for conscious consumerism

“Like everyone else, I’m feeling it,” Karen O’Mahony tells me when I ask about how the pandemic is currently affecting her business, Rag Order Dublin (@ragorderdublin on Depop and Instagram). “However, all this time off has given me the opportunity

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The music industry: Is it a “boys’ club” and who decides who gets in?

Singer, songwriter and Trinity student Aoibh Ní Mhuireartaigh examines the gender biases within the music industry, from the inside

About two years ago, I made a point of expecting handshakes in professional contexts. I am in no way a stickler for formality, but the handshakes taking place around me while I was offered hugs, and kisses on cheeks, irked

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Creatives in Trinity: Trophy Wife on inspiration and “big ass emotions”

Ruby Smyth, the creative behind artist Trophy Wife, discusses music production, her upcoming EP and Whitney Houston

Quarantine day 4,725 and interviews, for whatever reason, are still not deemed “essential”. Thus, I endeavored to virtually communicate with Trinity musician Trophy Wife.

Fourth year English student Ruby Smyth has graced the cultural scene since she took her first