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Month: December 2019

Sarries Face Uphill Battle for Redemption

Saracens are undoubtedly one of the best rugby teams in Europe, with three Champions Cup titles in the last four seasons. They possess some of the world’s best players in their respective positions, with the likes of Mako and Billy…

A Dream Too Big? Scottish Rugby’s Meandering Efforts Towards Innovation

Scotland – probably best summed up by the lyrics of one of our generation’s great poets. Like a plastic bag that has been drifting through the wind, Scotland lament how this World Cup is the one that got away. Hot…

Food Review: Sprezzatura Grantham St, Dublin 8

★ ★ ★ ★  € €  Sprezzatura is Dublin’s newest pasta place, but is it the hottest? Located in Camden Market, Sprezzatura utilises Ireland’s finest produce and adds them to their fresh, hand-made semolina pasta, which is made in an…

Dublin Collective Performs Short Plays Festival

Dublin’s arts scene needs no introduction. Whether it’s your favourite live musician at a local pub or the Dublin Fringe Festival, talents are aplenty here. In recent years, various production companies have been established to showcase a refreshing pool of…

The Ramifications of RTÉ’S 2019 Financial Crisis

Earlier this month, Ireland’s national broadcaster announced that it was to reduce its expenditure by €60 million over the next 3 years. It intends on cutting the company’s top 10 presenters’ salaries by 15% while the Executive Board’s pay will…

Ireland’s Must-See Christmas Markets

It might still be mid-November, but surely that cannot stop us from planning on bopping down to the pretty Christmas markets around the country?  Ireland is no stranger to colourful and vibrant Christmas markets, and here’s a rundown on some…

Review: Derek Jarman- PROTEST!

As someone who made their way to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on 14 November, one would not expect to walk into an exhibition that truly captured the essence behind the great multi-disciplined artist Derek Jarman.  Described as…

The American Friend and the Search for Meaning

New German cinema, marked from 1962 to 1988, is probably best known for churning out directors Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog. But while Herzog’s films have sought the faraway reaches of both the Amazon and African landscape, Wender’s films have…

Netflix Christmas Films

The Holiday Calendar (Film) ★ ★ Kat Graham stars in this Christmas romantic comedy; a genre that has become common fare on Netflix. Graham plays Abby a struggling photographer who receives a seemingly magical advent calendar which she believes can…

Film Review: The Good Liar

★ The Good Liar is like a bad book with an incredible cover. The faces of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren make this film seem as though nothing could go wrong. However, not even these excellent film veterans could save…

Gig Review: Daughters Live at the Button Factory

Hailing from Rhode Island, Daughters have consistently pushed the envelope with each new release since their formation in 2002. Switching up their genre with every entry in their discography, 2018’s You Won’t Get What You Want settled on horror-tinged noise…

Album Review: Colorado – Neil Young and Crazy Horse

★ ★ ★ ★  “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Neil Young sang those words forty years ago. With his latest release he’s showing no signs of doing either. Colorado sees Young back with his long-time backing…