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Flaws Found in 1 of 5 Berkeley Balconies

Mandatory building inspections introduced in the Californian city of Berkeley following the tragic balcony collapse in June which claimed the lives of six students and injured seven others have found that 402 properties, 18% of the total reviewed, suffer from…

News

MA Students show campus Notspots

Research undertaken by four MA Geography students has shown for the first time where access to wireless internet is at its best on campus. The students, Clare McAleavey, Shane Bradley, Caroline Greene and Luke Monahan explained the drive behind undertaking…

News

Student Union Nominations Close: Here’s your candidates

While the General Election may be dominating national press coverage, an election much closer to home is on the horizon. That’s right; Student Union elections are nigh, with nominations for positions closing Monday. The position of President is seeing a…

Film

Warner Brothers’ Studio Tour, London

It isn’t often that an opportunity comes along to explore the hidden magic behind one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour presents exactly that. If you’ve ever wondered what went on behind…

Music

Review: Troye Sivan- Blue Neighbourhood.

‘Youth, Life, Love and Sexuality’ December 4th marked the release of the highly anticipated debut studio album by Australian artist (and YouTube sensation) Troye Sivan. This album marks a follow up from his acclaimed EP, WILD, which garnered Sivan many…

Monday April 24th, 1916

The sun glistened brightly against the murky canal. Margaret pulled her new green overcoat around her, fastening it’s brass buttons against the cold. She looked up Great Brunswick street towards Boland’s Mill. It was busy for Easter Monday. Busier than…

Sport

What a load of Klopptrap!

While Liverpool are faring no better in the league table since Rodger’s dismissal at the start of October, Klopp, in his three and a half months in charge has already managed to achieve something which in his three and a…

A Republic of Equals and the Legacy of the 1916 Rising

Wherever green is worn, are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. These are not just the words of a W.B. Yeats poem ‘1916’ that I was forced to dissect for the Leaving Cert. They are statement of the…

Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge COBÁC

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge COBÁC ar siúl idir an 15 Feabhra agus an 19 Feabhra. Tosóidh an tseachtain Dé Luain le scaoileadh ballún in aice an locha díreach roimh a haon. Díreach ina dhiaidh beidh Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh ó RTÉ…

Features

Settling into life and studies into a new country

I remember exactly the sensation in my stomach this time last year when I gave in the signed papers that would allow me to move to Ireland to study. I remember the sudden lightness of my body, and that euphoric…

Use it or lose it? We would if we could

In 2013 the Irish electorate voted to retain our upper house of parliament, the Seanad, despite the coalition government’s campaign to abolish it. The referendum sparked a deal of debate, with proponents to keep the Seanad arguing in favour of…

Film

International Film Review: “Loulou” 1980

If you’re looking at this feature in search of an original narrative, keep going. It’s the characters, and by extension the actors, that make this drama work. Directed and co-written by Pialat and claiming to be semi-autobiographical, there’s no shying…