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Album Review: Sea of Worry – Have a Nice Life

★ ★ ★ ★ Sea of Worry is Have a Nice Life’s third studio album, and their most different yet. 2008’s Deathconsciousness became a cult classic for its suffocatingly atmospheric darkness, but their latest effort has a more hopeful air….

Album Review: FEET OF CLAY – Earl Sweatshirt

★ ★ ★ Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs proved to be one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of 2018, with an average critical score of 86/100, as per Metacritic. Some Rap Songs was dark, scattered, and candid, and subsequent to…

Oireachtas na Samhna – in Citywest?

Is é Oireachtas na Samhna an féile is mó agus is gaelaí sa tír dóibh siúd le suim sa Ghaeilge agus cultúr na hÉireann, coincheap bunaithe ar Eisteddfod na Breataine Bige agus níl baint ar bith aige le Tithe an…

Big Brain Power: Mastermind by Revive Active

*This is a sponsored article*  The brain is the most complicated structure we have yet to encounter in all of nature. Essentially, it is a living biological computer. Its job, every single day, is to absorb, process, store and recall…

Hidden Waste: Microplastics in Unexpected Places

Microplastics are any piece of plastic less than 5mm in length. They can originate from the breakdown of larger pieces of plastic, the release of microfibers from synthetic clothing or from cosmetics containing microbeads. Approximately 90% of microplastics can be…

CRISPR Just Got CRISPRer: Developments in Gene Editing

It has been nearly 30 years since the gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9 was discovered, and only six since it was used for the first time in human cells. Of course, its potential was not appreciated when it was discovered, as it…

Brazilian Butterflies: Chaos Theory and the Weather Forecast

You might wonder why RTE and Met Eireann can’t seem to accurately and consistently predict the weather. Sometimes, the weather report for a specific day says sunny but shifts the following day to cool with rain. We often hear predictions…

Battle for Westminster: Predicting the Unpredictable Brexit Election

While the United Kingdom is embroiled in a Brexit crisis, the public is heading to the polls for the third general election in just five years. The government lost its majority when Johnson expelled 21 of his MPs for voting…

Social Democracy: The Meandering Road from Radical Marxism to Reformist Neoliberalism

This year is the 125th anniversary of the formation of the Irish Trades Union Congress which was the first Irish based trade union movement and the precursor to the Irish Labour Party. With the huge influence that social democracy has…

Let’s Talk About Sex Baby! Navigating Contraception in 2019

Various forms of contraception are now more accessible in Ireland than ever before, and yet for many it remains difficult to find what works best for them. When it comes to contraceptive devices, one size most certainly does not fit…

Understanding Silicon Synapse: Philosophy of Virtual Reality

In the world of digital media, the ability to craft virtual worlds is becoming more and more interesting for content creators, video game developers and artists. Companies like Oculus VR are spearheading innovation within this part of the media market,…

Film & TV News

Winter has officially come, and with the season, also comes a host of holiday viewing to watch during the dark evenings ahead. Almost two years since its triumphant second season, The Crown is back on Netflix from the 17th of…