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Food Review: PÁNG

PÁNG, Kevin Street Lower, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★    € € Pang is a Vietnamese-inspired casual eatery which specialises in rice-paper rolls. They also offer traditional and modern interpretations of Vietnamese dishes, with options suitable for all tastes and diets…

An Insider Look at UCD’s Global Lounge

Most people associate the Gerald Manley Hopkins Building primarily with the Main Restaurant and Subway, but the real heart of the building is in its basement – where the Global Lounge is. Being an international student myself, the Global Lounge…

New Year, New Vibes: Making the most out of 2020

New Years may have come and gone, and it might have even tried eating you up, but hey, there are still 11 more months to this year. Here’s 6 quick tips that won’t make you go, “Ugh, I wasted another…

Student Stories: Going It Alone

Gandalf will always claim he didn’t do anything that sent Bilbo on his adventures, other than give him a little nudge out of the door. Which is true, in a way. I’d like to think I gave myself more than…

Review: Uno Mas

Uno Mas  Aungier Street, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  € € € € Hidden in plain sight on Aungier Street, Uno Mas is one of (if not the) finest Spanish restaurants in Dublin. It’s unassuming and humble from the…

SPOTLIGHT: UCD’s Artsy Societies

If anything along the lines of “try a new hobby” features in your 2020 resolutions, keep reading because we have you covered on all the artsy societies on campus.  1. DramSoc One of UCD’s most vibrant societies, DramSoc (drama society)…

Veggie Or Else: UCD Vegetarian Awareness Campaign

The trend of going green has been growing exponentially in recent years and UCD students have well endorsed the cause. Starting at the beginning of September 2019, the university has welcomed the Vegetarianism Awareness Campaign whose intent is to make…

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…

Food Review: The Well St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

★ ★ ★ ★ € € € The Well is more than a well-situated watering hole; hidden inside is one of Dublin’s best pizzas. Given its location just off Grafton Street and facing Stephen’s Green, you may be forgiven if…