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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…

Blindboy Brings Laughter, Tears, and Brilliance to UCD with ‘The Blindboy Podcast’

Blindboy Boatclub, one half of the iconic Rubberbandits, started his podcast in 2017. Since then, the Limerick-native has garnered an almost cult-like following. He’s amongst the most listened podcasters in the world, and his views on politics, culture, music, and…

IWC Launches Environmental Publication

Calling all environment and writing enthusiasts! The Irish Writers’ Centre has launched a brand-new magazine called Channel which will be dedicated to pieces of work related to nature and the environment. A formal event was hosted on 22 October 2019,…

The Rise of Aisling Bea

When we think of the plethora of successful Irish comedians, several names come to mind: Dara O’Briain, Ed Byrne, Tommy Tiernan… In fact, when you search ‘Irish Comedi-ans’ on Google, they are the first ones that pop up. However, one…

The Power of a Name – EPIC’s Historic New Exhibition

Every time the 17th March rolls around, the entire world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. The fa-mous slogan “Everyone’s Irish on Paddy’s Day” rings through the masses on distant shores. However, what made St. Patrick’s Day a global phenomenon? The worldwide…

Sexism In Drama: On Women’s Representation in Theatre Today

A few years ago, I went to see a production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Pillowman in the Gaiety theatre. At that point in time, my experience of theatre was limited, and I can’t say for certain I even knew…

Opinion: Sex-Ed In Need Of Radical Reform

With the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s sensational novel “Asking For It” (2016) currently being staged in the Gaiety Theatre, let’s address the relationship existing between sex and the psyche, particularly when it comes to young Irish students. “Asking For…

“Disability Laughs” Is A Clubhouse Hit

Laughter can be cruel, but these performers found that it can also be cathartic.  In collaboration with co-MORBID Productions, UCDSU hosted a not-so-traditional comedy gig at the UCD Clubhouse Bar on Oct. 30. Aptly named “Disability Laughs,” the show’s producers…