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Jacqueline Russe

Jacqueline is a German journalist and editor for Babylon Radio who likes comics, manga and video games. She is a state-certified translator for both English and German, currently working on her Bachelor's in Technical Translation.


Metalhead Series: 9 alternative metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / December 9, 2019

Had enough of annoying Christmas jingles? No problem, just listen to some alternative metal! There are a great number of excellent alternative metal bands from Ireland that you could listen to instead. Alternative metal is a fusion that mixes heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres you would normally not associate with […]


Arts and Crafts Stores in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / December 5, 2019

Christmas is the time to get creative. Can’t find a fitting present for a friend or family member? No problem, just make one yourself with materials from one of these Arts and Crafts Stores in Ireland. Sometimes it can be really hard to find the perfect gift for a person. Store-bought things are all nice […]


Independent Bookstores in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / December 3, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner, and with that in mind we journey through some of the best Independent bookstores in Ireland. After all, a book makes the perfect gift for bibliophiles and ‘phobes alike! There is something about the smell of a really new, or a really old and well-worn, book that makes the […]


Metalhead Series: 9 Metalcore Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 29, 2019

We already had a look at the metalcore bands hailing from Dublin, but what about the rest of Ireland? The metal scene in Ireland is surprisingly diverse for such a small island, and especially surprising for a subgenre like metalcore. From the more melodic mixtures of alternative metal and metalcore, to heavy deathcore, there is […]


Metalhead Series: 5 Metalcore Bands from Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / November 27, 2019

The metal genre has undergone many changes and additions over the years. In the late 1980s, for example, people started blending elements of heavy metal with hardcore punk. The new genre that formed was then called Metalcore. In this instance of our Metalhead Series we will be focusing on the Metalcore bands from Dublin, the […]


Getting a driving licence in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 26, 2019

Getting a driving licence in Ireland can be a long and slightly complicated process if you don’t know how the application procedure works. Before you can have a driving licence, you first need to get a learner permit. You are allowed to drive with a learner permit, but there are some restrictions. If you have […]


20 Theatres in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 22, 2019

Ireland’s live entertainment scene is one of the biggest and most vibrant in Europe. Not only are there pubs and bars playing live music around every corner, but there are also grand Opera Houses, Concert Halls and Theatres that feature bands or plays by famous screenwriters. These incredible theatres can be found all over the […]


Metalhead Series: 4 Gothic Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 18, 2019

Gothic Metal is a fusion genre combining Heavy Metal with the dark atmospheres of Gothic Rock. The genre itself is quite diverse, with different bands using the gothic approach to different styles of Heavy Metal music. In Ireland there are some bands that have taken this approach as well. Here are four Gothic Metal Bands […]


Irish Opera Houses and Concert Halls

By Jacqueline Russe / November 15, 2019

Is the music played in our Irish clubs and pubs not to your taste? Do you want to go on a fancy date somewhere with your significant other? No problem! There are a number of Opera Houses and Concert Halls that offer everything from the most famous music artists over theater performances to classical orchestras. […]


Metalhead Series: 4 Symphonic Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 13, 2019

Orchestra mixed with Metal? That doesn’t seem to fit at first glance. But if you ever listened to Symphonic Metal bands like Nightwish or Within Temptation you know that they can fit very well together. The mix of epic orchestra music and the guitar music and screams of metal make Symphonic Metal one of my […]

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