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How Dublin Drag queens have adapted during Covid-19

By Cliona Perrick / September 24, 2020

The Dublin nightlife is one that is, usually, constantly thriving throughout the week. The streets are alive with many bars and clubs. However, due to the pandemic, the gay scene in Ireland has been struggling. Most of the bars, clubs and pubs have been closed since March. Now with new restrictions for Dublin and wet […]


5 movies about immigration

By Marieke Oggel / August 12, 2020

Immigration is an important and highly relevant topic of our time, so it’s no wonder that it is a source of inspiration for many filmmakers in their storytelling. Of course, there is no singular immigrant experience. However, through these stories, filmmakers have the power to give a voice to the underrepresented. Films can challenge stereotypes, […]


Musicians raise £10,000 for foodbank

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 10, 2020

Local musicians helped raise over £10,000 recently for the Foyle foodbank.  Foyle foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups in Derry.  They work together towards stopping hunger in the local area. Foyle foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks and works to tackle food poverty and hunger […]


10 best Irish plays

By Sean Quigley / June 26, 2020

Theatre does something that no other medium can do. While a good film can draw you in, a play can create a physical world right in front of you. In some cases, they make you a part of the show. Theatre has been at the heart of Irish arts for decades, and most plays have […]


The Irish movie guide

By Sean Quigley / June 25, 2020

Ireland became a major filming location in recent years but has a long, rich history of cinema. Among many reasons, movies stick around because of their relevance, their accuracy and their ability to tap into the hearts and minds of the audience. While some are better off forgotten, many others have managed to stand the […]


The landscape of live music during Covid-19

By Fiona Clancy / June 22, 2020

The Arts have always been the thing we turn to when the mind needs an escape. Whether it’s music, tv, books or films, we need the Arts more than ever during this pandemic. However the creative industries are going to suffer in the longer term due to the Covid-19 crisis. Social distancing will be with us […]


The slow but steady return of Gaeilge in Ireland

By Conor Lynch / June 18, 2020

Honesty: who wants it? Hands up! Okay, okay! A little secret: the truth is that, these days, almost every Irish person will scoff at the common “do you speak or know any Irish” question. Quite sad really when you think about it, isn’t it? Quite sad it is that the beautiful Gaeilge language, for various […]


Opinion: The five most iconic Irish TV shows to-date

By Conor Lynch / June 10, 2020

From the incredibly successful, culturally-defining Father Ted to the mightily popular drama Love/Hate, it’s fair to say Ireland has seen its fair share of brilliantly produced TV shows over the years. Of course, because it’s Ireland we’re talking about, humour-based shows will be prominent within my personal opinion-based elite list here.  1. Father Ted C’mon […]

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