Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland

794 babies in a septic tank. This headline has been circulating all over the media in recent weeks. Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Fiona Ryan, Cork City Councillor and campaigner for separation of church and state on the discovery of the bodies and the ongoing scandal. Ireland’s history with the church   This dependence on church wealth meant there was a large exchange … Continue reading Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland

The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Boaz Abraham, a vet and spokesperson for Véterinaires sans frontiérs Germany about the role of livestock globally. There are over 1 billion goats in the world today. In Africa, that means there are over 14,000 goats for one lion. Goats, cattle, sheep and fowl play an essential role in sustaining communities all over Africa, where people rely on … Continue reading The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Omid Djalili at the Opera House

Shamim Malekmian reviews Omid Djalili’s recent gig at the Cork Opera House. Not long after walking onto the stage of Cork Opera House on Wednesday night Omid Djalili started singing a song that had only two words as its lyrics: Muslim ban. Mixing the singing with a little Persian dance, Djalili managed to make the lightest situation of a contentious political issue. The 51-year-old British comic was … Continue reading Omid Djalili at the Opera House

All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: An Interview with Tommy Tiernan

Features Editor Killian Down talks to, and waxes lyrical over Ireland’s most successful comic and chat show host debutant, Tommy Tiernan. It is a challenging ask to use the phrase je ne sais quoi without appearing like you have a subscription to The Guardian, regard Morrissey as the second coming of (the new-and-improved) Jesus Christ, and graduated from Trinity College. The word is in equal measures … Continue reading All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: An Interview with Tommy Tiernan

From Coast to Coast: An Interview with LANY

Entertainment Editor, Gemma Kent, chats with Jake Goss, drummer of up-and-coming band, LANY. They’re the hottest new band to surge up from the famed City of Angels. Formed in 2014 after a sporadic, off-the-cuff meetup, lead singer, Paul Klein; guitarist, Les Priest, and drummer, Jake Goss, now make up what is fast becoming the US’s latest music sensation. With nearly 40 million streams on Spotify … Continue reading From Coast to Coast: An Interview with LANY