Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

A new twist on trad: Megatrad discuss origins, plans for album

Limerick has a long roll-call of distinguished musical artists – and Megatrad are next. Formed by brothers Cillian and Sean O’Dálaigh from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare and Denis McAuliffe from Cratloe, the University of Limerick graduates are here to bring trad to the masses; stompbox and all. But how would Megatrad describe their music to the uninitiated? “That’s a good question, …


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Calls for diversity and inclusion office at University of Limerick

Calls are being made for a Diversity and Inclusion Office to be established within the University of Limerick. LGBTQI+ Representative of UL Student Council Alena Kiel is leading a campaign to set up a Diversity and Inclusion Office within the remit of UL Student Life. They believe that such an office would fill the need for greater awareness and inclusion …


UL Ladies’ Football take home title with convicing win

UL senior ladies football team were crowned the Gourmet Food Parlour Ladies HEC Football Division 1 title with an impressive display against DCU in Stradbally Laois on Tuesday night A simply stunning performance from Cork’s Eimear Scally helped UL to victory. She finished with a tally of 1-6 four of them were frees. University of Limerick came out of the …

Jim Gavin leaves Dublin: What happens next?

Jim Gavin has resigned as Dublin GAA football manager in a move that has shocked the GAA community. The man who managed arguably the greatest team in Gaelic football history, Mr Gavin leaves a legacy that many will equally adore and envy. Chairman of the County Committee, Seán Shanley said in a statement on the inter-county side’s website that he …

The Irishman review: Masterful Marty’s wrestle with mortality is pure cinema

If you’re reading this review and weighing up whether to watch The Irishman, what are you still doing here? Go watch it, and come back to this review. Leave it open in another tab. Still here? Let’s begin. 2019 has been a strange year for films. The mid-budget film has died a death, superhero films are more popular than ever, …

Unsung Heroes: Meeting the library canteen ladies

“The Pink Ladies.”   “The mammies.”   These are just a couple of the endearing titles given to the exuberant group of women who work in the Plaza Cafe in the Glucksman Library.   It’s apparent from the smiles on the faces of every student and staff member who leaves the cafe; these ladies are serving more than just food. …

Crisis? What crisis? An analysis of Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich and crisis – these words are ever-present in articles concerning the state of the Bavarian giants this season, but they are very misleading. Bayern are nowhere near a crisis, in contrast to what the media will tell you. Former boss Niko Kovač left by mutual agreement on November 3, a day after a 5-1 defeat to his former …

“This year is our year!” – Can Liverpool go all the way?

After 13 games, the Premier League is comfortably underway and nearing its frantic winter schedule. Liverpool are currently on top, with many tipping them to go all the way, but can they hold on? The question on many rival fans and eager Liverpool fans’ minds might be answered in this period. Firstly, to grasp the strength of this Liverpool team, …

Santo to be an early Christmas present for Arsenal fans

Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt has all but confirmed that the end is nigh for Unai Emery in north London. The Athletic are reporting this morning that Arsenal will part ways with the Spaniard this morning, but this has not been confirmed at time of going to press. he Gunners are now without a win in seven for the …

The Dammed Spurs: How it ended in tears for Pochettino

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone….. The events that have unfolded over the past week has shocked the footballing world, but let’s rewinds back to the start in order to gage some context. It’s May, 2014. Gerrard’s slipped, City are champions, Jose Mourinho is the manager of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs have just hired their 10th manager of …