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Paris 10 Years On: Henry handball heartbreak revisited

By: Mike Finnerty Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, Stade De France. Reigning World Cup runners-up France and two-time competition entrants Ireland are duking it out in the European qualifiers. France, after a torrid Euro 2008 and a spotty qualification campaign that led to them finishing behind Serbia, are forced to a play-off with an unbeaten Ireland, who have managed to hold …


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Loretta Glucksman honoured with doctorate in New York ceremony

Irish-American philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman, namesake for the University of Limerick’s library, donned cap and gown in New York City on Sunday as she was conferred with an honorary doctorate of letters by University of Limerick. At an event in Glucksman Ireland House at New York University on Fifth Avenue, UL chancellor Mary Harney conferred the degree on Ms. Glucksman …


Fuinneamh Editorial: The Insider At 20: How Michael Mann’s Masterpiece Endured

How do you follow up a masterpiece like Heat? Easy. You make The Insider. Michael Mann has had one of the most storied arcs out of any Hollywood director. He revolutionised television with Miami Vice, invented the modern anti-hero archetype with Thief, gave the world the definitive Hannibal Lecter movie (sorry, Jonathan Demme!), and somehow made a cyber thriller starring …

UL Professor curates event on The Fall, cult Manchester rock band

UL’s Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are curating a one-day Symposium to assess the musical and cultural legacy of The Fall.  With numerous albums and countless line ups,  The Fall, led by the late Mark E. Smith remain one of the most influential bands to come out of the Post-Punk Manchester Scene.   Combining spoken word, lyrical poetry, surrealism and, …

The Halloween TV special that terrified a nation: A Ghostwatch retrospective

Picture, if you will, a world without being able to rewind the show you were watching on television. Unthinkable to people of a certain age, fact of life for another demographic. The technological advancement so many of us take for granted is the core of what makes today’s topic, BBC’s Ghostwatch from 1992, that much more terrifying. Ghostwatch tells the …

Fuinneamh Editorial: Why Pan’s Labyrinth is Guillermo Del Toro’s best film

Pan’s Labyrinth plays the UCH on Monday October 21st at 7:30pm. You can buy tickets here. The Shape Of Water winning Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars was an unexpected delight. It warmed the hearts of movie buffs everywhere seeing Guillmero Del Toro on stage at the Dolby Theatre, two Oscars in hand. A mute janitor falling in love with …

Gemini Man review: Bleeding-edge technology can’t save bad script

Gemini Man feels like a movie out of time. Legendary action producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s name is trumpeted in the marketing campaign for this movie, telling audiences to expect a throwback action flick in the vein of The Rock or Top Gun. Two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee is making a purely action film again, in a return to his Crouching Tiger, …

Fuinneamh Editorial: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare at 25; The post-modern horror masterpiece

Fewer directors have had as varied and storied a career arc as Wes Craven. The late great horror master passed away in 2015 and left behind a treasure trove of films that horror buffs know and love. Cutting his teeth in the 70s gritty horror scene with movies like The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes, …

BREAKING: All classes at University of Limerick will go ahead despite Storm Lorenzo

The University of Limerick announced that all classes will be still go ahead tomorrow, October 3rd and on Friday, October 4th. “Some areas may need to be sectioned off so please follow the instructions of the Buildings and Estates Division,” a statement read. “In particular it is likely that the main avenue will be closed in advance of the Orange …

Nicola review: Ambitious one-woman show deserves to be smash hit

You never know where you might find a hidden gem. The theater scene has been booming in recent years, and you can never predict where the next success might come from. As it turns out, the next big thing might be hiding in plain sight in Limerick. It was a three night run held in the record room at The …